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On the Rocks

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

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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Louis Undercover

by Fanny Britt, illustrated by Isabelle Arsenault
edition: eBook
  • age: 10 to 14
  • Grade: 5 to 9
tagged: drugs, alcohol, substance abuse, marriage & divorce

A stunning graphic novel from the award-winning creators of Jane, the Fox and Me.

In this powerful new graphic novel from Fanny Britt and Isabelle Arsenault, we meet Louis, a young boy who shuttles between his alcoholic dad and his worried mom, and who, with the help of his best friend, tries to summon up the courage to speak to his true love, Billi …

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Broken Dreams

A novel

edited by Michael B. Davie
edition: Paperback
tagged: drugs, alcohol, substance abuse, girls & women, values & virtues
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Spin the Sky

by Jill MacKenzie
edition: Hardcover
  • age: 12 to 18
  • Grade: 6
tagged: drugs, alcohol, substance abuse, coming of age

Magnolia Woodson wants nothing more than to get her and her sister, Rose, out of the pitifully small, clamming-obsessed Oregon town that hates them'she just doesn’t know how. Forced to put up with the snide comments and hateful looks the townspeople throw at them, Mags thinks she’s destined to pay for the horrible, awful thing her mom did?and t …

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The Cocalero Novels Bundle

by Deborah Ellis
edition: eBook
  • age: 10 to 14
  • Grade: 5 to 9
tagged: caribbean & latin america, drugs, alcohol, substance abuse, violence

I Am a Taxi

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 locked up, but he can come and go: to school, to the …

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Crack Coach

by Steven Sandor
edition: Paperback
  • age: 13 to 18
  • Grade: 9 to 12
tagged: football, drugs, alcohol, substance abuse

Maurice and Vijay are thrilled to be the only grade nine students to make the junior football team. But it soon becomes clear that their coach, Bob Jones, who has just been elected mayor, has his own reasons for giving his two new players preferential treatment.

Massive media coverage of the outspoken Coach Jones starts turning up allegations of ill …

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