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  • Author:
    Wambach, Abby
    Summary:

    This program is read by Abby Wambach, and includes a bonus conversation. In this young listeners adaptation of her #1 New York Times bestselling book, two-time Olympic gold medalist and FIFA World Cup champion Abby Wambach inspires the next generation to find their voice, unite their pack, and change the world. From rising young star to co-captain of the 2015 Women's World Cup Champion team, Abby Wambach's impressive career has shown her what it truly means to be a champion. Whether you're leading from the bench or demanding the ball on the field, real success comes when you harness your inner strength, forge your own path, and band together with your team. Updated with stories that trace her journey from youth soccer to the hall of fame, this young listeners adaptation of Abby's instant bestseller Wolfpack is for the next generation of wolves ready to change the game. A Macmillan Audio production from Roaring Brook Press

  • Author:
    Hamilton-Barry, Joann
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    Did you know pirates once sailed the seas around Atlantic Canada? Pirates might seem like fun in the movies, but back in the 17th and 18th centuries-the Golden Age of Piracy-being a pirate was very serious business. From the Hackmatack award-shortlisted author of Oak Island and the Search for Buried Treasure comes the newest book from Nimbus's popular Compass series for young readers. Learn about what everyday life was like for some of the fiercest pirates of all time. Explore the history of piracy, from the ancient Romans and Greeks to modern-day pirates. How did pirates navigate the seas? What happened if they were caught? Did pirates really bury treasure? This full-colour non-fiction book includes highlighted glossary terms, informative sidebars, over 50 colour illustrations and historical photographs, an index, and recommended further reading.

  • Author:
    Mayrock, Aija
    Summary:

    Aija Mayrock shares the different approaches and strategies that helped her survive her own experience with bullying. She speaks the same language as her peers, making the book very relatable for kids and teens.

  • Author:
    Batalion, Judy
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    This young readers' edition tells the remarkable story, largely forgotten until now, of the young Jewish women who became resistance fighters against the Nazis during World War II.

  • Author:
    Sadlier, Rosemary
    Summary:

    Learn the important role Black Canadian's have played, and will continue to play, in the development of Canada.

  • Author:
    Khanduri, Kamini
    Summary:

    There is a brain-teasing picture puzzle on every double-page of this book. Each beautifully illustrated scene shows a different period in history, crammed with all kinds of people, animals and objects to spot. A bustling Greek marketplace, a firework display at a Chinese palace, a smoky factory town, and the inside of a 1930s department store are all included, plus lots more. As well as providing countless hours of puzzle-solving fun, "The Great History Search" is packed with fascinating historical facts presented in short, easy-to-read captions. If you get really stuck trying to find the hidden things, all the answers are at the back of the book.

  • Author:
    Welch, Liz, Aĭsholpan, Nurgaĭvyn
    Summary:

    Aisholpan Nurgaiv tells her story for the first time of how she captured and trained her own golden eagle and won the Ölgii eagle festival in Mongolia. A true trailblazer, Nurgaiv was the first female eagle hunter to ever take part in this highly competitive festival.

  • Author:
    Fritz, Jean
    Summary:

    Pocahontas was the special favorite of her father, the great chief Pawhatan. And when the English settlers came to Virginia, she became a "sister" to Captain John Smith, who was "adopted" into her tribe. She was permitted to move freely between the Indian and white worlds, and her life seemed perfect. But soon there was trouble. Pocahontas was kidnapped by the settlers, who forced her to live like a white woman. She yearned for her father to meet the colonists' demands so all would be well again. But before Pocahontas made peace, she would be asked to turn her back on everything she loved and leave her Indian world behind forever.

  • Author:
    Kaye, Elizabeth, Curran, Abbey
    Summary:

    Abbey Curran was born with cerebral palsy, but she resolved to never let it limit her. And after realizing her own dreams, she began helping other disabled girls do the same. Abbey tells a story of overcoming the odds and finding the courage to compete.

  • Author:
    Hancock, Pat
    Summary:

    A collection of strange, wacky, and little-known facts about Canada.

  • Author:
    Winter, Jeanette
    Summary:

    Celebrated picture book biographer Jeanette Winter shares the story of champion tennis players--and sisters--Venus and Serena Williams.

  • Author:
    Buckley, James
    Summary:

    Features info about all of the top athletes, championships, and legends from major and secondary sports, including favorite stars in baseball, basketball, football, and more.

