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BLT

by Catherine Dunphy
edition: Paperback
  • age: 13 to 17
  • Grade: 9 to 12
tagged: adolescence

Bryant Lester Thomas, better known as BLT, is having a great summer: he's playing basketball with a team that's going for the city finals, and he really likes the sister of one of his teammates.
There is one little problem, though: BLT doesn't have the fancy clothes and expensive cars that his new buddies do, and, without a job, he just can't keep …

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Maya

by Kathryn Ellis
edition: Paperback
  • age: 10 to 17
  • Grade: 7 to 12
tagged: adolescence

A job and a boyfriend. That's what Maya's after this summer. Work isn't easy to find when you're in a wheelchair, but Maya has determination and that's worth a lot.
She finds a job at Slurpsa local Degrassi hangout. And she goes out on her first real date everwith Kirk, one of the waiters. But nothing is ever simple. The job turns out to be more t …

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Lorinda's Diary

by Budge Wilson
edition: Paperback
  • age: 12 to 18
  • Grade: 7 to 12
tagged: adolescence, coming of age

As if Lorinda doesn't have enough to worry about! Her Body is changing, her boy friends are turning into boyfriends, her Science teacher is mad at her, and her mother's driving her crazy.

Then her grandfather comes to visit-for six months. At first Lorinda thinks he might be an ally. Then he starts to complain-about everything. And it's up to Lorind …

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Hey Dad!

by Brian Doyle
edition: eBook
also available: Paperback
  • age: 8 to 12
  • Grade: 3 to 7
tagged: adolescence, parents

A family car trip across Canada brings Megan and her dad face to face with how sad and happy growing up can be.

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The Not Impossible Summer

by Sue Ann Alderson
edition: Paperback
  • age: 8 to 11
  • Grade: 3 to 6
tagged: adolescence, coming of age

"What kind of book do you want ot write?" asked Mum.
"oh, I dunno. A story. About a girl who does things that are hard and brave and wonderful...And then she finds out that she isn't who she thought she was-she's really a princess and very intelligent...and her people are really proud of her."

Jenny longs to be the smart, fearless, lovable princess …

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Covered Bridge /hc

by Brian Doyle
edition: Hardcover
  • age: 9 to 12
  • Grade: 4 to 7
tagged: adolescence, country life

Winner of the Governor General's Award and the Mr. Christie's Book Award

In this award-winning paean to country life we find Hubbo O'Driscoll, whom we first met in Easy Avenue, now living in the lower Gatineau with his guardian aunt and uncle. When the local covered bridge -- home to a wayward ghost and her lovelorn postman -- is threatened by devel …

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Covered Bridge

by Brian Doyle
edition: eBook
also available: Paperback
  • age: 9 to 12
  • Grade: 4 to 7
tagged: adolescence, country life

Winner of the Governor General's Award and the Mr. Christie's Book Award

In this award-winning paean to country life we find Hubbo O'Driscoll, whom we first met in Easy Avenue, now living in the lower Gatineau with his guardian aunt and uncle. When the local covered bridge -- home to a wayward ghost and her lovelorn postman -- is threatened by devel …

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Caitlin

by Catherine Dunphy
edition: eBook
also available: Paperback
  • age: 10 to 17
  • Grade: 7 to 12
tagged: school & education, adolescence

Caitlin knows there's a lot going on with the world she doesn't like—things like nuclear waste, and the hole in the ozone layer. Why doesn't anyone else seem to care?

A whole new world opens up when she meets Robert, with his ponytail and intense blue eyes. At first Caitlin isn't sure if she's getting involved for the issues or for Robert. But she …

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