Books for Pink Shirt Day

Books for Pink Shirt Day
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February 24th is Pink Shirt Day, a day to raise awareness on the issues surrounding bullying, a major problem in schools, at work, on the internet, and even sometimes at home. We’ve picked out some literature that will help continue the discussion of bullying with your students, children, or friends. View books in this list

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Over Our Heads

By Andrea Thompson

Over Our Heads is a novel that weaves together the histories of two very different half-sisters who return home to deal with the aftermath that occurs when the grandmother who raised them dies. Emma, a punk band singer and poet turned pet psychic, and Rachel, an actuary with ... Read more

Prairie Ostrich

By Tamai Kobayashi

Not every story has a happy ending.

Since her brother's death, eight-year-old Egg Murakami has been living day-to-day on the family ostrich farm near Bittercreek, discovering life to be an ever-perplexing condition. Mama Murakami has curled up inside a bottle, and Papa has exiled ... Read more

The Fish Eyes Trilogy

By Anita Majumdar
Illustrated by Maria Nguyen

Fish Eyes is the story of Meena, a classically trained Indian dancer who, despite being obsessed with Bollywood movies and her dance career, just wants to be like the rest of her high-school friends. When she develops a massive crush on Buddy, the popular boy at school, Meena ... Read more

Late Company

By Jordan Tannahill

One year after the suicide of their teenage son Joel, Debora and Michael Shaun-Hastings sit down to dinner with their son’s bully and his parents. Closure is on the menu, but accusations are the main course as everyone takes a turn in the hot seat for their real or imagined ... Read more

Blue Knight, The

By Raymond McGregor

"The Blue Knight" reveals problems in our society related to racism and bullying, which is an important topic that is currently at the forefront of many lives and is being discussed at great lengths around the world. The main character, a teenage boy named Owen, lives in a small ... Read more

Odd Ball

By Arthur John Stewart

In a series of intimate monologues interspersed with dialogue and description, the lives of students at Central Middle School are exposed and explored. Four main characters emerge: Kevin, the likeable grade nine student who refuses to accept the "geek" label because, as he puts ... Read more

Living with the Hawk

By Robert Currie

Living with the Hawk explores the traumatic events in the life of Blair Russell, a high school football player who struggles to do what? right in tough circumstances. Key characters are his brother, Blake, the team? quarterback; Jordan Phelps, the star receiver, a kid with a ... Read more


By Carla Gunn

Shortlisted for the Commonwealth Writers' Prize for Best First Book (Canada and Caribbean region)
Nine-year-old Phineas William Walsh has an encyclopedic knowledge of the natural world. He knows that if you wet a dog's food with your saliva and he refuses to eat it then he's ... Read more

Frankie Zapper and the Disappearing Teacher

By Linda Rogers
Illustrated by Rick VanKrugel

In a warm-hearted novel with over 40 illustrations, Linda Rogers and Rick Van Krugel have created a magical children's book that will appeal especially to young readers aged 6 to 13. The story tells of Jen and Odie who discover that their First Nations friend Frankie Zapper ... Read more