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No Known Address

by Steven Barwin
edition: eBook
  • age: 13 to 18
  • Grade: 3
tagged: homelessness & poverty, runaways, general (see also headings under social themes)

Teen homelessness is not always connected to poverty and crime. Sometimes there's more to the story. No Known Address follows a teen named Tyler from a privileged family in Victoria, British Columbia, who is kicked out of his home by his abusive dad after being blamed for bringing prescription narcotics to a party. This novel brings to light the se …

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Love, IRL

by Tracy Goldfarb
edition: eBook
also available: Hardcover
  • age: 13 to 18
  • Grade: 3
tagged: lgbt, dating & sex

Alex, a Latino transgender teen living in Hamilton, Ontario, struggles to reconcile his feelings with a real-life crush on a boy in his class from the relationship he has with a boy he knows online — only to find that the two were the same all along. Without overly graphic content, important issues youth face surrounding online messaging, social …

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Confessions of a Teenage Drag King

by Markus Harwood-Jones
edition: eBook
  • age: 13 to 18
  • Grade: 3
tagged: lgbt, dating & sex

Full of colourful, authentic characters and set in Toronto, Confessions of a Teenage Drag King highlights diversity of race, gender, sexual orientation, and identity. Seventeen-year-old Lauren tries to navigate the tricky waters of teen romance that brings high school to the drag show and back, all while Lauren must keep up their two personas — R …

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The Jagged Circle

by Shelley Peterson
edition: eBook
  • age: 12 to 15
  • Grade: 7 to 10
tagged: horses, mysteries & detective stories, runaways

A spine-tingling adventure with as many twists and turns as a steeplechase course.

The Jagged Circle is full of suspense and a perfect book for horse lovers.” — Amber Marshall, equestrian and star of CBC's Heartland

It’s spring break and Evangeline Gibb is bored, stuck at her Gran Mary’s farm mucking stalls while her friends are away on va …

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