Results for: elizabeth macleod

Below is a list of 26 the books by this author.

Book cover of CANADIAN GOVERNMENT
CANADIAN GOVERNMENT
By: elizabeth macleod | Published: April 2013

Who's in charge here, anyway? Canadian Government takes a close-up look at how our country is run at all levels - from federal politics in Ottawa to...

Who's in charge here, anyway? Canadian Government takes a close-up look at how our country is run at all levels - from federal politics in Ottawa to provincial politics and down to the municipal level. Readers meet some famous Canadian politicians and learn the structure and function of different governing bodies, what it means to be a constitutional monarchy, and why it's important for citizens to vote. This Canada Close Up title includes a table of contents, index and helpful glossary of terms. With concise, engaging text and bright, full-colour photographs throughout, Canadian Government shows young readers all the ways they can be involved in government - at any age.

  • ISBN
    9781443119658
  • Binding
    Paperback Canadian
  • Category
    Social Studies - Canadian General
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Book cover of CANADIAN WOMEN NOW & THEN
CANADIAN WOMEN NOW & THEN
By: elizabeth macleod | Published: April 2020

A timely and relevant collection of stories about groundbreaking Canadian women, present and past. Canadian women have long been trailblazers, often...

A timely and relevant collection of stories about groundbreaking Canadian women, present and past. Canadian women have long been trailblazers, often battling incredible odds and discrimination in the process. Here are biographies of more than one hundred of these remarkable women, from the famous to the lesser known. There are activists and architects, engineers and explorers, poets and politicians and so many more. Each category pairs a historical groundbreaker with a present-day woman making her mark in that same field. Together, these women tell the story of Canada. And together, they offer a vision of what’s possible. A unique look at Canadian history sure to inspire all children to blaze trails of their own.

Theme: Diversity

  • ISBN
    9781525300615
  • Binding
    Hardcover Canadian
  • Category
    Biography
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$19.99
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Book cover of COLOSSAL CANADA 100 EPIC FACTS & FEAT
COLOSSAL CANADA 100 EPIC FACTS & FEAT
By: elizabeth macleod | Published: March 2015

100 things to make us stand up and belt out "O Canada!" From Chris Hadfield to the maple leaf, peacekeeping to poutine, and...

100 things to make us stand up and belt out "O Canada!" From Chris Hadfield to the maple leaf, peacekeeping to poutine, and mukluks, tuques, grizzlies, and chinooks, this fast-moving and eye-opening book will give young Canadians plenty to cheer about. Colossal Canada is a wide-ranging round-up of the people, places, animals and events that make us uniquely Canadian. It includes chapters on unforgettable moments in our history, exceptional inventions, monsters and myths, and all of our biggest, best, highest, and most extreme accomplishments. Kids and adults alike will love learning all about their home and native land - and sharing these fascinating facts with family and friends!

  • ISBN
    9781443128209
  • Binding
    Paperback Canadian
  • Category
    Social Studies - General
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Book cover of GET OUT & VOTE
GET OUT & VOTE
By: elizabeth macleod | Published: March 2023

  • ISBN
    9781459828452
  • Binding
    Hardcover Canadian
  • Category
    Social Studies - General
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Book cover of HT BECOME AN ACCIDENTAL ACTIVIST
HT BECOME AN ACCIDENTAL ACTIVIST
By: elizabeth macleod | Published: June 2024

This nonfiction book for middle-grade readers is full of stories about inspiring activists who have accidentally changed the world. The activists...

This nonfiction book for middle-grade readers is full of stories about inspiring activists who have accidentally changed the world. The activists profiled are a variety of ages and come from around the world.

  • ISBN
    9781459841444
  • Binding
    Paperback Canadian
  • Category
    Biography
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Book cover of HT BECOME AN ACCIDENTAL ENTREPRENEUR
HT BECOME AN ACCIDENTAL ENTREPRENEUR
By: elizabeth macleod | Published: September 2022

This nonfiction book for middle-grade readers is full of stories of inspiring entrepreneurs who have accidentally changed the world. The...

