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We Contain Multitudes

by Sarah Henstra
edition: Paperback
  • age: 14 to 100
  • Grade: 9 to 17
tagged: lgbt, epistolary (letters & diaries), boys & men

An exhilarating and emotional LGBTQ story about the growing relationship between two teen boys, told through the letters written to one another. For fans of Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe and I’ll Give You the Sun.

Thrown together by a zealous English teacher's classroom-mailbox assignment, notorious scrapper, Adam "Kur …

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Swan Dive

by Brenda Hasiuk
edition: Hardcover
  • age: 14 to 100
  • Grade: 8 to 17
tagged: diversity & multicultural, multigenerational, epistolary (letters & diaries), depression

Refugees from the Bosnian War, Lazar’s family flees the Siege of Sarajevo and arrives in Winnipeg in the early 1990s. Despite various mini dramas unfolding at home, as his parents and older sisters navigate a new language, the bitter cold and a strange city and country, Lazar manages to find a place for himself at school, largely by making friend …

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Ophelia

by Charlotte Gingras, illustrated by Daniel Sylvestre, translated by Christelle Morelli & Susan Ouriou
edition: eBook
  • age: 14 to 100
  • Grade: 8 to 17
tagged: loners & outcasts, friendship, epistolary (letters & diaries), art

The kids at school call her rag girl because she hides under layers of oversized clothing, but she calls herself Ophelia. She hardly speaks to anyone — until one day a visiting author comes to give a talk in the school library. The writer speaks about what it means to create art, and at the end of her talk, she thanks Ophelia for asking the first …

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