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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The Goat

A mountain goat living on the roof of a downtown apartment building? It’s too strange, even for Manhattan…

The Mosaic

A teenaged pacifist and a PTSD-afflicted Marine form an unexpected bond over a secret buried in a decommissioned nuclear missile silo.

The Ranger

In the sequel to The Outlaw, a ranger and a fox form a special and unexpected friendship while navigating an indifferent and dangerous wilderness.

The Zombie Prince

An empowering story about how friendship and imagination can help overcome bullying, illustrated by Governor’s General Award–winner Luc Melanson.

These Are Not the Words

A poignant, gritty story about a girl who sees her parents as flawed human beings for the first time, and finds the courage to make a fresh start.

Town Is by the Sea

In a small mining town, a young boy enjoys a summer day, but his thoughts constantly return to his father, who is digging for coal deep under the sea.

Two at the Top

Tenzing Norgay and Edmund Hillary each tell their story, culminating in their thrilling ascent of Mount Everest.

Two White Rabbits

In this moving and timely story, a young child describes what it is like to be a migrant as she and her father travel north toward the US border.

Viola Desmond Won't Be Budged!

A picture-book biography of Viola Desmond, Canada’s Rosa Parks, who was arrested for refusing to sit in the segregated section of a movie theater.

Violet Shrink

In this powerful story, a young girl navigates social anxiety at family gatherings and works with her father to find a solution.

Violet Shrink - Braille Edition

In this powerful story, a young girl navigates social anxiety at family gatherings and works with her father to find a solution.

Walk with Me

A simple, imaginative story depicting the complex emotional reality of a girl whose father no longer lives at home.