Best Teen & Young Adult Canadian History Books
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1. The Miracle & Tragedy of the Dionne Quintuplets
Author: by Sarah Miller
August 27, 2019
In this riveting, beyond-belief true story from the author of The Borden Murders, meet the five children who captivated the entire world. When the Dionne Quintuplets were born on May 28, 1934, weighing a grand total of just over 13 pounds, no one expected them to live so much as an hour.
Overnight, Yvonne, Annette, Ccile, milie, and Marie Dionne mesmerized the globe, defying medical history with every breath they took. In an effort to protect them from hucksters and showmen, the Ontario government took custody of the five identical babies, sequestering them in a private, custom-built hospital across the road from their family-and then, in a stunning act of hypocrisy, proceeded to exploit them for the next nine years.
The Dionne Quintuplets became a more popular attraction than Niagara Falls, ogled through one-way screens by sightseers as they splashed in their wading pool at the center of a tourist hotspot known as Quintland. Here, Sarah Miller reconstructs their unprecedented upbringing with fresh depth and subtlety, bringing to new light their resilience and the indelible bond of their unique sisterhood.
2. History of the Americas 1880-1981: IB History Course Book: Oxford IB Diploma Program
Author: by Alexis Mamaux
Oxford University Press
Drive critical, engaged, high level learning and skills. Developed with the IB, this Course Book equips learners to analyze and articulate complex historical concepts and contexts, strengthening performance and potential. Enabling advanced understanding, the student-centred approach activelybuilds, refines and perfects higher level skills.
Cover the new syllabus in the right level of depth, with rich, thorough subject content from across the Americas for topics 10-17 for Paper 3- Developed directly the with IB for the new syllabus first examined 2017- Truly engage learners with topical, relevant material that convincingly connects learning with the modern, global world- Streamline your planning, with a clear and thorough structure helping you logically progress through the syllabus- Build the advanced-level skills learners need for Paper 3, with the student-led approach driving active skills development and strengthening exam performance- Integrate Approaches to learning with ATLs like thinking, communication, research and social skills built directly into learning- Help learners think critically about improving performance with extensive examiner insight and samples based on the latest exam format- Build an advanced level, thematic understanding with fully integrated Global Contexts, Key Concepts and TOK – Also available as an Online Course Book
3. Meditation for Beginners: A Practical Guide on How to Meditate and Overcome Stress, Anxiety and Depression
Author: by John Cooper
Meditation has been credited for a myriad of great benefits to the people who practice it. It helps people do everything from overcoming addiction to attaining success and improving health. I say that meditation is even more powerful. You see, all these things are two-dimensional at best.
They combine body and mind only, leaving out the third, even more powerful component of the self-called the soul/spirit. The thing that hardly anyone ever notices is that the chief cause of stress is an imbalance in the self.
This self comprises body, mind, and soul. When you leave one out, you will struggle to be complete. Leave out more than one aspect of the self andwell, it will not be pretty. In this book, I have put together a complete guide to stress-free living by combining meditation with Buddhist teachings for total harmony in every area of your life.
I have also incorporated deep truths about stress within the book. Some of these lessons include:Regardless of what most people claim, stress is an emotion that you can control. The environment and things happening around you do not bring you stress.
4. Indigenous Peoples Atlas of Canada
Author: by The Royal Canadian Geographical Society/Canadian Geographic
The Royal Canadian Geographical Society, in partnership with Canada’s national Indigenous organizations, has created a groundbreaking four-volume atlas that shares the experiences, perspectives, and histories of First Nations, Inuit and Mtis peoples. It’s an ambitious and unprecedented project inspired by the Truth and Reconciliation Commission’s Calls to Action.
Exploring themes of language, demographics, economy, environment and culture, with in-depth coverage of treaties and residential schools, these are stories of Canada’s Indigenous Peoples, told in detailed maps and rich narratives. This extraordinary project offers Canada a step on the path toward understanding.
The volumes contain more than 48 pages of reference maps, content from more than 50 Indigenous writers; hundreds of historical and contemporary photographs and a glossary of Indigenous terms, timelines, map of Indigenous languages, and frequently asked questions. All packaged together in a beautifully designed protective slipcase.
5. Righting Canada's Wrongs: Japanese Canadian Internment in the Second World War
Author: by Pamela Hickman
This book is an illustrated history of the wartime internment of Japanese Canadian residents of British Columbia. At the time when Japan attacked Pearl Harbor, Japanese Canadians numbered well over 20,000. From the first arrivals in the late nineteenth century, they had taken up work in many parts of BC, established communities, and become part of the Canadian society even though theyfaced racism and prejudice in many forms.
With war came wartime hysteria. Japanese Canadian residents of BC were rounded up, their homes and property seized, and forced to move to internment camps with inadequate housing, water, and food. Men and older boys went to road camps while some families ended up on farms where they were essentially slave labour.
Eventually, after years of pressure, the Canadian government admitted that the internment was wrong and apologized for it. This book uses a wide range of historical photographs, documents, and images of museum artefacts to tell the story of the internment.
6. Orange Shirt Day
Author: by Orange Shirt Society
Readers of Orange Shirt Day will embark on a sacred journey to deepen their understanding of Orange Shirt Day, the Orange Shirt Society and residential school reconciliation. This book provides the necessary resources and sparks a passion for both Indigenous and non-Indigenous individuals to make a difference moving forward.
For Phyllis Webstad, as well as other survivors and their families, the orange shirt has become a symbol of healing and of hope for the future. 15% of all proceeds from the sale of this book will be donated to the Orange Shirt Society.
