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Greaves, Lorraine (Hrsg.) | Second Story Press | A Feminist History Society Book


Details the innovative, courageous, and creative activism of the “second wave” women’s health movement in Canada between 1960 and 2010. This activism (re)claimed women's bodies, created women-centered spaces and services, and challenged a medically dominated healthcare system.

Feminists challenged diagnoses, treatments, laws, policies, and research, as well as the care women were offered the way they saw their bodies and themselves. Legions of women, and a few men, made changes ranging from abortion rights to preserving women's hospitals, to the legalization of midwifery to requiring gendered research. Changes that still resonate in the 21st century.

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Lorraine Greaves is a feminist activist, researcher and author or editor of 11 books on gender, research, women, and health. She was the founding director of the Centre of Excellence for Women’s Health in British Columbia and the Centre for Research on Violence Against Women and Children in Ontario. She was awarded an Honorary Doctorate from the University of Ottawa for her contributions to changing the landscape of women’s health in Canada. She lives in Vancouver, BC and Elora, ON.

 
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Between Friends

Second Story Press


Longtime friends Helen Levine and Oonagh Berry decided they missed the tradition of "real" letters. The obvious solution for them was to initiate a correspondence project. Their goal? To write each other a longhand letter every two weeks for a year, and see what, if anything, they were missing in their usual friendship rituals of lunches, visits and telephone chats. The result is a wealth of insights yielded from over 150 years of combined life experience. Week in and week out, Helen and Oonagh weave together tales of family, work, politics, motherhood, aging and creativity. Reading Between Friends is like sharing a warm pot of tea with two frank, articulate and experienced companions.

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Helen Levine is a former social worker and professor. At the School of Social Work at Carleton University, she introduced women's issues and feminist perspectives into the curriculum for the first time. She received the Governor General's Award in Commemoration of the Persons Case for advancing the equality of women in Canada. Helen is still energetically engaged as an advocate for women's rights.

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Oonagh Berry's short stories have been published in Canada and Ireland. She grew up in Ireland and now lives in Vancouver with her husband, the poet Christopher Levenson.

 
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Still Ain't Satisfied

Maureen Fitzgerald, Guberman, ConnieWolfe, Margie (Hrsg.) | Second Story Press


A collection of twenty-seven articles on the major women's issues of the 1980s: Abortion, pornography, sexuality, and women and work – these and more were the issues on the minds of the twenty-seven talented writers whose essays make up this collection. T

 
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Emily Included

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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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Ezzie's Emerald

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Ezzie has friends and a loving family who never maker her feel that she is "fat." But sometimes schoolmates tease her. Ezzie's bravery makes others realize she is more than simply "the fat girl." For ages 6-10

 
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Pornography and the Sex Crisis

Second Story Press


Can we do something about pornography without using censorship? Yes, says award-winning journalist and activist Susan G. Cole. Moving beyond the arguments that have polarized the country around this issue, she presents an argument that is original and cha

 
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When We Were Shadows

Second Story Press | Holocaust Remembrance Series for Young Readers


Walter is a young child when his parents decide to leave their home in Germany and start a new life in the Netherlands. As Jews, they know they are not safe under the Nazi regime. From one day to the next, Walter's world goes from safe and predictable to full of uncertainty. Walter is at first too young to appreciate the danger that he is in, and everything seems like a great adventure. But as the years pass and the war progresses, his family is forced to move again and again, from city to countryside to, eventually, a hidden village deep in the Dutch woods.

As the danger of being discovered increases, they are forced to rely on strangers for their safety. Walter’s eyes are opened to the threat that surrounds them every day, and to the network of people who are risking their lives to help them stay hidden. Told through a combination of narrative and Walter’s letters to his grandmother and, later, his granddaughter, the novel shines a light on a little-known part of WWII history and the heroes of the Dutch resistance—without whose protection, Walter, his family, and hundreds of others would not have survived. The book ends with a photograph of the author and the real-life Walter, on whose experiences this book is based.

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... a perfect choice for school libraries... When We Were Shadows will inform readers, young and old, on the journey of a young boy during the Holocaust, but ultimately it will inspire all to discover how the human spirit can triumph over evil. Highly recommended.

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Janet Wees has been writing since she was nine years old. A retired teacher, she spends her time writing children’s picture books, reading, walking, writing letters, cycling, and traveling. She lives in Calgary, Alberta.

 
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Sexual Harassment

Second Story Press


In a riveting expose, former teacher June Larkin details how girls are harassed by males in schools. Based on first-hand interviews with teenage girls, she paints a frightening picture of how sexual harassment is a part of daily high school life.

 
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Our Earth

Second Story Press


Ten profiles of amazing young environmental activists. Each child is captured in a portrait, their achievements described, and filled out with photos. Ends with tips for kids to make a difference.

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Janet Wilson is an author and fine artist. She is the author/illustrator of the picture book One Peace: True Stories of Young Activists and Imagine That!, and the illustrator of In Flanders Fields, Out of Slavery, and Jasper's Day. Janet lives in Eden Mills, Ontario, a community with a strong environmental focus.

 
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The Big Carrot Vegetarian Cookbook

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This acclaimed cookbook provides nutritious recipes from around the world for the sophisticated palate. Compiled by the cooks of The Big Carrot, the famous Toronto food market and deli. Innovative and exciting recipes use ingredients and cooking styles fr

 
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