February 08, 2013

Peace: Social Justice Book List #3


Peace can be experienced as a global issue but also an internal one as one searches to attain inner peace. These youngCanLit books support the topic of Peace in social justice teaching.

Picture Books

The Boy in the Attic
by Paul Yee
Illustrated by Gu Xiong
Groundwood Books
31 pp.
Ages 6-8
1998

The Chinese Violin
by Madeline Thien
Illustrated by Joe Chang
Whitecap Books
32 pp.
Ages 4-8
2001

Jack the Bear
by Christine Leist
Simply Read Books
40 pp.
Ages 3-7
2009

Proud as a Peacock, Brave as a Lion
by Jane Barclay
Illustrated by Renné Benoit
Tundra
24 pp.
Ages 4-8
2009
Red Parka Mary
by Peter Eyvindson
Illustrated by Rhian Brynjolson
Pemmican Publications
44 pp.
Ages 4-8
1996
The Roses in my Carpets
by Rukhsana Khan
Illustrated by Ronald Himler
Fitzhenery & Whiteside
32 pp.
Ages 7-9
2004

A Screaming Kind of Day
by Rachna Gilmore
Illustrated by Gordon Sauve
Fitzhenry & Whiteside
38 pp.
Ages 5-8
1999




Fiction
Betrayed: The Legend of Oak Island
by Christopher Dinsdale
Napoleon
292 pp.
Ages 10+
2009

Darkest Light
by Hiromi Goto
Illustrated by Jillian Tamaki
Razorbill (Penguin Group) 
327 pp.
Ages 12-15
2012

The Feathered Cloak
by Sean Dixon
Key Porter
196 pp.
Ages 9-12
2007

Good-bye Marianne: A Story of Growing Up in Nazi Germany
by Irene N. Watts
Tundra
105 pp.
Ages 9-12
1998

A Hare in the Elephant's Trunk
by Jan L. Coates
Red Deer Press
291 pp.
Ages 13+
2010

Ned Mouse Breaks Away
by Tim Wynne-Jones
Illustrated by Dušan Petričić
Groundwood Books
68 pp.
Ages 8+
2003

Peacekeepers
by Dianne Linden
Coteau Books
193 pp.
Ages 11-14
2003


The Reunion
by Jacqueline Pearce
Orca Book Publishers
92 pp.
Ages 7-10
2002

 




Rex Zero, King of Nothing
by Tim Wynne-Jones
Groundwood Books
224 pp.
Ages 9-12
2007
Shattered
by Eric Walters
Viking Canada
192 pp.
Ages 12-16
2006

The Shepherd's Granddaughter
by Anne Laurel Carter
Groundwood Books/House of Anansi
222 pp.
Ages 11+
2008



Non-Fiction
Hana's Suitcase Anniversary Album (A Holocaust Remembrance Series for Young Readers)
by Karen Levine
Second Story Press
176 pp.
Ages 9-13
2012
Hana's Suitcase
by Karen Levine
Second Story Press
120 pp.
Ages 9-12
2002
Hiding Edith: A True Story (A Holocaust Remembrance Series for Young Readers) 
by Kathy Kacer
Second Story Press
151 pp.
Ages 9-11
2006
If I Had a Million Onions
by Sheree Fitch
Illustrated by Yayo
Tradewind Books
63 pp.
Ages 5-9
2005
In Flanders Field: The Story of the Poem by John McCrae
by Linda Granfield
Illustrated by Janet Wilson
Lester Publishing
32 pp.
Ages 9+
1995
Last Airlift: A Vietnamese Orphan’s Rescue from War
by Marsha Skrypuch
Pajama Press
99 pp.
Ages 10-15
2011
My Childhood Under Fire: A Sarajevo Diary
by Nadja Halilbegovich
Kids Can Press
120 pp.
Ages 10-12
2006

Nobel's Women of Peace
by Michelle Benjamin and Maggie Mooney
Second Story Press
146 pp.
Ages 10+
2008
 
One Peace: True Stories of Young Activists
by Janet Wilson
Orca Book Publishers
48 pp.
Ages 8-12
2008 

Three Wishes: Palestinian and Israeli Children Speak
by Deborah Ellis 
Groundwood Books
110 pp.
Ages 11-17
2004
 
Yeny and the Children for Peace
by Michelle Mulder
Second Story Press
118 pp.
Ages 8-13
2008

2 comments:

Tanya said...

Wow... I feel as if I just filled my to-read list for the next few months. I'm already a big fan of Jack the Bear, though!

Helen K said...

But isn't it great to know there's so much wonderful literature from Canadian authors and illustrators to help embed social justice?