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Title: AMAZING WOMEN CARDS (Other Non-book)

Author: PARRA, MARA

Publisher: PENGUIN RANDOM HOUSE CANADA

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The ultimate feminist oracle deck, this diverse and global collection of rule-breaking women share inspiration in four areas: life, work, love and learning.

Take courage, empowerment and advice from 45 rebel muses with this inspirational deck.

Meet 45 rebel women, artists, thinkers, politicians, writers and musicians from across the globe. Their weapons: power, art, science, literature and music. Most of them were stigmatized or misunderstood, but in the end - who wants to be normal? These women broke the mould and blazed a trail, and now you can too. These stylishly illustrated cards allow you to channel Frida Kahlo, Marilyn Monroe, Nina Simone and other muses from around the world - they will give you their messages on 4 different areas: life, work, love and learning.
  • Marie Curie life advice? It is time to see what happens when you stop listening to others.
  • Nina Simone's tip on work: If it doesn't open, it wasn't your door.
  • Love according to Lady Di? Beware: the prince of your dreams can steal them.
  • Frida Kahlo on learning: Don't stumble twice over the same stone.

The accompanying booklet contains mini biographies of each woman, along with an important quote. There are also 3 different suggested card layouts to gain insight and inspiration.
Meet amazing women from across the globe in this ultimate collection of feminist inspiration.

 

AMERICAN ECLIPSE: A NATION'S EPIC RACE TO CATCH THE SHADOW OF THE MOON AND WIN THE GLORY OF THE WORLD

Title: AMERICAN ECLIPSE: A NATION'S EPIC RACE TO CATCH THE SHADOW OF THE MOON AND WIN THE GLORY OF THE WORLD

Science / Astronomy

Author: BARON, DAVID

Publisher: PENGUIN RANDOM HOUSE CANADA

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Winner of the 2018 AIP Science Communication Award in Science Writing (Books)

 

ASTROLIT : A BIBLIOPHILE'S GUIDE TO THE STARS

Title: ASTROLIT : A BIBLIOPHILE'S GUIDE TO THE STARS (Hardcover Book)

Body, Mind & Spirit / Astrology / Horoscopes

Author: TEMPLEMAN, MCCORMICK

Publisher: PENGUIN RANDOM HOUSE CANADA

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A unique, illustrated introduction to astrology that explores the zodiac through a literary lens, drawing lessons from celebrated authors including Jane Austen, Charlotte Brontë, W.E.B. Du Bois, Nella Larsen, Oscar Wilde, and dozens more.

AstroLit is a cosmic voyage through the lives and works of literary giants from the eighteenth, nineteenth, and early twentieth centuries. Renowned literary history scholars McCormick Templeman and Rachel Feder bring the twelve signs of the zodiac to glimmering life by analyzing the astrological influence of over fifty illustrious writers' sun signs on the shape and depth of their work.

Each of the twelve sections focuses on a particular zodiac sign, featuring profiles of three celebrated authors, analyzing their works and lives through the prism of their astrological sign. You'll uncover connections between writers' signs and their realms of creative influence, including the Capricornian ambition of Edgar Allan Poe and Zora Neale Hurston, the Sagittarian influence on William Blake's The Marriage of Heaven and Hell, and the Taurean gothiness evident in Mary Wollstonecraft's work. Each chapter also includes writing advice and reading recommendations for readers, no matter your sign.

A delight for both astrology and book lovers, AstroLit is a gratifying exploration of classic literature and a playful way for readers and astrology lovers to learn something new about their favorite authors.

 

BE A REVOLUTION

Title: BE A REVOLUTION (Hardcover Book)

Social Science / Anthropology / Cultural

Author: OLUO , IJEOMA

Publisher: HARPER COLLINS CANADA LTD

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NATIONAL BESTSELLER

From the #1 New York Times-bestselling author of So You Want to Talk About Race and Mediocre, an eye-opening and galvanizing look at the current state of anti-racist activism across America.