This nonfiction book for middle-grade readers is full of stories of inspiring entrepreneurs who have accidentally changed the world. The entrepreneurs are young and old and come from all over the world.

  • ISBN
    9781459828339
  • Binding
    Hardcover Canadian
  • Category
    Social Studies - General
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Book cover of HT BECOME AN ACCIDENTAL GENIUS
HT BECOME AN ACCIDENTAL GENIUS
By: elizabeth macleod | Published: April 2019

Don't be afraid to try! Make connections! Be persistent! Ask questions and never take no for an answer! Learn the secrets and amazing stories of...

Don't be afraid to try! Make connections! Be persistent! Ask questions and never take no for an answer! Learn the secrets and amazing stories of successful inventors! How to Become an Accidental Genius is full of inspiring tales of famous and lesser-known inventors who have changed the world, from George Washington Carver, Mary Anderson (inventor of the windshield wiper) and inventor and actress Hedy Lamarr to Frank Epperson (of Popsicle fame) and Mary Sherman Morgan (The Woman Who Saved the U.S. Space Race). Readers will be amazed at the inventiveness of these geniuses. The book focuses on inventors from North America but includes stories from around the world. Organized into eleven chapters that highlight the qualities inventors have in common, the book also features profiles of inventive kids and teenagers.

  • ISBN
    9781459816763
  • Binding
    Hardcover Canadian
  • Category
    Science - Applied Sci. & Tech. (inventions & Computers)
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$24.95
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Book cover of MEET BUFFY SAINTE-MARIE
MEET BUFFY SAINTE-MARIE
By: elizabeth macleod | Published: May 2023

Meet Buffy Sainte-Marie, music legend, activist and teacher. Buffy Sainte-Marie is not exactly sure where or when she was born, but it was likely...

Meet Buffy Sainte-Marie, music legend, activist and teacher. Buffy Sainte-Marie is not exactly sure where or when she was born, but it was likely the Piapot Reserve in the Qu'Appelle Valley, Saskatchewan. As a baby she was adopted out to a white family in the United States. But nothing would stop Buffy from connecting to her roots and sharing the power and the beauty of her heritage with the world. As a musician, Buffy's songs have inspired three generations of fans, garnering international acclaim and many awards. She's a peace activist, an advocate for Indigenous-focused education, and a tireless supporter of Indigenous rights.

Theme: Indigenous, Music

  • ISBN
    9781443196123
  • Binding
    Hardcover Canadian
  • Category
    Biography
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Book cover of MEET CHRIS HADFIELD
MEET CHRIS HADFIELD
By: elizabeth macleod | Published: July 2018

Meet Colonel Chris Hadfield, the first Canadian to walk in space - and make a music video while in orbit! When Chris Hadfield was a boy, growing up...

Meet Colonel Chris Hadfield, the first Canadian to walk in space - and make a music video while in orbit! When Chris Hadfield was a boy, growing up on a farm in Milton, Ontario, Canada didn't have a space program. But from the moment he saw a man first walk on the moon, young Chris decided he would somehow get to space. And with everything Chris did, from learning to fix farm machinery and joining the Air Cadets to flying fighter planes and becoming a test pilot, he prepared himself to get there. Chris Hadfield has rocketed into space three times, been on two space walks and was the first Canadian to command the International Space Station. And nobody plays a guitar in space or rocks a mustache better! This new picture book biography series features simple text and full-colour, comic-flavoured illustration with speech balloons that help bring the story alive. Historical Pphotos and a timeline support the narrative.

  • ISBN
    9781443163897
  • Binding
    Hardcover Canadian
  • Category
    Biography
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Book cover of MEET CLARA HUGHES
MEET CLARA HUGHES
By: elizabeth macleod | Published: January 2024

Meet Clara Hughes -- athlete, Olympic medalist and mental health advocate. Clara is still the only person in the world to ever win multiple medals at...

