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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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.

Weekend Dad

A little boy spends the weekend at his dad’s new apartment in this picture book about how things change when parents separate — and the important things that stay the same.

Wounded Falcons

A moving tribute to the power of friendship and the heart-opening effect that taking care of a wounded creature has on a wounded boy.