Money: Deal With It or Pay the Price is one of the titles in the Deal With It Series created to assist adolescents with everyday conflicts in their lives and promotes peaceful resolution. This title examines money and personal finances, how wealth or lack of it can lead to problems, and how to deal with conflicts over money. The topics covered include the definition of money as it relates to adolescents and their families, the myths about money, and issues surrounding entitlement, power and wealth.
Tom Longboat: Born to Run is one of the titles in the Reaching Readers, Canadian Biographies series published by Pearson Education. This biography is written for the Guided Reading Level T-U and the DRA Level 50. This brief biography tells the story of the Onondaga marathon runner who won the Boston Marathon in 1907. His early years spent growing up on the Six Nations reserve family farm is changed when his father died and young Tom is sent to the Mohawk Institute Residential School.
Image: Deal With It From the Inside Out is one of the titles in the Deal With It Series created to assist adolescents with everyday conflicts in their lives and promotes peaceful resolution. This title examines the ideas about conformity and peer pressure, the problems these can cause, and how to deal with conflicts and stress from differences. The book defines the issue of judging others and conformity, how to respect yourself, and how to deal with conflicts about image and looks.
Lacrosse Warrior: The Life of Mohawk Lacrosse Champion Gaylord Powless is a biography published by James Lorimer and Company, written by Karen Lewis about the life and lacrosse career of well-known sports figure Gaylord Powless (1946-2001). Born on the Six Nations of the Grand River Territory, Gaylord came from a family of lacrosse players and began playing the sport when he was young. The author provides basic details about the Six Nations Iroquois, the community, family, and education system that made up Gaylord's world.
OUT OF PRINT This title is out of print and is no longer available The Seventh Generation: Native Students Speak about Finding the Good Path is the second printing edition from the publisher Clearinghouse on Rural Education and Small Schools (ERIC). This volume is based on 120 interviews with Native American and First Nations youth from middle and high schools about their education. These personal narratives are organized around themes that discuss Native students' views on their education, their teachers, and the curriculum.
The Way is Joseph Bruchac's 2007 young-adult novel featuring an Abenaki youth dealing with teasing and bullying. In this story Cody is just beginning his high school career and deals with bullies through his imagination and trying to remain invisible to those who target weak students. Cody has a tendency to stutter and this makes him more self-conscience. In his imagination Cody is a super ninja hero who saves the students around him and is praised at his funeral. But on the day-to-day school front, Cody and other students have to try not to be the victims.
Peer Pressure: Deal With It Without Losing Your Cool is one of the titles in the Deal With It Series created to assist adolescents with everyday conflicts in their lives and promotes peaceful resolution. This title examines the ways students can think for themselves rather than let others make decisions for them. The book provides ways to handle peer pressure whether the student is the insider, the outsider, or the witness.
The Gathering Tree is the most recent children's book by award-winning authors Larry Loyie and Constance Brissenden. The authors tackle the difficult issue of HIV/AIDS in this picture book set in a First Nations community in British Columbia. A special cousin is returning home for a community ceremony. Robert is a 21-year-old First Nations man who went to the city for his education. His younger cousins, Tyler and Shay-Lyn, look up to him as a role model for his marathon running ability. But on this visit something has changed.
War of the Eagles is an historical novel set on the West Coast of Canada during the period of the Second World War. The main character is fourteen-year-old Jed, whose English father currently serves in Europe flying fighter planes for the RAF. Jed's Haida/Tsimshian mother works as the cook for the local Canadian military base nearby. Jed and his best friend, Tadashi Fukushima, a Japanese boy who lives with his family in a nearby fishing village, find interesting after school activities. Jed begins work as a part-time hunter for the army camp to supplement the military rations.
OUT OF PRINT This hardcover edition is no longer available from the publisher. The paper edition is still available. Louis Sockalexis: Native American Baseball Pioneer is a recent picture book that acknowledges the achievements of Louis Sockalexis, the first Native American professional baseball player in the United States. Louis was a Penobscot boy growing up on the reservation in Maine and by the time he was twelve years old in 1884 he knew he wanted to play baseball.