Meet Clara Hughes -- athlete, Olympic medalist and mental health advocate. Clara is still the only person in the world to ever win multiple medals at both the Summer Olympics and the Winter Olympics. But perhaps her biggest accomplishment is the work she has done to help others. Growing up in Winnipeg, Clara liked sports. She wasn't a top athlete and was headed down a bad path until the fateful day she watched speed skater Gaétan Boucher compete at the 1988 Winter Games. Clara decided she would do that too. It was to be a life-changing decision, one that set her on a course of training, competing and winning at the Olympic level in not just one but TWO sports. But as the world was cheering her on, Clara didn't feel right inside. She finally realized that winning all the medals in the world wouldn't make her okay -- she had to work as hard on her mental health as she did on her training. Maybe even harder. Young readers will get the inside story of Clara Hughes's inspiring life and how she learned to not only take care of herself, but to inspire others to do the same. The Scholastic Canada Biography series focuses on fascinating people who have shaped Canada's past and present. Written by acclaimed author Elizabeth MacLeod, each book also features comics-inspired illustrations by Mike Deas.

Theme: Female Athletes, Sports - Skating

  • ISBN
    9781443197724
  • Binding
    Hardcover Canadian
  • Category
    Biography
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Book cover of MEET ELSIE MACGILL
MEET ELSIE MACGILL
By: elizabeth macleod | Published: July 2019

Meet Elsie MacGill - the world's first female aeronautical engineer! In this amazing addition to the Scholastic Canada Biography series, young...

Meet Elsie MacGill - the world's first female aeronautical engineer! In this amazing addition to the Scholastic Canada Biography series, young Canadians will learn about the trailblazing Elsie MacGill, whose work on the Canadian-made Hawker Hurricane fighter helped the Allied forces to victory in World War II. Elsie was born in 1905 to a mother who was a feminist pioneer in her own right.  Elsie grew up fully expecting to follow her dreams. And she did. Elsie was first woman to graduate from the University of Toronto's electrical engineering program. Elsie went on to earn a master's in aeronautical engineering -but contracted polio the day before her convocation. She battled back, and a storied engineering career followed, including being in charge of the tooling and manufacture of the famous Hawker Hurricane. Later in her life she was a champion of women's rights and her work shaped many of the protections we now enjoy. Written by award-winning author Elizabeth MacLeod, this portrait of Elsie MacGill is the first ever written for younger readers. The simple text and full-colour, comic-flavoured illustrations by Mike Deas bring this fascinating story to life!  

  • ISBN
    9781443170208
  • Binding
    Hardcover Canadian
  • Category
    Biography
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Book cover of MEET J. ARMAND BOMBARDIER
MEET J. ARMAND BOMBARDIER
By: elizabeth macleod | Published: September 2022

Meet Joseph-Armand Bombardier -- Canadian inventor, innovator and entrepreneur! Born in 1907, Joseph-Armand grew up in Valcourt, a small village in...

Meet Joseph-Armand Bombardier -- Canadian inventor, innovator and entrepreneur! Born in 1907, Joseph-Armand grew up in Valcourt, a small village in Quebec. Like many places in rural and Northern Canada, it was often cut off from the world after winter snows made the roads impassable. When Armand was a kid, he was already inventing his own toys, including his first attempt at a vehicle that could drive through snow. As an adult, the passion to invent a snow machine became a serious ambition after his 2-year-old son died from appendicitis. It was winter and they could not get him to the hospital. Armand persisted even after many failures -- until he did it! His B7 snow machine was used to deliver milk and mail . . . and it saved lives. But Armand didn't stop there! He continued to invent and innovate his whole life, making contributions to the war effort and developing machines like the Muskeg tractor and the famous Ski-doo. His inventions revolutionized the way people live and work.

