The Crown of Thorns

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Publisher:Livre de Poche Jeunesse

ISBN:2017036765

Total Pages:192

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Parvana a onze ans et n'a jamais connu son pays autrement qu'en guerre. Une guerre de cauchemar qui interdit aux femmes de sortir non voilées ou sans l'escorte d'un homme, père ou mari. Assez grande pour être soumise à ces interdits, Parvana doit pourtant trouver une façon de les contourner. Car depuis que les talibans ont emprisonné son père, c'est sur elle seule que repose la survie de la famille...

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Author:Deborah Ellis

Publisher:Groundwood Books Ltd

ISBN:1554980224

Total Pages:136

Viewed:1400

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Winner of the Governor General's Literary Award In this urban adventure story, Khyber, a smart, bold, eleven-year-old girl from a poor neighborhood, sets out to find her friend X, a mysterious homeless woman who has gone missing. The desperate search takes Khyber on a long, all-night odyssey that proves to be wilder than any adventure she has ever imagined.

Parvana’s Journey

Author:Deborah Ellis

Publisher:Groundwood Books Ltd

ISBN:1554980305

Total Pages:176

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The second book in the internationally-bestselling series that includes The Breadwinner, Mud City and My Name Is Parvana A war is raging in Afghanistan as a coalition of Western forces tries to oust the Taliban by bombing the country. Parvana’s father has died, and her mother, sister and brother have gone to a faraway wedding, not knowing what has happened to the father. Parvana doesn’t know where they are. She just knows she has to find them. She sets out alone, masquerading as a boy, her journey becoming more perilous as the bombs begin to fall. Making her way across the desolate Afghan countryside, she meets other children who are strays from the war — an infant boy in a bombed-out village, a nine-year-old girl who believes she has magical powers over land mines, and a boy with one leg who is so obnoxious that Parvana can hardly stand him. The children travel together because it is easier than being alone. And, as they forge their own family in the war zone that Afghanistan has become, their resilience, imagination and luck help them to survive. The reissue includes a new cover and map, an updated author’s note and a glossary to provide young readers with background and context. All royalties from the sale of this book will go to Canadian Women for Women in Afghanistan. Parvana’s Fund supports education projects for Afghan women and children. Correlates to the Common Core State Standards in English Language Arts: CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RL.5.2 Determine a theme of a story, drama, or poem from details in the text, including how characters in a story or drama respond to challenges or how the speaker in a poem reflects upon a topic; summarize the text. CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RL.6.3 Describe how a particular story's or drama's plot unfolds in a series of episodes as well as how the characters respond or change as the plot moves toward a resolution. CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RL.6.9 Compare and contrast texts in different forms or genres (e.g., stories and poems; historical novels and fantasy stories) in terms of their approaches to similar themes and topics.

The Breadwinner: A Graphic Novel

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Publisher:Groundwood Books Ltd

ISBN:1773061305

Total Pages:80

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Deborah Ellis’s bestselling novel The Breadwinner, now available as a stunningly illustrated graphic novel. This beautiful graphic-novel adaptation of The Breadwinner animated film tells the story of eleven-year-old Parvana, who must disguise herself as a boy to support her family during the Taliban’s rule in Afghanistan. Parvana lives with her family in one room of a bombed-out apartment building in Kabul, Afghanistan’s capital city. Parvana’s father — a history teacher until his school was bombed and his health destroyed — works from a blanket on the ground in the marketplace, reading letters for people who cannot read or write. One day, he is arrested for having forbidden books, and the family is left without someone who can earn money or even shop for food. As conditions for the family grow desperate, only one solution emerges. Forbidden to earn money as a girl, Parvana must transform herself into a boy, and become the breadwinner. Readers will want to linger over this powerful graphic novel with its striking art and inspiring story. Key Text Features speech bubbles captions historical note Correlates to the Common Core State Standards in English Language Arts: CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RL.4.1 Refer to details and examples in a text when explaining what the text says explicitly and when drawing inferences from the text. CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RL.5.7 Analyze how visual and multimedia elements contribute to the meaning, tone, or beauty of a text (e.g., graphic novel, multimedia presentation of fiction, folktale, myth, poem).

