February 06, 2013

Sharing Our Lives: Social Justice Book List #2

In this second book list of youngCanLit that can be used to embed social justice issues, the theme of Sharing Our Lives involves examining how our lives are similar and different from those of others.


Picture Books
Dear Baobab
by Cheryl Foggo
Illustrated by Qin Leng
Second Story Press
24 pp.
Ages 6-8
2011
Everybody's Different on Everybody Street
by Sheree Fitch
Illustrated by Laura Jolicoeur
Nova Scotia Hospital Foundation
2001
Goodnight, Canada
by Andrea Beck
North Winds Press/Scholastic Canada
32 pp.
Ages 3-7
2012
Jeremiah Learns to Read
by Jo Ellen Bogart
Illustrated by Laura Fernandes and Rick Jacobson
North Winds Press
32 pp.
Ages 6-8
1997
The Legend of Ninja, Cowboy, Bear
by David Bruins
Illustrated by Hilary Leung
Kids Can Press
32 pp.
Ages 3-7
2009
Migrant
by Maxine Trottier
Illustrated by Isabelle Arsenault
Groundwood
40 pp.
Ages 7-13
2011
No Two Snowflakes
by Sheree Fitch
Illustrated by Janet Wilson
Orca Book Publishers
32 pp.
Ages 4-8
2001


Small Saul
by Ashley Spires
Kids Can Press
32 pp.
Ages 3-7
2011
Tadeo’s Search for Circles
by Marion Brooker
Illustrated by Kyrsten Brooker
Fitzhenry & Whiteside
32 pp.
Ages 4-7
2011





Fiction
The Boy from Left Field
by Tom Henighan
Dundurn
209 pp.
Ages 9-14
2012
 


The Breadwinner Trilogy
by Deborah Ellis
Groundwood Books
Ages 9-12 
The Breadwinner 
170 pp.
2000


 Mud City
164 pp.
2002

 Parvana's Journey
199 pp.
2003
A Group of One
by Rachna Gilmore
Henry Holt
184 pp.
Ages 13+
2001
Half Brother
by Kenneth Oppel
HarperCollins Canada
377 pp.
Ages 12+
2010
The Moon Children
by Beverley Brenna
Red Deer Press
140 pp.
Ages 9-12
2007
The Paper House
by Lois Peterson
Orca Book Publishers
108 pp.
Ages 8-11
2012




Non-Fiction
If the World were a Village: A Book about the World’s Children
by David J. Smith
Kids Can Press
32 pp.
Ages 8-13
2011


Kids of Kabul: Living Bravely Through a Never-ending War 
by Deborah Ellis
Groundwood Books
143 pp.
Ages 12+
2012


Last Airlift: A Vietnamese Orphan’s Rescue from War
by Marsha Skrypuch
Pajama Press
99 pp.
Ages 10-15
2011


No Borders
by Darla Evyagotailak and Mindy Willet
Photos by Tessa Macintosh
Fifth House
40 pp.
Ages 10+
2012
Off to Class: Incredible and Unusual Schools Around the World
by Susan Hughes
Owlkids Books
64 pp.
Ages 8-13
2011
Piece by Piece: Stories About Fitting Into Canada
Edited by Teresa Toten
Puffin Canada
183 pp.
Ages 12-17
2010


This Child, Every Child: A Book About the World's Children
by David J. Smith
Kids Can Press
36 pp.
Ages 9-12
2011
We Want You to Know: Kids Talk About Bullying
by Deborah Ellis
Coteau Books
120 pp.
Ages 9-14
2010

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