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Sidelined

Sidelined

by Trevor Kew
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Grade: 4 to 8
Reading age: 7 to 10
tagged : girls & women

For Vicky Parker, life has never been better. Despite mom's new boyfriend (ew!), Vicky and best friends Parm and Marjan seem to be shoo-ins for the soccer team and the chance to play in the tournament — in England! But friendships turn into rivalries as the pressures of tryouts get to be too much, and a charming grade twelve boy takes an interest …

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So Many Doors

So Many Doors

by Celia McBride
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In a support group for bereaved parents, Shayla, Lyle, Linee, and Jed each fight their personal demons in the search for life after the death of one's child. Set in the vast and remote landscape of Whitehorse, Yukon, playwright Celia McBride plunges into these characters' painful struggle to find a voice for their grief.

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Champions of Women's Rights

Champions of Women's Rights

Leading Canadian women and their battles for social justice
by Moushumi Chakrabarty
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The stories of Canadian women who challenged the establishment and paved the way for greater equality are compelling. From the mid 1800s to the 1920s when women had few civil rights in Canada, pioneering women activists made their presence strongly felt in political life and achieved important early gains. There were the Famous Five, now honoured …

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Queens of the Ice

Queens of the Ice

They were fast, they were fierce, they were teenage girls
by Carly Adams
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Grade: 7 to 12
Reading age: 12 to 18
tagged : hockey

In 1931, a group of ten teenage girls from Preston (present-day Cambridge), Ontario, enlisted the help of the top women's sport journalists of the era, and the Preston Rivulettes hockey team was born. Within a decade the team became so good that no other team would dare to play against them. Yet the struggles these young women faced are ones that w …

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Skank

Skank

by Teresa McWhirter
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Grade: 9 to 12
Reading age: 7 to 10
tagged : girls & women

Ever since Ariel's mom has been too sick to work they've been moving to progressively lower income neighbourhoods. Then they seem to hit rock bottom--Vancouver's downtown east side, Canada's poorest postal code. Here Ariel gets on the wrong side of a gang of tough girls at school after receiving unwanted attention from their boyfriends. Now she's s …

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Lethal Ladies

Lethal Ladies

Crimes of Passion, Tales of Deceit and Treachery!
by Cheryl MacDonald
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Grace Marks, the Victorian servant who inspired Margaret Atwood's Alias Grace ... Elizabeth Workman, a Sarnia housewife who turned on her abusive husband and paid the price for it ... Evelyn Dick, a glamourous 1940s party girl who Hamiltonians still talk about ... These are just some of the murderers featured in Lethal Ladies, a collection of accou …

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Pretty Bones

Pretty Bones

by Aya Tsintziras
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Grade: 9 to 12
Reading age: 7 to 10
tagged : girls & women, diseases, illnesses & injuries

Raine has a family, good grades, best friends, and a boyfriend who loves her. But then anorexia takes over, and her life spirals out of control. Her efforts to hide her condition are finished when she collapses at a school dance. Although she's whisked away to treatment, Raine isn't ready to accept who she really is and get the help she desperately …

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Stalked

Stalked

by Christine Hart
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Grade: 9 to 12
Reading age: 7 to 10
tagged : sexual abuse, girls & women

It's the summer before her final year of high school, and Amy and her best friend Elise are stoked about their summer job. Two months, no parents, a dreamy twenty-something boss, and a remote Vancouver Island resort. It sounds like the perfect opportunity for shy, artistic Amy to reinvent herself. But when her dream boss turns creepy, Amy has to de …

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Stories Subversive

Stories Subversive

Through the Field with Gloves Off: Short Fiction by Nellie L. McClung
by Nellie McClung, edited by Marilyn I. Davis
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First-wave feminist, activist, and social reformer, Nellie McClung ranked as one of the most popular Canadian authors and among the liveliest critics of Canada's male-dominated society. Well ahead of her time, McClung was known as a writer who dared to discuss taboo topics, and for her inimitable humour, which rivals that of Stephen Leacock. This s …

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Translating Women

Translating Women

edited by Luise von Flotow
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Feminist theory has been widely translated, influencing the humanities and social sciences in many languages and cultures. However, these theories have not made as much of an impact on the discipline that made their dissemination possible: many translators and translation scholars still remain unaware of the practices, purposes and possibilities of …

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The Diary of Abraham Ulrikab