I Am a Taxi

Author:Deborah Ellis

Publisher:Groundwood Books Ltd

ISBN:1554980216

Total Pages:208

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Winner of the Ruth and Sylvia Schwartz Children's Book Award For twelve-year-old Diego and his family, home is a prison in Cochabamba, Bolivia. His parents farmed coca, a traditional Bolivian medicinal plant, until they got caught in the middle of the government's war on drugs and were mistakenly convicted of drug possession. Diego's parents are locked up, but he can come and go: to school, to the market to sell his mother's handknitted goods, and to work as a "taxi," running errands for other prisoners. But then his little sister temporarily runs off while under his watch, earning his mother a heavy fine. The debt and dawning realization of his hopeless situation make him vulnerable to his friend Mando's plan to make big money, fast. Soon, Diego is deep in the jungle, working as a virtual slave in an illegal cocaine operation. As his situation becomes more and more dangerous, he knows he must take a terrible risk if he ever wants to see his family again. Correlates to the Common Core State Standards in English Language Arts: CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RL.5.6 Describe how a narrator's or speaker's point of view influences how events are described. CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RL.6.6 Explain how an author develops the point of view of the narrator or speaker in a text.

WolfWalkers: The Graphic Novel

Author:Tomm Moore & Ross Stewart

Publisher:Little, Brown Books for Young Readers

ISBN:031642949X

Total Pages:272

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An enchanting graphic novel about a feud, a friendship, and two girls forever changed. Based on the beautifully hand-crafted animated adventure, WolfWalkers, this graphic novel features an introduction and exclusive original art from film co-creator Tomm Moore and co-Art Director Maria Pareja. Watch the stunning, Golden Globe-nominated film available on Apple TV+ now. In a time of superstition and magic, a young apprentice hunter, Robyn Goodfellowe, journeys to Ireland with her father whose job it is to wipe out the last wolf pack. Robyn, unable to hunt with her father and sick of being confined, sneaks out to explore the forbidden lands outside the city walls. There, Robyn befriends a free-spirited girl, Mebh, a member of a mysterious tribe of WOLFWALKERS rumored to have the ability to transform into wolves by night. After learning that WOLFWALKERS aren't to be feared, Robyn decides she must protect Mebh and her pack from the hunters. As the girls search for Mebh’s missing mother, Robyn uncovers a secret that draws her further into the enchanted world of the WOLFWALKERS and risks turning her into the very thing her father is tasked to destroy. This graphic novel makes a great gift for readers of all ages and includes a special introduction, written and illustrated by film cocreator, Tomm Moore, and co-Art Director, Maria Pareja. WolfWalkers is created by Cartoon Saloon, the award-winning Irish studio behind some of the industry's most renowned animated films including Song of the Sea and The Secret of Kells. Praise for WolfWalkers: "Lovely to behold." -- The New York Times "A visually dazzling, richly imaginative, emotionally resonant production...." -- The Hollywood Reporter "Kids need movies like this that respect their intelligence, center strong female characters and question policies of blind obedience.... [Moore] brings everything together...leaving audiences with another stunning artwork for the ages" -- Variety "Enchanting...intoxicating." -- The LA TImes "Offers an alternative vision of what popular art for children might be." -- The New Yorker "Likely to captivate viewers young and old." -- WSJ "It's glorious, gorgeous, and more than a little profound." -- Vulture This title will be simultaneously available in hardcover. © 2020 Wolfwalkers

Mud City

Author:Deborah Ellis

Publisher:Groundwood Books Ltd

ISBN:1554980275

Total Pages:176

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The third book in the internationally bestselling series that includes The Breadwinner, Parvana’s Journey and My Name Is Parvana. Parvana’s best friend, Shauzia, has escaped the misery of her life in Kabul, only to end up in a refugee camp in Pakistan. But she still dreams of seeing the ocean and eventually making a new life in France.This is the dream that has sustained her through the terrible years in Kabul. It is the dream for which she has forsaken family and friends. But it is hard to imagine herself in a field of purple lavender when she is living in the Widows’ Compound of a muddy, crowded refugee camp outside Peshawar. Even worse, the compound is run by Mrs. Weera, Shauzia’s bossy phys ed teacher from Kabul, who insists that Shauzia be useful and make the best of a dismal situation. Shauzia finally decides to leave the camp and try her luck on the streets. She is determined to earn money to buy her passage out of the country. Peshawar is dangerous and full of desperately poor and wandering children like herself, but she has Jasper, the dog who followed her down from a shepherds’ camp in the mountains. And she knows how to masquerade as a boy and comb the streets for jobs. She figures she knows how to survive. But life as a street kid is dangerous and terrifying, and even with the advantages of a strong will, brave spirit and good luck, Shauzia soon discovers that the old choices are not so easy any more. This is a powerful and very human story of a feisty, driven girl who tries to take control of her own life. The reissue includes a new cover and map, and an updated author’s note and glossary to provide young readers with background and context. Royalties from the sale of this book will go to Street Kids International.

