What are the three books every school library should have and why?
Nicole Aerts
Nicole Aerts
Cloverdale Traditional School Cloverdale Traditional School
Victoria, BC Victoria, BC

Every children's library should have these books:

The Paper Bag Princess by Robert Munsch. Fairy tales are ever-popular with young readers but this book was way ahead of its time in challenging gender stereotypes and presenting a strong female heroine while also being an entertaining story.

I Am Not a Number by Jenny Kay Dupuis and Kathy Kacer. Acknowledging and understanding the residential school experience is a crucial step in reconciliation with the people of Canada's First Nations. This book does an excellent job of introducing a challenging subject in a way that is approachable for children without being traumatizing in itself.

Harry Potter & the Philosopher's Stone (or really the whole series) by J.K. Rowling. This series is a fabulous and fun adventure with some excellent life lessons worked in along the way including but not limited to: the importance of friendship and love, standing up to bullies and not letting your circumstances define or limit you.

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42nd British Columbia

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