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The Big Bad Wolf in My House

by Valérie Fontaine, illustrated by Nathalie Dion, translated by Shelley Tanaka
edition: eBook
  • age: 4 to 8
  • Grade: k to 3
tagged: physical & emotional abuse, emotions & feelings, sexual abuse, violence

A young girl describes what it’s like when her mom’s new friend comes to stay — a moving story about domestic violence that ends on a hopeful note.

The young girl tells us that her mom’s new friend is just like the big bad wolf. At first the wolf is sweet and kind to her mom, though the girl notices the wolf’s cold eyes from the very begin …

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The Taste of Rain

by Monique Polak
edition: eBook
  • age: 9 to 12
  • Grade: 4 to 7
tagged: values & virtues, physical & emotional abuse, asia

It is 1945, and thirteen-year-old Gwen has been a prisoner at the Weihsien Internment Camp in northern China for nearly two and a half years. Gwen is one of 140 children who were enrolled at a boarding school in Chefoo when the Japanese Imperial Army invaded China.
Life in the camp is difficult. There is not enough food or water, and even the chil …

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Pablo encuentra un tesoro

by Andrée Poulin, illustrated by Isabelle Malenfant
edition: Paperback
  • age: 6 to 9
  • Grade: 1 to 4
tagged: homelessness & poverty, bullying, physical & emotional abuse

Pablo y su hermana pasan todos los días en "La Montaña del Tesoro", el basurero local. Allí, hurgan entre los montículos de basura en busca de artículos que su madre pueda vender para proporcionar alimentos a la familia. De vez en cuando, encuentran un "verdadero" tesoro, como un alimento aún comestible o un libro ilustrado, que a Pablo le en …

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Pablo Finds a Treasure

by Andrée Poulin, illustrated by Isabelle Malenfant
edition: eBook
also available: Paperback Hardcover
  • age: 6 to 9
  • Grade: 1 to 4
tagged: homelessness & poverty, bullying, physical & emotional abuse

A poignant, simply-told story that shows the resourcefulness of poverty-stricken children around the world.

Pablo and his sister spend every day at "Treasure Mountain", the local dump. There, they rummage through the mounds of garbage looking for items that their mother can sell in order to provide food for the family. Occasionally, they find a "rea …

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That Uh-oh Feeling

A story about touch

by Kathryn Cole, illustrated by Qin Leng
edition: Hardcover
  • age: 5 to 8
  • Grade: 1 to 3
tagged: self-esteem & self-reliance, emotions & feelings, physical & emotional abuse

No matter how hard she tries, Claire can’t kick the soccer ball in a straight line. Her coach steps in and places his hand on her shoulder, telling her that she's too pretty to wear a frown. When he tickles her later and asks her to keep it a secret, Claire doesn’t know exactly what’s wrong, but something just feels “weird.” Too much flat …

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Forever Julia

by Jodi Carmichael
edition: eBook
also available: Paperback
  • age: 13 to 18
  • Grade: 8 to 12
tagged: physical & emotional abuse

Six months ago, Julia's life was perfect. Then her dad died. Now she lives with her grieving mother and sick grandmother in a puny apartment above their bookstore. After a dark bout of depression, Julia is fragile and mourns both her father and her old life. But she has one thing to be happy about: Jeremy, the most popular boy at school, has chosen …

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Queen of the Godforsaken

by Mix Hart
edition: Paperback
also available: eBook
  • age: 15 to 17
  • Grade: 10 to 12
tagged: adolescence, physical & emotional abuse, girls & women

Lydia Buckingham is an ice queen. She wasn’t always that way, but after her parents uprooted the family to move to an isolated and rundown farmhouse in the middle of nowhere, she has been forced to adapt this personality in order to survive in rural Saskatchewan. Despite her interest in the local history at Batoche, Lydia finds herself unable to …

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Size of a Fist

by Tara Gereaux
edition: Paperback
  • age: 16 to 18
  • Grade: 11 to 12
tagged: girls & women, physical & emotional abuse, dating & sex

P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 8pt">SPAN lang=EN-US style="mso-ansi-language: EN-US">FONT face=Calibri>Living in a small working class town has never suited Addy, so after a summer working as a janitor at the local hospital, she is more than ready to move to the city. When the night before her move finally arrives, Addy’s bags are packe …

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