The Diary of Abraham Ulrikab

Text and Context
edited by Hartmut Lutz, foreword by Christine Lalonde, by (photographer) Hans-Ludwig Blohm
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tagged : native american studies, native americans

In August 1880, businessman Adrian Jakobsen convinced eight Inuit men, women, and children from Hebron and Nakvak, Labrador to accompany him to Europe to be "exhibited" in zoos and Völkerschauen (ethnographic shows). Abraham, Maria, Noggasak, Paingo, Sara, Terrianiak, Tobias, and Ulrike agreed, partly for the money and partly out of curiosity to s …

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Gender and Modernity in Central Europe

Gender and Modernity in Central Europe

The Austro-Hungarian Monarchy and Its Legacy
edited by Agatha Schwartz
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At the end of the nineteenth century, Austro-Hungarian society was undergoing a significant re-evaluation of gender roles and identities. Debates on these issues revealed deep anxieties within the multi-ethnic empire that did not resolve themselves with its dissolution in 1918. Concepts of gender and modernity as defined by the Habsburg Monarchy we …

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Confronting Discrimination and Inequality in China

Confronting Discrimination and Inequality in China

Chinese and Canadian Perspectives
edited by Errol P. Mendes & Sakunthala Srighanthan
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Confronting Discrimination and Inequality in China focuses on the most challenging areas of discrimination and inequality in China, including discrimination faced by HIV/AIDS afflicted individuals, rural populations, migrant workers, women, people with disabilities, and ethnic minorities. The Canadian contributors offer rich regional, national, and …

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Translation and Gender

Translation and Gender

Translating in the 'Era of Feminism'
by Luise von Flotow
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Translation and Gender places recent work in translation against the background of the women's movement and its critique of "patriarchal" language. It explains translation practices derived from experimental feminist writing, the development of openly interventionist translation practices, the initiative to retranslate fundamental texts such as the …

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The Bold and the Brave

The Bold and the Brave

A History of Women in Science and Engineering
by Monique Frize
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The Bold and the Brave investigates how women have striven throughout history to gain access to education and careers in science and engineering. Author Monique Frize, herself an engineer for over 40 years, introduces the reader to key concepts and debates that contextualize the obstacles women have faced and continue to face in the fields of scien …

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Other Selves

Other Selves

Animals in the Canadian Literary Imagination
edited by Janice Fiamengo
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Other Selves: Animals in the Canadian Literary Imagination begins with the premise, first suggested by Margaret Atwood in The Animals in That Country (1968), that animals have occupied a peculiarly central position in the Canadian imagination. Unlike the longer-settled countries of Europe or the more densely-populated United States, in Canada anima …

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Pink Power

Pink Power

The First Women's Hockey World Champions
by Lorna Schultz Nicholson
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Grade: 3 to 8
Reading age: 12 to 17
tagged : hockey, winter sports, girls & women

At the first-ever women's hockey world championships in 1990, Canada dressed its National Women's Team in pink. Offending many, the controversial decision nevertheless drew media and public attention to the series and subsequently registration in girls' hockey went up 40%. Lorna Schultz Nicholson offers an insider's look at the power behind the pin …

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With All Her Might

With All Her Might

The Life of Gertrude Harding, Militant Suffragette
by Gretchen Wilson
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Born in 1889, Gertrude Harding spent a boistrous childhood on a Welsford, New Brunswick, farm. She travelled to Hawaii to live with her sister, and, when her sister moved to London in 1912, Harding went with her. One day, from the top of a London bus, she saw a parade of women carrying large white posters. Attended by a policeman, they walked in si …

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Forever Champions

Forever Champions

The Enduring Legacy of the Record-setting Edmonton Grads
by Richard Brignall
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Grade: 4 to 8
Reading age: 12 to 17
tagged : basketball, girls & women, post-confederation (1867-)

Between 1915 to 1940, the Edmonton Commercial Graduates Basketball Club ("the Grads") went from a small-city, girl's high school team to world champs with an unparalleled winning record. Sports journalist Richard Brignall tells the story of this talented upstart team, whose sportsmanship and unwavering determination inspired generations of female a …

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Fighting for Women's Rights

Fighting for Women's Rights

The Extraordinary Adventures of Anna Leonowens
by Moushumi Chakrabarty
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From her time growing up in India and the Royal Court of Siam, Anna (made famous as the "I" in the movie The King and I) developed a fiercely independent nature that she brought with her to North America. As a well-known author, Anna toured America landing in Halifax where she single-handedly created an art school for girls - later to become the No …

