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  • No Time to Say Goodbye

    Children’s Stories of Kuper Island Residential School

    by Sylvia Olsen

    No Time to Say Goodbye is a fictional account of five children sent to aboriginal boarding school, based on the recollections of a number of Tsartlip First Nations people. These unforgettable children are taken by government agents from Tsartlip Day School to live at Kuper Island Residential School. The five are isolated on the small island and life becomes regimented by the strict school routine. ... Read more

    $7.99 CAD

  • White Girl

    by Sylvia Olsen

    I never thought about being white. I didn't have to. I was transparent--no colour at all. I hung out, was a good enough student and no one paid any special attention to me at all. Then I became a white girl.Until she was fourteen, Josie was pretty ordinary. Then her Mom meets Martin, "a real ponytail Indian," and before long, Josie finds herself living on a reserve outside town, with a new ... Read more

    $7.99 CAD

  • Tilly, a Story of Hope and Resilience

    by Monique Gray Smith

    Tilly has always known she’s part Lakota on her dad’s side. She’s grown up with the traditional teachings of her grandma, relishing the life lessons of her beloved mentor. But it isn’t until an angry man shouts something on the street that Tilly realizes her mom is Aboriginal, too—a Cree woman taken from her own parents as a baby. Tilly feels her mother’s pain deeply. She’s always had trouble ... Read more

    $12.99 CAD

  • Prove It, Josh

    by Jenny Watson

    Josh put his finger on the word and tried to sound it out.“D-d-d-d …”By the time he got to the bottom of the page, a headachehad started to pound behind his left ear. He snappedthe book shut and shoved it across the table.“I hate reading.”Eleven-year-old Josh’s summer is getting off to a bad start. It’s the first week of vacation, but instead of being out on the water in his nifty sailing dinghy, ... Read more

    $7.99 CAD

  • All That Glitters

    A Climber's Journey Through Addiction and Depression

    by Margo Talbot

    Margo Talbot's unflinchingly honest account of a childhood characterized by abuse and neglect, her descent into depression, addiction, and criminal activity is both heartbreaking and, ultimately, inspiring. Finding redemption and healing through her passion for the outdoors and, in particular, ice climbing, this memoir is a stirring testament to the power of the human spirit and the healing force ... Read more

    $9.99 CAD

  • A Boy in War

    by Jan de Groot

    The war was changing everything and everyone … When Jan is seven, Nazis attack and take over Holland. At first, not much changes. Soon, though, war starts taking things away: important things like neighbours and friends, trust and respect, even clothing, fuel, and food. Through it all, Jan is still a boy, finding ways to play with friends and paddle his sailing canoe in the canals. But he must ... Read more

    $9.99 CAD

  • Counting on Hope

    by Sylvia Olsen

    Hope and her family travel from England to their new home on an island off the coast of British Columbia in the 1860s. Hope thinks that she has arrived in paradise. She is right … until whiskey traders arrive.Letia and her family are Lamalcha people who winter on Kuper Island and move to Wallace Island in the summer. The problem is that Letia's summer camp is on the island that the Crown has ... Read more

    $8.99 CAD

  • Tenderfoot Trail

    by Olive Spencer Loggins

    In 1926, the B.C. Government had a plan: 160 acres of land in exchange for hard work. For Olive Spencer Loggins, who was six months pregnant and husband Arthur, heading for the Cariboo and leaving the great depression behind in Vancouver was a dream come true. They traded urban soup lines for the thin gruel of their first winter in the north. The greenhorns learned fast. Their Aboriginal ... Read more

    $9.99 CAD

  • Olden Days Locket

    by Penny Chamberlain

    From the moment she first steps off the school bus, 12-year-old Jess is enthralled by Point Ellice House. Although the other students on the tour are just happy to have a day off from school, shy Jess feels she knows what is around every corner and behind every door of the beautifully preserved Victorian home. It's as if she has lived in those rooms before. Her repeated visits and her interest ... Read more

    $7.99 CAD

  • Girl With a Baby

    by Sylvia Olsen

    You are the same girl that came to school last year. They are the same kids. But nothing was the same and I knew it. I had become the girl with a baby. Jane has always been the good Williams. Her brothers might be high school dropouts and late-night rowdy partiers, but never Jane. Jane never drinks, smokes dope or misses a single day of school. She's in the drama club . . . smart and hot . . . one ... Read more

    $7.99 CAD

  • Second Watch

    by Karen Autio

    "Saara, this will be a travelling year for you!"Saara wants so much to go to Finland with her family, to see the grandparents she has never met and the places her mother speaks about with such longing. One misfortune after another nibbles at the savings. Still, bit by bit, the coins keep falling into the coffee-tin bank. Saara's hopes rise higher and higher. But why does her beloved Papa scold and ... Read more

    $7.99 CAD

  • Yetsa's Sweater

    by Sylvia Olsen

    On a fresh spring day, young Yetsa, her mother and her grandmother gather to prepare the sheep fleeces piled in Grandma's yard. As they clean, wash and dry the fleece, laughter and hard work connect the three generations. Through Yetsa's sensual experience of each task, the reader joins this family in an old but vibrant tradition: the creation of Cowichan sweaters. Each sweater is unique, and its ... Read more

    $5.99 CAD