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Love, IRL

by Tracy Goldfarb
edition: eBook
also available: 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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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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No Known Address

by Steven Barwin
edition: eBook
also available: Hardcover
  • 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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5-Minute Mindfulness Meditations for Teens

by Nicole Libin, read by Caroline Slaughter
also available: Paperback
  • age: 14 to 18
  • 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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Be the Girl

by K.A. Tucker, read by Katie Schorr
  • age: 14 to 18
  • Grade: 9 to 12
tagged: general (see also headings under social themes)

"A compelling page turner, beautifully told." (Natasha Boyd, USA Today best-selling and award-winning author of Eversea

"Heartfelt, relevant, and incredibly thought-provoking." (Natasha Is a Book Junkie

From the national best-selling author of the Ten Tiny Breaths series and The Simple Wild comes a poignant coming-of-age story about a girl trying …

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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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Under the Floorboard

by Wendy Ranby
edition: Paperback
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15-year-old Aileen never feels good enough to please her mother. When she pries up the floorboard at her aunt's house, she sheds a light on the dark secret she worked so hard to forget. Why does no one ever talk about her baby sister Claire and what happened to her?

Then her mother announces she's pregnant and starts acting strange. After the baby …

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