  • ISBN
    9781443191333
  • Binding
    Hardcover Canadian
  • Category
    Biography
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Book cover of MEET TERRY FOX
MEET TERRY FOX
By: elizabeth macleod | Published: August 2020

Terry Fox's remarkable story, just in time to mark the 40th anniversary of the Marathon of Hope! The award-winning Scholastic Canada Biography...

Terry Fox's remarkable story, just in time to mark the 40th anniversary of the Marathon of Hope! The award-winning Scholastic Canada Biography series highlights the lives of remarkable Canadians, whose achievements and legacies have inspired and changed the lives of those that followed them. In Meet Terry Fox, the legendary story of how Terry Fox came to run the Marathon of Hope is chronicled: -his love of sports as a child and teenager; his devastating bone cancer diagnosis; the hospital stay that inspired him to do something to raise awareness about this disease; the poignant moment he dipped his artificial leg in the waters of St. John's, Newfoundland; and the heartbreaking moment he ended his run. This was also the moment his truly inspiring legacy began. Written by award-winning author Elizabeth MacLeod, this portrait of Terry Fox couples simple yet compelling writing with full-colour, comic-flavoured illustrations by Mike Deas that help bring this unforgettable story to life!

Theme: Special Needs

  • ISBN
    9781443182065
  • Binding
    Hardcover Canadian
  • Category
    Biography
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Book cover of MEET THÉRÈSE CASGRAIN
MEET THÉRÈSE CASGRAIN
By: elizabeth macleod | Published: February 2021

Meet Thérèse Casgrain, who battled for women's equality and social justice, and was the first woman to lead a political party in Canada! From...

Meet Thérèse Casgrain, who battled for women's equality and social justice, and was the first woman to lead a political party in Canada! From 1916 to 1925, women across Canada were starting to win right to vote, province by province . . . but not in Quebec. It took another fifteen years of protest and the leadership of Thérèse Casgrain for women there to begin to win that right. And that was only the start of Thérèse's 50-year career! She decided to change things from inside the government too, becoming the first woman to lead a political party in Canada. And although Thérèse may not have been elected, her decades-long fight for equal rights, health care, and world peace is in itself a victory.

Theme: Politics

  • ISBN
    9781443182560
  • Binding
    Hardcover Canadian
  • Category
    Biography
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Book cover of MEET TOM LONGBOAT - SCHOLASTIC CANADA BI
MEET TOM LONGBOAT - SCHOLASTIC CANADA BI
By: elizabeth macleod | Published: December 2018

Meet Tom Longboat, the Onondaga runner who broke world records . . . on his own terms! On April 19, 1907, a hundred thousand people lined up to...

Meet Tom Longboat, the Onondaga runner who broke world records . . . on his own terms! On April 19, 1907, a hundred thousand people lined up to watch the eighth running of the Boston Marathon. At the start of the race, more than one hundred runners surged forward, and at the end, Tom Longboat won it in a record-breaking 2 hours, 24 minutes and 24 seconds. He became the most famous runner in the world, yet faced scrutiny and criticism of every part of his life, from his revolutionary training techniques to his Indigenous heritage. This picture book will introduce young readers to a brave and fascinating man whose legacy as Canada's foremost distance runner continues to be recognized to this day. This new biography series features accessible text, full-colour illustrations, with historical notes and timelines that provide even more information on Tom Longboat's background and incredible accomplishments.

Theme: Indigenous

  • ISBN
    9781443163910
  • Binding
    Hardcover Canadian
  • Category
    Biography
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Book cover of MEET VIOLA DESMOND
MEET VIOLA DESMOND
By: elizabeth macleod | Published: July 2018

Meet Viola Desmond, community leader and early civil rights trailblazer! On the night of November 8th 1946, Nova Scotia businesswoman Viola Desmond...

