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Dreamland

Dessen, Sarah (Author)
Penguin Random House 2012. 250 pages
Book type: Novel

Keywords: Cheerleading, dysfunctional families, family life, first romantic relationships, first-person narration, gender roles, hope, identity, school life, sexual violence, sisters, substance abuse, survival, television shows
 
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Moletown

Kuhlmann, Torben (Author/Illustrator)
NorthSouth Books 2015. 28 pages
Book type: Picture Book

Keywords: Environment, hope, industrialisation, innovations, mining, moles, nature, wordless book, work
 
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Those Shoes

Boelts, Maribeth (Author)
Jones, Noah Z. (Illustrator)
Candlewick Press 2009. 40 pages
Book type: Picture Book

Keywords: City life, consumerism, exclusion, generosity, hope, poverty, socio-economic disparity
 
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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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Just a Dream

Van Allsburg, Chris (Author/Illustrator)
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt 2011. 48 pages
Book type: Picture Book

Keywords: Dreams, environment, future, gifts, hope, pollution, recycling
 
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Bluebird

Staake, Bob (Author/Illustrator)
Penguin Random House 2013. 36 pages
Book type: Picture Book

Keywords: Bullying, friendship, grief, hope, loneliness, wordless book
 
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Train to Somewhere

Bunting, Eve (Author)
Himler, Ronald (Illustrator)
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt 1996. 32 pages
Book type: Picture Book

Keywords: Adoption, families, historical fiction, hope, orphans, rejection, trains
 
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The Outside Circle

LaBoucane-Benson, Patti (Author)
Mellings, Kelly (Illustrator)
Groundwood Books 2015. 128 pages
Book type: Graphic Text

Keywords: Diversity, gangs, graphic novels, hope, identity, Indian Act, Indigenous peoples, magic realism, mental health, multigenre, multimodal, reconciliation, violence
 
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My Letter to the World and Other Poems

Dickinson, Emily (Author)
Arsenault, Isabelle (Illustrator)
Kids Can Press 2008. 48 pages
Book type: Anthology

Keywords: Death, hope, imagery, love, poetry, poetry (collections)
 
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Knock Knock: My Dad’s Dream for Me

Beaty, Daniel (Author)
Collier, Bryan (Illustrator)
Little, Brown 2013. 40 pages
Book type: Picture Book

Keywords: Fathers and sons, hope, illustrations (watercolours), loss, prisons, resilience, separation, single-parent families
 
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Michael Rosen’s Sad Book

Rosen, Michael (Author)
Blake, Quentin (Illustrator)
Candlewick Press 2005. 32 pages
Book type: Picture Book

Keywords: Death, emotions, grief, hope, illustrations (watercolours), loss, mental health, parent-child relationships, resilience
 
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The Paradise Garden

Thompson, Colin (Author/Illustrator)
Penguin Random House 2010. 32 pages
Book type: Picture Book

Keywords: City life, family life, gardens, hope, peace
 
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How to Heal a Broken Wing

Graham, Bob (Author/Illustrator)
Candlewick Press 2008. 40 pages
Book type: Picture Book

Keywords: Birds, city life, compassion, empathy, families, healing, hope, interesting illustrations
 
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The Gardener

Stewart, Sarah (Author)
Small, David (Illustrator)
Macmillan 2007. 40 pages
Book type: Picture Book

Keywords: Depressions (economic), families, gardens, hope, letters, unemployment
 
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The Roses in My Carpets

Khan, Rukhsana (Author)
Himler, Ronald (Illustrator)
Fitzhenry & Whiteside 2004. 32 pages
Book type: Picture Book

Keywords: Afghanistan, brothers and sisters, first-person narration, hope, refugees, resilience, rugs, war
 
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I Dreamt...: A Book About Hope

Olmos, Gabriela (Author)
Groundwood Books 2013. 34 pages
Book type: Picture Book

Keywords: Children and war, children’s rights, hope, imagination, multiple illustrators, poetic language, resilience
 
