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Ear-Witness

A Jessica March Mystery

by Mary Ann Scott
edition: Paperback
also available: eBook eBook
  • age: 12 to 15
  • Grade: 7 to 10
tagged: mysteries & detective stories, dating & sex, law & crime

Jessica Marsh, who is fifteen and "hasn’t lost her baby-fat yet," lives with her mother on the top floor of a hundred-year-old triplex in Parkdale, a multicultural area in Toronto. Being an ear-witness to a murder is frightening, but when Raffi, a gentle black man who is her mother’s boyfriend, is arrested as the killer, Jess is terrified.

While …

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Speak To The Earth

by William Bell
edition: Paperback
  • age: 12 to 18
  • Grade: 7 to 12
tagged: environment, general (see also headings under social themes), dating & sex

"EVERYTHING'S CHANGED...EVERYTHING'S GONE BAD."
Fifteen-year-old Bryan Troupe is at first indifferent to the bitter dispute between loggers and "tree-huggers" that splits the community of Nootka harbour on Vancouver Island. But when a similar rift divides his own family and affects his relationship with his girlfriend, Bryan becomes relentlessly dr …

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The Tuesday Cafe

by Don Trembath
edition: Paperback
  • age: 13 to 18
  • Grade: 8 to 12
tagged: coming of age, general (see also headings under social themes), art

His parents don't seem to understand what is going on in his life at all. He's not doing well at school. And a juvenile court judge has just ordered him to write a 2000-word essay on how he's going to turn his life around.
Now his mother has enrolled him in a writing class called The Tuesday Cafe, but it's not the kind of class she expected.
It al …

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The Acting Bug

by Kathryn Ellis
edition: eBook
  • age: 12 to 15
  • Grade: 7 to 10
tagged: television & radio, girls & women, friendship

TV stardom – fame, fortune, and Hollywood! It’s the chance of a lifetime for Kate Merriman when she lands a small role in a new TV series called Backbeat.

But it’s less fun when Kate finds out her best friend Maria has turned down the part she’s been offered in the show. They’re always there for each other. How can Kate succeed when Maria …

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Slash

by Jeannette Armstrong
edition: Paperback
  • age: 12 to 18
  • Grade: 8 to 12
tagged: canada, aboriginal & indigenous

Slash is Jeannette Armstrong's first novel. It poignantly traces the struggles, pain and alienation of a young Okanagan man who searches for truth and meaning in his life. Recognized as an important work of literature, Slash is used in high schools, colleges and universities.

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The King's Daughter

by Suzanne Martel
edition: Paperback
  • age: 10 to 15
  • Grade: 5 to 10
tagged: canada

Winner of the Ruth Schwartz Award

Jeanne Chatel has always dreamed of adventure. So when the eighteen-year-old orphan is summoned to sail from France to the wilds of North America to become a king's daughter and marry a French settler, she doesn't hesitate.

Her new husband is not the dashing military man she has dreamed of, but a trapper with two sma …

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Flight

by Connie Brummel Crook
edition: eBook
also available: Paperback
  • age: 12 to 18
  • Grade: 7 to 12
tagged: survival stories, general (see also headings under social themes), values & virtues

George Waltermyer is left behind to care for the family farm while his mother and six brothers and sisters go to New York to find their father, Hans Waltermyer. He has been leading dangerous missions for the British as the American Revolutionary War heats up.

But George decides he just can't let them go alone, and so he heads through the wilderness …

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Up to Low

by Brian Doyle
edition: eBook
also available: Paperback
  • age: 11 to 13
  • Grade: 6 to 8
tagged: friendship, canada

Winner of the Canadian Library Association Book of the Year Award

Young Tommy and Baby Bridget, the girl with the trillium-shaped eyes, discover that living, healing and dying are not always what they seem. And they make that discovery with the help of a wonderful cast of characters, including Crazy Mickey, Frank and the Hummer.

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