7. Blizzard of Glass: The Halifax Explosion of 1917
Author: by Sally M. Walker
On December 6, 1917, two ships collided in Halifax Harbor in Nova Scotia, Canada. One ship was loaded top to bottom with munitions and the other held relief supplies, both intended for war-torn Europe. The resulting blast flattened two towns, Halifax and Dartmouth, and killed nearly 2,000 people.
As if that wasn’t devastating enough, a blizzard hit the next day, dumping more than a foot of snow on the area and paralyzing much-needed relief efforts. Fascinating, edge-of-your-seat storytelling based on original source material conveys this harrowing account of tragedy and recovery.
This thoroughly-researched and documented book can be worked into multiple aspects of the common core curriculum.
8. Small Town Glory (Lorimer Recordbooks)
Author: by John Danakas
October 29, 2010
Short-listed for the 2011 Information Book Award and commended for the 2011 VOYA Non-Fiction Honour List From 1906 to 1914, the Empress of Ireland, one of the fastest and most elegant liners of the Edwardian era, graced the waters of the Atlantic Ocean. Remembered primarily for sinking in only 14 minutes in the St. Lawrence River and for having a greater loss of passenger life than the Titanic, the Empress’s true legacy is the significant role it played in the building of Canada.
During the ship’s many crossings between Canada and England, it ferried royalty, politicians, scientists, authors, actors, captains of industry, and military servicemen aboard its decks, but most important, it carried more than 115,000 hopeful immigrants who left Europe to build new lives on Canadian soil.
Into the Mist is the story of the Empress of Ireland, of the many people who walked its decks, and how, in the early morning of May 29, 1914, it came to rest on the bottom of the St. Lawrence River.
10. I Came As a Stranger: The Underground Railroad
Author: by Bryan Prince
Honor Book for the Society of School Librarians International’s Best Book Award Social Studies, Grades 7-12Winner of 2005 Children’s Nautilus Book Awards (Non-fiction)Prior to abolition in 1865, as many as 40,000 men, women, and children made the perilous trip north to freedom in Canada with the help of the Underground Railroad.
It was neither underground nor was it a railroad, and was most remarkable for its lack of formal organization, so cloaked in secrecy that few facts were recorded while it ran. The story of the Underground Railroad is one of suffering and of bravery, and is not only one of escape from slavery but of beginnings: of people who carved out a new life for themselves in perilous, difficult circumstances.
In I Came as a Stranger, Bryan Prince, a descendent of slaves, describes the people who made their way to Canada and the life that awaited them. From Uncle Tom’s Cabin in Dresden, Ontario to Harriet Tubman’s Canadian base of operations in St. Catharines, the communities founded by former slaves soon produced businessmen, educators, and writers.
11. Righting Canada's Wrongs: The Chinese Head Tax and Anti-Chinese Immigration Policies in the Twentieth Century
Author: by Arlene Chan
Lorimer (October 20, 2014)
The first Chinese immigrants arrived in Canada in the mid-1800s searching for gold and a better life. They found jobs in forestry, mining, and other resource industries. But life in Canada was difficult and the immigrants had to face racism and cultural barriers.
Thousands were recruited to work building the Canadian Pacific Railway. Once the railway was finished, Canadian governments and many Canadians wanted the Chinese to go away. The government took measures to stop immigration from China to Canada. Starting in 1885, the government imposed a Head Tax with the goal of stopping immigration from China.
In 1923 a ban was imposed that lasted to 1947. Despite this hostility and racism, Chinese-Canadian citizens built lives for themselves and persisted in protesting official discrimination. In June 2006, Prime Minister Harper apologized to Chinese Canadians for the former racist policies of the Canadian government.
Through historical photographs, documents, and first-person narratives from Chinese Canadians who experienced the Head Tax or who were children of Head Tax payers, this book offers a full account of the injustice of this period in Canadian history. It documents how this official racism was confronted and finally acknowledged.
13. Battle Cries in the Wilderness: The Struggle for North America in the Seven Years’ War (Canadians at War, 5)
Author: by Colonel Bernd Horn
Dundurn (July 13, 2011)
The savage struggle to take control of the North American wilderness during the epic Seven Years War (1756-63) between France and England is a gripping tale. As the two European powers battled each other for global economic, political and military supremacy in what some have called the first world war, the brutal conflict took on a unique North American character, particularly in the role Native allies played on both sides.
Formal European tactics and military protocols were out of place in the harsh, unforgiving forests of the New World. Cavalry, mass infantry columns, and volley fire proved less effective in the heavily wooded terrain of North America than it did in Europe.
What mattered in the colonial hinterland of New France and the British American colonies was an ability to navigate, travel, and survive in the uncharted wilderness. Equally important was the capacity to strike at the enemy with surprise, speed, and violence.
After all, the reward for victory was substantial mastery of North America.
14. The Mounties (Discovering Canada)
Author: by A G Smith
Fitzhenry & Whiteside
The scarlet tunic of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police is recognized throughout the world. It’s been worn since 1873 when Prime Minister John A. Macdonald created the original force-the North-West Mounted Police-to round up horse thieves and whiskey smugglers on the Prairies.
The Mounties presents the amazing stories of such larger-than-life figures as James Macleod, an officer who befriended the powerful Blackfoot chief, Crowfoot; James Morrow Walsh, who won the trust of Sitting Bull when he arrived in Canada after the massacre at Little Big Horn; Jerry Potts, the famous Mtis scout and interpreter; and Sam Steele, the superintendent who kept the peace during the Klondike Gold Rush.
Today, the Mounties are a much larger force and operate with sophisticated equipment and modern technology. But at the heart of the RCMP are the brave men and women who risk their lives maintaining law and order across the country.