Google Scholar has dropped UBC Library (UBC eLink) as an option from its “Library Links” under “Settings”. Unfortunately, this will take about a week to resolve.

In the meanwhile, if you have installed our Library Access Browser Extension from Lean Library, you can highlight the article’s title from a Google Scholar result, right click, and use the “Search_Summon@UBC” option to run a search in Summon.

Wednesday, February 24, 2021 is Pink Shirt Day (also known as Anti-bullying day). Click on the book cover or title to take you to the UBC Library catalogue record for the item.

Picture Books

I walk with Vanessa: a story about a simple act of kindness
by Kerascoët.
PZ7.1.K5093 Iw 2018

The cool bean
written by Jory John; illustrations by Pete Oswald.
PZ7.J62168 Cl 2019

You hold me up
Monique Gray Smith and Danielle Daniel.
PS8613.R3894 Y69 2017

Words and your heart
Kate Jane Neal.
PZ7.1.N38 Wr 2017

Willow finds a way
written by Lana Button; illustrated by Tania Howells.
PZ4.9.B877 Wl 2013

YA Books

The pain eater
Beth Goobie.
PZ7.G6525 Pn 2016

The other boy
M.G. Hennessey; illustrated by SféR. Monster.
PZ7.1.H464 Ot 2016

All the Rage
Courtney Summers.
PZ7.S95397 Al 2015

by Kwame Alexander.
PZ7.5.A44 Bk 2019

Non-Fiction for Children and Young Adults

Bullying: deal with it before push comes to shove
Elaine Slavens; illustrated by Brooke Kerrigan.
BF637.B85 S58 2014

The survival guide to bullying: written by a teen
by Aija Mayrock.
BF637.B85 M293 2015

Cyber bullying
Rachel Stuckey.
HV6773.15.C92 S78 2013

Professional Resources

Bully-go-round: a handbook of literacy and arts strategies for promoting bully awareness in the classroom
Larry Swartz.
LB3013.3 .S93 2013

Bully: an action plan for teachers and parents to combat the bullying crisis
edited by Lee Hirsch and Cynthia Lowen; with Dina Santorelli.
LB3013.3 .B8139 2012

Rethinking school bullying : dominance, identity and school culture
Ronald B. Jacobson
LB3013.3 .J3 2013

Understanding school bullying: its nature & prevention strategies
Peter K. Smith.
LB3013.3 .S55 2014

This year the Honouring Indigenous Writers (HIW) organizing team has put together an exciting schedule of events starting this week and continuing throughout the month of March. Please join us for author readings, panel discussions, and the Honouring Indigenous Writers Wikipedia Edit-a-thon, inspired by Daniel Heath Justice’s twitter campaign of the same name.

These events and activities are free and open to anyone to participate. Events kick off with a reading from Smokii Sumac and discussion with Daniel Heath Justice on February 24th at 7:00pm (PST, Vancouver time).  You can learn more about all the events planned at the HIW home page, and at the HIW Wikipedia Meetup Page.

Check out some of the amazing resources at UBC Library and warm up for this invaluable event:

Xwi7xwa Library collections and services reflect Aboriginal approaches to teaching, learning, and research. Their thorough and thoughtfully designed multidisciplinary Research Guides support students and faculty in different UBC Programs and Faculties across the campus.

Looking forward to the Kick-off event?  Why Indigenous Literatures Matter, by Daniel Heath Justice informs this event and can be accessed online.  Borrow Smokii Sumacs‘ book You are Enough: Love poems in print format from one of our branches, and explore Xwi7xwa’s guide on Two-Spirit & Indigenous Queer Studies. If you love the theme, you can also find some loveable reads here.

Can’t wait to attend the Children’s Author Reading with Richard Van Camp? Get acquainted with the theme by visiting Xwi7xwa Library’s guide to Indigenous Children’s Literature and check out some of the books by the author available at the library.

little you coverLittle you = Kîya-k’apisîsisîyân, by Richard Van Camp, with illustrations by Julie Flett and translation by Mary Cardinal Collins.

Get ready for a Reading with Marilyn Dumont by checking out some of her award-winning poetry collections.

