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Firestorm

by Barry McDivitt
edition: eBook
  • age: 14 to 18
  • Grade: 9 to 13
tagged: suicide, environment, survival stories

The terror of fire is known to all but when fire erupts into its most terrifying form, Rank 6, mayhem and death are often not far behind. So the question is: Why would someone willingly approach an inferno that swirls with fireballs and whirls with temperatures that can reach 1000 degrees Celsius? For Emily who makes such a decision, there is no qu …

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Hawk Teachers' Guide

Dundurn Teachers' Guide

by Josie Norton & Jennifer Dance
  • age: 12 to 15
  • Grade: 7 to 10
tagged: environment, aboriginal & indigenous

2018 Red Maple Award — Shortlisted • 2017 Sigurd F. Olson Nature Writing Award — Winner, Young Adult Category • CCBC’s Best Books for Kids & Teens (Fall 2016)

When a First Nations teen rescues a fish-hawk from a tailings pond in Alberta’s oil sands, he has no idea that soon they will both be fighting for their lives. 

As a cross-count …

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Marrow Thieves

by Cherie Dimaline
edition: Paperback
  • age: 13 to 25
  • Grade: 8 to 17
tagged: aboriginal & indigenous, environment, dystopian

P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0cm 0cm 10pt">Shortlisted for 2018 CBC Canada Reads

Winner of 2017 Governor General's Literary Award (Young People's Literature - Text)
Winner of 2017 Kirkus Prize
Nominated for 2018 Forest of Reading - White Pine Awards
A Globe and Mail Best Book

Shortlisted for the Ruth and Sylvia Schwartz Children's Book Award
Sho …

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The Marrow Thieves

by Cherie Dimaline
edition: eBook
  • age: 13 to 100
  • Grade: 8 to 17
tagged: dystopian, environment, aboriginal & indigenous

Shortlisted for CBC Canada Reads in 2018
Winner of the 2017 Governor General's Literary Award (Young People's Literature - Text)
Winner of the 2017 Kirkus Prize
Winner of the 2018 Burt Award for First Nations, Inuit and Métis Young Adult Literature
Winner of the 2018 Amy Mathers Teen Book Award
Winner of the 2018 Sunburst Award for Excellence in …

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Black Water Rising

by Robert Rayner
edition: Paperback
also available: eBook
  • age: 12 to 15
  • Grade: 7 to 10
tagged: environment, politics & government

When heavy November rains threaten to flood the small town of Black River, New Brunswick, the community calls on the hydroelectric company to open the gates of its dam and drop the water level. But local management has been overruled by their parent company and ordered to keep it closed. It's got some people hinting it's time they took things into …

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Jak's Story Teachers' Guide

Dundurn Teachers' Guide

by Alexandra McGugan
  • age: 12 to 15
  • Grade: 7 to 10
tagged: environment, aboriginal & indigenous, new experience

Thirteen-year-old Jak Loren is a typical boy with the usual problems a family with older sisters and younger brothers presents. Never mind the troubles at school - bullies and girls!

When Jak goes to the ravine near his home in Brantford to get away from Steven Burke, a bully who’s been tormenting him, he discovers the ravine has a history that’ …

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The Elephant Mountains

by Scott Ely
edition: eBook
  • age: 13 to 17
  • Grade: 8 to 12
tagged: survival stories, environment, apocalyptic & post-apocalyptic

An unprecedented series of hurricanes has swollen the Mississippi River to unheard-of levels and is threatening to put New Orleans and most of the low-lying areas of the South under water. Fifteen-year-old Stephen is spending the summer with his father near a small town north of Lake Pontchartrain when another powerful hurricane arrives and the lev …

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Crow Medicine

by Diane Haynes
edition: Paperback
  • age: 12 to 16
  • Grade: 9
tagged: environment, aboriginal & indigenous

Crow Medicine opens under the impending threat of West Nile virus. Jane's favourite animals at the Urban Wildlife Rescue Centre (UWRC) are the juvenile crows, mischievous tricksters with blue-black feathers and an appetite for all that sparkles. But the inexplicable deaths of crows in the city, public fear and media frenzy culminate with the UWRC's …

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