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Zee

by Su J. Sokol
edition: Paperback
  • age: 15 to 18
  • Grade: 10 to 13
tagged: lgbt, hispanic & latino, magical realism, african american

Ever since she was born, Zee's had a talent, a particular kind of intelligence. She perceives things no one else can. Zee is able to hear other people's thoughts, feel their emotions. She can even see herself through their eyes, and this seeing changes her. Sometimes, Zee is the precocious daughter of her four grown-ups. Other times, Zee's a rough …

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The Greats

by Deborah Ellis
edition: Hardcover
also available: eBook
  • age: 12 to 100
  • Grade: 7 to 17
tagged: suicide, multigenerational, magical realism, caribbean & latin america, boys & men

With the unexpected help of a giant prehistoric sloth, ghostly grandfathers return to help a suicidal teenager.

Winning a national high-school geography competition should be the high point of Jomon’s life. So why does he find himself running through the streets of Georgetown, Guyana, later that same night — so angry and desperate? Why does he h …

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Summerwood/Winterwood

by E. L. Chen
edition: eBook
also available: Paperback
  • age: 14 to 100
  • Grade: 8 to 17
tagged: dark fantasy, horror, magical realism

Pray you never find your Summerwood, Grandfather had said. I’d found something worse. I’d found his.

In Summerwood, twelve-year old Rosalind Hero Cheung can’t wait to spend the summer in Toronto with her teenaged sister Julie and their famous author grandfather. Years ago Walter Denison wrote a series of bestselling children’s novels about a …

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Ghosts

by David A. Robertson
edition: eBook
also available: Audiobook
  • age: 12 to 18
  • Grade: 7 to 12
tagged: aboriginal & indigenous, paranormal, occult & supernatural, canada, superheroes, magical realism, mental illness

The highly anticipated conclusion to The Reckoner, David A. Robertson’s award-winning trilogy.

Mysterious murders, shadowy figures, and high school. Life can be hard, death can be harder.

Cole Harper is dead. Reynold McCabe is alive and free. Mihko Laboratories has reopened the research facility and works to manufacture and weaponize the illness th …

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Flannery

by Lisa Moore
edition: Paperback
also available: Hardcover eBook
  • age: 13 to 100
  • Grade: 8 to 17
tagged: girls & women, family life, friendship, magical realism

A spellbinding story about chasing love, fighting family, losing friends and starting all over again, from the internationally acclaimed Lisa Moore.

Sixteen-year-old Flannery Malone has it bad. She’s been in love with Tyrone O’Rourke since the days she still believed in Santa Claus. But Tyrone has grown from a dorky kid into an outlaw graffiti a …

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Plain Kate

by Erin Bow
edition: Paperback
also available: eBook Hardcover
  • age: 12 to 99
  • Grade: 7 to 17
tagged: magical realism

 

Erin Bow's acclaimed, award-winning fantasy novel reissued in paperback!

Plain Kate lives in a world of superstitions and curses, where a song can heal a wound and a shadow can work deep magic. When Kate's village falls on hard times — crops fail, and even Kate's father falls victim to a deadly fever — the townspeople look for someone to blame, …

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Monsters

by David A. Robertson
edition: eBook
also available: Audiobook
  • age: 12 to 18
  • Grade: 7 to 12
tagged: aboriginal & indigenous, paranormal, occult & supernatural, superheroes, mental illness, magical realism

The mystery at Wounded Sky First Nation continues in the heart-stopping sequel to Strangers, by Governor General’s award-winning author David A. Robertson.

“The ending...is so unexpected that readers will eagerly anticipate [the] third volume.”—Kirkus Reviews

Cole Harper is struggling to settle into life in Wounded Sky First Nation. He may ha …

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Body Swap

by Sylvia McNicoll
edition: eBook
also available: Paperback
  • age: 12 to 15
  • Grade: 7 to 10
tagged: magical realism, girls & women, values & virtues

2019 Hamilton Literary Award for Fiction — Winner
A fatal collision — who’s to blame? Two bodies, two souls switch in search of justice.

When fifteen-year-old Hallie gets knocked flying by a Hurricane SUV, her life ends without her ever having kissed a boy. At an otherworldly carnival, she meets and argues with the eighty-two-year-old driver, …

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