Rebel Girls Lead

Author:Rebel Girls

Publisher:Simon and Schuster

ISBN:1953424074

Total Pages:64

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Rebel Girls Lead: 25 Tales of Powerful Women celebrates the incredible and inspiring stories of 25 women leaders in politics, business, sports, activism, and more, all written in fairy tale form. It is part of the award-winning Good Night Stories for Rebel Girls series. Reach for new heights with Vice President Kamala Harris. Organize voter registration with Stacey Abrams. Spread messages of kindness with Lady Gaga. And captain a team of Olympic gymnasts with Aly Raisman. This collection of 25 stories includes the most beloved stories of leadership from the first three volumes of the New York Times best-selling series Good Night Stories for Rebel Girls. And also features 11 brand new tales of women’s activism, bravery, and vision. Rebel Girls Lead celebrates the power of women from Michelle Obama to Malala Yousafzai. It is illustrated by female artists from around the world.

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Author:Deborah Ellis

Publisher:Groundwood Books Ltd

ISBN:1773060872

Total Pages:144

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Nine poignant and empowering short stories from the author of The Breadwinner. The seated child. With a single powerful image, Deborah Ellis draws our attention to nine children and the situations they find themselves in, often through no fault of their own. In each story, a child makes a decision and takes action, be that a tiny gesture or a life-altering choice. Jafar is a child laborer in a chair factory and longs to go to school. Sue sits on a swing as she and her brother wait to have a supervised visit with their father at the children’s aid society. Gretchen considers the lives of concentration camp victims during a school tour of Auschwitz. Mike survives seventy-two days of solitary as a young offender. Barry squirms on a food court chair as his parents tell him that they are separating. Macie sits on a too-small time-out chair while her mother receives visitors for tea. Noosala crouches in a fetid, crowded apartment in Uzbekistan, waiting for an unscrupulous refugee smuggler to decide her fate. These children find the courage to face their situations in ways large and small, in this eloquent collection from a master storyteller. Correlates to the Common Core State Standards in English Language Arts: CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RL.6.3 Describe how a particular story's or drama's plot unfolds in a series of episodes as well as how the characters respond or change as the plot moves toward a resolution. CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RL.6.6 Explain how an author develops the point of view of the narrator or speaker in a text. CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RL.6.9 Compare and contrast texts in different forms or genres (e.g., stories and poems; historical novels and fantasy stories) in terms of their approaches to similar themes and topics.

The Irresistible Blueberry Bakeshop & Cafe

Author:Mary Simses

Publisher:Little, Brown

ISBN:0316225843

Total Pages:352

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A high-powered Manhattan attorney finds love, purpose, and the promise of a simpler life in her grandmother's hometown. Ellen Branford is going to fulfill her grandmother's dying wish -- to find the hometown boy she once loved, and give him her last letter. Ellen leaves Manhattan and her Kennedy-esque fiance for Beacon, Maine. What should be a one-day trip is quickly complicated when she almost drowns in the chilly bay and is saved by a local carpenter. The rescue turns Ellen into something of a local celebrity, which may or may not help her unravel the past her grandmother labored to keep hidden. As she learns about her grandmother and herself, it becomes clear that a 24-hour visit to Beacon may never be enough. The Irresistible Blueberry Bakeshop & Café is a warm and delicious debut about the power of a simpler life. "You will devour The Irresistible Blueberry Bakeshop & Café. Mary Simses can write evocative detail that puts you right in the scene, with dialogue that always rings true." -- James Patterson

I Survived the Bombing of Pearl Harbor, 1941 (I Survived #4)

Author:Lauren Tarshis

Publisher:Scholastic Inc.

ISBN:0545388147

Total Pages:112

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70 years later, the bombing of Pearl Harbor comes to life for a new generation of readers!History's most terrifying moments are brought vividly to life in the action-packed fictional I SURVIVED series! Do you have what it takes to survive ... the bombing of Pearl Harbor?Eleven-year-old Danny Crane is alone on his favorite beach in Hawaii when the world is torn apart and World War II officially hits the United States. Does he have what it takes to find his way home in the midst of the bombs, the smoke, and the destruction of the day that will live in infamy?