Meet Viola Desmond, community leader and early civil rights trailblazer! On the night of November 8th 1946, Nova Scotia businesswoman Viola Desmond stood up for her right to be in the "unofficial" whites-only section of a New Glasgow movie theatre . . . and was arrested for it. Supported by the Nova Scotia Association for the Advancement of Coloured People (NSCAACP) and the black-owned newspaper The Clarion, Viola took her quest for the right to freedom from discrimination to the courts. While she ultimately did not succeed, she was a beacon to other early civil-rights activists. Her sister Wanda worked hard to promote Viola's legacy, which has been finally honoured by Viola's inclusion on the new Canadian $10 bill. This new picture book biography series features simple text and full-colour, comic-flavoured illustration with speech balloons that help bring the story alive. Historical photos and a timeline support the narrative.

  • ISBN
    9781443163873
  • Binding
    Hardcover Canadian
  • Category
    Biography
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Book cover of MEET WILLIE O'REE
MEET WILLIE O'REE
By: elizabeth macleod | Published: December 2019

Meet Willie O'Ree-Hockey Hall of Famer and a trailblazer for diversity on and off the ice! On January 18, 1958, Willie O'Ree made history as the...

Meet Willie O'Ree-Hockey Hall of Famer and a trailblazer for diversity on and off the ice! On January 18, 1958, Willie O'Ree made history as the first black player in the NHL when he suited up with the Boston Bruins against the Montreal Canadiens. O'Ree went on to play a total of 45 games with the Bruins, a remarkable achievement considering what he overcame to get there. In addition to dealing with racism, bigotry and name-calling, Willie lived with a secret disability: he was blind in one eye -- a fact he had to keep to himself, or he'd never play in the NHL. Thanks to his relentless positivity and love of the game, Willie's time with the Bruins was only one of his many achievements in hockey. The Scholastic Canada Biography series aims to introduce young readers to remarkable Canadians whose lives and contributions have shaped our country and led the way for others to follow in their footsteps. Meet Willie O'Ree is no exception. This wonderful book is a celebration of his life from childhood to playing career, to his later work as an ambassador for NHL diversity, and to his eventual induction into the Hockey Hall of Fame in 2018. Written by award-winning author Elizabeth MacLeod, this portrait of Willie O'Ree couples simple yet compelling writing with full-colour, comic-flavoured illustrations by Mike Deas that help bring this fascinating story to life!

Theme: Diversity, Sports - Hockey

  • ISBN
    9781443175616
  • Binding
    Hardcover Canadian
  • Category
    Biography
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Book cover of VOICI BUFFY SAINTE-MARIE
VOICI BUFFY SAINTE-MARIE
By: elizabeth macleod | Published: May 2023

See below for English description. Légende de la musique, militante et enseignante! Buffy Sainte-Marie ne sait pas exactement où et...

See below for English description. Légende de la musique, militante et enseignante! Buffy Sainte-Marie ne sait pas exactement où et quand elle est née, mais il est probable qu'elle ait vu le jour à la réserve de Piapot, dans la vallée de la Qu'Appelle, en Saskatchewan. Lorsqu'elle était bébé, elle a été adoptée par une famille blanche aux États-Unis. Mais rien n'aurait pu empêcher Buffy de renouer avec ses racines et de partager avec le monde entier la puissance et la beauté de son héritage. En tant que musicienne, les chansons de Buffy ont inspiré trois générations d'admirateurs, et lui ont valu une reconnaissance internationale et de nombreux prix. Elle milite pour la paix, soutient l'éducation des Autochtones et défend sans relâche leurs droits. Depuis plus de 60 ans, la musique et le message de Buffy demeurent aussi édifiants et importants. Aujourd'hui, le moment est venu de faire découvrir aux jeunes lecteurs cette fascinante pionnière grâce à ce livre captivant. Meet Buffy Sainte-Marie, music legend, activist and teacher! Buffy Sainte-Marie is not exactly sure where or when she was born, but it was likely the Piapot Reserve in the Qu'Appelle Valley, Saskatchewan. As a baby she was adopted out to a white family in the United States. But nothing would stop Buffy from connecting to her roots and sharing the power and the beauty of her heritage with the world. Original title: Scholastic Canada Biography: Meet Buffy Sainte-Marie

