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Book cover of BOYS WITHOUT NAMES
BOYS WITHOUT NAMES
By: kashmira sheth | Published: May 2011

Theme: SOCIAL JUSTICE , Child Labour

  • ISBN
    9780061857621
  • Format
    Paperback
  • Category
    Young Adult Fiction
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Book cover of FACTORY GIRL
FACTORY GIRL
By: barbara greenwood | Published: February 2007

Theme: Historical Fiction, Child Labour

  • ISBN
    9781553376491
  • Format
    Paperback Canadian
  • Category
    Social Studies - General
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Book cover of GHOST BOYS
GHOST BOYS
By: shenaaz nanji | Published: September 2017

Theme: Poverty, Child Labour, SOCIAL JUSTICE

  • ISBN
    9781988449135
  • Format
    Paperback Canadian
  • Category
    Young Adult Fiction
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Book cover of LIMIT
LIMIT
By: kristen landon | Published: September 2010

An eighth grade girl was taken today . . . With this first sentence, readers are immediately thrust into a fast-paced thriller that doesn't let up...

An eighth grade girl was taken today . . . With this first sentence, readers are immediately thrust into a fast-paced thriller that doesn't let up for a moment. In a world not too far removed from our own, kids are being taken away to special workhouses if their families exceed the monthly debt limit imposed by the government. Thirteen-year-old Matt briefly wonders if he might be next, but quickly dismisses the thought. After all, his parents are financially responsible, unlike the parents of those other kids. As long as his parents remain within their limit, the government will be satisfied and leave them alone. But all it takes is one fatal visit to the store to push Matt’s family over their limit—and to change his reality forever.

Theme: Child Labour, Dystopian, Thriller

  • ISBN
    9781442402713
  • Format
    Hardcover
  • Category
    Intermediate Fiction
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Book cover of MAKING BOMBS FOR HITLER
MAKING BOMBS FOR HITLER
By: marsha skrypuch | Published: February 2017

The companion book to the award-winning Stolen Child - now in a hardcover edition! Lida thought she was safe. Yes, her neighbors wearing the yellow s...

The companion book to the award-winning Stolen Child - now in a hardcover edition! Lida thought she was safe. Yes, her neighbors wearing the yellow star were all taken away, but Lida and her family are not Jewish. They will be fine, won't they? But Lida cannot escape the horrors of World War II. She loses her parents, and is ripped away from her beloved sister, Larissa. The Nazis take Lida to a brutal work camp, where she and other Ukrainian children are forced into backbreaking labor. Starving and terrified, Lida bonds with her fellow prisoners, but none of them know if they'll live to see tomorrow. When Lida and her friends are assigned to make bombs for the German army, Lida cannot stand the thought of helping the enemy. Then she has an idea. What if she sabotaged the bombs . . . and the Nazis? Can she do so without getting caught? And if she's freed, will she ever find her sister again? This pulse-pounding novel of survival, courage, and hope shows us a lesser-known piece of history - and is sure to keep readers captivated until the last page.

Theme: Child Labour, War/Children and War

  • ISBN
    9780545931915
  • Format
    Hardcover Canadian
  • Category
    Intermediate Fiction
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Book cover of MAKING BOMBS FOR HITLER
MAKING BOMBS FOR HITLER
By: marsha skrypuch | Published: February 2012

In this companion book to the award-winning Stolen Child, a young girl is forced into slave labour in a munitions factory in Nazi Germany. In Stolen ...

In this companion book to the award-winning Stolen Child, a young girl is forced into slave labour in a munitions factory in Nazi Germany. In Stolen Child, Marsha Forchuk Skrypuch introduced readers to Larissa, a victim of Hitler's largely unknown Lebensborn program. In this companion novel, readers will learn the fate of Lida, her sister, who was also kidnapped by the Germans and forced into slave labour - an Ostarbeiter. In addition to her other tasks, Lida's small hands make her the perfect candidate to handle delicate munitions work, so she is sent to a factory that makes bombs. The gruelling work and conditions leave her severely malnourished and emotionally traumatized, but overriding all of this is her concern and determination to find out what happened to her vulnerable younger sister. With rumours of the Allies turning the tide in the war, Lida and her friends conspire to sabotage the bombs to help block the Nazis' war effort. When her work camp is finally liberated, she is able to begin her search to learn the fate of her sister. In this exceptional novel Marsha Forchuk Skrypuch delivers a powerful story of hope and courage in the face of incredible odds.

Theme: War/Children and War, Child Labour

  • ISBN
    9781443107303
  • Format
    Paperback Canadian
  • Category
    Intermediate Fiction
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Book cover of ON OUR WAY TO OYSTER BAY - MOTHER JONES
ON OUR WAY TO OYSTER BAY - MOTHER JONES
By: monica kulling | Published: September 2016

Though eight-year-old Aidan and his friend Gussie want to go to school, like many other children in 1903, they work twelve hours, six days a week, at ...

Though eight-year-old Aidan and his friend Gussie want to go to school, like many other children in 1903, they work twelve hours, six days a week, at a cotton mill in Pennsylvania instead. So when the millworkers decide to go on strike, the two friends join the picket line. Maybe now life will change for them. But when a famous labor reformer named Mother Jones comes to hear of the millworkers' demands, she tells them they need to do more than just strike. ?Troubled by all she had seen, Mother Jones wanted to end child labor. But what could she do? Why, organize a children's march and bring the message right to President Theodore Roosevelt at his summer home in Oyster Bay, of course!? Written by Monica Kulling, with vibrant illustrations by Felicita Sala, this nonfiction picture book uses an entertaining story about fictitious characters to bring a real event in history to vivid life. The actual march raised awareness across North America and contributed to the passage of the first child labor laws. It offers an excellent model for how ordinary people, including children, can make a difference by standing up for what's right. For lesson planning, there's more about Mother Jones, the march and child labor laws at the end of the book. There's also information about child labor today and concrete suggestions for getting involved and helping, making this book perfect for discussions about social justice, activism and citizenship.

