The Way It Is presents a coming of age novel about a fifteen-year-old girl who finds moving from Vancouver to Salmon Arm daunting when her parents lease a summer resort located on First Nation territory. White Pine Nominee 2012. Lexile Measure: 750; Reading Counts: 5.6. Guided Reading Level: Z+.
Lacey and the African Grandmothers is one of the titles in the Kids Power Series from Second Story Press. The author Sue Farrell Holler has adapted a true event into a fictionalized chapter book format. The story shows how one individual twelve-year-old Blackfoot girl can make a difference in the lives of African grandmothers who are caring for their orphaned grandchildren. Lacey tells the story from her perspective as a girl living on a First Nation reserve outside of Calgary where she is bussed to an off-reserve school.
Great Writers from Our First Nations is the 2012 book in the series, First Nations Series for Young Readers from Second Story Press. Published in the USA as Native Writers: Voices of Power in the Native Trailblazer Series from Native Voices Books. All books in this series feature brief biography pieces about several First Nation and Native American people who show leadership in their chosen field. In this book, the authors Kim Sigafus and Lyle Ernst selected ten individuals from the USA and Canada who work in the field of literature.
Astonishing Women Artists: The Women's Hall of Fame Series profiles ten phenomenal women with a passion for art. Although Inuit artist Kenojuak Ashrvak is the only Aboriginal artist listed, her biography and contributions to Canadian art makes compelling reading. Additional artists include Mary Pratt, Emily Carr, Georgia O'Keeffe, Frida Kahlo, Artemisia, Gentileschi, Elisabeth Louise Vigee Le Brun, Louise Nevelson, Elizabeth Catlett, and Faith Ringgold. Suitable for elementary and secondary school readers.
Great Women Leaders is part of the Women's Hall of Fame series published by feminist publishing house, Second Story Press. This collection of ten biographical profiles describes the lives and contributions of historical and present-day leaders. Most women profiled are from North America. Each 8-10 page biography outlines the woman's early years, her contribution, and the challenges she overcame. The women include Hatshepsut, Elizabeth Cady Stanton, Mary Ann Shadd Cary, Emily Murphy, Therese Forget Casgrain, Golda Meir, Rosa Parks, Wangari Maathai, Aung San Suu Kyi, and Roberta Jamieson.