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Roberta Bondar

Roberta Bondar

The Exceptional Achievements of Canada's first Woman Astronaut
by Joan Dixon
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tagged : post-confederation (1867-), science & technology, women

"The feeling in space flight is like hanging by your heels...with all the blood rushing to your head. ...You feel as though you are at the top of a roller coaster when your stomach feels like it is going to lift off." - Dr. Roberta Bondar. This book will be especially fascinating for all readers interested in: biography or space exploration. From t …

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Unsung Heroes of the Royal Canadian Navy

Unsung Heroes of the Royal Canadian Navy

Incredible Tales of Courage and Daring During World War II
by Cynthia Faryon
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At the outbreak of World War II, the Royal Canadian Navy consisted of just 13 warships and about 3000 permanent and reserve members. By the war's end, however, it had grown into the third largest navy in the world, with 365 warships and more than 100,000 personnel. The men and women of the Royal Canadian Navy came from all corners of Canada to figh …

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A War Bride's Story

A War Bride's Story

Risking It All for Love After World War II
by Cynthia Faryon
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Gwendoline Cramer was one of the 48,000 war brides transported to Canada by the Canadian government between 1942 and 1947. Many of them were escorted across the water and handed over to their husbands with nothing more than a handsake and a cookbook. Following her heart to rural Saskatchewan, Gwen felt like a fish out of water. She couldn't milk a …

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Canadian Spies

Canadian Spies

Tales of Espionage in Nazi-Occupied Europe During World War II
by Douglas, Tom
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During World War II, some of the most treacherous jobs were those performed by men and women located deep within enemy territory. Always in danger of being exposed and subjected to torture, imprisonment, and even death, their stories are chilling accounts of bravery and luck--and, in some cases, what happens when the luck runs out.

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Deadly Women of Ontario

Deadly Women of Ontario

Murderous Tales of Deceit and Treachery
by Cheryl MacDonald
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Crimes of passion, brutal slayings, infanticide, and revenge: here are eight gruesome and often tragic stories of women accused of murder. Many are little known or long forgotten, such as Mary Osborn, the first woman to be hanged in Upper Canada, executed for poisoning her disappointing husband. Read about the crimes and subsequent trials of Mary a …

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Trapped

Trapped

by Michele Martin Bossley
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age: 9 to 13
Grade: 4 to 8
Reading age: 7 to 10
tagged : girls & women, emotions & feelings

Nothing seems to be going right for Jane's soccer team this year. Then, to make things worse, some of the girls' stuff starts going missing. Everyone points the finger at the new girl, but Jane is determined to find the real culprit . . . and get her team back on track.

Trapped is a story that shows how tiny rumours can have huge consequences, and h …

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My Life

My Life

by Sofia Andreevna Tolstaya, edited by Andrew Donskov, translated by John Woodsworth & Arkadi Klioutchanski
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The Modern Language Association (MLA) awarded the Lois Roth Award to John Woodsworth and Arkadi Klioutchanski of the University of Ottawa’s Slavic Research Group for their translation of Sofia Andreevna Tolstaya’s My Life memoirs.

My Life was selected among the top 100 non-fiction works of 2010 by The Globe and Mail.
It has also won an honourab …

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Rebels Against Tories in Upper Canada 1837

Rebels Against Tories in Upper Canada 1837

by Maria da Silva & Andrew Hind
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tagged : pre-confederation (to 1867)

The 1837 Rebellion in Upper Canada was a defining moment in Canadian history. It led to political and economic reforms, pushed forward the process of nationhood, and sparked a sense of patriotism. It was also a time of turbulence, uncertainty, and sacrifice. Rebels Against Tories in Upper Canada 1837 focuses on ordinary men and women who found them …

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Random Illuminations

Random Illuminations

Conversations with Carol Shields
by Eleanor Wachtel
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A great conversation can offer insight into the hearts and minds of its participants. In this intimate, wide-ranging collection of conversations (and some correspondence), writer-broadcaster Eleanor Wachtel and her friend, author Carol Shields, touch on both the personal and the professional. Eleanor Wachtel first met Carol Shields in 1980; her fir …

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Marilyn Bell

Marilyn Bell

The Heart-Stopping Tale of Marilyn's Record-Breaking Swim
by Patrick Tivy
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"'My arms were tired. My legs ached. My stomach hurt in one big awful pain and I couldn't get my breath. I wanted to quit. When it gets to your stomach, marathoners say, you're through.' Marilyn Bell was through - or so it seemed." This book will be especially fascinating for all readers interested in: sport, biography, or sports history. Marilyn B …