Theme: Indigenous, Music

  • ISBN
    9781443196086
  • Binding
    Hardcover French
  • Category
    French Biography K - 12
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Book cover of VOICI CHRIS HADFIELD
VOICI CHRIS HADFIELD
By: elizabeth macleod | Published: August 2018

See below for English description. Faites la connaissance du colonel Chris Hadfield, le premier Canadien à effectuer une sortie dans...

See below for English description. Faites la connaissance du colonel Chris Hadfield, le premier Canadien à effectuer une sortie dans l'espace. et le premier à enregistrer un vidéoclip en orbite! Lorsque Chris Hadfield était un jeune garçon, vivant sur une ferme à Milton, en Ontario, le Canada n'avait pas de programme spatial. Cependant, le jour où il vit le premier homme marcher sur la Lune, le jeune Chris décide qu'il se rendra, lui aussi, dans l'espace. À partir de ce jour, tout ce qu'il entreprend, que ce soit apprendre à réparer la machinerie agricole, rejoindre les cadets de l'air pour piloter des avions de chasse et devenir un pilote d'essai, le prépare à atteindre cet objectif. Chris Hadfield a été propulsé à trois reprises dans l'espace, il a également fait deux sorties dans l'espace, en plus d'être le premier Canadien à prendre les commandes de la Station spatiale internationale. Et lorsqu'il est question de jouer de la guitare dans l'espace ou de porter une moustache avec panache, il n'y en a pas deux comme lui!   Meet Colonel Chris Hadfield, the first canadian to walk in space! When Chris Hadfield was a boy, growing up on a farm in Milton, Ontario, Canada didn't have a space program. But from the moment he saw a man first walk on the moon, young Chris decided he would somehow get to space. And with everything Chris did, from learning to fix farm machinery and joining the Air Cadets to flying fighter planes and becoming a test pilot, he prepared himself to get there. Chris Hadfield has rocketed into space three times, been on two space walks and was the first Canadian to command the International Space Station. And nobody plays a guitar in space or rocks a mustache better! Original title: Scholastic Canada Biography: Meet Chris Hadfield

  • ISBN
    9781443163903
  • Binding
    Hardcover French
  • Category
    French Biography K - 12
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Book cover of VOICI DAVID SUZUKI
VOICI DAVID SUZUKI
By: elizabeth macleod | Published: August 2021

David Suzuki, un universitaire canadien, vulgarisateur scientifique et environnementaliste, est en train de changer le monde. Lorsqu'il était jeune,...

David Suzuki, un universitaire canadien, vulgarisateur scientifique et environnementaliste, est en train de changer le monde. Lorsqu'il était jeune, David était passionné par la nature et par l'environnement. Plus âgé, grâce à des études en sciences et en zoologie, il a créé sa propre émission de télévision pour diffuser le résultat de ses recherches scientifiques et ses inquiétudes sur l'environnement. Mais son émission de télévision n'était que le début du travail titanesque dans lequel il s'est engagé pour la planète... Cet album d'actualité, écrit par l'auteure récompensée Elizabeth MacLeod, fera découvrir l'histoire inspirante de cet environnementaliste et scientifique primé aux jeunes lecteurs.

  • ISBN
    9781443182621
  • Binding
    Hardcover French
  • Category
    French Biography K - 12
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Book cover of VOICI J ARMAND BOMBARDIER
VOICI J ARMAND BOMBARDIER
By: elizabeth macleod | Published: September 2022

See below for English description. Cette série de biographies en format album illustré présente des textes simples et des...