Tenille K. Campbell’s forthcoming book of poetry, nedi nezu (Good Medicine) is the Honouring Indigenous Writers book club selection this year. The book will be available March 2, 2021, and can be pre-ordered from event partner, Iron Dog Books. Grab your copy and get ready for Tenille’s reading and discussion on March 24th at 7:00pm PST. You can also borrow her award-winning book #IndianLovePoems using the UBC Library Materials Pick-Up Service.

Check out some other Indigenous Writer’s titles available at Koerner Library:

A History of My Brief Body, by Billy-Ray Belcourt.
Love beyond body, space, and time : an Indigenous LGBT sci-fi anthology, edited by Hope Nilson
The Swan Book, by Alexis Wright
Feed, by Tommy Pico
At Geronimo’s Grave, by Armand Garnet Ruffo
Sarah’s Children, by Anne Cameron
 Mother/Land, by Cheryl Savageau

You can also find playwrights and scripts written by Indigenous writers using the North American Indian Drama database, and watch Indigenous Cinema browsing the National Film Board database.

There is still a lot to explore. Indigenous writers are to be celebrated and read at UBC Library throughout the entire year!

Visit us for research help, to see our  collections, or to find a place to study. At Xwi7xwa Library everyone is welcome!

Freedom to Read Week 2021 will take place from February 21 to 27, 2021. We have selected some of the challenged books from the challenged book list on the Freedom to Read website which are available at UBC Education library.

French Books

Les papas de Violette
Émilie Chazerand; Gaëlle Souppart.
PZ23.C467 Pp 2017 French Collection

Qu’est-ce queue vous faites là?

PZ20.9.J554 QS 1993 French Collection

Juvenile Literature


Julie Murphy.
PZ7.M95352 Dm 2017

Maus: a survivor’s tale
Art Spiegelman.
D804.3 .S66

Trouble Is a Friend of Mine

Stephanie Tromly.
PZ7.1.T76 Tr 2015

The Scorpion Rules
Erin Bow
PZ7.B67167 Sc 2015

The graveyard book
Gaiman; with illustrations by Dave McKean.
PZ7.G1273 Gr 2008

Rabbit ears
Maggie de Vries
PZ7.D497 Rb 2014

Power Play
Eric Walters
PZ7 .W168 Pw 2013

The Perks of Being a Wallflower
Stephen Chbosky.
PZ7 .C3978 Pr 1999

Children’s Books

The penguin and the pea
retold and illustrated by Janet Perlman.
PZ4.9.P315 Pn 2004

Little Rat Makes Music

Monika Bang-Campbell; illustrated by Molly Bang.
PZ7.B2218 Lr 2007

Hop on Pop
Dr. Seuss
PZ8.3 .G276 Hp 2006

Spooky A B C

Merriam; illustrated by Lane Smith.
PZ8.3 .M25 Sp 2002

And Tango makes three
Justin Richardson and Peter
Parnell; illustrated by Henry Cole.
PZ10.3.R414 An 2005

Asha’s mums
Rosamund Elwin & Michele Paulse; illustrated by Dawn Lee.
PZ4.9.E468 AS 1990

Mrs. Lilly is Silly!
Dan Gutman; pictures by Jim Paillot.
PZ7.G9846 Mr 2011

Bedtime for Frances

Hoban; pictures by Garth Williams.
PZ10.3 .H646 Be

Donovan’s big day
Lesléa Newman; illustrations by Mike Dutton.
PZ8.3.N4655 Dn 2011

Want to learn more about banned books? Check this out:

Hit list for young adults 2: frequently challenged books
Teri S. Lesesne and Rosemary Chance for the Young Adult Library Services Association of the American Library
Association; with a foreword by Chris Crutcher. Online

A guide for librarians containing profiles of twenty young adult books that are often challenged by parents, presenting plot summaries, lists of reviews, and discussions of each book’s controversial issues. Also provides the ALA Library Bill of Rights and explains how to write a book rationale.

Z1019 .L48 2002

The Nikkei National Museum and Cultural Centre has completed its digitization of Families on the Coast: K&M Boat Works and the Oikawa Island collection.