In the #1 New York Times bestseller So You Want To Talk About Race, Ijeoma Oluo offered a vital guide for how to talk about important issues of race and racism in society. In Mediocre: The Dangerous Legacy of White Male America, she discussed the ways in which white male supremacy has had an impact on our systems, our culture, and our lives throughout American history. But now that we better understand these systems of oppression, the question is this: What can we do about them?

With Be A Revolution: How Everyday People are Fighting Oppression and Changing the World - and How You Can, Too, Oluo aims to show how people across America are working to create real positive change in our structures. Looking at many of our most powerful systems - like education, media, labor, health, housing, policing, and more - she highlights what people are doing to create change for intersectional racial equity. She also illustrates various ways in which the reader can find entryways into change in these same areas, or can bring some of this important work being done elsewhere to where they live.

This book aims to not only be educational, but to inspire action and change. Oluo wishes to take our conversations on race and racism out of a place of pure pain and trauma, and into a place of loving action. Be A Revolution is both an urgent chronicle of this important moment in history, as well as an inspiring and restorative call for action.

 

BECOMING A WHITE ANTIRACIST : A PRACTICAL GUIDE FOR EDUCATORS, LEADERS, AND ACTIVISTS

Title: BECOMING A WHITE ANTIRACIST : A PRACTICAL GUIDE FOR EDUCATORS, LEADERS, AND ACTIVISTS (Paperback Book)

Education / General

Author: BROOKFIELD, STEPHEN

Publisher: STYLUS PUBLISHING

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As this book was being written, the United States exploded in outrage against the murder by police of people of color across the country. Corporations, branches of state and local government, and educational institutions all pledged to work for racial justice and theBlack Lives Mattersmovement moved into the mainstream as people from multiple racial and class identities pledged their support to its message. Diversity initiatives abounded, mission statements everywhere were changed to incorporate references to racial justice, and the rampant anti-blackness endemic to US culture was brought strikingly to the surface. Everywhere, it seemed, white people were looking to learn about race. "What do we do?" "How can we help?" These were the cries the authors heard most frequently from those whites whose consciousness of racism was being raised.

This book is their answer to those cries. It's grounded in the idea that white people need to start with themselves, with understanding that they have a white racial identity. Once you've learned about what it means to be white in a white supremacist world, the answer of "what can I do" becomes clear. Sometimes you work in multiracial alliances, but more often you work with white colleagues and friends. In this book the authors explore what it means for whites to move from becoming aware of the extent of their unwitting collusion in racism, towards developing a committed antiracist white identity. They create a road map, or series of paths, that people can consider traveling as they work to develop a positive white identity centered around enacting antiracism.

The book will be useful to anyone trying to create conversations around race, teach about white supremacy, arrange staff and development workshops on racism, and help colleagues explore how to create an antiracist culture or environment. This work happens in schools, colleges and universities, and we suspect many readers will be located in K-12 and higher education. But helping people develop an antiracist identity is a project that occurs in corporations, congregations, community groups, health care, state and local government, arts organizations, and the military as well. Essentially, if you have an interest in helping the whites you interact with become antiracist, then this book is written very specifically for you.

Watch ourBWAR YouTube playlist, where authors Stephen Brookfield and Mary Hess chat about some common themes from the book.

 

BEYOND THE GENDER BINARY

Title: BEYOND THE GENDER BINARY (Paperback Book)

Author: VAID-MENON, ALOK

Publisher: PENGUIN RANDOM HOUSE CANADA

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Beyond the Gender Binary, Alok Vaid-Menon challenges the world to see gender not in black and white, but in full color. Taking from their own experiences as a gender-nonconforming artist, they show us that gender is a malleable and creative form of expression. The only limit is your imagination.

