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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: 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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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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Jak's Story

by Aaron Bell
edition: eBook
  • age: 12 to 15
  • Grade: 4
tagged: environment, aboriginal & indigenous, bullying

A special ravine and its revered history with First Nations people inspires Jak to save the ravine from demolition.

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! When Jak goes to the ravine near his home in Brantford to get away from …

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earthgirl

by Jennifer Cowan
edition: Hardcover
  • age: 0
  • Grade: p to 12
tagged: general (see also headings under family), girls & women, environment

A New York Times Editors' Choice

Earthgirl follows the eco-evolution of sixteen-year-old Sabine Solomon, who is thrown into the fray one afternoon when she's riding her bike downtown to join her friends, and an idling minivan driver carelessly tosses leftovers from McDonald's out the car window, blindsiding Sabine and leaving her covered in plum sau …

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An Island of My Own

by Andrea Spalding
edition: eBook
also available: Paperback
  • age: 12 to 15
  • Grade: 7 to 10
tagged: environment, marine life, girls & women

Short-listed for the 1999 Silver Birch Award and for the 2001 Manitoba Young Readers’ Choice Award
Fifteen-year-old Rowan, the daughter of foreign correspondents in Africa, finds herself beached for a summer with her cousins near Tofino, British Columbia. Desperate for a summer project, she camps on a neighbouring island to monitor the progress …

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