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Acadian Heritage for Kids

Aug. 15 is Acadian Heritage Day. Learn about Acadian people and culture with this resource list for kids. To see the entire list of titles, click here.

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ABC Acadie
Mary Alice Downie
Public : Enfants
Langues : Anglais
Topic: Acadian | Canadian fiction | children's fiction | Juvenile fiction
Living by the sea offers myriad charms for the two young brothers in this poetic ode to beachcombing. When the fog disappears, the path to the beach beckons, with all the treasures it leaves behind: lobster traps, buoys, fused glass, urchins, a note in a bottle.
This ABC book for children K to 3 paints a picture of the Acadian community before the Expulsion, a community with unique customs and beliefs.
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The Lookout Tree
Diane Carmel Léger
Public : Enfants
Langues : Anglais
Topic: Acadian | Juvenile fiction
Spanning two decades of the terrible events of the Deportation and the long struggle to reunite and resettle afterward, The Lookout Tree is an English translation of the beloved French classic, La butte à Pétard, and a testament to the determination of the Acadian people to survive and thrive in their homeland.
Spanning two decades of the terrible events of the Deportation and the long struggle to reunite and resettle afterward, The Lookout Tree is an English translation of the beloved French classic, La butte à Pétard, and a testament to the determination of the Acadian people to survive and thrive in their homeland.
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Evangeline and the Acadians
Robert Tallant
Public : Enfants
Langues : Anglais
Topic: Acadian | Juvenile literature
The tale of the Acadians and their exile from Nova Scotia plays against the backdrop of one of literature's premier love stories in this prose presentation.
The tale of the Acadians and their exile from Nova Scotia plays against the backdrop of one of literature's premier love stories in this prose presentation.
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A Boy From Acadie
Beryl Young
Public : Enfants
Langues : Anglais
Topic: Acadian | biography | Juvenile literature
Born on a farm in the village of Cormier Cove in New- Brunswick, the young Roméo LeBlanc did not expect that one day, thanks to his loving family and some unexpected help from his sisters, he would have the chance to go to high school and university.
Born on a farm in the village of Cormier Cove in New- Brunswick, the young Roméo LeBlanc did not expect that one day, thanks to his loving family and some unexpected help from his sisters, he would have the chance to go to high school and university. He would become a history teacher, and then a journalist, finally a politician, climbing up the ladder to become Governor General.
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The Settlement of New France and Acadia, 1524-1701
Sheila Stewart
Public : Enfants
Langues : Anglais
Topic: Acadian | Juvenile literature
This book discusses the early days of New France and the ways the French transformed their first struggling habitations into a vast fur trading empire, and the conflicts that arose as a result.
This book discusses the early days of New France and the ways the French transformed their first struggling habitations into a vast fur trading empire, and the conflicts that arose as a result.
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Winds of l'Acadie
Lois Donovan
Public : Enfants
Langues : Anglais
Topic: Acadian | Canadian fiction | Juvenile fiction
When 16-year-old Sarah from Toronto learns that she is to spend the summer with her grandparents in Nova Scotia, she is convinced that it will be the most tedious summer ever. She gets off to a rough start when she meets Luke, the nephew of her grandmother's friend, and one unfortunate event leads to another.
When 16-year-old Sarah from Toronto learns that she is to spend the summer with her grandparents in Nova Scotia, she is convinced that it will be the most tedious summer ever. She gets off to a rough start when she meets Luke, the nephew of her grandmother's friend, and one unfortunate event leads to another. Just when she thinks her summer cannot get much worse, she finds herself transported to Acadia in 1755.Here she meets Anne and learns much about the Acadian culture and history and the Acadians' relations with the Mi'kmac people.
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