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Par Daniel Paisner, Krystyna Chiger. 2008
In 1943, with Lvov's 150,000 Jews having been exiled, killed, or forced into ghettos and facing extermination, a group of…Polish Jews sought refuge in the city's sewer system. The last surviving member this group, Krystyna Chiger, provides a first-person account of those fourteen months with her family. Also describes Leopold Socha, a Polish Catholic and former thief, who risked his life to help Chiger's underground family survive, bringing them food and supplies. 2009, c2008.
Cahill continues his study of civilizations, begun in "How the Irish Saved Civilization" (DC15036), with an extended look at the…Torah. He shows how events therein, especially the Jews' belief in one God and their ability to look at reality in a whole new way, influenced civilization. Some strong language. Bestseller. 1998.
Par Dick Lehr. 2009
The Fence documents the true story of a Boston police incident during which an undercover officer was brutally beaten by…fellow officers who mistook him for a murder suspect. Some strong language and some descriptions of violence. c2009.
Par Ken Adachi. 1976
Adachi presents a comprehensive history of the Japanese experience in Canada from 1877 to 1975, focusing on the internment of…Japanese Canadians in camps in the interior of British Columbia. He examines the course of Japanese immigration, transplanted traditions and beliefs, the growth of social, economic, and political organizations, and struggle against discrimination.
Par Leah Rosenberg. 1981
Par James McBride. 1996
One of twelve siblings in Brooklyn, the author was confused about his mother's race. She called herself light-skinned and refused…to discuss her past. Years later she admitted to being an Orthodox rabbi's daughter whose family shunned her after her marriage to the first of her two black husbands. Some strong language. 1996.
Par Hugh Nissenson. 1988
Short stories and journal entries which describe the Jewish experience from the turn of the century to the aftermath of…the Holocaust and the beginning of the state of Israel. 1988.
Par Thelma Ruck Keene. 2002
The author relives an extraordinary life, often at odds with the fog of convention surrounding religion, class distinctions, sex and…war. During WWII she freelances her secretarial skill from the Balkans to the Middle East and Sicily. In 1966, she and her young son emigrate to Canada. Book reflects Thelma's curiosity, wit, and independent streak. 2002.
Par Constance Backhouse, Nancy Backhouse. 2004
In 1922, Elizabeth Bethune Campbell, a Toronto-born socialite, began a fourteen-year-battle with the Ontario legal establishment over her mother's will,…and to prove that her uncle had stolen funds from her mother's estate. In 1930, as a non-lawyer and Canadian, she argued her case before the Privy Council in London - the first woman to do so. This is an annotated reprint of her self-published account of her campaign. 2004.
1734. Marie-Joseph Angélique is a slave woman convicted of starting a fire that destroyed a large part of Montréal. On…appeal, her punishment of death was modified to torture, to encourage her to name an accomplice, a white man, Angélique's sometime lover. A narrative of a rebellious Portuguese-born Black woman who refused to accept her indentured lot. Explicit descriptions of violence. c2006
Par John H Davis. 1978
Par Walter Dean Myers. 2001
Account of Muhammad Ali's life and career, focusing on his professional accomplishments, principles, and fight against racial injustice. Describes his…Olympic triumph, his transformation from the young Cassius Clay into Muhammad Ali, and his rise to fame as world heavyweight champion. Examines boxing's damaging effects. Grades 5-8 and older readers. Some descriptions of violence. 2001.
Par Katherine Ashenburg. 2007
The apparently routine task of taking up soap and water (or not) is the starting point for an exploration of…Western culture, which yields insights into our notions of privacy, health, individuality, religion and sexuality. Charts the history of human hygiene, describing those who either didn't wash at all (medieval Europeans) or who did with almost ritualistic fervour (ancient Romans and Greeks). 2008, c2007.
Rapaille's breakthrough notion is that we acquire a silent system of Codes as we grow up within our culture. These…Culture Codes invisibly shape how we behave in our personal lives. We can learn to crack these Codes and achieve a new understanding of why we do the things we do. 2007.
Par Patricia Roy, Jin-Yan Tan. 1985
Beginning with an overview of Chinese emigration policy in the 19th century and the difficulties faced by Chinese immigrants in…Canada, this booklet discusses Chinese immigration to Canada from the mid-1800s to the present. Includes population statistics and suggestions for further reading. 1985.
This history of Chinese immigration to Canada includes an examination of the impact of racism on the Chinese community and…the occupational achievements of Chinese-Canadians in the 1960s and after. c1988.
A nationally renowned body language expert explains how to read the signals of a date, a mate, or that cutie…across the bar - and never get rejected again. "The Body Language of Dating" provides the tools needed for success in today's dating scenarios, offering practical tactics for seduction, conversation, connection, and enduring romance. 2012.
Par Mariatu Kamara, Susan McClelland. 2008
Sierra Leone. At the age of 12, Mariatu Kamara was raped by a family friend, then captured by rebels who…cut off her hands. Despite her wounds, Kamara walked out of the bush and sought help, ending up in an amputee camp, where she gave birth to a son who died of malnutrition. When foreign journalists interviewed Kamara in the camp, her story garnered international interest and assistance, which eventually brought her to Toronto. Her autobiography testifies to Kamara's horrific trauma, but with the aim of fostering hope and reconciliation. Winner of the 2011 Red Maple Non-Fiction Award. For junior high and older readers. Some strong language, some descriptions of sex, and some descriptions of violence. c2008.
Par Calvin W Ruck. 1987
Since the American War of Independence, black soldiers had served in both the British and Canadian armies, and fought in…British wars throughout the nineteenth century. At the outbreak of World War I, however, most black Canadian volunteers were rejected on the basis of their skin colour. Finally, in 1916, the first and only Black battalion in Canadian military history was authorized. The No. 2 Construction Battalion, CEF, consisted of approximately 600 soldiers, and was commended for its discipline and service at the end of the war. It was disbanded in 1920. c1987.
Par Lawrence Scanlan. 2007
On March 30, 1970, a wobbly foal named Secretariat was born on a farm in Virginia - but he was…no ordinary horse. He was bigger and more muscled than racehorses his age, and after a slow start and lots of training, he went on to compete for the biggest prize in racing - the Triple Crown. This is also the story of the one person who helped Secretariat the most - feeding him grain, bathing him, and chatting with him at dawn each day - his groom, Edward "Shorty" Sweat. Grades 5-8. 2007.