  • Author:
    Prager, Sarah
    Summary:

    One of Time Out's "LGBTQ+ books for kids to read during Pride Month," this groundbreaking, pop-culture-infused LGBTQ+ biography collection takes readers on an eye-opening journey through the lives of fifty influential queer figures who have made a mark on every century of human existence. Rainbow Revolutionaries brings to life the vibrant histories of fifty pioneering LGBTQ+ people from around the world. Through Sarah Prager's (Queer, There, and Everywhere) short, engaging bios, readers can delve into the lives of Wen of Han, a Chinese emperor who loved his boyfriend as much as his people, Martine Rothblatt, a trans woman who's helping engineer the robots of tomorrow, and so many more! This book is a celebration of the many ways these heroes have made a difference and will inspire young readers to make a difference, too. Featuring an introduction, timeline, and glossary, this must-have biography collection is the perfect read during Pride month and all year round. Biographies include: Adam Rippon, Alan L. Hart, Alan Turing, Albert Cashier, Alberto Santos-Dumont, Alexander the Great, Al-Hakam II, Alvin Ailey, Bayard Rustin, Benjamin Banneker, Billie Jean King, Chevalier d'Éon, Christina of Sweden, Christine Jorgensen, Cleve Jones, Ellen DeGeneres, Francisco Manicongo, Frida Kahlo, Frieda Belinfante, Georgina Beyer, Gilbert Baker, Glenn Burke, Greta Garbo, Harvey Milk, James Baldwin, Jóhanna Sigurðardóttir, José Sarria, Josephine Baker, Juana Inés de la Cruz, Julie d'Aubigny, Lili Elbe, Ma Rainey, Magnus Hirschfeld, Manvendra Singh Gohil, Marsha P. Johnson, Martine Rothblatt, Maryam Khatoon Molkara, Natalie Clifford Barney, Navtej Johar, Nzinga, Pauli Murray, Renée Richards, Rudolf Nureyev, Sally Ride, Simon Nkoli, Stormé DeLarverie, Sylvia Rivera, Tshepo Ricki Kgositau, Wen of Han, We'Wha Supplemental enhancement PDF accompanies the audiobook. *A Junior Library Guild Selection*

  • Author:
    Prager, Sarah
    Summary:

    This book brings to life the vibrant histories of 50 pioneering LGBTQ+ people from around the world, taking listeners on a journey through the lives of influential queer figures who have made a mark on every century of human existence.

  • Author:
    Pheasant-Neganigwane, Karen
    Summary:

    ★ “Clearly organized and educational—an incredibly useful tool for both school and public libraries.” —School Library Journal, starred reviewPowwowis a celebration of Indigenous song and dance. Journey through the history of powwow culture in North America, from its origins to the thriving powwow culture of today. As a lifelong competitive powwow dancer, Karen Pheasant-Neganigwane is a guide to the protocols, regalia, songs, dances and even food you can find at powwows from coast to coast, as well as the important role they play in Indigenous culture and reconciliation.

  • Author:
    Roberts, Jillian, Heinrichs, Jane, Hudson, Kirstie
    Summary:

    This illustrated nonfiction picture book by child psychologist Dr. Jillian Roberts introduces children to the important topic of the environment. Crafted around a conversation between a grade-school-aged child and an adult, this inquiry-focused book using age-appropriate language and tone will help children shape their understanding of the natural world and how they participate in protecting it. Dr. Roberts starts the discussion with the types of pollution and trash that children might notice on a nature walk or a trip to the beach, how they are caused and how to work to improve things in their own lives and communities.

    The World Around Us series introduces children to complex cultural, social and environmental issues they may encounter outside their homes, in an accessible way. Sidebars offer further reading for older children or care providers who have bigger questions. For younger children just starting to make these observations, the simple question-and-answer format of  the main text will provide a foundation of knowledge on the subject matter.

    This is the newest title in The World Around Us series, following books that address poverty, tragedy, prejudice, online awareness and body safety and body image.

  • Author:
    Rogers, Stan
    Summary:

    A retelling of Canadian folk singer Stan Rogers's song "Northwest Passage" with illustrations, maps, bibliographical information of the key explorers involved, a timeline and sheet music for the original song.

  • Author:
    Riley, JillEllyn, Kay, Katty
    Summary:

    From Bali to Brazil, South Africa to Seattle, Australia to Afghanistan, these girls took risks, doubted themselves, and sometimes failed. But they also hung in there when things got hard. Along the way they discovered what matters to them, from protesting contaminated water to to the accessibility of girls' basketball shoes, and so much more.

  • Author:
    Harrison, Vashti
    Summary:

    Featuring the true stories of forty women creators, from writers and artists to inventors and scientists, this audiobook inspires as it educates. Listeners will meet trailblazers--some known, some likely not--all of whom had a lasting effect on the fields they worked in.

  • Author:
    Christopher, Matt
    Summary:

    This biography gives listeners a courtside view of one of basketball's greatest legends as it traces Kobe's life from childhood to his five NBA championships to his successful career outside of the game to his tragic death.

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