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Four Faces of the Moon

by Amanda Strong
edition: eBook
  • age: 12 to 100
  • Grade: 7 to 17
tagged: aboriginal & indigenous, native american, canada

On a journey to uncover her family’s story, Spotted Fawn travels through time and space to reclaim connection to ancestors, language, and the land—creating a path forward in this essential graphic novel.
 

In the dreamworld she bears witness to a mountain of buffalo skulls. They stand as a ghostly monument to the slaughter of the Plains bison …

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Breakdown

by David A. Robertson, illustrated by Scott B. Henderson & Donovan Yaciuk
edition: Book
  • age: 12 to 18
  • Grade: 8 to 12
tagged: aboriginal & indigenous, paranormal, mental illness, superheroes

The Reckoner returns in an all-new graphic novel series!

Cole and Eva arrive in Winnipeg, the headquarters of Mihko Laboratories, intent on destroying the company once and for all. Their plans are thwarted when a new threat surfaces, and Cole is mired in terrifying visions. Are these visions just troubled dreams or are they leading him to a terrifyi …

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From the Roots Up

by Tasha Spillett-Sumner, illustrated by Natasha Donovan
edition: Book
  • age: 12 to 18
  • Grade: 8 to 12
tagged: aboriginal & indigenous, prejudice & racism, lgbt, girls & women, friendship, assimilation, coming of age, death & dying, dating & sex

Dez and Miikwan’s stories continue in this sequel to Surviving the City

Dez’s grandmother has passed away. Grieving, and with nowhere else to go, she’s living in a group home. On top of everything else, Dez is navigating a new relationship and coming into her identity as a Two-Spirit person. 

Miikwan is crushing on the school’s new kid Riel …

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Munro vs. the Coyote

by Darren Groth
edition: Paperback
also available: Hardcover eBook
  • age: 12 to 100
  • Grade: 8 to 12
tagged: disabilities & special needs, siblings, australia & oceania

Since the sudden death of his younger sister, Evie, sixteen-year-old Munro Maddux has been having flashbacks and anger-management issues. He has a constant ache in his right hand. And there's a taunting, barking, biting voice he calls "the Coyote." Munro knows a six-month student exchange will not be the stuff of teenage dreams, but in Brisbane he …

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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

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 heave his hard-won medal through the front window of a liquor store?
Why does a teenaged boy decide life is not …

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Little Red Warrior and His Lawyer

A Satirical Land Claim Fable

by Kevin Loring
edition: Paperback
tagged: canadian, aboriginal & indigenous, historical

Little Red Warrior is the last remaining member of the Little Red Warrior First Nation. One day, he discovers a development company has begun construction on his ancestral lands. In a fit of rage, Little Red attacks one of the engineers and is arrested for assault and trespassing on his own lands. In jail he meets his court-appointed lawyer, Larry, …

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The Love and Lies of Rukhsana Ali

by Sabina Khan
edition: Paperback
also available: Hardcover
  • age: 14 to 100
  • Grade: 9 to 17
tagged: lgbt, multigenerational, asia

 

With a welcome mix of humor, heart, and high-stakes drama, Sabina Khan provides a timely and honest portrait of what it's like to grow up feeling unwelcome in your own culture.

 

Fight for love. Fight for family. Fight for yourself.

Seventeen-year-old Rukhsana Ali has always been fascinated by the universe around her and the laws of physics that keep …

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