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Truth

by Tanya Lloyd Kyi
edition: Paperback
also available: Paperback eBook
  • age: 12 to 18
  • Grade: 8 to 12
tagged: law & crime, violence, mysteries & detective stories

When an adult neighbor is brutally murdered during a high-school house party, everyone in school seems to have an idea who did it, but no one will go to the police. Jen was there and saw the body and she has her own ideas about who is responsible. As a reporter for the school TV show, she decides to try and uncover the truth and discover if a class …

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Overdrive

by Eric Walters
edition: Paperback
also available: Paperback eBook Audiobook
  • age: 12 to 18
  • Grade: 8 to 12
tagged: law & crime, death & dying

Jake has finally got his driver's license, and tonight he has his brother's car as well. He and his friend Mickey take the car out and cruise the strip. When they challenge another driver to a street race, a disastrous chain reaction causes an accident. Jake and Mickey leave the scene, trying to convince themselves they were not involved. Jake find …

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Blood Sport

by Tash McAdam
edition: Paperback
also available: eBook
  • age: 12 to 18
  • Grade: 8 to 12
tagged: lgbt, law & crime, siblings

? “This book checks all the boxes of a hi-lo text. It has an exciting hook, a modern teen worldview, and is at a lower reading level...A must-buy for libraries looking for diverse and compelling hi-lo books.” —School Library Journal, starred review
Jason is sure his sister, Becca, was murdered, but he’s the only one who thinks so. After fi …

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Taghe “et'a / Three Feathers

by Richard Van Camp, illustrated by K. Mateus, translated by Eileen Beaver
edition: eBook
also available: Paperback
  • age: 15 to 18
  • Grade: 9 to 12
tagged: aboriginal & indigenous, boys & men, media tie-in, coming of age, law & crime

Three young men—Flinch, Bryce, and Rupert—have vandalized their community and are sent by its Elders to live nine months on the land as part of the circle sentencing process. There, the young men learn to take responsibility for their actions and acquire the humility required to return home. But, when they do return, will they be forgiven for w …

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Det'oni-t'á tai / Three Feathers

by Richard Van Camp, illustrated by K. Mateus, translated by Doris Camsell
edition: eBook
also available: Paperback
  • age: 15 to 18
  • Grade: 9 to 12
tagged: aboriginal & indigenous, boys & men, law & crime, media tie-in, coming of age

Three young men—Flinch, Bryce, and Rupert—have vandalized their community. They are sent by its Elders to live nine months on the land as part of the circle sentencing process. There, the young men learn to take responsibility for their actions and acquire the humility required to return home. But will they be forgiven for what they have done? …

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Nisto Mekwana / Three Feathers

by Richard Van Camp, illustrated by K. Mateus, translated by Mary Cardinal
edition: eBook
also available: Paperback
  • age: 15 to 18
  • Grade: 9 to 12
tagged: aboriginal & indigenous, law & crime, boys & men, coming of age, media tie-in

Three young men -- Flinch, Bryce, and Rupert -- have vandalized their community. They are sent by its Elders to live nine months on the land as part of the circle sentencing process. There, the young men learn to take responsibility for their actions and acquire the humility required to return home. But will they be forgiven for what they have done …

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Back

by Norah McClintock
edition: Paperback
  • age: 12 to 18
  • Grade: 8 to 12
tagged: law & crime, violence, city & town life

Jojo's back, released from jail, and people are tense and afraid all over again. They wonder if his friends will start showing up again. They wonder if they'll be walking down the street one day and they'll run into Jojo and Jojo will give them attitude or shove them around, just for fun. Jojo's friends have a way of making it hard--really hard--on …

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Tell

by Norah McClintock
edition: Paperback
also available: Paperback Hardcover eBook
  • age: 12 to 18
  • Grade: 8 to 12
tagged: law & crime, blended families, mysteries & detective stories

When his step-father Phil is shot dead in an apparent robbery, David becomes the prime suspect. Where was David that night, and what does he know about Phil?

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Easy Street

by Jeff Ross
edition: Paperback
also available: eBook
  • age: 12 to 18
  • Grade: 8 to 12
tagged: siblings, music, law & crime

Three years ago Rob’s brother, Adam, was sent to jail for his part in the death of a girl who overdosed at a rave. But now that he has been released, Rob hopes that things can go back to the way they used to be. He soon realizes this is impossible. His brother has changed, the times have changed, and Rob has changed.

Adam tells his mom and brother …

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