Fighting: Deal With It Without Coming to Blows is one of the titles in the Deal With It Series created to assist adolescents with everyday conflicts in their lives and promotes peaceful resolution. This title examines how students can deal effectively with a fighting situation whether they are the instigator, the defender, or the witness. The various types of fighting are defined with easy to understand examples presented in comic format, a quiz, letters to a Conflict Counsellor, do's and don'ts, and tips on how to deal with these issues.
Arguing: Deal With It Word By Word is one of the titles in the Deal With It Series created to assist adolescents with everyday conflicts in their lives and promotes peaceful resolution. This title examines how students can avoid full-scale arguments whether they are the challenger, the dodger, or the peacemaker. The forms of arguing are defined with easy to understand examples presented in comic format, a quiz, letters to a Conflict Counsellor, do's and don'ts, and tips on how to deal with these issues.
NO LONGER AVAILABLE FROM GOODMINDS Native Men of Courage is the most recent title in Native Trailblazer Series. This volume offers elementary readers 10 biographical sketches about Aboriginal men who have contributed significantly to the betterment of First Nations, Inuit, and Metis communities. Each person selected by Mohawk author Vincent Schilling offers readers an insight to men of distinction living and working in Canada and the United States.
Northern Star by Lorna Schultz Nicholson is a novel in the Lorimer series, Sports Stories. Inuk hockey player Peter Kuiksak has started to adjust to his new life in Edmonton, but all of the attention he is receiving from fans and agents begins to go to his head. Inspired by the career of NHL star Jordin Tootoo, Northern Star continues one exceptional player's journey, started in Roughing and Against the Boards, toward hockey greatness. ATOS Reading Level: 4.1; Reading Level: 4.1
Northern Star is available in hardcover (9781550289114) at the paper edition price.
How the Fox Got His Crossed Legs, Edànì nôgèe wegöö degèe adzà is a picture book from Theytus that retells a traditional Tlicho (Dogrib) legend for young children. Theytus maintains strict protocols when publishing specific First Nation legends. With this attention to detail and cooperative nature, the result is an engaging story that maintains its integrity during the transformation from oral to written. The story explains why foxes have crossed legs. It begins long ago when Fox had a disagreement with a mean-spirited Bear.
Fighting Spirit: On the Field with Jim Thorpe is a part graphic novel and part historical fiction title in the Graphic Flash Series published by Stone Arch Books. In this 55-page narrative, the focus is on a fifteen-year-old Native American youth named Howard Tucker whose all-time favourite sports hero is Jim Thorpe. Howard attends the boarding school for Indians, Haskell Indian School, and the book is set in 1920. Howard is academically inclined but loves sports and wants to participate in team sports at the boarding school also known as a residential school.
I Want to be in the Show, written by two Métis/Algonquin women, is a story that celebrates the determination of a young Algonquin boy as he struggles to play his favourite winter sport despite his disability. Tristan is born with a birth defect but his parents love the boy and believe in their child's abilities. As he grows Tristan becomes a hockey fan and more importantly he dreams of being a hockey player with the NHL. The doctors told Tristan's parents that the boy's foot could be straightened but he required surgery at a Montreal hospital.
Goodbye Buffalo Bay is the latest book from the writing team, Larry Loyie and Constance Brissenden. This chapter book tells the story of Larry Loyie's teen years when he spent his final year at residential school and then went out into the world to make a living. This novel is the sequel to As Long as the River Flow: A Last Summer Before Residential School and When the Spirits Dance. The years spent at residential school culminate in a final year spent with the priests and nuns and most importantly one's friends and siblings.
The Saver is a young adult novel written in the form of letters from a teen sent to an imaginary friend, Xanoth, who lives and thrives in a far-away planet. Life is rough and hard for Fern and her mother who live in an tiny apartment in Montreal. Mother is a First Nation woman whose only relative lives in Winnipeg. Fern and her mother are trying to make a life in Montreal where high school and cleaning jobs are routine. One day Fern returns home to find tragedy waits after her mother has fallen down stairs and was taken to hospital.