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Kids books about community and the ways in which our lives and stories are all connected. There is no US and THEM.
The White Cat and the Monk

The White Cat and the Monk

A Retelling of the Poem “Pangur Bán”
by Jo Ellen Bogart
illustrated by Sydney Smith
edition:Hardcover
also available: eBook

A monk leads a simple life. He studies his books late into the evening and searches for truth in their pages. His cat, Pangur, leads a simple life, too, chasing prey in the darkness. As night turns to dawn, Pangur leads his companion to the truth he has been seeking.

The White Cat and the Monk is a retelling of the classic Old Irish poem “Pangur Bán.” With Jo Ellen Bogart’s simple and elegant narration and Sydney Smith’s classically inspired images, this contemplative story pays tribute …

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The Man Who Loved Libraries

The Man Who Loved Libraries

The Story of Andrew Carnegie
by Andrew Larsen
illustrated by Katty Maurey
edition:Hardcover

When he was a child in the 1840s, Andrew Carnegie and his family immigrated to America in search of a new beginning. His working-class Scottish family arrived at the height of the Industrial Revolution. Carnegie worked hard, in factories and telegraphy. He invested in railroads, eventually becoming the richest man in the world during his time.

Carnegie believed strongly in sharing his wealth, and one of the ways he did this was by funding the construction of over 2,500 public libraries arou …

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Pride

Pride

Celebrating Diversity & Community
edition:eBook
also available: Paperback

For LGBTQ people and their supporters, Pride events are an opportunity to honor the past, protest injustice, and celebrate a diverse and vibrant community. The high point of Pride, the Pride Parade, is spectacular and colorful. But there is a whole lot more to Pride than rainbow flags and amazing outfits. How did Pride come to be? And what does Pride mean to the people who celebrate it?

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I Have the Right to Be a Child

I Have the Right to Be a Child

by Alain Serres
translated by Helen Mixter
illustrated by Aurélia Fronty
edition:Hardcover
also available: eBook

Selected for the IRA Notable Books for a Global Society List, selected for the Children's Literary Assembly 2013 Notable Children's Books and the USBBY Outstanding International Book List

With a very simple text accompanied by rich, vibrant illustrations a young narrator describes what it means to be a child with rights -- from the right to food, water and shelter, to the right to go to school, to be free from violence, to breathe clean air, and more. The book emphasizes that these rights belong …

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Pay It Forward Kids

Pay It Forward Kids

Small Acts, Big Change
edition:Hardcover
also available: eBook

Skipping Stones Honor Award book, 2014

2014 Information Book Award Honour Book

2015 Red Maple Non-Fiction nominee

14 Kids…14 Stories…Countless Hearts Touched

In Pay It Forward Kids, readers will meet ordinary kids from across North America who have done extraordinary things, all on their own initiatives. They have set out to "pay it forward" to someone else, with astonishing results. The ripple effect of their deeds have inspired others to join their causes, and in some cases, to start missions …

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Shannen and the Dream for a School

Shannen and the Dream for a School

edition:Paperback
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The true story of Shannen Koostachin and the people of Attawapiskat First Nation, a Northern Cree community, who have been fighting for a new school since 1979 when a fuel spill contaminated their original school building. Shannen's fight took her all the way to Parliament Hill and was taken up by children around the world. Shannen’s dream continues today with the work of the Shannen's Dream organization and those everywhere who are fighting for the rights of Aboriginal children.

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