The Breadwinner Series Bundle

Author:Deborah Ellis

Publisher:Groundwood Books Ltd

ISBN:177306052X

Total Pages:975

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The Breadwinner The first book in Deborah Ellis’s riveting Breadwinner series is an award-winning novel about loyalty, survival, families and friendship under extraordinary circumstances during the Taliban’s rule in Afghanistan. Parvana’s Journey A war is raging in Afghanistan as a coalition of Western forces tries to oust the Taliban by bombing the country. Parvana’s father has died, and her mother, sister and brother have gone to a faraway wedding, not knowing what has happened to the father. Parvana doesn’t know where they are. She just knows she has to find them. Mud City Parvana’s best friend, Shauzia, has escaped the misery of her life in Kabul, only to end up in a refugee camp in Pakistan. But she still dreams of seeing the ocean and eventually making a new life in France. This is the dream that has sustained her through the terrible years in Kabul. It is the dream for which she has forsaken family and friends. My Name Is Parvana In this stunning sequel to The Breadwinner Trilogy, Parvana, now fifteen, is found in a bombed-out school and held as a suspected terrorist by American troops in Afghanistan.

Three Wishes

Author:Deborah Ellis

Publisher:Groundwood Books Ltd

ISBN:1554980453

Total Pages:112

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Deborah Ellis presents the stories of children of the war-torn Middle East, based on interviews with Israeli and Palestinian children. In a rehabilitation center for disabled children, twelve-year-old Nora says she loves the color pink and chewing gum and explains that the wheels of her wheelchair are like her legs. Eleven-year-old Mohammad describes how his house was demolished by soldiers. And we meet twelve-year-old Salam, whose older sister walked into a store in Jerusalem and blew herself up, killing herself and two people, and injuring twenty others. All these children live both ordinary and extraordinary lives. They argue with their siblings. They dream about their wishes for the future. They have also seen their homes destroyed, their families killed, and they live in the midst of constant upheaval and violence. This simple and telling book allows children everywhere to see those caught in the Israeli-Palestinian conflict as children just like themselves, but who are living far more difficult, dangerous lives. Correlates to the Common Core State Standards in English Language Arts: CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RI.5.6 Analyze multiple accounts of the same event or topic, noting important similarities and differences in the point of view they represent. CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RI.6.3 Analyze in detail how a key individual, event, or idea is introduced, illustrated, and elaborated in a text (e.g., through examples or anecdotes). CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RI.6.6 Determine an author's point of view or purpose in a text and explain how it is conveyed in the text.

I Am Malala

Author:Malala Yousafzai

Publisher:Little, Brown

ISBN:0316322415

Total Pages:336

Viewed:551

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A MEMOIR BY THE YOUNGEST RECIPIENT OF THE NOBEL PEACE PRIZE As seen on Netflix with David Letterman "I come from a country that was created at midnight. When I almost died it was just after midday." When the Taliban took control of the Swat Valley in Pakistan, one girl spoke out. Malala Yousafzai refused to be silenced and fought for her right to an education. On Tuesday, October 9, 2012, when she was fifteen, she almost paid the ultimate price. She was shot in the head at point-blank range while riding the bus home from school, and few expected her to survive. Instead, Malala's miraculous recovery has taken her on an extraordinary journey from a remote valley in northern Pakistan to the halls of the United Nations in New York. At sixteen, she became a global symbol of peaceful protest and the youngest nominee ever for the Nobel Peace Prize. I AM MALALA is the remarkable tale of a family uprooted by global terrorism, of the fight for girls' education, of a father who, himself a school owner, championed and encouraged his daughter to write and attend school, and of brave parents who have a fierce love for their daughter in a society that prizes sons. I AM MALALA will make you believe in the power of one person's voice to inspire change in the world.

Eat, and Love Yourself

Author:Sweeney Boo

Publisher:Boom! Studios

ISBN:1641446641

Total Pages:160

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For fans of Seconds and Wet Moon. Mindy is a young woman living with an eating disorder and trapped in a battle for her own self-worth. When she accidentally discovers a magic chocolate bar that will give her a chance to revisit her past, she thinks she has a chance to put her life back on track. But will she be able to find a way back to her present, and just as important, a way to treat herself with love and kindness, at any size? Join writer/artist Sweeney Boo (Marvel Action: Captain Marvel) on a journey of self-discovery, self-acceptance, and just a bit of magic.

