Spotlight On June’s Character Education Trait: Perseverance

June 6, 2016 at 8:00 am Leave a comment

Submitted by Natalie C.,  one of our fabulous reference librarians:

The TDSB Professional Library has created an updated resource list of JK-12 fiction and multimedia materials supporting the June Character Education trait: Perseverance!

The full list is available through the Professional Library AW Character Education List forum. Current and archived lists are also available through the Google Drive: *note: you must be logged in to your TDSB Google Account to view.

Here are some highlights:

Elementary Titles

  • 🍁 Never Give Up: A Story About Self-Esteem: by K. Cole: After Shaun is teased at school, Nadia and her Dad encourage him not to give up on his goal of learning to ride a bike.
  • 🍁 The Way to School by R. A. McCarney: Without school buses to pick them up, many children face arduous, and frequently dangerous, journeys to get to school every day.

Intermediate Titles

Young Adult Titles

  • 🍁 Sight Unseen by D. Carroll: A teen boy struggles to come to terms with a degenerative eye disease that will leave him blind.
  • 🍁 Hawk by J. Dance: Diagnosed with a serious illness, young First Nations athlete Hawk must learn to persevere.

These resource lists are produced to support teacher-librarians and teachers as they deliver instruction regarding the Character Education initiative and may be appropriate for read-alouds, literature circles, library displays, and more.

Please note the following points:

  • These are selected resources based on favourable literature reviews;
  • The Professional Library may own some of the listed books; teachers should also check their school libraries or local public libraries for availability;
  • Teachers should preview the books for appropriateness before instructional use or recommending them to students.
  • Related media resources are selected from TDSB Teaching Resources and the TDSB Virtual Library.

These links are available in TDSB digital spaces only.  For more information, contact us at (416) 395-8289 or

For assistance with logging in to your TDSB Google account, please visit

Natalie C., Librarian

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