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Little Red Warrior and His Lawyer

A Satirical Land Claim Fable

by Kevin Loring
edition: Paperback
tagged: canadian, bullying, theater & musicals, boarding school & prep school, 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 Third Act

by John Wilson, screenplay by Xiaoming Yao
edition: Paperback
  • age: 12 to 100
  • Grade: 8 to 12
tagged: college & university, asia

The Third Act deals with the intercultural struggles faced by Chinese students studying in North America in the present day and by an American playwright, Neil Peterson, caught up in the Nanjing Massacre of 1937. The contemporary story focuses on three Chinese friends (Tone, Pike and Theresa) who grapple in their own ways with the pressure to succe …

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Pinch Me

by Gabrielle Prendergast
edition: Paperback
  • age: 12 to 100
  • Grade: 8 to 12
tagged: music, values & virtues

After another night of girls, music and booze, seventeen-year-old pop star Darius Zaire falls out of bed and lands on the cruddy floor of his old bedroom. No mansion, no luxury cars, no platinum records. Now he's just ordinary Darren Zegers. Some kind of nightmare has erased everything that happened to change Darren the dweeb into Darius the multi …

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Riot School

by Robert Rayner
edition: eBook
also available: Paperback
  • age: 13 to 18
  • Grade: 9 to 12
tagged: diversity & multicultural

In the middle of the night, five teens break into a small town high school that has been closed by the regional school board. They are there to protest the decision to move them to a big city school and make their little town that much smaller. Led by Bilan, whose experience with the Arab Spring fired a passion to peacefully fight against injustice …

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Numbers

by David A. Poulsen
edition: eBook
also available: Hardcover
  • age: 12 to 15
  • Grade: 9 to 12
tagged: prejudice & racism, values & virtues

#1 Calgary Herald Bestseller
Just when Andy starts to feel like he finally belongs, can he stand up to the person he trusted the most?

Andy Crockett doesn’t fit in at his new school — not with the goths, not with the jocks, and certainly not with the brains. Not even, really, with The Six, a group of misfits who hang out with each other mostly …

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Tap Out

by Sean Rodman
edition: Paperback
  • age: 12 to 100
  • Grade: 8 to 12
tagged: boarding school & prep school, violence, general (see also headings under social themes)

When Darwin's father went to prison for assault, his mom decided it was time to move him from his inner-city school to the elite Norfolk Academy. It was supposed to be a brand-new start for him. But old instincts die hard, and Dar is used to fighting for everything.
Convinced by a new friend to take part in an illegal fight club, Dar starts competi …

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