See below for English description. Cette série de biographies en format album illustré présente des textes simples et des illustrations à saveur de BD. Une chronologie détaillée et des photos historiques viennent compléter l'histoire à la fin des livres. Voici Joseph-Armand Bombardier: un inventeur, innovateur et entrepreneur canadien! Joseph-Armand Bombardier est né et a grandi dans un petit village du Québec, et comme beaucoup d'endroits dans les régions rurales et nordiques du Canada, son village était souvent coupé du monde lorsque les neiges hivernales rendaient les routes impraticables. Son rêve d'inventer une machine qui pourrait circuler dans la neige s'est transformé en une ambition sérieuse et, après de nombreux échecs, il a finalement réussi. Mais Armand ne s'est pas arrêté là... Découvrez la série primée Biographie en images qui met en lumière la vie de Canadiens et Canadiennes remarquables dont les réalisations ont inspiré et changé la vie de ceux qui sont venus après eux. This biography series features simple text and full-colour, comic-flavoured illustrations with speech balloons that help bring the story to life. Historical photos and a timeline support the narrative. Meet Joseph-Armand Bombardier -- Canadian inventor, innovator, and entrepreneur! Bombardier grew up in a small village in Quebec, and like many places in rural and Northern Canada, it was often cut off from the world after winter snows made the roads impassable. The passion to invent a snow machine became a serious ambition, and after many failures, he finally did it. But Armand didn't stop there! Discover the award-winning Biographie en images series that highlights the lives of remarkable Canadians whose achievements have inspired and changed the lives of those who followed.

  • ISBN
    9781443190626
  • Binding
    Hardcover French
  • Category
    French Biography K - 12
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VOICI MARY ANN SHADD
By: elizabeth macleod | Published: March 2022

See below for English description. Voici Mary Ann Shadd! Née dans un état esclavagiste de parents militants, Mary Ann était la...

See below for English description. Voici Mary Ann Shadd! Née dans un état esclavagiste de parents militants, Mary Ann était la plus âgée de treize enfants. Marchant dans les traces de ses parents, elle a décidé de militer pour la communauté noire et de s'installer au Canada. Des années plus tard, elle est devenue la première femme noire à publier un journal en Amérique du Nord. Et ce n'était que le début... car Mary Ann a dédié sa vie à faire changer les choses. Découvrez l'incroyable histoire de Mary Ann, éducatrice, éditrice et abolitionniste. Son parcours a marqué l'histoire et son héritage vit encore aujourd'hui. Meet Mary Ann Shadd! Born in a slave state to activist parents, Mary Ann was the eldest of thirteen children. Following in her parents' footsteps, she decided to pursue community activism as well and settled in Canada. Years later, Shadd became the first Black female newspaper printer in North America. But that was just the beginning for this inspirational woman who was dedicated to making a change. Follow the remarkable story of Mary Ann, an educator, publisher, and abolitionist whose amazing legacy lives on today. Original title: Scholastic Canada Biography: Meet Mary Ann Shadd

Theme: Biography

  • ISBN
    9781443190602
  • Binding
    Hardcover French
  • Category
    French Biography K - 12
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VOICI THÉRÈSE CASGRAINE
By: elizabeth macleod | Published: January 2021

Thérèse Casgrain était une réformatrice, militante féministe et politicienne de Montréal. Mieux connue pour avoir mené la campagne en faveur...

Thérèse Casgrain était une réformatrice, militante féministe et politicienne de Montréal. Mieux connue pour avoir mené la campagne en faveur du droit de vote des femmes au Québec, elle a été la première femme à être élue chef d'un parti politique au Canada. Elle a mené une longue carrière en politique et a lutté vigoureusement contre les injustices sociales, économiques et politiques qui touchaient les femmes et les hommes à cette époque. Ce livre inspirant et informatif rend hommage à la vie de Thérèse Casgrain et à son influence dans l'histoire du Canada.

  • ISBN
    9781443182584
  • Binding
    Hardcover French
  • Category
    French Biography K - 12
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VOICI TOM LONGBOAT
By: elizabeth macleod | Published: January 2019

See below for English description. Voici Tom Longboat, originaire des Six Nations en Ontario, un coureur onondaga renommé dans le monde...

