From the poorest neighborhoods in Kenya to the halls of the Canadian Supreme Court, the Jewish women found in these pages have accomplished remarkable feats. Some survived the horrors of the Holocaust while others had more peaceful childhoods, but all of them saw unfairness in their world and decided to do something about it.
What does it take to change the world? Whether it was the rule that forced Muslim women athletes like Ibtihaj Muhammad to choose between competition and wearing hijab or Indigenous women like Mary Two-Axe Earley to lose their official Indigenous status when they married white men, these women made change happen.
Part of the nonfiction Orca Think series for middle-grade readers, this illustrated book examines the problem of food waste around the world, its consequences for the environment and practical things young readers can do to curb food waste.
Part of the nonfiction Orca Think series for middle-grade readers, this illustrated book introduces readers to voting around the world and discusses why it matters, and challenges young people to exercise their democratic right to cast a ballot.
This nonfiction book introduces middle-grade readers to the effects of light pollution. Illustrated with photos throughout, it examines why darkness is important for plants, animals and people, and the practical things we can do to protect the night sky for all ecosystems on the planet.
How do we talk about hate that hurts? Real kids from real classrooms share their stories here to help us to see the bias, prejudice, violence, discrimination, and exclusion around us—what hate looks like to them. Why? So we can stand against hate and never be the cause of it. And to show us how to cope and get support if we have been hurt.
This nonfiction book introduces middle-grade readers to grizzly bears. Featuring photos throughout, it discusses the bears' biology, habitats and threats to survival, and how scientists, conservationists and young people are working to protect grizzly populations.
This illustrated nonfiction book for middle-grade readers is a comprehensive overview of the brain. It looks at the science behind how it works, how it directs our day-to-day lives and how much we don't know about this key organ in our bodies.
Hoarders. Scavengers. Bringers of new life. Ravens have many roles, both for the land and in Gitxsan story and song. The Raven Mother transports young readers to Northwestern British Columbia to learn about the traditions of the Gitxsan, the lives of ravens, and why these acrobatic flyers are so important to their ecosystem.
This nonfiction book for middle-grade readers, illustrated with photographs, tells the story of the making of the Witness Blanket, a work by Indigenous artist Carey Newman that includes items from every residential school in Canada and stories from the Survivors who donated them.