Righting Canada’s Wrongs Collection

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Righting Canada’s Wrongs: Documenting racism and discrimination in Canada’s past

The Righting Canada’s Wrongs collection features:

✓ 8 highly illustrated and visually engaging books
✓ Key cases of racism and discrimination that resulted in official government apologies
✓ Appropriate for Grades 6 to 10
✓ Full-colour images on every spread  — historic photographs, artifacts, maps and more
✓ Developed with Canadian history and civics curriculums in mind
✓ Free teacher resource guide available for download here (insert link to guide)

Among the Authors 

GLORIA ANN WESLEY holds the distinction of being Nova Scotia’s first published Black poet. She is a trained teacher and has taught at all grade levels. Gloria is the author of two novels, two books of poetry, and several picture books. Chasing Freedom was nominated for the 2011 Anne Connor Brimer Book Award for Atlantic Canadian Children’s Literature. If This is Freedom was chosen for One Book Nova Scotia in 2017. Her latest work is Abigail’s Wish. Gloria resides in Halifax, Nova Scotia

PAMELA HICKMAN is the author of over 35 non-fiction books for children, including winners of the Green Award for Sustainable Literature, International Best Book Award, Society of School Librarians, Canadian Authors Association Lilla Stirling Memorial Award and Parent’s Choice Award. She lives in Canning, Nova Scotia.

MELANIE FLORENCE is a proud Cree and a full-time writer currently based in Toronto. She is the author of the Righting Canada’s Wrongs: Residential Schools, the YA novel The Missing, the Lorimer SideStreets title One Night, and Recordbooks title Jordin Tootoo: The Highs and Lows in the Journey of the First Inuk to Play in the NHL, which was chosen as an Honor Book by The American Indian Library Association. As a freelance journalist, Melanie’s byline has appeared in magazines including Dance International, Writer, Parents Canada, and Urban Male Magazine.

ARLENE CHAN, a third-generation Chinese Canadian, is a retired librarian and author of non-fiction works for children, young adults, and adults on Chinese festivals and the Chinese in Canada. An avid dragon boat racer and gold-medalist on the Canadian National Women’s Dragon Boat Team, she lives, writes, and paddles in Toronto.