In 1945, Francine and her maman are sent to the Bergen-Belsen Nazi prison camp. Life is gray and hopeless, but Maman has two secret pieces of chocolate that give them both hope. When Francine meets Hélène, a fellow prisoner who must hide her pregnancy, Francine realizes she may be able to help.
Windy Lake First Nation has long been shared with cottagers, but now everyone’s arguing over who really owns the land. When the Mighty Muskrats learn that a stolen surveyor’s pin could solve the conflict, the four cousins make it their mission to find it and prove that the land belongs to their people!
Lou and Charlotte don’t know much about their grandmother’s life. Their Obaasan invites them to spend time with her, sharing her experience as a Japanese Canadian during WWII and a painful story of their family's internment. The girls begin to understand how their identities have been shaped by racism, and that history is not only about the past.
It's the summer of 1914, and eight-year-old Bernice lives with her family in a lighthouse on Georgian Bay. One day she finds a treasure map pointing to gold on a nearby island. Inspired by her beloved Mémèr’s stories of their Métis family’s adventures, Bernice sets out in a rowboat with the map and her dogs, determined to find the treasure.
On a winter night nine-year-old Konisola and her mother step off a plane in Canada. They are running for their lives. Soon after they land Konisola’s mother becomes sick, and Konisola is forced to fend for herself. Will she be allowed to stay in Canada as a refugee? Or will she and her mother be sent back across the ocean? Inspired by a true story.
When Cass learns she had a grandmother who has just died and left her and her mother the first house they could call their own, she is full of questions. Who was this relative? And what is the unusual mask, forgotten in a drawer, trying to tell her? Strange dreams, strange voices, and strange incidents all lead Cass closer to solving the mystery.
During the Toronto Dressmakers’ Strike of 1931, young Jewish sisters Sophie and Rose must stand together in their fight for better working conditions, decent wages, and for their union – the ILGWU. Faced with unexpected – and sometimes violent – barriers, they quickly find that a strike is more than just a march.