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Second Chances

by Harriet Zaidman
edition: eBook
  • age: 13 to 16
  • Grade: 8 to 11
tagged: diseases, illnesses & injuries, canada

Thirteen-year-old Dale Melnyk finds himself stuck in an iron lung, desperately fighting for breath — and wishing he could die. It is the worst outbreak of polio in the history of Winnipeg, and Dale is one of the many young victims being treated in the early 1950s.

Second Chances follows Dale's slow and often agonizing struggle to regain his life, …

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Stuffed

by Eric Walters
edition: Paperback
also available: eBook Audiobook
  • age: 12 to 18
  • Grade: 8 to 12
tagged: values & virtues, cooking & food

Can Ian stand up for what he believes in?

When Ian and his classmates watch a documentary about the health concerns of eating fast food, Ian decides to start a boycott and stop everyone he can from eating at Frankie's, a huge fast-food chain with a questionable menu. The boycott takes off and Frankie's gets concerned. The company's lawyers threaten …

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Our Heroes of COVID-19

by Philip Riggs, edited by Susan Taylor, illustrated by Corey Majeau
edition: Hardcover
  • age: 9 to 13
  • Grade: 4 to 8
tagged: diseases, illnesses & injuries

Joel and his grandpa love spending time together. Then, the COVID-19 shutdown happened, so they had to stay apart. But now they are finally able to meet again and do many of the things they enjoy. While on their first walk in a long time, they talk about the shutdown. Who are the heroes who helped everybody during this difficult time? Joel and his …

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The Justice Project

by Michael Betcherman
edition: Paperback
  • age: 12 to 18
  • Grade: 8 to 12
tagged: careers, occupations, internships, diseases, illnesses & injuries, law & crime

High-school football star Matt Barnes was on the top of the world until a freak snowboarding accident ended his promising sports career and left him with a permanent limp. As he struggles to accept his changed body, Matt becomes depressed and isolated. Instead of college football camp, he faces a summer job at the local golf club. Then by chance Ma …

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Confessions of a Teenage Leper

by Ashley Little
edition: Paperback
  • age: 14 to 18
  • Grade: 9 to 12
tagged: diseases, illnesses & injuries, lgbt, coming of age

Cheerleading, mean girls, shopping . . . and leprosy? High school is about to get complicated. For fans of Before I Fall and Exit, Pursued By a Bear.

Abby Furlowe has plans. Big plans. She's hot, she's popular, she's a cheerleader and she's going to break out of her small Texas town and make it big. Fame and fortune, adoration and accolades. It'll a …

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The Story of My Face

by Leanne Baugh
edition: eBook
  • age: 13 to 17
  • Grade: 8 to 12
tagged: diseases, illnesses & injuries, self-esteem & self-reliance, loners & outcasts

After being attacked by a grizzly bear in the Rocky Mountains, seventeen-year-old Abby Hughes' facial scars are all she can think about, and all that she thinks anyone else can see when they look at her. After months of hiding out at home, returning to high school feels as daunting to Abby as enduring seven plastic surgeries. She knows it will be h …

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