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Both Sides Now

by Peyton Thomas
edition: Hardcover
  • age: 14 to 100
  • Grade: 9 to 17
tagged: lgbt, coming of age

Gilmore Girls meets Red, White and Royal Blue in this witty and warm-hearted novel about a trans teen finding his place in the world.

There are just two things keeping Finch Kelly from a full-blown case of high-school senioritis: a) the agony of waiting to learn whether he's gotten off the deferral list to Georgetown, the school of his nerdy politi …

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Sugar Falls

A Residential School Story

by David A. Robertson, illustrated by Scott B. Henderson & Donovan Yaciuk, foreword by Senator Murray Sinclair, afterword by Betty Ross
edition: Paperback
also available: eBook
  • age: 15 to 18
  • Grade: 9 to 12
tagged: aboriginal & indigenous, prejudice & racism, historical, canada

A young girl struggles to survive residential school in this timeless graphic novel from the bestselling author of The Barren Grounds—a story of strength, family, and culture, inspired by true events, that shares the awe-inspiring resilience of Betty Ross.

Abandoned as a young child, Betsy was soon adopted into a loving family. A few short years l …

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Double or Nothing

by Brooke Carter
edition: Paperback
  • age: 12 to 100
  • Grade: 8 to 12
tagged: siblings, mental illness, college & university

Ester "Essie" Tomasi is a genius. She got an early entrance scholarship to university and at eighteen years old is already in her second year of pre-med. But Essie also struggles with a dark secret: she has a serious gambling problem. She is falling deeper and deeper into debt, struggling to keep up with her heavy course load and unable to make ev …

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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 to protest the decision to close the school and move them to a big city school. Led by Bilan, whose experience with the Arab Spring fired a passion to peacefully fight against injustice, the Gang of Five occupy their old school. The local police chief and the town quietly ch …

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Numbers

by David A. Poulsen
edition: eBook
also available: Paperback 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 b …

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