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  • Slavery Today by Kevin Bales
    Slavery Today (English, Paperback) Kevin Bales, Rebecca Cornell

    Forced to work in back-breaking, under- or unpaid jobs from agricultural work to prostitution, slaves today ? men and women, old and young ? are trapped in the same spiral of brutality and control they have endured for centuries, with one crucial difference: a collapse in the price of human beings. Globalization, governmental corruption, and the population explosion have thrust billions of people into the pool of potential slaves. This huge surplus of impoverished people has pushed the human price tag to only $100, the cost of a pair of ?designer? jeans. This means that it's worse to be a slave today than ever before. Slavery Today traces the "products" created by this inhuman system from the jungle and farm through the global markets and into our lives and homes. It addresses the controversies over prostitution and the buying back of slaves while presenting solutions and ways readers can get involved in the growing global anti-slavery movement.

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  • The Breadwinner Trilogy by Deborah Ellis
    The Breadwinner Trilogy (English, Paperback) Deborah Ellis

    Deborah Ellis' trilogy has been a phenomenal success, both critically and commercially. Now young readers can experience this entire epic story in one volume. The Breadwinner is set in Afghanistan, where 11-year-old Parvana lives with her family in a bombed-out apartment building in Kabul. When her father is arrested for the crime of having a foreign education, the family is left with no money or resources. Forbidden to earn money as a girl, Parvana must transform herself into a boy and become the breadwinner. In Parvana's Journey, her father has died and the family has scattered. Parvana, now 13 years old, is determined to find them. Again masquerading as a boy, she joins a group of wandering children, all refugees from war, who exist mainly on courage. In Mud City, the focus shifts to 14-year-old Shauzia, who lives in the Widows' Compound in Pakistan and dreams of escaping to a new life in France. Deborah Ellis uses simple, compelling language, memorable characters, and a wealth of imaginative detail in this wrenching look at the human cost of war that is also a surprisingly hopeful story of survival.

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  • Drive by Kellen Hatanaka
    Drive (English, Hardback) Kellen Hatanaka

    A road trip that takes readers into a big, wide world ? and into a small, narrow one, too! With the same sophisticated, minimalist design that characterizedWork: An Occupational ABC, Drive is an exploration of opposites. Any child (or adult) who has stared out the window of their family's car counting license plates and state lines will recognize the highs and lows of being on the road. Sit back,...

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  • The Saver by Edeet Ravel
    The Saver (English, Paperback) Edeet Ravel

    Seventeen-year-old Fern has not had an easy life. She struggles at school and lives with her mother in a roach-infested apartment where break-ins are common and the neighbors are unfriendly. Despite these challenges the two of them are managing to cope, but then Fern's mother suddenly has a heart attack and dies, and Fern is left utterly alone. She's a survivor, and not afraid of hard work, but how does a 17-year-old with no skills support herself? Using only her resourcefulness and resolve, Fern fights to create a new life, and just when things seem about to unravel, she discovers that she is not really on her own after all.

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  • The Mzungu Boy by Meja Mwangi
    The Mzungu Boy (English, Paperback) Meja Mwangi

    For Kariuki, life in a small village in Kenya is one great adventure. The best part of his day is the walk home from school, when he is free from both his bullying headmaster and his mother's long list of chores. The landscape around his village is beautifully wild, and Kariuki knows it well. One day Kariuki meets Nigel, a boy from England who has come to visit his grandfather, the fearsome Bwana Ruin, who owns the farm where the villagers work. The villagers call Nigel the mzungu boy (westerner), and view him with suspicion and fear, but not Kariuki. One day the boys decide to hunt down the meanest warthog in the forest. The hunt takes them deeper into the jungle than Kariuki has ever gone, and all at once his beloved forest becomes a frightening place. Dangerous creatures live in the jungle, including the mau-mau, the men with guns who are plotting against Bwana Ruin and the white soldiers. And when Nigel suddenly disappears, will Kariuki be able to save his friend? In this novel, the author captures a time of innocence, wild beauty, and the growing violence that eventually changed the entire structure of colonial Africa.

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  • Mary Anning's Curiosity by Monica Kulling
    Mary Anning's Curiosity (English, Hardback) Monica Kulling

    Mary Anning, considered the world's greatest fossilist, discovered her first big find at the age of twelve. This novel is an imaginative re-creation of her childhood....

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  • The White Cat and the Monk by Jo Ellen Bogart
    The White Cat and the Monk (English, Hardback) Jo Ellen Bogart, Sydney Smith

    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....

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  • Skim by Mariko Tamaki
    Skim (English, Paperback) Mariko Tamaki, Jillian Tamaki

    "Skim" is Kimberly Keiko Cameron, a not-slim, would-be Wiccan goth who goes to a private girls' school in the early '90s. When her classmate Katie Matthews is dumped by her boyfriend, who then kills himself ? possibly because he's (maybe) gay ? the entire school goes into mourning overdrive. It's a weird time to fall in love, but that's what happens to Skim when she starts meeting secretly with her neo-hippie English teacher, Ms. Archer. But then Ms. Archer abruptly leaves the school, and Skim has to cope with her confusion and isolation while her best friend, Lisa, tries to pull her into "real" life by setting up a hilarious double-date for the school's semi formal. Suicide, depression, love, homosexuality, crushes, cliques of popular, manipulative peers ? the whole gamut of teen life is explored in this poignant glimpse into the heartache of being 16.

