BLACK HISTORY TITLES & AUTHORS
Charmaine Wilkerson’s debut novel is a story of how the inheritance of betrayals, secrets, memories, and even names can shape relationships and history. Deeply evocative and beautifully written, Black Cake is an extraordinary journey through the life of a family changed forever by the choices of its matriarch.
Drawing on the experiences of these influential black Canadians, Cecil Foster’s They Call Me George demonstrates the power of individuals and minority groups in the fight for social justice and shows how a country can change for the better.
What better way is there to preserve the human spirit of a people than through artistic expression? This book celebrates the stories of Black artists who paved the way for people of color in and out of the arts to be their true selves. Read about men and women who have broken barriers in literature and the performing and visual arts including writer Toni Morrison, jazz pianist Oscar Peterson, rapper Common, artist Jean-Michel Basquiat, actor Lupia Nyong'o, and many more.
Introducing internationally bestselling author Bolu Babalola’s dazzling debut novel, full of passion, humor, and heart, that centers on a young Black British woman who has no interest in love and unexpectedly finds herself caught up in a fake relationship with the man she warned her girls about.
Throughout history women have shaped the culture, politics, and people of the land we know as Canada. The women in this series have had a lasting impact on our daily lives. Explore their stories and learn how they have made a difference.
Author-historian Wayne F. LeBelle, an award winning videographer, photo-journalist and desktop publisher, has been writing about Dokis since 1967 when he traveled there as reporter for the Nugget." i feel blessed to have met so many wonderful people at Dokis, many of which have been my friends for nearly 40 years. i hope you enjoy Dokis. Since time immemorial, it has been an honor to spend the lasts few years woking with many of you on this book.
Olemaun is eight and knows a lot of things. But she does not know how to read. Ignoring her father’s warnings, she travels far from her Arctic home to the outsiders’ school to learn. The nuns at the school call her Margaret. They cut off her long hair and force her to do menial chores, but she remains undaunted. Her tenacity draws the attention of a black-cloaked nun who tries to break her spirit at every turn. But the young girl is more determined than ever to learn how to read.
A young girl notices things about her grandmother that make her curious. Why does her grandmother have long, braided hair and beautifully coloured clothing? Why does she speak Cree and spend so much time with her family? As she asks questions, her grandmother shares her experiences in a residential school, when all of these things were taken away.
What do people do when their civilization is invaded? Indigenous people have been faced with disease, war, broken promises, and forced assimilation. Despite crushing losses and insurmountable challenges, they formed new nations from the remnants of old ones, they adopted new ideas and built on them, they fought back, and they kept their cultures alive.
We Are All Treaty People is the 34-page illustrated history produced by the Union of Ontario Indians to promote their understanding of treaties for all people in Ontario. Written by Maurice Switzer, with coloured drawings by Charley Hebert, the book offers students and educators a brief look at the history of treaties from the Anishinabek perspective. The Anishinabek Nation includes Algonquin, Delaware (Lenape), Mississauga, Ojibwe, Odawa, and Potawatomi.
Chloe Green is so close to winning. After her moms moved her from SoCal to Alabama for high school, she’s spent the past four years dodging gossipy classmates and the puritanical administration of Willowgrove Christian Academy. The thing that’s kept her going: winning valedictorian. Her only rival: prom queen Shara Wheeler, the principal’s perfect progeny. But a month before graduation, Shara kisses Chloe and vanishes.
When a series of complications throws everything up in the air, Mark and Talia--with Mark's little sister Paige in tow--decide to hit the road for Toronto. With a bit of luck, and some help from a series of unexpected new friends, they might just make it to the big city and find what they're looking for. That is, if they can figure out how to start seeing things through each other's eyes.
A memoir of hope, faith and love, Samra Habib's story starts with growing up as part of a threatened minority sect in Pakistan, and follows their arrival in Canada as a refugee, before escaping an arranged marriage at sixteen. When they realized they were queer, it was yet another way they felt like an outsider.
When Everything Feels Like the Movies is the debut young adult novel by Raziel Reid. The novel is narrated by the protagonist, Jude Rothesay, from a first-person perspective, and details his experiences and difficulties over a few days as a gay teenager in school.
This bilingual book informs readers on Sturgeon Falls's history.
This is Wayne LeBelle's ninth history book. Very active in northern Ontario history, he holds a degree in sociology from Laurentian university. The father of five children, Wayne lives in Field beside Sturgeon River with his wide, Carole Marion. “ I hope you enjoy the incredible photos and stories in this book, and gain a new perspective of this area”—Wayne LeBelle.
The history of Cache Bay, Crystal Falls, Desaulniers, Dokis First Nation, Domrémy, Field, Kipling, Laprairieville, Lavigne, Nipissing First nation, River Valley, Springer, Sturgeon Falls, and Verner is captured in words and over 870 historic photographs that reflect the cultures of West Nipissing.
Bessel J. VandenHazel is professor of science and energy studies at Nipissing University Collage, North Bay, Ontario. He is the author of numerous articles in which he discusses the roles of science in society.
"Most pictures in "Sturgeon Falls 1895 - 1995" are worth a thousand words. There are some photographs in this photo essay that could fill entire books of words". The heart of the community has been strong families, vibrant schools, churches and volunteer organizations. Business and commerce have also been interesting, diverse and certainly exiting.
The Great Tales were among the most important tales of the First Age of Arda. All of them are covered within The History of Middle-earth, The Silmarillion and Unfinished Tales, but recently, lone publications of some of them have been made: The Children of Húrin, Beren and Lúthien, and The Fall of Gondolin.
Tree and Leaf is a small book published in 1964, containing two works by J. R. R. Tolkien: a revised version of an essay called "On Fairy-Stories" (originally published in 1947 in Essays Presented to Charles Williams) an allegorical short story called "Leaf by Niggle" (originally published in the Dublin Review in 1945).
Growing up in a colorful world peopled by knights in armor and fair damsels, foul monsters and evil witches, young Arthur slowly learns the code of the gentleman. Under the wise guidance of Merlin, the all-powerful magician for whom life progresses backward, the king-to-be becomes expert in falconry, jousting, hunting, and swordplay. He is transformed by his remarkable old tutor into various animals so that he may experience life from all points of view.
When a tornado crashes through Kansas City, Dorothy and her dog Toto are whisked far away, over the rainbow, to a strange land called Oz. How will they ever get home? And what is at the end of the yellow brick road? Plucky Dorothy and Toto embark on a magical adventure to search for the Wizard of Oz and along the way encounter new friends: the Tin Woodman, the Scarecrow and the Cowardly Lion.
The world first publication of a previously unknown work of fantasy by J.R.R. Tolkien, which tells the powerful story of a doomed young man who is sold into slavery and who swears revenge on the magician who killed his father. Kullervo son of Kalervo is perhaps the darkest and most tragic of all J.R.R. Tolkien’s characters. ‘Hapless Kullervo’, as Tolkien called him, is a luckless orphan boy with supernatural powers and a tragic destiny.