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The Greats

by Deborah Ellis
edition: eBook
  • age: 12 to 100
  • Grade: 7 to 17
tagged: suicide, magical realism, caribbean & latin america, boys & men, multigenerational

With the unexpected help of a giant prehistoric sloth, ghostly grandfathers return to help a suicidal teenager.

Winning a national high-school geography competition should be the high point of Jomon’s life. So why does he find himself running through the streets of Georgetown, Guyana, later that same night — so angry and desperate? Why does he h …

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The Love and Lies of Rukhsana Ali

by Sabina Khan
edition: Paperback
also available: Hardcover
  • age: 14 to 100
  • Grade: 9 to 17
tagged: lgbt, multigenerational, asia

 

With a welcome mix of humor, heart, and high-stakes drama, Sabina Khan provides a timely and honest portrait of what it's like to grow up feeling unwelcome in your own culture.

 

Fight for love. Fight for family. Fight for yourself.

Seventeen-year-old Rukhsana Ali has always been fascinated by the universe around her and the laws of physics that keep …

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Things That Fall

by Mere Joyce
edition: Paperback
  • age: 14 to 100
  • Grade: 9 to 17
tagged: coming of age, death & dying, multigenerational

Separated for years due to a secret squabble among their parents, a group of cousins reunite following the death of an uncle. Their mission is to help close up the family cottage for good, but in doing so, they uncover old family photos that include a woman in a wheelchair.

None know who the woman was, but the older cousins have a vague memory of he …

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My Totem Came Calling

by Blessing Musariri & Thorsten Nesch
edition: Paperback
  • age: 12 to 17
  • Grade: 7 to 12
tagged: literary, multigenerational, africa

Chanda is a seventeen-year-old schoolgirl in Harare, Zimbabwe, who suffers from unexplained memory lapses, which become even more worrisome when she starts seeing her totem animal, a zebra, in all sorts of places. But nobody else can see it.

Afraid of being institutionalized in a hospital, she follows the advice of an old aunt and sets off for her a …

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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

A teenage refugee adapts to a new country, a new language, new school and even finds a wonderful best friend, until the pressures of past and present collide and lead to a lie that changes everything.

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 un …

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Point de retour

by Allan Stratton
edition: eBook
also available: Paperback
  • age: 12 to 100
  • Grade: 7 to 17
tagged: multigenerational, runaways, lgbt

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Zoe Bird étouffe. Elle est furieuse, elle se sent seule, et son unique véritable amie est sa grand-mère, dont les symptômes d'Alzheimer s'aggravent considérablement.

Quand sa grand-mère est placée dans une maison de soins, Zoe décide qu'il est grand temps de prendre le contrôle de la situation. Elle aide sa …

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