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Little Red Warrior and His Lawyer

A Satirical Land Claim Fable

by Kevin Loring
edition: Paperback
tagged: canadian, aboriginal & indigenous, historical

Little Red Warrior is the last remaining member of the Little Red Warrior First Nation. One day, he discovers a development company has begun construction on his ancestral lands. In a fit of rage, Little Red attacks one of the engineers and is arrested for assault and trespassing on his own lands. In jail he meets his court-appointed lawyer, Larry, …

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What's in it for Me?

by LS Stone
edition: Paperback
  • age: 10 to 14
  • Grade: 5 to 9
tagged: elephants, non-classifiable

Summer is only a month away, but things aren't going according to plan for fifteen-year-old Nick Bannerman. Nick dreams of making it big in music, and summer means scoring a deal for his band, mega parties, surfing in Tofino--and not much else. His best friend, Trevor, wants him to spend the summer with him in Africa building a school with a change …

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Storm from the East

by Joanna Hathaway
edition: Paperback
also available: Hardcover
  • age: 12 to 18
  • Grade: 7 to 13
tagged: historical

Part war drama, part romance,Storm from the East is the second epic fantasy adventure in Joanna Hathaway’s Glass Alliance series.
War has begun in the South. The days of soldier Athan and Princess Aurelia’s secret summer romance feel like a long-distant memory.
On the frontlines of combat, Athan proves a star fighter pilot as he struggles to j …

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Open Secrets

by Jennifer Manuel
edition: Paperback
tagged: sexual abuse, peer pressure, music

The #MeToo movement has revealed the prevalence of sexual assault in society, especially as committed by powerful men. But it is an issue that also affects the lives of teen girls. This book tells the the story of seventeen-year-old Ana Santos, who has ambitions to make it big in music and signs a contract with the owner of a music café without kn …

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The Player

by Paul Coccia
edition: Paperback
  • age: 13 to 18
  • Grade: 2.5
tagged: lgbt, dating & sex, hockey

Set in the traditionally homophobic world of amateur hockey, this book follows gay goalie Cooper in his struggle with his feelings for a teammate and coming out to his team. Cooper has been hooking up with teammate Pesh in secret, and has to play along when Pesh dates a girl and even tolerate locker-room homophobic talk. When Pesh outs Cooper onlin …

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The Love Code

by Mette Bach
edition: Paperback
  • age: 13 to 18
  • Grade: 8 to 13
tagged: lgbt, science & technology

Astrid is a teen living in Vancouver who has lost everything: her girlfriend to a guy and her social status when her parents lose their jobs. Determined to make her way into university, she joins a robotics club hoping to make contacts and win a scholarship, but also finds the love of her life. The Love Code tells the story of a relatable teen navi …

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Rogue Princess

by B.R. Myers
edition: Paperback
also available: Hardcover
  • age: 13 to 18
  • Grade: 8 to 13
tagged: space opera

A princess fleeing an arranged marriage teams up with a snarky commoner to foil a rebel plot in B.R. Myers'Rogue Princess, a gender-swapped sci-fi YA retelling ofCinderella.
Princess Delia knows her duty: She must choose a prince to marry in order to secure an alliance and save her failing planet. Yet she secretly dreams of true love, and feels th …

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What If We Were...

by Axelle Lenoir
edition: Paperback
  • age: 13 to 17
  • Grade: 8 to 12
tagged: fantasy, humorous, friendship

Teen girls reimagine the universe on a daily basis! This graphic novel proves there's nothing better than using your imagination... except maybe talking nonsense with your friends. Hey, why not both?

Nathalie and Marie are 17 years old and best friends. Since elementary school, they've battled boredom by playing a special game: What If We Were...

The …

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Escaping Eleven

by Jerri Chisholm
edition: Hardcover
  • age: 14 to 18
  • Grade: 9 to 13
tagged: dystopian

In Compound Eleven, the hierarchy of the floors is everything.
My name is Eve Hamilton, and on my floor, we fight.
Which at least is better than the bottom floor, where they toil away in misery. Only the top floor has any ease in this harsh world; they rule from their gilded offices.
Because four generations ago, Earth was rendered uninhabitable …

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Underland

A Novel

by Colleen Nelson & Nancy Chappell-Pollack
edition: Paperback
tagged: dystopian

Following the events of Pulse Point, 12-year old Ama and the other Underlanders living in a world of darkness dig for brine, the City's real energy source. Underland is a dangerous place: cave-ins, starvation and illness are constant threats. When their leader deserts them, Ama goes looking for him and stumbles on two Citizens. Neither knew the oth …