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Here So Far Away

by Hadley Dyer
edition: Paperback
also available: eBook Hardcover Hardcover
  • age: 14 to 100
  • Grade: 9 to 17
tagged: depression, new experience, contemporary

George Warren (real name: Frances, but nobody calls her that) is well aware that she’s sometimes too tough for her own good. She didn’t mean to make the hot new guy cry—twice. And maybe she shouldn’t have hit the school’s mean girl in the face. George’s loyalty and impulsiveness are what her friends love about her—they know she’s go …

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In Our Own Aboriginal Voice 2

a collection of Indigenous writers & artists in Canada

edited by Michael Calvert, foreword by Edmund Metatawabin
edition: Hardcover
tagged: anthologies (multiple authors), native american & aboriginal, aboriginal & indigenous
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The Resist Stance

The X Gang

by Warren Kinsella
edition: eBook
also available: Paperback
  • age: 15 to 18
  • Grade: 10 to 13
tagged: coming of age, music, drugs, alcohol, substance abuse

The X Gang must learn to adapt to a changing world.

A new face of violence and hate has come to Portland, Maine, and the X Gang find themselves targeted once again. It is the early eighties, and the youth subculture they have grown up with is changing. Kurt, X, and the others have concluded, reluctantly, that they are unlikely to ever change the wor …

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Bonjour Shanghai

Bonjour Girl

by Isabelle Lafleche
edition: Paperback
also available: eBook
  • age: 15 to 18
  • Grade: 10 to 13
tagged: fashion & beauty, careers, occupations, internships, bullying

Clementine Liu is back for more fashion, dating, and drama!

Clementine Liu, the super-stylish fashion student behind the Bonjour Girl blog, is about to finish her first eventful year in New York City. Ready to put all the drama behind her, she’s about to embark on a prestigious exchange program — in Shanghai!

Before Clementine actually sets foot …

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You Are The Everything

by Karen Rivers
edition: Paperback
also available: Hardcover
  • age: 13 to 18
  • Grade: 8 to 13
tagged: emotions & feelings, contemporary, death & dying

Can you want something—or someone—so badly that it changes your destiny?

Elyse Schmidt never would have thought so, until it happened to her. When Elyse and her not-so-secret crush, Josh Harris, are the sole survivors of a plane crash, tragedy binds them together. It’s as if their love story is meant to be. Everything is perfect, as perfect a …

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Secrets in the Shadows

by Heige S. Boehm
edition: Paperback
tagged: war & military

Secrets in the Shadows is the account of best friends Michael and Wolfie who are boys growing up in Nazi Germany. Both of them are delighted to join the Hitler Youth. But by the time the boys are twelve, a devastating event turns their world upside down. On a school trip to Berlin, the boys see a beautiful Jewish girl boarding the train with her mo …

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The Call of the Rift: Veil

by Jae Waller
edition: Hardcover
tagged: epic, historical

Return to Jae Waller’s wondrous and war-torn colonial world in this captivating sequel in the Call of the Rift series

“[A] stunning debut . . . An intricately lush and well-crafted new fantasy that deserves (and demands) a sequel.” — Kirkus Reviews, starred review of Call of the Rift: Flight 

The Blackbird Battle has left all sides devastated …

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Dakwakada Warriors

by Cole Pauls
edition: Paperback
  • age: 8 to 16
  • Grade: 3 to 11
tagged: action & adventure, canada, science fiction

Indigenous protectors use language revitalization to save the Earth from evil pioneers and cyborg sasquatches Artist Cole Pauls wanted to reclaim the Southern Tutchone language he had learned as a youth while performing in the traditional song and dance group the Dakhka Khwaan Dancers, based in Whitehorse (YT). So, he created a comic about two Eart …

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