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The Avro Arrow Story

The Avro Arrow Story

The Revolutionary Airplane and its Courageous Test Pilots
by BILL ZUK
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"These dedicated men and women gave blood, sweat, and tears as their contribution - And now, it really happened, our beloved bird was in the air." - Ray Boone, A.V. Roe Canada employee. In the 1950s, A. V. Roe Canada was at the forefront of aviation development worldwide. After building one of the first jet airliners and completing production of Ca …

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Fighting for Gold

Fighting for Gold

The Story of Canada's Sledge Hockey Paralympic Gold
by Lorna Schultz Nicholson
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tagged : hockey, olympics

Canada is internationally recognized as a leader in men's and women's hockey - but in 2006 Canada had yet to conquer the world of sledge hockey, the Paralympic version of ice hockey played by athletes with a physical disability in the lower part of the body. The Canadian Men's Sledge Hockey team came into the 2006 games as underdogs. Yet, through d …

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Working Miracles

Working Miracles

The Drama and Pasion of Aimee Semple McPherson
by Judith Robinson
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Devout and charismatic, Aimee Semple McPherson led millions in prayer. A pioneer in female travelling evangelism, McPherson was believed to possess a healing touch. Great masses of the sick and the burdened gathered from far and wide to hear her sermons and perhaps to be cured by the miracle worker. This is the story of one woman's extraordinary li …

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Great Canadian Imposters

Great Canadian Imposters

Millionaires, Doctors, Aboriginal Heroes, and Stars of Stage and Screen - Pretenders All
by Cheryl MacDonald
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From Canadian history come the stories of imposters. Meet the cross-dressing Isabel Gunn, disguised as fur-trapping "John Hubbisher." Read about a woman who posed successfully as Dr. James Barry, surgeon and early women's rights advocate. Follow the astonishing life of Archie Belaney, who convinced millions of people that he was Grey Owl, a First N …

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The Life of a Loyalist

The Life of a Loyalist

A Tale of Survival in Old Nova Scotia
by Cathleen Fillmore
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"It was a dangerous time to be loyal to the Crown. The divisive war had pitted neighbour against neighbour and father against son." This book will be especially fascinating for all readers interested in: history, biography, and life as a Loyalist in the Maritimes. The life of young Christiana Margaret Davis, a Loyalist born in upstate New York, was …

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Karen Kain

Karen Kain

Canada's Prima Ballerina
by Melanie Jones
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One of Canada's best-loved and most respected dancers, Karen Kain's rise to ballet stardom is an inspirational story of dedication and passion. Now a national treasure, Karen Kain brought Canadian dance to the world's stage in the 1970s. This is a story of artistry and ambition - the joys and the sacrifices of a prima ballerina.

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Skin Deep

Skin Deep

by Sandra Diersch & Gerri London
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Grade: 9 to 12
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tagged : adolescence, girls & women

Skin Deep is a sincere and heart-felt look at a teenager's struggle to come to terms with her mother's mortality while struggling with her own ideas of beauty.
When her mother suddenly announces that she has breast cancer, Cori's world seems to end. Things that once seemed so important to her no longer matter -- it's hard to care if your hair is f …

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Sanctuary

Sanctuary

The Story of Naturalist Mary Majka
by Deborah Carr
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Winner, Design Edge Regional Design Award
Shortlisted, Atlantic Independent Booksellers' Choice Award

Authentic. Original. Inimitable. Mary Majka was one of Canada's great pioneering environmentalists. She was best known as a television host, a conservationist, and a driving force behind the internationally acclaimed Marys Point Western Hemispheric …

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Tide Road

Tide Road

by Valerie Compton
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Shortlisted, Thomas Head Raddall Award

When Stella disappears, leaving her toddler and husband behind, her mother Sonia, a widowed farm wife and former lighthouse keeper, struggles to face the possibility that her daughter may not have slipped through the ice. She may have been pushed.

