Pushing the M103 Agenda in Canadian Public School Reading Material

CENTRE FOR INVESTIGATIVE RESEARCH CANADA

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The Notable Social Studies Trade Books for Young People is an annual project of the National (Canadian) Council for the Social Studies (NCSS) and the Children’s Book Council. This bibliography features K-12 annotated titles published in the previous calendar year,  selected by a book review committee appointed by the NCSS.

An annual reading list of exceptional books for use in social studies classrooms, selected by social studies educators has been released for 2019. This list is extensive, much of it progressive in nature and includes books on alternative lifestyles, discrimination, notable people in history and more. You will find the list here.

What we found interesting is that several of these books focused on or touched Islamic themes and traditions;  Crescent Moons and Pointed Minarets: A Muslim Book of Shapes, by Hena KhanOne,  Marwan’s Journey, by Patricia de Arias, Saffron Ice Cream, by Rashin Kheiriyeh, Someone New, written and illustrated by Anne Sibley…

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