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Stranded

by Jocelyn Shipley
edition: Paperback
  • age: 12 to 100
  • Grade: 8 to 12
tagged: thrillers & suspense, orphans & foster homes, drugs, alcohol, substance abuse

After his girlfriend’s accidental death by overdose, Kipp has been living on the streets, overwhelmed by his grief. He wants to honor her memory and finds help to get clean, but just when he feels like he’s getting his life together, everything comes crashing down. He gets fired from his job and kicked out of his rented room on the same day. So …

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Northwest Resistance

by Katherena Vermette, illustrated by Scott B. Henderson & Donovan Yaciuk
edition: eBook
  • age: 11 to 15
  • Grade: 5 to 9
tagged: aboriginal & indigenous, orphans & foster homes, prejudice & racism, coming of age, canada, girls & women, action & adventure

Step back in time to 1885 with volume three of the award-winning A Girl Called Echo graphic novel series, from best-selling author Katherena Vermette

Echo Desjardins just can't stop slipping back and forth in time.

In Northwest Resistance, Echo travels to 1885, a period of turmoil. The bison are gone, settlers from the East are arriving daily, and th …

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Just Lucky

by Melanie Florence
edition: Paperback
  • age: 13 to 18
  • Grade: 8 to 12
tagged: orphans & foster homes, bullying, girls & women

Lucky loves her grandparents, and they are all the family she really has. True, her grandma forgets things…like turning off the stove, or Lucky’s name. But her grandpa takes such good care of them that Lucky doesn’t realize how bad things are. That is until he’s gone. When her grandma accidentally sets the kitchen on fire, Lucky can’t hid …

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Red River Resistance

by Katherena Vermette, illustrated by Scott B. Henderson & Donovan Yaciuk
edition: eBook
also available: Paperback
  • age: 11 to 15
  • Grade: 5 to 9
tagged: aboriginal & indigenous, canada, action & adventure, coming of age, girls & women, orphans & foster homes, prejudice & racism

Echo Desjardins is adjusting to her new home, finding friends, and learning about Métis history. She just can’t stop slipping back and forth in time. One ordinary afternoon in class, Echo finds herself transported to the banks of the Red River in the summer of 1869. All is not well in the territory as Canadian surveyors have arrived to change th …

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Cold White Sun

by Sue Farrell Holler
edition: eBook
  • age: 14 to 100
  • Grade: 9 to 17
tagged: orphans & foster homes, non-classifiable, africa, emigration & immigration

A stranger-than-fiction story based on the real-life experiences of a young boy who was smuggled out of Ethiopia amid political unrest to start a new life from nothing in Calgary, Alberta.

Tesfaye lives behind the safe walls of his family’s compound in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. His father is an important man, Tesfaye goes to one of the best schools i …

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On the Run

by Marilyn Anne Holman
edition: Paperback
also available: eBook
  • age: 13 to 18
  • Grade: 2
tagged: law & crime, peer pressure, loners & outcasts, orphans & foster homes, violence

Seventeen-year-old Ryan is running out of chances — in and out of juvie since he was thirteen, he always seems to end up back in the same place. But this time, Ryan promises himself as he leaves the detention centre, will be different. He's determined to stay out of trouble. Being just a few months shy of eighteen means that next time he's picked …

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