6-12-year-olds

When We Were Alone by David A. Robertson 
A children’s story about the residential school system. 

The Pout-Pout Fish by Deborah Diesen
A story about happiness and the role of purpose in making a life meaningful.

Dinosaurs Divorce: A Guide for Changing Families by Laurie Krasny Brown and Marc Brown
A story for kids about divorce.

How Full is your Bucket? For Kids by Tom Rath and Mary Reckmeyer
Book about treating others with kindness and having empathy. 

My Mouth is a Volcano by Julia Cook
Teaches kids about listening and waiting for their turn to speak. 

My Brain Needs Glasses: ADHD Explained to Kids by Annick Vincent
Helps children understand and cope with ADHD.

The Invisible String by Patrice Karst
A children’s story about connection and is a great story to reassure children with separation anxiety. 

My Magic Breath: Finding Calm Through Mindful Breathing by Nick Ortner and Alison Taylor
Book that helps steer children into a serene space of mindfulness, self-awareness, and balance. 

Just Ask! Be Different, Be Brave, Be You by Sonia Sotomayor
A book about how differences are what make us unique.

Young Water Protectors: A Story About Standing Rock by Aslan Tudor
A book about the Standing Rock pipeline protest and the lessons that should be taken away from it.

Hair Love by Matthew A. Cherry
A book about loving the skin that you are in. 

Isaiah Dunn Is My Hero by Kelly J. Baptist
A book about grieving a loved one and finding strength. 

I Like Myself! By Karen Beaumont
Teaches children about having high self-esteem and being proud of who you are. 

Big & Little Questions (According to Wren Jo Byrd) by Julie Bowe
A book about divorce and finding support. 

ulian Is a Mermaid by Jessica Love
A book about loving and being proud of who you are.

Wink by Rob Harrell
A book about coping with tough situations and embracing who we are.

Wonder by R.J. Palacio
A book about friendship and kindness. 

A Stranger at Home by Christy Jordan-Fenton 
A book about the impact of residential schools on Indigenous culture. 

When I Was Eight by Christy Jordan-Fenton
A book about the residential school system.

The Giving Tree by Shel Silverstein
A book about forgiveness and thankfulness.

Under the Lemon Moon by Edith Hope Fine
A book about kindness and forgiveness.

I Have the Right to Be a Child by Alain Serres
A book about what it means to be a child with rights. 

I’m Gonna Push Through! By Jasmyn Wright
A book about recognizing your own power. 

Intersectionallies: We Make Room for All by Chelsea Johnson, Latoya Council and Carolyn Choi
A book about equality, allyship, and the importance of intersectionality. 

Mama Panya’s Pancakes by Mary Chamberlin and Rich Chamberlin
A book about the importance of community.

Pemmican Wars by Katherena Vermette
A graphic novel about the history of Metis people in Canada.

Go Show the World: A Celebration of Indigenous Heroes by Wab Kinew
A book about Indigenous people that every child should know about.

I Am Every Good Thing by Derrick Barnes
A book about positive self-esteem.

The First Rule of Punk by Celia C. Perez
A book about self-confidence and being who you are.

Viola Desmond Won’t Be Budged by Jody Nyasha Warner 
A book about Viola Desmond’s story and racial segregation in Canada.

Resist: 35 Profiles of Ordinary People Who Rose Up Against Tyranny and Injustice by Veronica Chambers
A book about resiliency and fighting for what is right.

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