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Road Allowance Era

by Katherena Vermette, illustrated by Scott B. Henderson & Donovan Yaciuk
edition: eBook
  • age: 12 to 14
  • Grade: 7 to 8
tagged: aboriginal & indigenous, action & adventure, girls & women, prejudice & racism, orphans & foster homes, coming of age, canada

In Road Allowance Era, Echo’s story picks up again when she travels back in time to 1885.

The government has not fulfilled its promise of land for the Métis, and many flee to the Northwest. As part of the fallout from the Northwest Resistance, their advocate and champion Louis Riel is executed. As new legislation corrodes Métis land rights, and …

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Sugar Falls

A Residential School Story

by David A. Robertson, illustrated by Scott B. Henderson & Donovan Yaciuk, foreword by Murray Sinclair, afterword by Betty Ross
edition: Paperback
also available: eBook
  • age: 15 to 18
  • Grade: 9 to 12
tagged: aboriginal & indigenous, prejudice & racism, historical, canada, own voices

Inspired by true events, this story of strength, family, and culture shares the awe-inspiring resilience of Elder Betty Ross.

Abandoned as a young child, Betsy is adopted into a loving family. A few short years later, at the age of 8, everything changes. Betsy is taken away to a residential school. There she is forced to endure abuse and indignity, …

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Wild Bird

by Leanne Baugh
edition: eBook
also available: Paperback
  • age: 14 to 18
  • Grade: 9 to 12
tagged: self-esteem & self-reliance, values & virtues, canada

In the opening pages of this historical novel, sixteen-year-old Kate Harding is desperately trying to assist her mother who is about to give premature birth to a child in their home in the small colonial community of Victoria in 1861.The experience is gruelling for mother and daughter, and in the end, though a local midwife gets there in time to as …

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Athabasca

by Harry Kleinhuis
edition: eBook
  • age: 14 to 18
  • Grade: 9 to 12
tagged: parents, coming of age, canada, depression

Jack is 14 going on 15. For the past seven years, he and his younger brother and sister, and his mother and father, have lived in a remote cabin on the Athabasca River west of Edmonton. It's the late 1930s, and the river is almost as wild and untamed as it was before humans began settling along the riverbanks.

The reason for the Whyte family living …

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Tunnels of Time

Moose Jaw Time Travel Adventure #1

by Mary Harelkin Bishop, edited by Deana Driver, illustrated by Wendi Nordell
edition: Paperback
  • age: 9 to 18
  • Grade: 4 to 12
tagged: canada

Instead of going on a school field trip to the mountains, 13-year-old Andrea has to go to boring Moose Jaw for a boring wedding. While having a meal with her family in a restaurant, she hears tales of gangsters who hid in tunnels that ran below the city. She barely listens, but when she accidentally falls into one of those mysterious tunnels under …

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Kid Sterling

by Christine Welldon
edition: Paperback
  • age: 13 to 17
  • Grade: 8 to 12
tagged: african american

Sterling Crawford is a young kid living on the streets of New Orleans. It's 1906 and he's trying to support his mother who launders clothes for white people. Sterling plays trumpet, and what he'd really like is to learn from his idol, the legendary Buddy Bolden, who is playing a new kind of music that's turning New Orleans upside down.

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Northwest Resistance

by Katherena Vermette, illustrated by Scott B. Henderson & Donovan Yaciuk
edition: eBook
also available: Paperback
  • age: 12 to 14
  • Grade: 7 to 8
tagged: aboriginal & indigenous, orphans & foster homes, prejudice & racism, coming of age, canada, girls & women, action & adventure, own voices

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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