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Second Story Press is dedicated to publishing feminist-inspired books for adults and young readers. We are proud to have been publishing award-winning books that entertain, educate, and empower for over 25 years. Download our latest catalogue.

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Jenny Kay Dupuis writes about her granny's experience at residential school in the new book I Am Not a Number, co-authored with Kathy Kacer and illustrated by Gillian Newland:

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As a Boy

Boys want everyone to know that all children should have voices and choicesBoys around the world are treated differently than girls just because of their gender. They are given an education and cho... more



Holocaust Remembrance Series for Young Readers

This award-winning series proves that you can talk to young people about serious issues. It resonates with children from all cultures and all walks of life.


Kids' Power Series

Based on true stories of young people trying to make their lives, and their world, better.


Women's Hall of Fame Series

Each book in this inspirational series features biographies of women from around the world who are leaders in their chosen fields."Every new Women’s Hall of Fame title brings with it the thrill of ...


First Nations Series for Young Readers

Each book features biographies of ten leaders from the First Nations and Native Indian communities of Canada and the United States.


The Rachel Trilogy

Rachel and Sergei are two young people struggling for a better future. Set against the backdrop of early 20th century Russia, China, and finally the United States. The third book in the trilogy Rac...


A Nicki Haddon Mystery

The Scratch on the Ming Vase is the first in this new series by Caroline Stellings about teen detective and martial arts star Nicki Haddon  


Gutsy Girl

The Gutsy Girl books, for readers aged 9-12, feature our favorite kind of girl - smart, brave, funny and inspiring.


I'm A Great Little Kid Series

"The delicate issues covered in each book are presented in relatable and useful ways that will allow children to connect and find solutions for troublesome situations that they may encounter. ...&n...


A Feminist History Society Book

The mission of the Feminist History Society is to publish books about the women's movement in Canada between 1960 and 2010, books written by the very participants in the movement. The content of th...


Plan Canada International Books

Plan Canada International is one of the world's oldest and largest international charities, working in partnership with millions of people around the world to end global poverty. Not for profit, in...


A Rosie the Red Book

Rosie the Red is a red haired, red cape-wearing seven-year-old girl who's not afraid to stand up for what's right. Written by Plan Canada President and CEO Rosemary McCarney and illustrated by popu...