February 10, 2013

Building Supportive Communities: Social Justice Book List #4


The books listed here can be used to demonstrate how people support others and Build Supportive Communities, another key issue in the teaching of Social Justice.


Picture Books
Bagels from Benny
by Aubrey Davis
Illustrated by Dušan Petričić
Kids Can Press
32 pp.
Age 5-8
2003
Boo Hoo Bird
by Jeremy Tankard
Scholastic Canada
28 pp.
Ages 3-5
2009

Dear Baobab
by Cheryl Foggo
Illustrated by Qin Leng
Second Story Press
24 pp.
Ages 6-8
2011

Don’t Laugh at Giraffe
by Rebecca Bender
Pajama Press
32 pp.
Ages 3-6
2012
Giraffe and Bird
by Rebecca Bender
Dancing Cat Books
32 pp.
Ages 3-6
2010
Grumpy Bird
by Jeremy Tankard
Scholastic Canada
32 pp.
Ages 3-5
2007
Lily and the Paper Man
by Rebecca Upjohn
Illustrated by Renné Benoit
Second Story Press
24 pp.
Ages 4-7
2007

A Man Called Raven
by Richard Van Camp
Illustrated by George Littlechild
Children's Book Press
32 pp.
Ages 7+
1997
Mattland
by Helen Hutchins and Gail Herbert
Illustrated by Dušan Petričić
Annick
32 pp.
Ages 4-7
2008
The Rumor: A Jataka Tale from India
by Jan Thornhill
Maple Tree Press
32 pp.
Ages 5-7
2002

The Secret of the Village Fool
by Rebecca Upjohn

Illustrated by Renné Benoit
Second Story Press
32 pp.
Ages 8-10
2012
The Sidewalk Rescue
by Helen Hutchins
Illustrated by Ruth Ohi
Annick Press
32 pp.
Ages 3-6
2004
Small Saul
by Ashley Spires
Kids Can Press
32 pp.
Ages 3-7
2011

Virginia Wolf
by Kyo Maclear
Illustrated by Isabelle Arsenault
Kids Can Press
32 pp.
Ages 5-10
2012
Weber Street Wonder Work Crew
by Maxwell Newhouse
Tundra Books
24 pp.
Ages 4-7
2010
You’re Mean, Lily Jean
by Frieda Wishinsky
Illustrated by Kady MacDonald Denton
Scholastic Canada
30 pp.
Ages 5-8
2009




Fiction
The Ballad of Knuckles McGraw
by Lois Peterson
Orca Book Publishers
105 pp.
Ages 8-13
2010

Chance to Dance for You
by Gail Sidonie Sobat
Great Plains Teen Fiction
172 pp.
Ages 14+
2011

The Crazy Man
by Pamela Porter
Groundwood Books
214 pp.
Ages 8-12
2005

Crossing to Freedom
by Virginia Frances Schwartz
Scholastic Canada
231 pp.
Ages 10+
2010

crush. candy. corpse.
by Sylvia McNicoll
Lorimer
219 pp.
Ages 12+
2012
 Cuts Like a Knife
by Darlene Ryan
Orca Book Publishers
109 pp.
Ages 14+
2012

Fostergirls
by Liane Shaw
Second Story Press
256 pp.
Ages13-16
2011

I'll Be Home Soon
by Luanne Armstrong
Ronsdale Press
200 pp.
Ages 10+
2012
Love is a Four-Letter Word
by Vikki VanSickle
Scholastic Canada
237 pp.
Ages 9-13
2011
Making Bombs for Hitler
by Marsha Forchuk Skrypuch
Scholastic Canada
186 pp.
Ages 8-12
2012
Not with a Bang
by Gail Sidonie Sobat
Magpie Books
118 pp.
Ages 14+
2012
The Paper House
by Lois Peterson
Orca Book Publishers
108 pp.
Ages 8-11
2012 
The Town That Drowned
by Riel Nason
Goose Lane Editions
273 pp.
Ages 12+
2011




Non-Fiction
Courage and Compassion: Ten Canadians Who Made a Difference
by Rona Arato
Maple Leaf Press
96 pp.
Ages 11-13
2008

Last Airlift: A Vietnamese Orphan’s Rescue from War
by Marsha Skrypuch
Pajama Press
99 pp.
Ages 10-15
2011 
One Hen: How One Small Loan Made a Big Difference
by Katie Smith Milway
Illustrated by Eugenie Fernandes
Kids Can Press
32 pp.
Ages 7+
2008
 
Watch This Space: Designing, Defending and Sharing Public Spaces
by Hadley Dyer
Illustrated by Marc Ngui
Kids Can Press
80 pp.
Ages 13-17
2010

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