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Fearless Female Journalists

Second Story Press | The Women's Hall of Fame Series


Ten inspirational biographies of women who risked everything – including their lives – to bring us the world’s stories. Whether reporting from the front lines or the anchor desk, they pushed the boundaries of print, radio, TV, and internet journalism. By reading about their lives we learn the history of modern journalism. From abolitionist Mary Ann Shadd and stunt reporter Nellie Bly to feminist Doris Anderson and pioneering photojournalist Margaret Bourke-White. On to TV legends Barbara Frum and Katie Couric – the first woman to be the solo anchor of a US network news desk – and sports reporter Pam Oliver. Learn about murdered Russian war correspondent Anna Politkovskaya, courageous Afghan journalist Farida Nekzad, and South African Thembi Ngubane, who recorded her own fight against AIDS. Their personal stories will inspire you as much as their intrepid journalism.

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Joy Crysdale is an educator and award-winning journalist who worked at the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC) and CTV Television for more than 20 years as a producer, executive producer and as program director for a specialty channel. The shows she produced garnered many awards, including two Geminis – Canada’s TV broadcast awards. Also the author of Courageous Women Rebels, Joy is now a professor of journalism at Humber College in Toronto.

 
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Making Change

Orca Book Publishers


Fundraising wunderkind Bilaal Rajan shares his tips for effective fundraising, using examples from his own amazing life to show how it can be done—and how you can have fun doing it. The second part of the book is a section entitled Eight Principles to Maximize Your Full Potential, which includes exercises to help you identify and attain your dreams.

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"[Bilaal] is humble, smart, hardworking, respectful and an example both to adults and children alike... although the book focuses on guiding youth in their fundraising efforts, adults could also learn much."

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"Fundraising can be fun!? Any doubts young people might have about starting small and thinking big are set aside in this book by UNICEF Canada Child representative...The book reads as a motivational testament, with enough how-to help students embarking on service projects of their own. It could be useful in upper elementary, middle and high school business and social service units."

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"Remarkable and encouraging."

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"Fundraising Bilaal's way is a creative and organized endeavour that will enable groups to promote team building and school spirit, all while making a positive difference to the lives of others. This book would be a valuable resource in any school library. Recommended."

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"Clearly, Rajan is an exceptional teen and has much to offer the world."

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"Part personal odyssey and part motivational guide,...this book's strength is its realistic approach to charitable work."

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"With the ideas and advice [Bilaal] gives, almost any child could have similar achievements for a worthwhile cause - as long as it is one the child truly cares about."

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"This young Canadian is supremely committed to causes of world hunger and environment and to achieving all that he can be."

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Bilaal Rajan started fundraising at the age of four, when he sold clementines to raise money for the victims of an earthquake in India. Since then he has raised funds for children in Southeast Asia, Haiti and Africa. In March 2005, Bilaal became the UNICEF Canada Child Representative. He continues his fundraising efforts while attending school and traveling the world spreading his message of hope. Bilaal lives in Toronto, Ontario, with his parents.

 
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Emily Included

Second Story Press


The true story of Emily Eaton. Born with severe cerebral palsy, Emily and her family had to fight for her right to go to school with non-disabled children in a regular classroom. Unwilling to take no for an answer, her fight would take her all the way to the Supreme Court. Eventually victorious, Emily’s story makes her an amazing role model for children everywhere - whether they are living with a disability or not.

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Kathleen McDonnell is an award-winning author and playwright of adult and children’s literature, including The Notherland Journeys series – The Nordlings, The Shining World, and The Songweavers – and Honey, We Lost the Kids. Born in Chicago, Kathleen lives in Toronto with her family.

 
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Courageous Women Rebels

Second Story Press | The Women's Hall of Fame Series


Ten biographies of women reformers from around the world who have made a difference in the realms of politics, social equality, disability, and women’s rights. From the work of abolitionist Sojourner Truth and women like South Africa’s anti-apartheid activist Ruth First and America’s feminist leader Gloria Steinem. Also included are Michelle Douglas, a campaigner for lesbian and gay rights, and Temple Grandin, advocate for the rights of animals and a woman who has revolutionized the way the world looks at people with autism. The collection of biographies is rounded out with the stories of France’s Olympe de Gouges, India’s Sarojini Naidu, American Joan Baez, and Canadians Leilani Muir and Shannen Koostachin.

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Joy Crysdale is an educator, an award-winning journalist, and the author of Fearless Female Journalists, named to the Amelia Bloomer Project's list of Best Feminist Books for Young Readers. She is a professor of journalism at Humber College in Toronto.

 
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Shannen and the Dream for a School

Second Story Press | The Kids' Power Series


The true story of Shannen Koostachin and the people of Attawapiskat First Nation, a native Cree community in Northern Ontario, who have been fighting for a new school since 1979 when a fuel spill contaminated their original school building. Shannen's fight took her all the way to Parliament Hill and was taken up by children around the world. Shannen’s dream continues today with the work of the Shannen's Dream organization and those everywhere who are fighting for the rights of Aboriginal children.

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Janet Wilson is an award-winning author and artist who is inspired by courageous young people. She is the author-illustrator of Our Earth: How kids are saving the planet, a Smithsonian Notable Book and winner of the Science in Society Book Award. Being an author and illustrator lets Janet combine her love of literature and art in creating books that promote social justice. She lives in Eden Mills, Ontario.

 
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Severn and the Day She Silenced the World

Second Story Press | Kids' Power Book


Severn Suzuki’s speech at the 1992 Earth Summit in Rio caught the attention of the world. As the daughter of environmentalist David Suzuki, Severn's concern for the environment was fueled by a trip to the Amazon rainforest at age nine. Back home in Vancouver, she and her friends started ECO, the Environmental Children’s Organization, combining their efforts to raise enough money to travel to Rio. They couldn't have imagined the effect they would have on the adults gathered there. More than twenty years later, Severn's speech continues to receive thousands of hits on YouTube. Severn’s story is about the power that children have to create change when they work together, and how their voices can stand out above the politics and cynicism of adults.

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Janet Wilson is an author and fine artist. She wrote and illustrated Our Rights: How Kids are Changing the World, Our Earth: How Kids are Saving the Planet, and One Peace: True Stories of Young Activists, and Shannen and the Dream for a School, soon to be a TV movie. Janet lives in Eden Mills, Ontario, a community with a strong environmental focus.

www.janetwilson.ca

 
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