See below for English description. Voici Tom Longboat, originaire des Six Nations en Ontario, un coureur onondaga renommé dans le monde entier qui a battu les records et brisé les stéréotypes. En avril 1907, par une journée glaciale et venteuse, Tom Longboat remporte le célèbre marathon de Boston, battant à plate couture une foule de coureurs hors pair. Par la suite, il a pulvérisé record après record et s'est fait des légions d'admirateurs au Canada et dans le monde entier. Mais Tom était bien plus qu'un athlète inspirant : il s'est engagé durant la Première Guerre mondiale et a combattu vaillamment. Tom était aussi un père de famille et un citoyen dévoué. Il n'a pas gagné toutes ses courses, mais il a toujours marché la tête haute. Durant sa carrière, Tom a toujours pris ses propres décisions. et il a connu le succès par ses propres moyens.   Tom Longboat, the Onondaga runner originally from Six Nations near Brantford, Ontario, who broke records. and did it on his own terms. On April 19, 1907, a hundred thousand people lined up to watch the eighth running of the Boston Marathon. At the start of the race, more than one hundred runners surged forward, and at the end, Tom Longboat won it in an record-breaking 2 hours, 24 minutes and 24 seconds. He became the most famous runner in the world, yet faced scrutiny and criticism of every part of his life, from his revolutionary training techniques to his Indigenous heritage. After the peak of his running career, Tom volunteered for military service in World War I. He survived, and faced further challenges upon his return. But Tom Longboat continued to live his life on his own terms, and his legacy as Canada's foremost distance runner continues to be recognized to this day. Original title: Scholastic Canada Biography: Meet Tom Longboat

Theme: Indigenous

  • ISBN
    9781443163927
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    Hardcover French
  • Category
    French Biography K - 12
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VOICI VIOLA DESMOND
By: elizabeth macleod | Published: August 2018

See below for English description. Faites la rencontre de Viola Desmond, entrepreneure et véritable pionnière en matière...

See below for English description. Faites la rencontre de Viola Desmond, entrepreneure et véritable pionnière en matière d'égalité raciale au Canada. Par un jour pluvieux de novembre 1946, Viola, de passage à Glasgow en Nouvelle-Écosse, décide d'aller au cinéma. Elle s'installe dans la section officieusement réservée aux Blancs, mais l'ouvreuse lui demande de changer de place. Viola refuse, car elle sait que c'est à cause de la couleur de sa peau. La police l'emmène de force. Viola est emprisonnée, jugée et déclarée coupable. Cela ne l'empêche pas, avec l'aide de ses partisans, de continuer à se battre pour la justice sociale. Bien qu'elle ait ultimement perdu sa cause devant la Cour suprême, elle fut une pionnière pour les premiers militants des droits civils. Grâce au travail acharné de sa sour Wanda qui s'est battue pour que son héritage soit reconnu à sa juste valeur, le portrait de Viola figurera sur les nouveaux billets de 10$ canadiens.   Meet Viola Desmond, community leader and early civil rights trailblazer! On the night of November 8th 1946, Nova Scotia businesswoman Viola Desmond stood up for her right to be in the "unofficial" whites-only section of a New Glasgow movie theatre. and was arrested for it. Supported by the Nova Scotia Association for the Advancement of Coloured People (NSCAACP) and the black-owned newspaper The Clarion, Viola took her quest for the right to freedom from discrimination to the courts. While she ultimately did not succeed, she was a beacon to other early civil-rights activists. Her sister Wanda worked hard to promote Viola's legacy, which has been finally honoured by Viola's inclusion on the new Canadian $10 bill. Original title: Scholastic Canada Biography: Meet Viola Desmond

  • ISBN
    9781443163880
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    Hardcover French
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    French Biography K - 12
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