The collection’s primary focus is on the Madokoro and Oikawa families who who individually made significant contributions to BC’s fishing industry in the early 1900s, survived the unjust treatment during the Second World War, and returned to the coast in the 1950s.

The digitization of Families on the Coast: K&M Boat Works and the Oikawa Island collection was digitized with support from the Irving K. Barber Learning Centre through its BC History Digitization Program.

For more information about the 2019/2020 BC History Digitization Program Projects, click here.

Vancouver Island University Library has completed part II of its digitization of the Nanaimo Free Press (1874-1928) collection.

Nanaimo is the sixth oldest incorporated municipality in BC and a key site of settler early industry as a mining town. The Nanaimo Free Press saw its first publication in 1874 along with the city’s incorporation. These papers provide primary source material for those interested in politics, labour history, settler-Indigenous relations, social history, economic, infrastructure, and municipal development.

The digitization of the Nanaimo Free Press (1872-1928): Part II was digitized with support from the Irving K. Barber Learning Centre through its BC History Digitization Program.

For more information about the 2019/2020 BC History Digitization Program Projects, click here.

Featured new resources for the month of February.  Click on the book cover or title to take you to the UBC Library catalogue record for the item.


The reading turn-around with emergent bilinguals: a five-part framework for powerful teaching & learning (grades K-6) / Amanda Claudia Wager, Lane W. Clarke, and Grace Enriquez; with Camille M. Garcia, Gilberto P. Lara, and Rebecca Reynolds.

LC3725 .W34 2019

“This practical resource will help K-6 practitioners grow their literacy practices while also meeting the needs of emergent bilingual learners.

Building on the success of The Reading Turn-Around, this book adapts the five-part framework for reading instruction to the specific needs of emergent bilinguals.

Designed for teachers who have not specialized in bilingual instruction, the authors provide an accessible introduction to differentiating instruction that focuses on utilizing students’ strengths, identities, and cultural backgrounds to foster effective literacy instruction.

Chapters include classroom vignettes, teacher exercises, illustrations of powerful reading plans for the student and teacher, resources for culturally and linguistically diverse children’s literature, and tools to engage with students’ families and communities”


Every child can write, grades 2-5: entry points, bridges, and pathways for striving writers
Melanie Meehan; foreword by M. Colleen Cruz. 

LB1576 .M434 2020

“In all classrooms, there are students who have difficulty with writing, either because of developmental challenges or previous experiences with limited instruction.

These are kids who can’t think of ideas or organize thoughts or integrate the many components of written language; and these are the students who keep teachers up at night.

This book focuses on specific approaches to take when working with striving writers. This is not a book about how to teach writing – but a book about how to teach students.

And the ideas here are based firmly in the belief that every child can write when given adequate entry points, bridges, and pathways to success by a knowledgeable, intentional teacher”


The ultimate read-aloud resource: making every moment intentional and instructional with best friend books
Lester L. Laminack.

LB1573.5 .L36 2019

Award-winning children”s author and acclaimed educator Lester L. Laminack provides guidelines, lessons, and resources for making every read-aloud experience intentional and instructional to engage students in deep thinking about fiction and nonfiction books.

Central to Laminack”s message is his breakthrough thinking about the value and importance of “Best Friend Books”- a small, carefully curated collection that you turn to repeatedly for specific teaching purposes.

Read, learn and share at the Honouring Indigenous Writers Wikipedia event. Join us every week between March 1st and 31st to participate in weekly Wikipedia activities designed to be easily accessed online and make contributions to raise the profiles of Indigenous writers. Registration is free and open to everyone.

Featured new children’s and young adult books for the month of February.  Click on the book cover or title to take you to the UBC Library catalogue record for the item.

Amy Wu and the perfect bao
Kat Zhang ; illustrated by Charlene Chua.
PZ7.Z454 Am 2019

My papi has a motorcycle
Isabel Quintero ; illustrated by Zeke Peña.
PZ7.Q438 My 2019

Like a love story
Abdi Nazemian.
PZ7.1.N378 Lk 2019

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