BLACK HISTORY

Black Cake: A Novel - Charmaine Wilkerson
Black Cake: A Novel - Charmaine Wilkerson

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.

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They Call Me George The Untold Story of Black Train Porters and the Birth of Modern Canada - Cecil F
They Call Me George The Untold Story of Black Train Porters and the Birth of Modern Canada - Cecil F

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.

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Amazing Artists (Black Stories Matter) - J. P. Miller
Amazing Artists (Black Stories Matter) - J. P. Miller

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.

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Honey & Spice - Bolu Babalola
Honey & Spice - Bolu Babalola

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.

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Viola Desmond - Becky Noelle
Viola Desmond - Becky Noelle

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.

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INDIGENOUS TITLES

Dokis: Since Time Immemorial - Wayne F. LeBelle
Dokis: Since Time Immemorial - Wayne F. LeBelle

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.

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When I Was Eight- Christy Jordan-Fenton, Margaret Pokiak-Fenton
When I Was Eight- Christy Jordan-Fenton, Margaret Pokiak-Fenton

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.

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When We Were Alone - David Robertson
When We Were Alone - David Robertson

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.

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What the Eagle Sees: Indigenous Stories of Rebellion and Renewal - Eldon Yellowhorn, Kathy Lowinger
What the Eagle Sees: Indigenous Stories of Rebellion and Renewal - Eldon Yellowhorn, Kathy Lowinger

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.

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We are all... Treaty People - Maurice Switzer
We are all... Treaty People - Maurice Switzer

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.

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LGBTQ+

You're You - Mette Bach
You're You - Mette Bach

In this book author Mette Bach offers a believable portrayal of an LGBTQ teen who has always identified as a lesbian. When she finds herself attracted to a South Asian boy, she comes to a new identity for herself as bisexual.

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When You Get the Chance - Robin Stevenson and Tom Ryan
When You Get the Chance - Robin Stevenson and Tom Ryan

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.

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We Have Always Been Here: A Queer Muslim Memoir - Samra Habib
We Have Always Been Here: A Queer Muslim Memoir - Samra Habib

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.

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When Everything Feels Like the Movies - Raziel Reid
When Everything Feels Like the Movies - Raziel Reid

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.

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What If Someone I Know Is Gay?: Answers to Questions About What It Means to Be Gay and Lesbian - Eri
What If Someone I Know Is Gay?: Answers to Questions About What It Means to Be Gay and Lesbian - Eri
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LOCAL HISTORY

Histoire, History ; Sturgeon Falls : & other works of Frank Casey - Casey, Frank
Histoire, History ; Sturgeon Falls : & other works of Frank Casey - Casey, Frank

This bilingual book informs readers on Sturgeon Falls's history.

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Field, Ontario 1850- 2009 - Wayne F. LeBelle
Field, Ontario 1850- 2009 - Wayne F. LeBelle

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.

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West Nipissing Ouest - Wayne Labelle
West Nipissing Ouest - Wayne Labelle

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.

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From Dugout to Diesel - Bessel J. VandenHazel
From Dugout to Diesel - Bessel J. VandenHazel

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.

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Sturgeon Falls 1895-1995 - Wayne F. LeBelle
Sturgeon Falls 1895-1995 - Wayne F. LeBelle

"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.

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FANTASY

Mortal Instruments BK. 1 - 6 Cassandra Clare

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Nation - Terry Pratchett

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Otherworld Bk. 1-4 - P. C. and Kristin Cast

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Percy Jackson BK. 1 - Rick Riordan

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The Chronicles of Narnia BK. 1 - C. S. Lewis

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