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| December 18, 2014

How potatoes and polar bears can teach kids about human rights

The Two Two-Eyed Potatoes

by Dustin Milligan
(DC Canada Education Publishing,
2014;
$11.95)

How do spuds choose their best friends?

In the children's book, The Two Two-Eyed Potatoes, Dustin Milligan uses fictional characters and events to answer this question.

At the Abegweit Warehouse, all potatoes follow the rule that spuds must only be best friends with taters having a different number of eyes from each other -- opposite and never equal! Any potatoes who dare break this rule end up becoming curly cut fries.

However, when Taylor meets Jordan, the two two-eyed potatoes immediately hit it off. Afraid of punishment, they avoid meeting each other only to end up depressed and lonely.

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Teaching the ABCs for activists to be

A is for Activist

by Innosanto Nagara
(Kupu-Kupu Press,
2012;
$15.00)

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A is for Activist.

B is for banner, bobbing in the sky.

It’s pretty clear from page one that this is no Cat in the Hat. Billed as a book for the children of the 99%, A is for Activist is the radical vision of Innosanto (Inno) Nagara, a graphic designer and social justice activist from Oakland, California.

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Canadian children’s book week 2011

Saturday, April 30, 2011 - 6:00pm - Saturday, May 7, 2011 - 8:00pm

Location

various locations across the GTA
various
various, ON
Canada

Twenty-seven English-speaking authors and illustrators will be touring in every province and territory. In addition, through the CCBC's partnership with the Storytellers of Canada/Conteurs du Canada, three storytellers will tour alongside the authors and illustrators. The Canadian Children's Book Centre is also organizing a Francophone tour in Quebec , where five authors and illustrators will be touring as part of our bilingual Book Week celebrations. For information on where touring authors/illustrators and storytellers are giving presentations, please visit www.bookweek.ca .

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