Theme: Child Labour

  • ISBN
    9781771383257
  • Format
    Hardcover Canadian
  • Category
    Social Studies - Issues (economic, Political And Social)
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Book cover of ORPHAN RESCUE
ORPHAN RESCUE
By: anne dublin | Published: September 2010

Theme: Child Labour, Historical Fiction

  • ISBN
    9781897187814
  • Format
    Paperback Canadian
  • Category
    Junior Fiction
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Book cover of READ MY LIPS
READ MY LIPS
By: teri brown | Published: June 2008

Popularity is as easy as a good secret. Serena just wants to fly under the radar at her new school. But Serena is deaf, and she can read lips rea...

Popularity is as easy as a good secret. Serena just wants to fly under the radar at her new school. But Serena is deaf, and she can read lips really well-even across the busy cafeteria. So when the popular girls discover her talent, there's no turning back. From skater chick to cookie-cutter prep, Serena's identity has done a 180...almost. She still wants to date Miller, the school rebel, and she's not ready to trade her hoodies for pink tees just yet. But she is rising through the ranks in the school's most exclusive clique. With each new secret she uncovers, Serena feels pressure to find out more. Reading lips has always been her greatest talent, but now Serena just feels like a gigantic snoop...

Theme: Special Needs, Child Labour

  • ISBN
    9781416958680
  • Format
    Paperback
  • Category
    Young Adult Fiction
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Book cover of SWEEP - THE STORY OF A GIRL & HER MONS
SWEEP - THE STORY OF A GIRL & HER MONS
By: jonathan auxier | Published: September 2018

A brand-new novel by one of today's most powerful storytellers, Sweep is a heart-rending adventure about the everlasting gifts of friendship and hope....

A brand-new novel by one of today's most powerful storytellers, Sweep is a heart-rending adventure about the everlasting gifts of friendship and hope. For nearly a century, Victorian London relied on "climbing boys"--orphans owned by chimney sweeps--to clean flues and protect homes from fire. The work was hard, thankless and brutally dangerous. Eleven-year-old Nan Sparrow is quite possibly the best climber who ever lived--and a girl. With her wits and will, she's managed to beat the deadly odds time and time again.      But when Nan gets stuck in a deadly chimney fire, she fears her time has come. Instead, she wakes to find herself in an abandoned attic. And she is not alone. Huddled in the corner is a mysterious creature--a golem--made from ash and coal. This is the creature that saved her from the fire.      Sweep is the story of a girl and her monster. Together, these two outcasts carve out a life together--saving one another in the process.

Theme: Child Labour

  • ISBN
    9780735264359
  • Format
    Hardcover Canadian
  • Category
    Junior Fiction
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Book cover of SWEEP - THE STORY OF A GIRL & HER MONS
SWEEP - THE STORY OF A GIRL & HER MONS
By: jonathan auxier | Published: October 2019

A brand-new novel by one of today's most powerful storytellers, Sweep is a heart-rending adventure about the everlasting gifts of friendship and hope....

A brand-new novel by one of today's most powerful storytellers, Sweep is a heart-rending adventure about the everlasting gifts of friendship and hope. For nearly a century, Victorian London relied on "climbing boys"--orphans owned by chimney sweeps--to clean flues and protect homes from fire. The work was hard, thankless and brutally dangerous. Eleven-year-old Nan Sparrow is quite possibly the best climber who ever lived--and a girl. With her wits and will, she's managed to beat the deadly odds time and time again.      But when Nan gets stuck in a deadly chimney fire, she fears her time has come. Instead, she wakes to find herself in an abandoned attic. And she is not alone. Huddled in the corner is a mysterious creature--a golem--made from ash and coal. This is the creature that saved her from the fire.      Sweep is the story of a girl and her monster. Together, these two outcasts carve out a life together--saving one another in the process.

Theme: Child Labour

  • ISBN
    9780735264373
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    Paperback Canadian
  • Category
    Junior Fiction
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Book cover of TOO YOUNG TO ESCAPE - A VIETNAMESE GIRL
TOO YOUNG TO ESCAPE - A VIETNAMESE GIRL
By: van ho | Published: October 2018

One day they will send for her, but how long must Van Ho wait for her family to find a way to get her out of South Vietnam? During the aftermath of t...

One day they will send for her, but how long must Van Ho wait for her family to find a way to get her out of South Vietnam? During the aftermath of the Vietnam War, Van wakes up one morning to find that her mother, her sisters Loan and Lan, and her brother Tuan are gone. They have escaped the new communist regime that has taken over Ho Chi Minh City for freedom in the West. Four-year-old Van is too young--and her grandmother is too old--for such a dangerous journey by boat, so the two have been left behind. Once settled in North America, her parents will eventually be able to sponsor them, and Van and her grandmother will fly away to safety. But in the meantime, Van is forced to work hard to satisfy her aunt and uncle, who treat her like an unwelcome servant. And at school she must learn that calling attention to herself is a mistake, especially when the bully who has been tormenting her turns out to be the son of a military policeman. Van Ho's true story strikes at the heart and will resonate with so many families affected by war, where so many children are forced to live under or escape from repressive regimes.

Theme: Child Labour, Immigration/Citizenship, Diversity

  • ISBN
    9781772780666
  • Format
    Hardcover Canadian
  • Category
    Biography (individual)
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