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Par Shaughnessy Bishop-Stall. 2005
In November 2001 author Bishop-Stall entered Tent City, a lawless area in downtown Toronto claimed by a group of people… with nowhere else to go. For 10 months, Bishop-Stall was welcomed, but also subjected to cruel realities: drunken brawls, crackheads, forgotten children, and the repeated broken promises of those who said they were leaving once and for all. Canada Reads 2012. 2005.
Par Dave Barry. 1998
Florida columnist and author focuses his humour on the aging of baby boomers. He gives highlights of each of the… "formative boomer years" from 1947, when he was born, to 1974. Barry grumbles about such issues as failing eyesight, retirement planning, and not being "hip" anymore. Bestseller. 1998.
Par Pat Capponi. 1997
Pat Capponi, a former mental patient, took herself off welfare to become a critically acclaimed author and mental health care… advocate. But when funding for her position was cut, unemployed and angry, she began to write an open letter to provincial premier Mike Harris. The letter became this book, an examination of life below the poverty line in Canada. 1997.
Par Kamal Al-Solaylee. 2016
Brown is not white. Brown is not black. Brown is an experience, a state of mind. Historically speaking, issues of… race and skin colour have been interpreted along black and white lines, leaving out millions of people whose stories of migration and racial experiences have shaped our modern world. The book takes a global look at the many social, political, economic and personal implications of being a brown-skinned person in the world now. Brown people have emerged as the source of global cheap labour (Hispanics or South Asians) while also coming under scrutiny and suspicion for their culture and faith (Arabs and Muslims). Packed with personal narratives and on-the-street reporting conducted over two years in ten countries from four continents. Winner of the 2016 Shaughnessy Cohen Prize for Political Writing. 2016.
Par Byron Pitts. 2017
Emmy Award-winning ABC News chief national correspondent and Nightline co-anchor, Byron Pitts shares the heartbreaking and inspiring stories of six… young people who overcame impossible circumstances - abuse, bullying, war, drug addiction, mental illness and violence - with extraordinary perseverance. None of these should be realities for anyone, much less a young person. But for some it is the only reality they have ever known. In these dark circumstances, six teens needed someone to "be the one" for them--the hero to help them back into the light. For Tania, Mason, Pappy, Michaela, Ryan, and Tyton, that hero was themselves. For junior and senior high readers. 2017.
Par Jane Lazarre. 1996
Introspective essays by a Jewish woman who married a black man in the 1960s, raised two black sons, and formed… close relationships with African Americans. She describes her growing awareness of and struggle with the "whiteness of whiteness--that terrible and inexcusable ignorance of racism which denies history and reality." 1996.
Par Jeffrey Simpson. 2012
Canada’s health care system, which costs about $200 billion a year in public and private money, cannot continue as it… is - increasingly ill-adapted to an aging population with public costs growing faster than government revenues. Simpson examines Medicare and finds that many other countries have more extensive public health systems, and Canadian health care produces only average value for money. He explores four options: cuts in spending, tax increases, privatization, and reaping savings through increased efficiency. 2012.
Par Ta-Nehisi Coates. 2015
In a profound work that pivots from the biggest questions about American history and ideals to the most intimate concerns… of a father for his son, Ta-Nehisi Coates offers a powerful new framework for understanding our nation's history and current crisis. Bestseller. Winner of the National Book Award. 2015.
Par Micheline Beaudry. 1985
Looks at the network of shelters for abused women run by and for women. The author sees these shelters as… a better answer to the problem of family violence than measures taken by the conventional health and social services establishment. c1985.
Par Janet Bode. 1991
The author presents the stories of eleven teenagers who are trying to succeed despite tremendous problems in their lives. Interspersed… among these first-person accounts from teens who are homeless, pregnant, abused, addicted, or imprisoned are comments from adults who work with young people and who offer advice on success. For Junior and senior high readers. 1991.
Par Kim Zarzour. 1994
Zarzour argues that violence is an issue that requires the attention of both school and community. Beginning with her own… experiences as a victim of school-yard bullying, Kim Zarzour presents research and offers advice to help parents raise assertive children in a tough world. She provides suggestions on how to stop the cycle of bullying, and prevent your child from becoming either a bully or a victim. 1994.
Par Susan Faludi. 1991
Par Mary Jo Leddy. 1997
Mary Jo Leddy talks about the work done in Romero House, a house for refugees in Toronto. In describing daily… life in Romero House, she tells the stories of some of the refugees who have passed through its hallways. Some descriptions of violence and torture. 1997.
Par James Coates. 1987
The murder of Denver talk-show host Alan Berg in 1984 exposed the existence of the survivalist movement whose members foster… hatred of non-white and non-Protestant groups. An analysis of several survivalist organizations pinpoints their recent violent activity. Violence. 1987.
Par David K Shipler. 1986
The author, a 'New York Times' Jerusalem correspondent, looks at the Israeli people who lead lives complicated by long histories,… bitter feuds and complex identities. He also discusses the stereotypes the Arabs and Jews have of each other, and the fears those images evoke. 1987 Pulitzer Prize for general non-fiction. c1986.
Par Randy Shilts. 1987
The author traces the history of the AIDS epidemic in the United States. He presents the apathy and politics displayed… by the government, the media, the medical establishment, and the gay community before they realized the magnitude of the crisis. c1987.
Par Jean-Louis Servan-Schreiber. 2012
Par Adam Montgomery, Stéphane Grenier. 2018
After serving in Rwanda during the 1994 genocide and civil war, Lieutenant Colonel Stéphane Grenier returned to Canada haunted by… his experiences. Facing post-traumatic stress disorder and an archaic establishment, he spent ten years confronting--and changing--the military mental health system from within. Coining the term "Operational Stress Injury" to allow the military to see mental injury in the same light as a physical wound, Grenier founded the Operational Stress Injury Social Support program that provides help for mentally injured soldiers and veterans. Since retiring from the military in 2012, his groundbreaking approach has been adopted by civilian society. Working with the Mental Health Commission of Canada, he founded Mental Health Innovations, a social enterprise which delivers Grenier's direct "walk the talk" method to improve mental well-being in government and business. 2018.
Par Irene Crawford. 1985
Par Muriel Frampton. 1990
There are estimated to be over half a million agoraphobics in Britain. This guide explains what agoraphobia is: the symptoms,… apparent and underlying causes, self-help ways to confront the phobia using the step-by-step approach and other therapies such as hypnotherapy or spiritual healing to help overcome the illness. 1990.