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Sisters of the Wolf

by Patricia Miller-Schroeder
edition: eBook
  • age: 12 to 15
  • Grade: 7 to 10
tagged: prehistory, girls & women

Can Shinoni and Keena, two Ice Age teens separated from their tribes, overcome their differences to outwit their pursuer and survive the unforgiving wilds?

The climate is changing, game is disappearing, and two peoples of the Ice Age compete for survival in a savage world. Keena, from a powerful band of Neanderthals, and Shinoni, daughter of a Cro-M …

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For King and Country

by Gloria Wesley
edition: eBook
  • age: 12 to 18
  • Grade: 7 to 12
tagged: canada, prejudice & racism, military & wars, war & military

At seventeen,, Will Westley lies about his age to try to enlist to fight in the First World War. He is determined to make his late father proud and take care of his mother. After several unsuccessful attempts — he is rejected for his color, not his age — Will is finally accepted. He is eager and proud to join the #2 Black Battalion — Canada's …

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Kid Sterling

by Christine Welldon
edition: Paperback
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: Book
  • 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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My Long List of Impossible Things

by Michelle Barker
edition: Paperback
  • age: 14 to 100
  • Grade: 9 to 17
tagged: europe, siblings

A brilliant historical YA that asks: how do you choose between survival and doing the right thing?

The arrival of the Soviet Army in Germany at the end of World War II sends sixteen-year-old Katja and her family into turmoil. The fighting has stopped, but German society is in collapse, resulting in tremendous hardship. With their father gone and fe …

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Uncertain Soldier

by Karen Bass
edition: eBook
also available: Paperback
  • age: 12 to 16
  • Grade: 7 to 11
tagged: military & wars, canada, prejudice & racism

Seventeen-year-old Erich is a prisoner of war working at a northern Alberta logging camp. Twelve-year-old Max goes to school—reluctantly—in the nearby town. The two would be unlikely friends, except that neither has anyone else to turn to. At the height of World War II, nobody wants to befriend a German. It doesn’t matter that Erich was force …

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