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Code Talker: A Novel About the Navajo Marines of World War Two

Bruchac, Joseph (Author)
Penguin Random House 2006. 232 pages
Book type: Novel

Keywords: American history, cryptography, first-person narration, heroes, Indigenous peoples, military history, Navajo, oral tradition, spies, war, World War II
 
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Nimona

Stevenson, Noelle (Author/Illustrator)
HarperCollins 2015. 266 pages
Book type: Graphic Text

Keywords: Adventure, fantasy, friendship, heroes, humour, magic, Middle Ages, satires, science, superheroes, villains
 
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Dogs of War

Keenan, Sheila (Author)
Fox, Nathan (Illustrator)
Scholastic 2013. 204 pages
Book type: Graphic Text

Keywords: Adventure, animals and war, dogs, heroes, K9 units, military history, multiple stories, Vietnam War, war, World War I, World War II
 
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The Bully Boys

Walters, Eric (Author)
Penguin Random House Canada 2012. 292 pages
Book type: Novel

Keywords: Adventure, Canada, Canadian history, first-person narration, heroes, identity, James FitzGibbon, military history, soldiers, spies, United States, war, War of 1812
 
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Courage and Compassion: Ten Canadians Who Made a Difference

Arato, Rona (Author)
Owlkids 2008. 96 pages
Book type: Non-Fiction

Keywords: Canadians, collected biography, courage, heroes, illustrations (photographs), social activism, social justice
 
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The Errand

LaFleur, Leo (Author)
Oehlers, Adam (Illustrator)
Simply Read Books 2017. 40 pages
Book type: Picture Book

Keywords: Courage, danger, forests, giants, heroes, illustrations (monochrome), journeys, mystery, second-person narration, suspense, witches
 
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Laika

Abadzis, Nick (Author/Illustrator)
Macmillan 2014. 224 pages
Book type: Graphic Text

Keywords: Dogs, exploration, heroes, military history, Nikita Khrushchev, propaganda, Russia, space travel, Sputnik, USSR
 
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Lives of Extraordinary Women: Rulers, Rebels (and What the Neighbors Thought)

Krull, Kathleen (Author)
Hewitt, Kathryn (Illustrator)
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt 2013. 96 pages
Book type: Non-Fiction

Keywords: Anthologies, heroes, history, leaders, politicians, women
 
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The Bambino and Me

Hyman, Zachary (Author)
Pullen, Zachary (Illustrator)
Tundra Books 2014. 48 pages + 1 CD
Book type: Picture Book

Keywords: 1920s, Babe Ruth, baseball, heroes, New York City, perseverance, self-confidence
 
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The Kids Book of Great Canadians

MacLeod, Elizabeth (Author)
Mantha, John (Illustrator)
Kids Can Press 2008. 64 pages
Book type: Non-Fiction

Keywords: Canadian culture, Canadian history, Canadians, heroes, illustrations (oil paint)
 
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Casey at the Bat

Thayer, Ernest L. (Author)
Morse, Joe (Illustrator)
Kids Can Press 2010. 48 pages
Book type: Picture Book

Keywords: Baseball, city life, community, diversity, heroes, overconfidence, poetry, sports, street life
 
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The Rest of Us Just Live Here

Ness, Patrick (Author)
HarperCollins 2015. 326 pages
Book type: Novel

Keywords: Anxiety, first-person narration, friendship, heroes, identity, LGBTQ, mental health, metafiction, school life, self-esteem, superheroes, supernatural
 
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The Hockey Sweater

Carrier, Roch (Author)
Cohen, Sheldon (Illustrator)
Tundra Books 1999. 24 pages
Book type: Picture Book

Keywords: Disappointment, heroes, hockey, Maurice Richard, Montréal Canadiens, Québec, sports
 
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The Mighty Tim Horton

Leonetti, Mike (Author)
Banning, Greg (Illustrator)
Scholastic Canada 2010. 30 pages
Book type: Non-Fiction

Keywords: Appreciation, athletes, heroes, hockey, perseverance, sports, Tim Horton
 
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Postcards From Space: The Chris Hadfield Story

Down, Heather (Author)
Wintertickle Press 2013. 36 pages
Book type: Non-Fiction

Keywords: Astronauts, Canadians, Chris Hadfield, determination, heroes, illustrations (photographs), outer space
 
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A Nation’s Hope: The Story of Boxing Legend Joe Louis

de la Peña, Matt (Author)
Nelson, Kadir (Illustrator)
Penguin Random House 2013. 40 pages
Book type: Non-Fiction

Keywords: African Americans, boxing, heroes, Joe Louis, overcoming adversity, racism, sports, World War II
 
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Roll On: Rick Hansen Wheels Around the World

Manson, Ainslie (Author)
Lightburn, Rob (Illustrator)
Greystone Books 2012. 36 pages
Book type: Non-Fiction

Keywords: Courage, determination, heroes, making a difference, overcoming adversity, physical challenges, physical disabilities, Rick Hansen, wheelchairs
 
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