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My Name Is Blessing

Walters, Eric (Author)
Fernandes, Eugenie (Illustrator)
Tundra Books 2013. 32 pages
Book type: Picture Book

Keywords: Africa, grandmothers, hope, Kenya, overcoming adversity, physical disabilities, poverty, self-esteem
 
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The Harmonica

Johnston, Tony (Author)
Mazellan, Ron (Illustrator)
Charlesbridge 2008. 32 pages
Book type: Picture Book

Keywords: Concentration camps, Franz Schubert, historical fiction, Holocaust, hope, Jewish history, music, resilience, World War II
 
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How to Catch a Star

Jeffers, Oliver (Author/Illustrator)
HarperCollins 2005. 32 pages
Book type: Picture Book

Keywords: Dreams, goals, hope, imagination, persistence, sky, stars
 
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Sadako

Coerr, Eleanor (Author)
Young, Ed (Illustrator)
Penguin Random House 1997. 48 pages
Book type: Picture Book

Keywords: Cancer, goals, hope, origami, peace, Sadako Sasaki, war, World War II
 
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My Father’s Arms Are a Boat

Lunde, Stein Erik (Author)
Torseter, Øyvind (Illustrator)
Enchanted Lion Books 2013. 32 pages
Book type: Picture Book

Keywords: Death, fathers, figurative language, grief, hope, illustrations (diorama), mothers
 
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Night Boat to Freedom

Raven, Margot Theis (Author)
Lewis, E.B. (Illustrator)
Macmillan 2006. 40 pages
Book type: Picture Book

Keywords: African Americans, Black history, courage, families, freedom, hope, slavery
 
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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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Someday a Tree

Bunting, Eve (Author)
Himler, Ronald (Illustrator)
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt 1993. 32 pages
Book type: Picture Book

Keywords: Community, conservation, environment, families, hope, pollution, trees
 
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Something Beautiful

Wyeth, Sharon Dennis (Author)
Soentpiet, Chris K. (Illustrator)
Penguin Random House 1998. 32 pages
Book type: Picture Book

Keywords: City life, community, diversity, hope, making a difference, poverty, resilience, responsibility
 
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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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Fifty Cents and a Dream: Young Booker T. Washington

Asim, Jabari (Author)
Collier, Bryan (Illustrator)
Little, Brown 2012. 44 pages
Book type: Non-Fiction

Keywords: African Americans, Booker T. Washington, dreams, hope, learning to read, overcoming adversity, schools, slavery
 
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Gleam and Glow

Bunting, Eve (Author)
Sylvada, Peter (Illustrator)
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt 2005. 32 pages
Book type: Picture Book

Keywords: Bosnia-Herzegovina, displacement, first-person narration, fish, hope, refugees, war
 
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In the Land of Milk and Honey

Thomas, Joyce Carol (Author)
Cooper, Floyd (Illustrator)
HarperCollins 2012. 32 pages
Book type: Picture Book

Keywords: African Americans, families, hope, moving (household), poetry, trains, travel
 
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14 Cows for America

Deedy, Carmen Agra (Author)
Gonzalez, Thomas (Illustrator)
Peachtree Publishers 2009. 36 pages
Book type: Non-Fiction

Keywords: Compassion, gifts, hope, Maasai, peace, sacrifices, selflessness, September 11 terrorist attacks, 2001
 
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Smoky Night

Bunting, Eve (Author)
Diaz, David (Illustrator)
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt 1994. 40 pages
Book type: Picture Book

Keywords: Acceptance, community, fear, hope, respect, riots, tolerance, violence
 
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Fly Away Home

Bunting, Eve (Author)
Himler, Ronald (Illustrator)
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt 1993. 32 pages
Book type: Picture Book

Keywords: Airports, birds, fathers and sons, first-person narration, freedom, homelessness, hope, poverty, shelter, symbolism
 
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