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Love, IRL

by Tracy Goldfarb
edition: Hardcover
  • age: 13 to 18
  • Grade: 3
tagged: lgbt, dating & sex

Alex, a Latino transgender teen living in Hamilton, Ontario, struggles to reconcile his feelings with a real-life crush on a boy in his class from the relationship he has with a boy he knows online — only to find that the two were the same all along. Without overly graphic content, important issues youth face surrounding online messaging, social …

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No Known Address

by Steven Barwin
edition: eBook
  • age: 13 to 18
  • Grade: 3
tagged: homelessness & poverty, runaways, general (see also headings under social themes)

Teen homelessness is not always connected to poverty and crime. Sometimes there's more to the story. No Known Address follows a teen named Tyler from a privileged family in Victoria, British Columbia, who is kicked out of his home by his abusive dad after being blamed for bringing prescription narcotics to a party. This novel brings to light the se …

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Confessions of a Teenage Drag King

by Markus Harwood-Jones
edition: eBook
  • age: 13 to 18
  • Grade: 3
tagged: lgbt, dating & sex

Full of colourful, authentic characters and set in Toronto, Confessions of a Teenage Drag King highlights diversity of race, gender, sexual orientation, and identity. Seventeen-year-old Lauren tries to navigate the tricky waters of teen romance that brings high school to the drag show and back, all while Lauren must keep up their two personas — R …

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5-Minute Mindfulness Meditations for Teens

by Nicole Libin, PhD, read by Caroline Slaughter
also available: Paperback
  • age: 14 to 17
  • Grade: 9 to 12
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Five-minute mindfulness meditations for 40 everyday situations

The rollercoaster of teenage life doesn't offer a lot of moments to slow down and process your experiences. 5-Minute Mindfulness Meditations for Teens offers easy, quick practices that allow you to harness the power of mindfulness meditation - paying immediate attention to your body and …

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Flight or Fight

by Diane Haynes
edition: Paperback
also available: Paperback Paperback
  • age: 12 to 16
  • Grade: 5
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This teen YA novel is an impassioned look at the damage human pollution causes to earth's wildlife. Heroine Jane Ray is shy, a runner, and a sensitive observer of the nuances within her world. When she attempts to rescue an oil—soaked Surf Scorer, Jane's life changes. She becomes an eloquent spokesperson for animals, the wildlife rescue process a …

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