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  • Composition (Tr) by Antonio Skarmeta
    Composition (Tr) (English, Paperback) Antonio Skarmeta

    In a village in Chile, Pedro and Daniel are two typical nine-year-old boys. Up until Daniel's father gets arrested, their biggest worry had been how to improve their soccer skills. Now, they are thrust into a situation where they must grapple with the incomprehensible: dictatorship and its inherent abuses. This sensitively realized story touches a nerve and brings home the uncomfortable fact that some children do encounter issues of this magnitude. Here, deft realism is brought to the page by Antonia Skarmeta's story and the edgy drawings of Alfonso Ruano, portraying a child's view of a repressive society. The Composition is a winner of the Americas Award for Children's Literature and the Jane Addams Children's Book Award.

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  • Morris Micklewhite and the Tangerine Dress by Christine Baldacchino
    Morris Micklewhite and the Tangerine Dress (English, Hardback) Christine Baldacchino, Isabelle Malenfant

    Morris is a little boy who loves using his imagination. But most of all, Morris loves wearing the tangerine dress in his classroom's dress-up center. The children in Morris's class don't understand. Dresses, they say, are for girls. And Morris certainly isn't welcome in the spaceship some of his classmates are building. Astronauts, they say, don't wear dresses. One day when Morris feels all alone...

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  • The Breadwinner by Melusine Productions
    The Breadwinner (English, Paperback) Shelley Tanaka

    Deborah Ellis's bestselling novel The Breadwinner, now available as a stunningly illustrated graphic novel.

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  • Louis Undercover by Fanny Britt
    Louis Undercover (English, Hardback) Fanny Britt, Isabelle Arsenault

    A stunning graphic novel from the award-winning creators of Jane, the Fox and Me

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  • I Have the Right to Be a Child by Alain Serres
    I Have the Right to Be a Child (English, Hardback) Alain Serres, Aurelia Fronty

    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 the right to be free from violence, to the right to breathe clean air, and much more. The book emphasizes that these rights belong to every child on the planet, whether they are ?black or white, small or big, rich or poor, born here or somewhere else.? It also makes evident that knowing and talking about these rights are the first steps toward making sure that they are respected. A brief afterword explains that the rights outlined in the book come from the Convention on the Rights of the Child, which was adopted by the UN General Assembly in 1989. The treaty sets out the basic human rights that belong to children all over the world, recognizing that children need special protection since they are more vulnerable than adults. It has been ratified by 193 countries, with the exception of Somalia and the United States. Once a country has ratified the document, they are legally bound to comply with it and to report on their efforts to do so. As a result, some progress has been made, not only in awareness of children's rights, but also in their implementation. But there are still many countries, wealthy and poor, where children's basic needs are not being met. To read a summary of the Convention on the Rights of the Child, go to www.unicef.org/crc/files/Rights_overview.pdf.

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  • My Name Is Parvana by Deborah Ellis
    My Name Is Parvana (English, Paperback) Deborah Ellis

    In this stunning sequel to The Breadwinner Trilogy, Parvana, now 15-years-old, is found in a bombed-out school and held as a suspected terrorist by American troops in Afghanistan. The girl does not respond to questions in any language and remains silent, even when she is threatened, harassed, and mistreated over several days. The only clue to her identity is a tattered shoulder bag containing...

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  • Stella, Fairy of the Forest by Marie-Louise Gay
    Stella, Fairy of the Forest (English, Paperback) Marie-Louise Gay

    Stella's little brother, Sam, wonders whether fairies are invisible. Stella assures him that she has seen hundreds of them and says that if she and Sam venture across the meadow and into the forest, they are likely to find some. So begins another adventure of Stella, the irrepressible redhead, and her slightly apprehensive little brother. But Sam surprises Stella and himself by having a few ideas of his own ? ideas that ensure a wonderful end to a perfect day in the woods.

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  • Migrant by Maxine Trottier
    Migrant (English, Hardback) Maxine Trottier, Isabelle Arsenault

    Anna is the child of Mennonites from Mexico, who have come north to harvest fruit and vegetables. Sometimes she feels like a bird, flying north in the spring and south in the fall, sometimes like a jackrabbit in an abandoned burrow, since her family occupies an empty farmhouse near the fields, sometimes like a kitten, as she shares a bed with her sisters . . . But above all Anna wonders what it would be like to be a tree rooted deeply in the earth, watching the seasons come and go, instead of being like a "feather in the wind."

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  • Malaika's Costume by Nadia L Hohn
    Malaika's Costume (English, Hardback) Nadia L Hohn, Irene Luxbacher

    It's Carnival time. The first Carnival since Malaika's mother moved away to find a good job and provide for Malaika and her grandmother. Her mother promised she would send money for a costume, but when the money doesn't arrive, will Malaika still be able to dance in the parade?...

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  • Friend or Foe? by John Sobol
    Friend or Foe? (English, Hardback) John Sobol, Dasha Tolstikova

    A lonely mouse lived in a small house beside a great palace. In the great palace lived a cat.?...

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  • Book Uncle and Me by Uma Krishnaswami
    Book Uncle and Me (English, Hardback) Uma Krishnaswami, Julianna Swaney

    Every day, nine-year-old Yasmin borrows a book from Book Uncle, a retired teacher who has set up a free lending library next to her apartment building. But when the mayor tries to shut down the rickety bookstand, Yasmin has to take her nose out of her book and do something....

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  • Kisimi Taimaippaktut Angirrarijarani / Only in My Hometown by Angnakuluk Friesen
    Kisimi Taimaippaktut Angirrarijarani / Only in My Hometown (Multiple languages, Hardback) Angnakuluk Friesen

    A celebration of a tight-knit community in the Arctic

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