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Happy Sikh Heritage Month from the BWG Library

Explore the contributions of the Sikh community
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Sikh Heritage Month.

The BWG Library has books for children, teens and adults in support of Sikh Heritage Month, including books in Panjabi in the Library’s Multilingual Collection.  Explore the contributions of members of the Sikh community with the books listed below, or message the BWG Library for help searching the collection.  You can reach out through Facebook or email bwgmailbox@bradford.library.on.ca.  Help us grow our book collection and let us know which books you think we should share with the BWG community!

Guru Nanak : the first Sikh Guru, by Rina Singh

Guru Nanak tells the story of the first guru of the Sikhs, who was born in 1469 in India at a time when there were great tensions between Hindus and Muslims. Born into a humble Hindu family, Nanak was an extraordinary child who from a very young age questioned the rituals of religion and the ways of the world around him. He grew up to be a great spiritual teacher, revolutionary for his times, declaring that there was no difference between Hindus and Muslims, that men and women were equal and that caste was irrelevant. His attempt to define a universal humanity resulted in Sikhism -- a religion that embraces everyone. This biography, exquisitely illustrated in the Indian miniature-painting tradition, tells the story of his life, including his spiritual journeys, the miracles he performed to illustrate his teachings, and his poetry.

The many colors of Harpreet Singh, by Supriya Kelkar

Harpreet Singh has a different color for every occasion, from pink for dancing to bhangra beats to red for when he needs an extra boost of courage. He especially takes care of his colorful patkas, his turbans, smoothing each one out gently before putting it on. But when Harpreet's mom finds a new job in a snowy town and the family has to move, he finds himself choosing white over and over-- all he wants is to be invisible. Will he ever feel a happy sunny yellow again?

Understanding Sikhism, by Michael Regan

Understanding Sikhism covers the history of Sikhism and explores how the religion has evolved and expanded. Readers learn about the guru leaders and the peaceful practices they promoted, as well as the prejudice Sikhs have endured, particularly in the United States after September 11.

Super Sikh : loves Elvis, hates bad guys (Graphic Novel), by Eileen Kaur Alden

Meet Deep Singh. He loves Elvis and hates the Taliban. By day he works at a tech company and lives with his parents. But that's just a front. For Deep Singh is really a top-secret agent for the United Nations, fighting terrorism all around the world. But right now, he really needs a vacation. And there's only one place to go ... Graceland". 

One game at a time : my journey from small-town Alberta to hockey's biggest stage, by Harnarayan Singh

From the distinct and vibrant voice behind 'Hockey Night in Canada Punjabi', comes the story of pursuing a dream and defying the odds, reminding us all of hockey's power to unite.

Babania kahania : (gur-itihaas), by Amar Singh Sidhu

Reach out to the BWG Library for assistance navigating the Panjabi titles available in the Multilingual Collection.  Call the BWG Library at 905-775-3328 ext. 6109 to speak with a librarian, or email bwgmailbox@bradford.library.on.ca.