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An illustrated celebration of Gen Z activists fighting to make our world a better place. Gen Z is populated—and defined—by activists. They are bold and original thinkers and not afraid to stand up to authority and conventional wisdom. From the March for Our Lives to the fight for human rights and climate change awareness, this … Continue reading GENERATION BRAVE, THE GEN Z KIDS WHO ARE CHANGING THE WORLD, by Kate Alexander, Illustrated by Jade Orlando, Andrews McMeel Publishing
Sumptuously illustrated book about Darwin's Rival and his little known contribution to one of the most important scientific discoveries of all time.
Award-winning children's book creators Martin Jenkins and Grahame Baker-Smith team up for a large-scale look at our planet, from the big bang to the dinosaurs and beyond. Before humans took their first steps, there were billions of years of vibrant and varied life-forms on Earth. Discover the story of our planet during this time, from … Continue reading LIFE: THE FIRST FOUR BILLION YEARS: THE STORY OF LIFE FROM THE BIG BANG TO THE EVOLUTION OF HUMANS, by Martin Jenkins, Illustrated by Grahame Baker-Smith, Candlewick Press
A pioneering and ground-breaking work of narrative nonfiction that offers a dramatic new perspective on the history of humankind, showing how through millennia, the mosquito has been the single most powerful force in determining humanity's fate Why was gin and tonic the cocktail of choice for British colonists in India and Africa? What does Starbucks … Continue reading THE MOSQUITO, A HUMAN HISTORY OF OUR DEADLIEST PREDATOR, by Timothy C. Winegard, Allen Lane, Penguin Canada
The history of NASA's Apollo program from Earth orbital missions to lunar landings in a propulsive nonfiction narrative. Only now, it is becoming clear how exceptional and unrepeatable Apollo was. At its height, it employed almost half a million people, many working seven days a week and each determined that “it will not fail because … Continue reading DESTINATION MOON: THE REMARKABLE AND IMPROBABLE VOYAGE OF APOLLO 11, by Richard Maurer, Roaring Brook Press
Author Michelle Houts and illustrator Bagram Ibatoulline explore the magic of one of the seaside's greatest wonders and the bonds that link us through time. One summer, a boy named Thomas visits his grandmother at her seaside cottage. She gives him a magnifying glass that once belonged to his grandfather, and with it Thomas explores … Continue reading SEA GLASS SUMMER, by Michelle Houts, Illustrated by Bagram Ibatoulline, Candlewick Press
What do set design, sound effects, and showmanship have to do with winning World War II? Meet the Ghost Army that played a surprising role in helping to deceive -- and defeat -- the Nazis. In his third book about deception during war, Paul B. Janeczko focuses his lens on World War II and the … Continue reading SECRET SOLDIERS: HOW THE U.S. TWENTY-THIRD SPECIAL TROOPS FOOLED THE NAZIS, by Paul B. Janeczko, Candlewick Press
Delgamuukw. Sixties Scoop. Bill C-31. Blood quantum. Appropriation. Two-Spirit. Tsilhqot’in. Status. TRC. RCAP. FNPOA. Pass and permit. Numbered Treaties. Terra nullius. The Great Peace… Are you familiar with the terms listed above? In Indigenous Writes, Chelsea Vowel, legal scholar, teacher, and intellectual, opens an important dialogue about these (and more) concepts and the wider social … Continue reading INDIGENOUS WRITES, A GUIDE TO FIRST NATIONS, METIS & INUIT ISSUES IN CANADA, by Chelsea Vowel, Highwater Press
Gone—without a trace. No one loves a mystery more than Elizabeth MacLeod, author of the award-winning Bones Never Lie and Royal Murder. In her newest book, she presents six compelling stories about some of the world’s most bewildering disappearances. Readers will be captivated by such true tales as the Alcatraz prison break, where three dangerous … Continue reading VANISHED: TRUE TALES OF MYSTERIOUS DISAPPEARANCES, by Elizabeth Macleod, Annick Press