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Jamilah at the End of the World

by Mary-Lou Zeitoun
edition: eBook
also available: Paperback
  • age: 13 to 18
  • Grade: 5
tagged: environment, emigration & immigration, parents

Set against the backdrop of a brutal Toronto summer heatwave, seventeen-year-old Jamilah Monsour makes plans for what she’s certain is the beginning of the climate change catastrophe that will end the world. Luckily, Jamilah knows what has to be done to save her family: transform the back alley garage into a bunker. Reluctantly her parents allow …

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No More Pranks

by Monique Polak
edition: Paperback
also available: Hardcover Paperback eBook
  • age: 12 to 18
  • Grade: 8 to 12
tagged: marine life, environment, values & virtues

Pete likes to play pranks. It doesn't matter what it is as long as it gets a laugh. When he impersonates his vice-principal on a radio call-in show, he goes too far and is suspended from school. Pete's parents send him to spend the summer working with his uncle, a whale-watching guide in a tourist town far from the city. When a whale is injured by …

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Firestorm

by Barry McDivitt
edition: eBook
  • age: 14 to 18
  • Grade: 9 to 12
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-country …

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The Marrow Thieves

by Cherie Dimaline
edition: eBook
  • age: 13 to 18
  • Grade: 8 to 12
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
also available: Hardcover
  • age: 12 to 18
  • Grade: 8 to 12
tagged: survival stories, environment, dystopian

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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