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In Our Own Teen Voice 4

An Anthology of Creative Fiction by Vancouver Island Teens grades 8 to 12

edited by Lori Shywdky
edition: Paperback
  • age: 12 to 20
  • Grade: 7 to 15
tagged: anthologies (multiple authors), short stories, lgbt

In Our Own Teen Voice gives a voice to the Island's young writers, grades 8 to 12, about issues that matter to them. With themes ranging from self-identity, family, friends and relationships, bullying, belonging, stress, depression, loss, to gender identity, sexual orientation, love, passion, courage, and hope, In Our Own Teen Voice is written by t …

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Deep Girls

by Lori Weber
edition: Paperback
  • age: 14 to 100
  • Grade: 9 to 17
tagged: girls & women, short stories

Deep Girls tells stories that defy the conventions of young adult literature. The clichés of fictional relationships are tossed aside, and instead we read about girls whose relationships with their families are like the real relationships readers see in the world around them.

 

 

 

There are stories showing family members at their worst: a girl must s …

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The Pink House and Other Stories

by Licia Canton
edition: Paperback
tagged: short stories (single author), short stories

The Pink House, Licia Canton’s much anticipated second collection of short fiction, like her first, Almond Wine and Fertility, delves into the lives of ordinary people who must contend with extraordinary situations.

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I See Reality

Twelve Short Stories About Real Life

contributions by Kristin Elizabeth Clark; Heather Demetrios & Stephen Emond
edition: Hardcover
  • age: 14 to 18
  • Grade: 9 to 13
tagged: short stories

An anthology of twelve original short stories by top authors exploringreal issues forreal teens.

Through prose and comics alike, these heart-pounding short stories for young adults ask hard questions about a range of topics from sexuality and addiction to violence and immigration. Here is the perfect tool for starting tough discussions or simply as …

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What We Hide

by Marthe Jocelyn
edition: Paperback
also available: Hardcover
  • age: 14 to 100
  • Grade: 9 to 17
tagged: general (see also headings under family), short stories

Jenny and her brother Tom are off to England. Tom to university to dodge the Vietnam draft, Jenny to be the new girl at Illington Hall, which the students call Ill Hall. This is Jenny's chance to finally be special and stand out, so when she arrives she tells everybody a lie. But in the small world of Ill Hall, everyone has secrets. Jenny pretends …

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Do Not Open Until Christmas

by Jean Little
edition: Hardcover
  • age: 12 to 100
  • Grade: 7 to 17
tagged: short stories, holidays & celebrations

Do Not Open Until Christmas is a collection of Christmas-themed short stories from critically acclaimed children's author Jean Little. From a young boy settling in with a new family complete with new siblings (and a chipmunk and raccoon!) just in time for Christmas to a Dickensian story of Barnardo children trying to settle in to a new home after b …

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The Gift Is in the Making

Anishinaabeg Stories

by Leanne Betasamosake Simpson
edition: eBook
  • age: 9 to 15
  • Grade: 4 to 9
tagged: aboriginal & indigenous, general (see also headings under social themes), values & virtues, short stories

The Gift Is in the Making retells previously published Anishinaabeg stories, bringing to life Anishinaabeg values and teachings to a new generation. Readers are immersed in a world where all genders are respected, the tiniest being has influence in the world, and unconditional love binds families and communities to each other and to their homeland. …

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