In a intensely memorable narrative with the deceptive pull of an …

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Niagara Daredevils

Niagara Daredevils

Thrills and Spills over Niagara Falls
by Cheryl MacDonald
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"Blondin's daring and cool demeanour made him an instant celebrity - on one [tightrope crossing, he carried a small cook stove, stopped midway, fried up two omelettes, and lowered them to spectators aboard the Maid of the Mist." This book will be especially fascinating for all readers interested in: history, or adventure. From swimmers and jumpers, …

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Laura Secord

Laura Secord

The Heroic Adventures of a Canadian Legend
by Cheryl MacDonald
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During the War of 1812, Canadian and British forces battled against the United States with great determination. Many of these soldiers displayed incredible bravery in the face of the enemy. The most legendary act, however, was performed by a civilian woman. This is the story of Laura Secord, a devoted wife and mother, who risked life and limb to wa …

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Hell's Hotel

Hell's Hotel

by Lesley Choyce
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Grade: 9 to 12
Reading age: 7 to 10
tagged : homelessness & poverty, adolescence, girls & women

Tara's life in Halifax is about as good as it gets--she gets top marks in her class, her parents are cool, she has a good part-time job, her boyfriend Ron edits an alternative paper.

Her life is especially good compared to her friend Janet's. Janet fights with her parents whenever she sees them, which isn't often. She spends more time begging for ch …

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Agnes Macphail and the Politics of Equality

Agnes Macphail and the Politics of Equality

by Terry Crowley
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Agnes Macphail, Canada's first woman MP, is a heroine for our times: an accomplished politician, committed feminist and a complex, well-rounded human being.
A democratic populist who emerged politically during the post-World War One farmers' revolt, Macphail helped build the alliance that became the CCF, ending two-party domination of national pol …

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Old Indian Trails of the Canadian Rockies

Old Indian Trails of the Canadian Rockies

by Mary T.S. Schäffer
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“We seemed to have reached that horizon, and the limit of all endurance, to sit with folded hands and listen calmly to the stories of the hills we so longed to see, the hills which had lured and beckoned us for years before this long list of men had ever set foot in the country.” —Mary T.S. Schäffer

Mary T.S. Schäffer was an avid explorer an …

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Gas Girls

Gas Girls

by Donna-Michelle St. Bernard
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Gigi and Lola live by one motto: love for gas, gas for cash, cash for living, living for love. Living in Zimbabwe's depressed economy, both women live day-by-day, plying their trade with the truck drivers that stop at the border.

Gigi knows the limitations of her trade, while her young protege, Lola, looks for love in every man that comes her way. L …

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Brothel #9

Brothel #9

by Anusree Roy, introduction by Iris Turcott
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A deal has been struck between two men in India—twenty-one hundred rupees in exchange for a young village woman named Rekha. Sent to Calcutta without knowing why, Rekha finds herself in the confines of a brothel with Jamuna, a prostitute and madam, who is resigned to her trade. In these conditions, Rekha must shape her destiny and find inner libe …

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The Canadian Rockies

The Canadian Rockies

New and Old Trails
by Arthur Philemon Coleman
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Arthur Philemon Coleman was a passionate Canadian and one of the first to truly discover the beauty and majesty of this country''s mountain ranges as an explorer, geologist and mountaineer. In 1884, before the railway traversed the Rocky and Columbia mountains, Coleman headed west on the first of what would be eight mountaineering expeditions, maki …

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The Amazing Foot Race of 1921

The Amazing Foot Race of 1921

Halifax to Vancouver in 134 Days
by Shirley Jean (Roll) Tucker
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READ ALL ABOUT IT: Hikers to Walk From East Coast to Vancouver

Canadians have long been fascinated with trekkers who conquered this country sea to sea, from John Hugh Gillis in 1906 to Terry Fox in 1980 to Rick Hansen in 1985. This adventure tale celebrates five Canadians who hiked from Halifax to Vancouver in 1921. For a nation struggling with post …

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Rebel Women of the Gold Rush

Rebel Women of the Gold Rush

Extraordinary Achievements and Daring Adventures
by Rich Mole
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During the frenzied Klondike Gold Rush, many daring women ventured north to seek riches and adventure or to escape a troubled past. These unforgettable, strong-willed women defied the social conventions of the time and endured heartbreak and horrific conditions to build a life in the wild North. At the height of the gold rush, Martha Purdy, Nellie …

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That Night's Train

That Night's Train

by Ahmad Akbarpour, illustrated by Isabelle Arsenault, translated by Majid Saghafi
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tagged : middle east, friendship, girls & women

A young motherless girl becomes friends with a teacher/writer who weaves the story of their friendship into her novel. A moving book about promises and the nature of stories.

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