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The Breadwinner: A Graphic Novel

Ellis, Deborah (Author)
Tanaka, Shelley (Author)
Twomey, Nora (Author)
Groundwood Books 2018. 80 pages
Book type: Graphic Text

Keywords: Afghanistan, children’s rights, discrimination, education, female protagonist, gender roles, justice, oppression, perseverance, political regimes, religions, responsibility, social justice, survival, war
 
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The Breadwinner

Ellis, Deborah (Author)
Groundwood Books 2001. 174 pages
Book type: Novel

Keywords: Afghanistan, children’s rights, discrimination, education, female protagonist, gender roles, justice, oppression, perseverance, political regimes, religions, responsibility, social justice, survival, war
 
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The Red Pencil

Pinkney, Andrea Davis (Author)
Evans, Shane W. (Illustrator)
Little, Brown 2014. 326 pages
Book type: Novel

Keywords: Art, civil war, discrimination, education, environment, family life, female protagonist, first-person narration, free verse, gender roles, genocides, grief, loss, migration, novels in verse, refugees, Sudan
 
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When We Were Alone

Robertson, David A. (Author)
Flett, Julie (Illustrator)
Portage & Main Press 2016. 28 pages
Book type: Picture Book

Keywords: Canadian history, community, Cree, education, Indigenous peoples, intergenerational relationships, multiple narrators, oral history, questions, recurrent patterns, residential schools, storytelling
 
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Fight to Learn: The Struggle to Go to School

Scandiffio, Laura (Author)
Annick Press 2016. 168 pages
Book type: Non-Fiction

Keywords: Activism, child labour, child soldiers, children’s rights, discrimination, education, gangs, global awareness, illustrations (photographs), Indigenous peoples, poverty
 
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Ruby’s Wish

Bridges, Shirin Yim (Author)
Blackall, Sophie (Illustrator)
Chronicle Books 2002. 32 pages
Book type: Picture Book

Keywords: China, Chinese New Year, determination, education, gender equality, grandfathers, hope, resilience
 
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Nasreen’s Secret School: A True Story From Afghanistan

Winter, Jeanette (Author/Illustrator)
Simon & Schuster 2009. 40 pages
Book type: Non-Fiction

Keywords: Afghanistan, children’s rights, education, oppression, war, women’s rights
 
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The Tree Lady: The True Story of How One Tree-Loving Woman Changed a City Forever

Hopkins, H. Joseph (Author)
McElmurry, Jill (Illustrator)
Simon & Schuster 2013. 32 pages
Book type: Non-Fiction

Keywords: California, deserts, ecology, education, Kate Sessions, parks, trees, women
 
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The Good Garden: How One Family Went From Hunger to Having Enough

Milway, Kate Smith (Author)
Daigneault, Sylvie (Illustrator)
Kids Can Press 2010. 32 pages
Book type: Non-Fiction

Keywords: Composting, education, farms, gardening, global awareness, Honduras, overcoming adversity, poverty, sustainable living
 
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School Days Around the World

Ruurs, Margriet (Author)
Feagan, Alice (Illustrator)
Kids Can Press 2015. 40 pages
Book type: Non-Fiction

Keywords: Around the world, children, differences, education, school life, schools
 
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Beatrice’s Goat

McBrier, Page (Author)
Lohstoeter, Lori (Illustrator)
Simon & Schuster 2004. 40 pages
Book type: Picture Book

Keywords: Children, children’s rights, education, humanitarianism, poverty, Uganda
 
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Every Day Is Malala Day

McCarney, Rosemary (Author)
Second Story Press 2014. 32 pages
Book type: Non-Fiction

Keywords: Children, children’s rights, courage, education, illustrations (photographs), Malala Yousafzai, women’s rights
 
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The Incredible Book Eating Boy

Jeffers, Oliver (Author/Illustrator)
HarperCollins 2007. 32 pages
Book type: Picture Book

Keywords: Books, eating habits, education, greed, non-traditional text layout, reading
 
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Yatandou

Whelan, Gloria (Author)
Sylvada, Peter (Illustrator)
Sleeping Bear Press 2008. 32 pages
Book type: Picture Book

Keywords: Africa, community, dreams, education, hope, Mali, poverty, sacrifices
 
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Razia’s Ray of Hope: One Girl’s Dream of an Education

Suneby, Elizabeth (Author)
Verelst, Suana (Illustrator)
Kids Can Press 2013. 32 pages
Book type: Non-Fiction

Keywords: Afghanistan, community, education, hope, human rights, perseverance
 
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