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Escape from Syria

Originally published in the June 2018 issue of Professionally Speaking.

Escape from Syria

BY SAMYA KULLAB, ILLUSTRATED BY JACKIE ROCHE

This is a tale that words alone cannot express — a story also needs pictures to encompass the magnitude of the refugee experience that it describes. It tells the fictional story of Amina, a Syrian girl whose life is changed forever when her family home in Aleppo is destroyed by a bomb.

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The Water Walker

Originally published in the June 2018 issue of Professionally Speaking.

The Water Walker

BY JOANNE ROBERTSON

The Water Walker tells the true story of Nokomis Josephine Mandamin (Nokomis is a grandmother in Ojibwe traditional stories) and her crew of Mother Earth Water Walkers who walked around the five Great Lakes to raise awareness for protecting nibi (water). Written and illustrated by Joanne Robertson, an Indigenous author, illustrator, water protector and campaigner, it is a true-story portrait of a passionate woman who takes action to protect clean water — our most precious natural resource.

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On the Spectrum

Originally published in the June 2018 issue of Professionally Speaking.

On the Spectrum

BY JENNIFER GOLD

Sixteen-year-old Clara has been raised in New York City by her famous ballerina mother. Her father now lives in Paris with his new wife and Clara's half-brother, six-year-old Alastair. Clara rarely visits her father but when the school's guidance counsellor calls in a social worker to talk to Clara about her orthorexia (an eating disorder, nurtured by her anorexic mother, that manifests as an unhealthy obsession with compulsively healthy eating and intense exercise), it was decided that Clara should spend the summer with her father and stepmother in Paris. Her job will be to help out with Alastair who is on the autism spectrum.

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To Look a Nazi in the Eye

Originally published in the June 2018 issue of Professionally Speaking.

To Look a Nazi in the Eye

BY KATHY KACER WITH JORDANA LEBOWITZ

Jordana Lebowitz had grown up hearing the stories her grandmother had told of surviving the Holocaust during the Second World War. Consequently, the 19-year-old felt compelled to bear witness to the trial of Oskar Groening, the so-called "Bookkeeper of Auschwitz," in 2015. At the age of 94, Groening was perhaps the last of the Nazi perpetrators to be tried in Germany. To Look a Nazi in the Eye is the story of her experience.

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Mission Mumbai

Originally published in the June 2018 issue of Professionally Speaking.

Mission Mumbai

BY MAHTAB NARSIMHAN

Mission Mumbai is an adventure book that explores new ways of thinking and living. New Yorker Dylan Moore accompanies his best friend, Rohit Lal, to his ancestral home in Mumbai, eager to experience a new culture, hone his photography skills and get away from his fighting parents.

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one thousand hills

Originally published in the June 2018 issue of Professionally Speaking.

one thousand hills

BY JAMES ROY AND NOËL ZIHABAMWE

A singular voice rises out of this powerful novel about the genocide that killed 800,000 Rwandans in 1994. The voice is that of 10-year-old Pascal, who lives with his family in the northern Rwandan village of Agabande. His life with his parents, brother and sister is simple, with its share of chores, school, sibling squabbles and church on Sunday. But soon all of this normality begins to shift. Pascal is confused by his parents' warnings about what is happening.

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