Stories of Resilience

Stories of Resilience

The books in this collection will introduce young readers to characters who overcome immense struggles, conquer their fears and strengthen their resolve.

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Morris Micklewhite and the Tangerine Dress

Morris is a little boy who loves using his imagination. But most of all, Morris loves his classroom’s dress-up center and its tangerine dress.

My Name Is Seepeetza

An honest, inside look at life in an Indian residential school in the 1950s, and how one indomitable young spirit survived it.

My Name Is Seepeetza

An honest look at life in an Indian residential school in the 1950s, and how one indomitable young spirit survived it — 30th anniversary edition.

On the Other Side of the Garden

A loving, empowering story about a girl who finds a way to cope with change.

One More Mountain

It’s 2021, and the Taliban have retaken power in Afghanistan. Parvana and Shauzia, the brave protagonists of The Breadwinner, must now flee to escape new dangers from an old enemy.

Ophelia

Two teenaged outsiders establish an uneasy truce in this visually arresting, one-of-a-kind collage-style novel.

Pebbles to the Sea

Two children feel adrift between the separate worlds of their parents, until their close-knit coastal community helps to anchor them.

Shi-shi-etko

A gently moving and poetic account of a child who finds solace all around her even though she is on the verge of great loss.

Shin-chi's Canoe

Shi-shi-etko is about to return to residential school, but this time she is not alone — her six-year-old brother, Shin-chi, is going, too.

Step

Does turning eleven mean that you can have new thoughts, try new things? Or will you be the same person you were when you were ten?

Sunny Days Inside

Linked short stories follow the interconnected lives of children living in one apartment building as they shelter in place during the pandemic.

The Breadwinner

"All girls [should read] The Breadwinner by Deborah Ellis." — Malala Yousafzai, New York Times