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Keyword: mothers and daughters

The Paper Dolls

Donaldson, Julia (Author)
Cobb, Rebecca (Illustrator)
Macmillan 2013. 32 pages
Book type: Picture Book

Keywords: Circular story, creativity, dolls, imagination, memories, mothers and daughters, play, resilience
 
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Dumplin’

Murphy, Julie (Author)
HarperCollins 2015. 378 pages
Book type: Novel

Keywords: Beauty pageants, body image, differences, diversity, empowerment, first-person narration, friendship, mothers and daughters, personal appearance, self-actualization, self-esteem, sexuality
 
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Cub’s Big World

Thomson, Sarah L. (Author)
Cepeda, Joe (Illustrator)
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt 2013. 32 pages
Book type: Picture Book

Keywords: Arctic, courage, exploration, mothers and daughters, parent-child relationships, polar bears, separation
 
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Roller Girl

Jamieson, Victoria (Author/Illustrator)
Penguin Random House 2015. 240 pages
Book type: Graphic Text

Keywords: Friendship, gender roles, identity, mentors, mothers and daughters, perseverance, role models, roller derby, self-esteem, teamwork
 
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Missing Nimâmâ

Florence, Melanie (Author)
Thisdale, François (Illustrator)
Clockwise Press 2015. 32 pages
Book type: Picture Book

Keywords: Cree, family life, First Nations history, free verse, Indigenous peoples, magic realism, missing persons, mothers, mothers and daughters, multiple narrators, social justice, women
 
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A Year Without Mom

Tolstikova, Dasha (Author/Illustrator)
Groundwood Books 2015. 168 pages
Book type: Graphic Text

Keywords: Childhood, Communism, family life, friendship, love, memoir, mothers and daughters, Russia
 
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Deep in the Sahara

Cunnane, Kelly (Author)
Hodadi, Hoda (Illustrator)
Penguin Random House 2013. 36 pages
Book type: Picture Book

Keywords: Africa, clothing, diversity, Islam, mothers and daughters, religions, second-person narration, women
 
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Mama’s Nightingale: A Story of Immigration and Separation

Danticat, Edwidge (Author)
Staub, Leslie (Illustrator)
Penguin Random House 2015. 32 pages
Book type: Picture Book

Keywords: First-person narration, Haiti, immigration, letters, mothers and daughters, prisons, separation
 
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I Remember Beirut

Abirached, Zeina (Author/Illustrator)
Lerner 2014. 96 pages
Book type: Graphic Text

Keywords: Family life, first-person narration, identity, illustrations (monochrome), Lebanon, mothers and daughters, overcoming adversity, self-actualization, self-esteem, war
 
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Wild Child

Plourde, Lynn (Author)
Couch, Greg (Illustrator)
Simon & Schuster 2003. 32 pages
Book type: Picture Book

Keywords: Autumn, bedtime, illustrations (acrylic), mothers and daughters, nature, poetic language, wordplay
 
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Everything, Everything

Yoon, Nicola (Author)
Doubleday Canada 2015. 310 pages
Book type: Novel

Keywords: Allergies, family life, first romantic relationships, friendship, mothers and daughters, risks, sickness
 
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What My Mother Doesn’t Know

Sones, Sonya (Author)
Simon & Schuster 2013. 260 pages
Book type: Novel

Keywords: First romantic relationships, first-person narration, identity, mothers and daughters, novels in verse, self-esteem, sexuality
 
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Cloth Lullaby: The Woven Life of Louise Bourgeois

Novesky, Amy (Author)
Arsenault, Isabelle (Illustrator)
Abrams 2016. 40 pages
Book type: Non-Fiction

Keywords: Artists, childhood, inspiration, Louise Bourgeois, mothers and daughters, overcoming adversity, sculptures, tapestries
 
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Straight Punch

Polak, Monique (Author)
Orca 2014. 252 pages
Book type: Novel

Keywords: Alternative schools, boxing, city life, family life, first romantic relationships, first-person narration, friendship, Montréal, mothers and daughters, riots, self-esteem, street life, tagging
 
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Kate and the Beanstalk

Osborne, Mary Pope (Author)
Potter, Giselle (Illustrator)
Simon & Schuster 2005. 40 pages
Book type: Picture Book

Keywords: Farms, female protagonist, folktales, fractured stories, giants, Jack and the Beanstalk, magic, mothers and daughters, overcoming adversity
 
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American Girls

Umminger, Alison (Author)
Macmillan 2016. 294 pages
Book type: Novel

Keywords: California, critical thinking, fame, film, identity, Manson family, mothers and daughters, runaways, sisters
 
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Wild Girl & Gran

Gregory, Nan (Author)
Lightburn, Rob (Illustrator)
Red Deer Press 2006. 32 pages
Book type: Picture Book

Keywords: Free verse, grief, intergenerational relationships, loss, mothers and daughters, nature, poetic language, trees
 
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Mama, I’ll Give You the World

Schotter, Roni (Author)
Gallagher, S. Saelig (Illustrator)
Penguin Random House 2013. 40 pages
Book type: Picture Book

Keywords: Community, mothers and daughters, parties, resilience, single-parent families
 
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A Chair for My Mother

Williams, Vera B. (Author/Illustrator)
HarperCollins 2007. 32 pages
Book type: Picture Book

Keywords: Community, cooperation, kindness, mothers and daughters, resilience, saving money
 
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