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These Are Not the Words

by Amanda West Lewis
edition: eBook
also available: Audiobook Audiobook
  • age: 9 to 12
  • Grade: 4 to 7
tagged: drugs, alcohol, substance abuse, music, 20th century

New York City in the 1960s is the humming backdrop for this poignant, gritty story about a girl who sees her parents as flawed human beings for the first time, and finds the courage to make a fresh start.

Missy’s mother has gone back to school to pursue her dream of becoming an artist. Missy’s father works in advertising and takes Missy on secre …

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Sur la rue Tout-le-Monde

by Sheree Fitch, illustrated by Emma FitzGerald
edition: Hardcover
  • age: 4 to 8
  • Grade: p to 3
tagged: friendship, homelessness & poverty, drugs, alcohol, substance abuse, daily activities

Sheree Fitch's playful words lead you into this beautiful children's book and invite you to celebrate our gifts, our weaknesses, our differences, and our sameness. Marie Cadieux did a wonderful job of adapting into French Fitch's display of wit and mastery of words in quick, rollicking rhymes that are complemented by Emma Fitzgerald's lively illust …

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Eight Days

by Teresa Toten
edition: eBook
  • age: 10 to 14
  • Grade: 5 to 8
tagged: death & dying, diversity & multicultural, drugs, alcohol, substance abuse

Governor General’s award-winning author Teresa Toten’s story about one girl’s transformative eight-day road-trip to retrieve her mother’s body.

 

How do you face a heartbreaking past?

One day at a time.

Or as Aggie says, one crisis at a time.

In Teresa Toten’s compelling new novel Eight Days, Samantha finds out that the mother she thought had …

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I Am a Taxi

by Deborah Ellis, read by Raffael Ponce-Valencia
edition: Audiobook
also available: Paperback Hardcover eBook
  • age: 10 to 14
  • Grade: 5 to 9
tagged: drugs, alcohol, substance abuse, violence, caribbean & latin america

Winner of the Ruth and Sylvia Schwartz Children's Book Award

For twelve-year-old Diego and his family, home is a prison in Cochabamba, Bolivia. His parents farmed coca, a traditional Bolivian medicinal plant, until they got caught in the middle of the government's war on drugs and were mistakenly convicted of drug possession.

Diego's parents are loc …

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On the Rocks

by Eric Walters
edition: eBook
  • age: 9 to 12
  • Grade: 4 to 7
tagged: multigenerational, drugs, alcohol, substance abuse, marine life

An inspiring story about the ups and downs of family.

Fourteen-year-old Dylan is sent to live with his estranged grandfather, Angus. Basically strangers, the two avoid each other as best they can. One day Dylan discovers a young orca stranded high up on the rocky beach. Dylan runs to tell his grandfather. There’s nothing that can be done, says Ang …

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Girl of the Southern Sea

by Michelle Kadarusman
edition: Hardcover
also available: eBook Paperback
  • age: 9 to 12
  • Grade: 4 to 7
tagged: homelessness & poverty, asia, self-esteem & self-reliance, asian, girls & women, drugs, alcohol, substance abuse

From Governor General’s Literary Award finalist Michelle Kadarusman, an empowering novel about a girl from the slums of Jakarta who dreams of an education and the chance at a better life

From the time she was a little girl, Nia has dreamed up adventures about the Javanese mythical princess, Dewi Kadita. Now fourteen, Nia would love nothing more th …

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