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Quality Education Goal #4
Taking Action to Achieve Equality by
Call Number: 305 SJO
Publication Date: 2019-09-30
"This . . . book examines ways to reduce the global inequality of people-one of the United Nation's sustainable development goals. From tackling gender inequality to fighting for the right to a good education, readers will gain an understanding of how all the UN goals work together, and learn concrete strategies to inspire change. Profiles of youth-led movements and other collaborative efforts to fight inequality will empower readers to get involved to achieve equality for all global citizens"--Provided by publisher.
Off to Class by
Call Number: 371 HUG
Publication Date: 2011-09-11
Introduces readers to children from around the world who attend unique schools in strange locations, such as caves, boats, or train platforms, and describes what it is like to attend those schools.
Razia's Ray of Hope by
Call Number: 371.822 SUN
Publication Date: 2013-09-01
Razia, a girl in Afghanistan, wants to attend Razia Jan's girls' school the Zabuli Education Center for Girls, but first she must get her father and brother's permission.
Shannen and the Dream for a School by
Call Number: 971.004 WIL
Publication Date: 2011-10-01
Presents the true story of Shannen Koostachin and the people of Attawapiskat First Nation, a Cree community in Northern Ontario, who have been fighting for a new school since 1979 when a fuel spill contaminated their original school building.
For the Right to Learn by
Call Number: 371.822 LAN
Publication Date: 2015-08-01
"Tells Malala Yousafzai's harrowing story of standing up for girls' education against the Taliban, being shot in the head, and surviving to continue the fight"--Provided by publisher.
Gender Equality Goal #5
The International Day of the Girl by
Call Number: 305.2 HUM
Publication Date: 2020-09-01
Presents an illustrated look at some of the challenges for girls from around the world including gender-based violence, illiteracy, lack of access to technology, and more.
As a Boy by
Call Number: 305.23 0811 ASA
Publication Date: 2016-09-06
"Boys around the world are treated differently than girls just because of their gender. They are given an education and choices that girls are not, and their needs and success are often put above those of the girls and women in their families and communities. But boys are also given special burdens. They are expected to be men, to work, to fight, to be brave ... Photographs from Plan International are paired with simple text to convey a message: that boys want to see the same choices and freedoms that they have been granted being given equally to the girls and women in their lives"--Provided by publisher.
Because I Am a Girl by
Call Number: 305.23 MCC
Publication Date: 2014-10-11
Illustrates Plan Canada's Because I Am a Girl mission to end gender inequality, promote girls' rights, and lift millions of girls out of poverty by telling stories of girls around the world.
111 Trees by
Call Number: 305.42 SIN
Publication Date: 2020-10-06
"A boy grows up to bring positive change to his village in India. This story is true, and it started with a boy named Sundar. After the deaths of his mother, and later his daughter, Sundar Paliwal knows what he has to do. He is determined to live in a place where girls and boys are treated equally and where the surrounding countryside is not ravaged by irresponsible mining. And so he comes up with a plan. In rural India, where many people cling to age-old customs and gender inequality and discrimination are encouraged, Sundar manages to convince the people of his village to welcome every girl born with the planting of 111 trees. His efforts have turned a desert village into a green oasis that is safe and prosperous for girls. And his heroic actions confirm that the ability to impact our communities in a positive way is not beyond anyone's reach"--Provided by publisher.
Girl Rising by
Call Number: 371.822 STO
Publication Date: 2017-02-14
"Follows girls who are coming of age in the developing world and confronting barriers to their education"--OCLC.
Reduced Inequalities Goal #10
Emmanuel's Dream: the True Story of Emmanuel Ofosu Yeboah by
Call Number: 362.4 THO
Publication Date: 2015-01-06
"The story of a West African youth who pursued an education, helped support his family and became a record-setting cyclist in spite of a disability traces his ongoing achievements as an activist"--OCLC.
I Like, I Don't Like by
Call Number: E BAC
Publication Date: 2017-04-01
"Children have different reactions to the same object due to their circumstances"--Provided by publisher. (child labour)
Something Happened in Our Town by
Call Number: E CEL
Publication Date: 2018-05-01
After discussing the police shooting of a local Black man with their families, Emma and Josh know how to treat a new student who looks and speaks differently than his classmates.
Somos Como las Nubes / We Are Like the Clouds by
Call Number: 861.64 ARG
Publication Date: 2016-10-11
Poems explore the lives of children fleeing their homes in Central America, sometimes alone, to seek refuge in the United States.
Every Human Has Rights by
Call Number: 341.48 EVE
Publication Date: 2008-11-25
Combines photographs with poetry to offer an overview of the thirty rights granted to all people by the United Nations Universal Declaration of Human Rights.
Separate Is Never Equal by
Call Number: 379.2 TON
Publication Date: 2014-05-06
"Years before the landmark U.S. Supreme Court ruling Brown v. Board of Education, Sylvia Mendez, an eight-year-old girl of Mexican and Puerto Rican heritage, played an instrumental role in Mendez v. Westminster, the landmark desegregation case of 1946 in California"--Provided by publisher.
Peace and Justice Strong Institutions Goal #16
Prayer for World Peace by
Call Number: 242.62 GOO
Publication Date: 2015-11-01
"Jane Goodall is a world-renowned naturalist who brings her passion and her quest for understanding between all the Earth's creatures to the fore in this beautiful and affecting prayer for world peace. She asks us all to rise above our dogmas, to bring a spirit of generosity to the living world around us, to pray for justice and for those who are suffering. Illustrated with rich and colorful artwork, this is prayer that's both personal and universal and one that will speak to people of all ages from all backgrounds"--Amazon.com.
Yeny and the Children for Peace by
Call Number: FIC MUL
Publication Date: 2008-09-01
Yeny's family moves from their home in a mountain village to a city in Colombia to escape the violence that has resulted in armed men taking Yeny's uncle away, but when Yeny is still scared her friends organize a peace carnival which sparks a peace movement that sweeps the country.