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Hope's War

by Marsha Forchuk Skrypuch
edition: Paperback
also available: eBook eBook
  • age: 12 to 15
  • Grade: 7 to 10
tagged: multigenerational, loners & outcasts, prejudice & racism

Short-listed for the 2004 Rocky Mountain Book Award and for the 2003 Manitoba Young Readers’ Choice Award and long-listed for the 2002 CBC Canada Reads People’s Choice Book
Kataryna Baliuk, a gifted fine arts student, is hoping to have a fresh start at Cawthra School for the Arts after a less-than-successful year at the neighbouring Catholic h …

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Strange School, Secret Wish

by Bernice Gold
edition: eBook
also available: eBook
  • age: 12 to 15
  • Grade: 7 to 10
tagged: canada, homelessness & poverty

The year is 1927, and the Merril children are once again in school – but one that’s unlike any other. For 10 months out of the year their school, set up in a Northern Ontario railway care that also serves as their home, is on the move. Theirteen-year-old Jenny Merrill loves life on the tracks, but she has a secret wish. She’s fallen in love w …

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A Miracle for Maggie

by Stephen Eaton Hume
edition: eBook
  • age: 12 to 15
  • Grade: 7 to 10
tagged: canada, diseases, illnesses & injuries, death & dying

Maggie Davis is a young girl who lives in Chester, Nova Scotia, near Halifax, when her beloved Uncle Nick is killed by diabetes. Maggie’s father, a doctor, is greatly saddened by his brother’s death, and soon has to deal with his own daughter’s diagnosis with the dread disease. Various remedies are tried, including starvation diet popular at …

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The Boy in the Burning House

by Tim Wynne-Jones
edition: eBook
also available: Paperback Paperback
  • age: 12 to 15
  • Grade: 7 to 10
tagged: mysteries & detective stories, emotions & feelings, boys & men

Two years after his father mysteriously disappeared, Jim Hawkins is coping -- barely. Underneath he's frozen in uncertainty and grief. Then Ruth Rose crashes into his life. A sixteen-year-old misfit whose manic moods have to be managed by drugs, she tells Jim that her stepfather is a murderer. Every instinct tells Jim to walk away, to get back to t …

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The Liberty Circle

by Phil Campagna
edition: eBook
  • age: 12 to 15
  • Grade: 7 to 10
tagged: prejudice & racism, sexual abuse), peer pressure

Life at home isn’t easy for sixteen-year-old Corey. When he sees an ad for a retreat called Camp Liberty, he can’t wait to get away. But Corey has no idea of what he’s in for, as he and his fellow campers are brainwashed into joining a racist Aryan cult. In the end, he not only hurts his family and friends but is also forced to confront some …

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Being with Henry

by Martha Brooks
edition: eBook
also available: Paperback
  • age: 12 to 15
  • Grade: 7 to 10
tagged: general (see also headings under family), runaways, multigenerational

The car lurches to a halt.The old man finally rolls down his window, studies Laker for one eternal moment while his daughter, behind the steering wheel, fumes and listens to the radio. Laker stands, shrunken and zipped and snapped and collared inside his damp, sweaty leather jacket, and then he hears this unexpected question: Do you do yard work?

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The Minstrel Boy

by Sharon Stewart
edition: Paperback
  • age: 12 to 15
  • Grade: 7 to 10
tagged: historical, time travel, arthurian

Winner of the Canadian Children’s Book Centre Choice: Best Books for Kids & Teens
David Baird, a talented young rock musician, accompanies his estranged father to Wales. Fleeing after a quarrel, David has a bizarre motorcycle accident which hurls him back in time to medieval Prydein. A variation on the Arthurian legend, The Minstrel Boy introdu …

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