 

BLACK ICONS IN HERSTORY : 50 LEGENDARY WOMEN

Title: BLACK ICONS IN HERSTORY : 50 LEGENDARY WOMEN (Hardcover Book)

Author: AHANONU, MONICA

Publisher: LOGIN CANADA

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Black Icons in Herstory features colorfully illustrated portraits and inspiring biographies of 50 of the most admired women in the fields of music, film, literature, politics, human rights, and more. This second book in our Icons series focuses exclusively on extraordinary Black women and celebrates their remarkable achievements. From Rosa Parks to Angela Davis from Nina Simone to Janet Jackson; from Michelle Obama to Amanda Gorman; this curated list of role models is significant and inspiring. Each striking portrait illustrated by Monica Ahanonu is accompanied by an original, illuminating biography by Darian Symoné Harvin. Together the art and text featured in this book highlight each legendary woman's contributions to our culture and her lasting influence on herstory.

 

BLACK WRITERS MATTER

Title: BLACK WRITERS MATTER (Paperback Book)

Literary Collections / General

Author: FRENCH, WHITNEY

Publisher: UNIV OF TORONTO PRESS

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An anthology of African-Canadian writing, Black Writers Matter offers a cross-section of established writers and newcomers to the literary world who tackle contemporary and pressing issues with beautiful, sometimes raw, prose. As editor Whitney French says in her introduction, Black Writers Matter “injects new meaning into the word diversity [and] harbours a sacredness and an everydayness that offers Black people dignity. " An “invitation to read, share, and tell stories of Black narratives that are close to the bone," this collection feels particular to the Black Canadian experience.

 

BODY KEEPS THE SCORE

Title: BODY KEEPS THE SCORE (Paperback Book)

Psychology / Psychopathology / Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)

Author: VAN DER KOLK, BESSEL

Publisher: PENGUIN RANDOM HOUSE CANADA

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“Essential reading for anyone interested in understanding and treating traumatic stress and the scope of its impact on society." —Alexander McFarlane, Director of the Centre for Traumatic Stress Studies

A pioneering researcher transforms our understanding of trauma and offers a bold new paradigm for healing in this New York Times bestseller

Trauma is a fact of life. Veterans and their families deal with the painful aftermath of combat; one in five Americans has been molested; one in four grew up with alcoholics; one in three couples have engaged in physical violence. Dr. Bessel van der Kolk, one of the world's foremost experts on trauma, has spent over three decades working with survivors. In The Body Keeps the Score, he uses recent scientific advances to show how trauma literally reshapes both body and brain, compromising sufferers' capacities for pleasure, engagement, self-control, and trust. He explores innovative treatments— from neurofeedback and meditation to sports, drama, and yoga—that offer new paths to recovery by activating the brain's natural neuroplasticity. Based on Dr. van der Kolk's own research and that of other leading specialists, The Body Keeps the Score exposes the tremendous power of our relationships both to hurt and to heal—and offers new hope for reclaiming lives.

 

DID I EVER TELL YOU

Title: DID I EVER TELL YOU (Hardcover Book)

Biography & Autobiography / Personal Memoirs

Author: KINGSTON , GENEVIEVE

Publisher: SIMON & SCHUSTER CANADA

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THE MOST EXTRAORDINARY, LIFE-AFFIRMING MEMOIR YOU WILL EVER READ ABOUT THE POWER OF LOVE.

Did I Ever Tell You? reads like a novel but is an unforgettable true story.

Genevieve (Gwen) Kingston was just eleven years old when her mother passed away, leaving behind a chest filled with gifts and letters to celebrate the milestones of Gwen's life and each of her birthdays until age thirty.

When Did I Ever Tell You? opens, just three packages remain: engagement, marriage, and first baby. Tracing Gwen's coming-of-age, the book reveals a treasure hunt, with each gift and letter unveiling more about her mother, her family, and - ultimately - herself.

Like Crying in H Mart by Michelle Zauner and The Last Lecture by Randy Pausch, Did I Ever Tell You? is a riveting book filled with unexpected twists and powerful life lessons. Through her mother's fierce and courageous love, Gwen was granted the tools not only to move through grief but to cherish life.

For as her mother says in one of her letters: "love is stronger than death."

 


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