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True Confessions of a Heartless Girl

by Martha Brooks
edition: Hardcover
also available: Paperback eBook
  • age: 0
  • Grade: p to 12
tagged: runaways

“A quietly astonishing work of art.” – Starred, Quill & Quire

In the midst of a heaven-rattling summer storm a young stranger blows into a small prairie town. On the run after taking her latest boyfriend’s truck, with a pocketful of stolen money and a heart full of pain, seventeen-year-old Noreen Stall seems to invite trouble. And trouble co …


Earthly Astonishments

by Marthe Jocelyn
edition: Paperback
  • age: 8 to 12
  • Grade: 3 to 7
tagged: runaways, 19th century, circus

In the late nineteenth century, in a dot of a town called Westley, lives the smallest girl in the world. Josephine stands only twenty-two inches high and her parents charge gawkers a penny a piece to see her – until they realize that the headmistress of MacLaren Academy for Girls will pay even more.

At the Academy Josephine is treated like a slave …



by Peter McPhee
edition: Paperback
also available: eBook
  • age: 14 to 18
  • Grade: 9 to 12
tagged: homelessness & poverty, runaways

Kyle never expected to see Calgary's hard side--its seedy neighbourhoods marked with trash-filled lots, abandoned buildings, abandoned lives. But when his 14-year-old sister Meghan runs away from home, he knows he has to track her down.
Soon Kyle discovers a dark world of after-hours clubs, desperate street kids, drugs and violence. As he gradual …

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