Tegami Bachi, Vol. 1

Author:Hiroyuki Asada

Publisher:VIZ Media LLC

ISBN:1421550180

Total Pages:199

Viewed:827

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Amberground is locked in darkness. A man-made star casts only a dim light over the land. The pitch-black wilderness is infested with Gaichuu--colossal insects with metal exoskeletons. The Gaichuu make travel between the cities of Amberground extremely dangerous. But thankfully the Letter Bees, a brave corps of messengers, risk their lives in order to keep the hearts of Amberground connected. Letter and Letter Bee Gauche Suede is on his last delivery before a big promotion. In the outskirts of Yodaka, the darkest area of Amberground, Gauche is surprised to find that the package is a young boy named Lag Seeing. Lag had been traumatized by his mother's abduction and is due to be delivered to his aunt. In this remote area rife with Gaichuu, Lag and Gauche face a dangerous journey that inspires Lag to become a Letter Bee. -- VIZ Media

Les Belles Étrangères

Author:Jane Koustas

Publisher:University of Ottawa Press

ISBN:0776617478

Total Pages:192

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While translation history in Canada is well documented, the history of the translation of Canadian fiction outside the nation remains obscure. Les Belles Étrangères examines the translation of Canadian English-language fiction in France. This book considers the history of this practice, the reasons for the move away from Quebec translators as well as the process and perils involved in this detour. Within a theoretical framework and drawing on primary sources, this study considers the historical, theoretical, and concrete aspects of this practice through the study of the translations of authors such as Robertson Davies, Carol Shields, Margaret Atwood, Michael Ondaatje, Ann-Marie MacDonald, and Alistair MacLeod. The book also includes a comprehensive bibliography of English-language novels, poetry, and plays published and translated in France over the past 240 years.

Judaïsme et éducation : enjeux et défis pédagogiques

Author:Marie Mc Andrew,Sivane Hirsch

Publisher:Presses de l\'Université Laval

ISBN:2763725333

Total Pages:258

Viewed:1938

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La question des rapports entre groupes ethniques définis par différents marqueurs, dont celui de la religion, s'impose aujourd'hui plus que jamais au sein de nos sociétés plurielles. Cet ouvrage original s'intéresse au rôle de l'éducation dans la dynamique des relations entre la communauté juive et leurs concitoyens de toutes origines au Québec, au Canada et dans d'autres pays. En effet, alors que les communautés juives sont souvent bien implantées dans leurs sociétés d'accueil, elles demeurent souvent mal connues de la population et plus particulièrement des groupes majoritaires. Les auteurs se penchent sur trois enjeux susceptibles d'interpeller les intervenants des milieux scolaire et communautaire, mais aussi le grand public intéressé au " vivre ensemble " et à ses défis : - L'enseignement sur les communautés juives à l'école publique - L'éducation sur l'Holocauste et les pratiques novatrices à cet égard - Le vécu des écoles juives et leur impact

J'entre en sixième ! Edition 2017

Author:ODILE AMBLARD,Téhem

Publisher:Bayard Jeunesse

ISBN:2747084809

Total Pages:96

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Un guide complet sur l'entrée en sixième pour passer le cap du collège dans les meilleures conditions et ne pas se sentir perdu quand on arrive du primaire. Véritable mine d'informations et de conseils, on y trouve toutes les réponses sur le programme matière par matière, les lieux stratégiques, les professeurs et le personnel du collège, les grands rendez-vous de l'année, la nouvelle réforme... Mais aussi plein d'idées pour être plein d'énergie, des clés pour réussir, des suggestions de livres, de sites, un méga-quizz de culture générale, un test sur ses habitudes de travail, des infos sur les classes suivantes, des conseils d'anciens sixièmes, etc.

Entre nous

Author:Danièle Sastre

Publisher:Les Impliqués

ISBN:2140110110

Total Pages:354

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Qui est-ce ? L'amour de ma vie ? Je ne peux me résoudre à accepter cette formulation occidentale. SL, c'est lui, c'est moi, et bien d'autres personnages... SL et le chagrin... SL et mon écriture comme réponse au chagrin. Les silences de SL... J'attends beaucoup de ses points de suspension... Il ne connaît pas de bornes à l'intimité et j'ai besoin de son avis. Ce troisième volet d'Entre nous explore la vie à deux, à trois, et à beaucoup plus encore...