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Maud

A Novel Inspired by the Life of L.M. Montgomery

by Melanie J. Fishbane
edition: Paperback
  • age: 12 to 18
  • Grade: 7 to 12
tagged: biographical, canada

For the first time ever, a young adult novel about the teen years of L.M. Montgomery, the author who brought us ANNE OF GREEN GABLES.

     Fourteen-year-old Lucy Maud Montgomery -- Maud to her friends -- has a dream: to go to college and become a writer, just like her idol, Louisa May Alcott. But living with her grandparents on Prince Edward Island, …

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The Life of Harry Jerome, World's Fastest Man

by Norma Charles
edition: Paperback
  • age: 9 to 12
  • Grade: 4 to 7
tagged: prejudice & racism, biographical, canada

Harry Jerome is one of Canada's forgotten heroes. From a skinny little kid growing up in St. Boniface, Manitoba, he rose to become "the fastest man in the world," a title he held for an incredible eight years. He achieved this, despite having to battle the prejudices he and his family had to overcome, on account of their African-Canadian heritage.

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Dreaming of Horses

by Mary Razzell
edition: Paperback
  • age: 13 to 17
  • Grade: 8 to 12
tagged: biographical

Sheila Brary is a girl growing up in Alberta during the worst years of the Great Depression of the 1930s, experiencing hardships that today we can only imagine. Her Irish immigrant mother and Canadian father struggle in this new, rough land, where work is hard to find, money is often non-existent and there are food shortages. Sheila sees little of …

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Whispers Series #1 From the Ghetto

by Kathy Kacer & Sharon Mckay
edition: Paperback
  • age: 12 to 18
  • Grade: 7 to 12
tagged: holocaust, biographical, europe

The stories in this book come from behind the walls and barbed wire of Europe's ghettos during the Nazi regime. We hear the voices of young boys and girls as they live with the fear that they might be deported to the death camps at any moment. Theirs are stories of courage and determination, of struggle and resistance. They speak for those who, lik …

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