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Death on the River

by John Wilson
edition: Paperback
also available: Hardcover eBook
  • Grade: 8 to 12
tagged: civil war period (1850-1877), violence

Set during the last year of the American Civil War, Death on the River portrays the grim brutality of war through the eyes of a young soldier.
After the older brother he worshipped is killed in battle, young Jake Clay joins the Union Army in the spring of 1864, determined to make his parents proud and honor his brother's death. His dreams of glory …

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United We Stand

by Eric Walters
edition: Paperback
  • age: 12 to 18
  • Grade: 7 to 12
tagged: survival stories, 21st century

Dramatic, gripping, and moving, this sequel to the award-winning We All Fall Down will captivate readers.

It’s September 12th, 2001, and New York City is at a standstill: somber, bleak and shocked in the aftermath of the World Trade Center attacks. Will knows he and his father are lucky to have escaped; others, like his best friend James’ father …

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Don't Think Twice

by Alison Lohans
edition: Paperback
also available: eBook
  • age: 12 to 18
  • Grade: 7 to 12
tagged: literary, runaways, 20th century

1967
Shy 17-year-old Jan Carlson lives in Sierra Vista, California, a conservative farming town. The Vietnam War rages. Friends' brothers get drafted and the daily pledge of alliegiance becomes a test of conscience.

1997
Thirty years later she's living in Canada. Worried sick about her runaway daughter, Jan writes a long letter in a desperate attemp …

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Slash

by Jeannette Armstrong
edition: Paperback
  • age: 12 to 18
  • Grade: 8 to 12
tagged: canada, aboriginal & indigenous

Slash is Jeannette Armstrong's first novel. It poignantly traces the struggles, pain and alienation of a young Okanagan man who searches for truth and meaning in his life. Recognized as an important work of literature, Slash is used in high schools, colleges and universities.

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