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Wrong Side of the Court

by H.N. Khan
edition: Hardcover
  • age: 12 to 18
  • Grade: 7 to 12
tagged: basketball, diversity & multicultural, coming of age

Fifteen-year-old Fawad has big dreams about being the world's first Pakistani to be drafted into the NBA. A first-generation Pakistani coming-of-age story for fans of David Yoon and Ben Philippe.

Fifteen-year-old Fawad Chaudhry loves two things: basketball and his mother's potato and ground beef stuffed parathas. Both are round and both help him fo …

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Mountain Runaways

by Pam Withers
edition: eBook
  • age: 12 to 15
  • Grade: 7 to 10
tagged: survival stories, runaways, camping & outdoor activities

Will their wilderness skills be enough to survive the dangerous Rocky Mountains?

First a Canadian Rockies avalanche kills their parents. Then Children’s Services threatens to separate them. That’s when the three Gunnarsson kids decide to run away into the mountains and fend for themselves until the oldest turns eighteen and becomes their legal g …

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Fight Like a Girl

by Sheena Kamal
edition: Paperback
also available: Hardcover
  • age: 14 to 18
  • Grade: 9 to 12
tagged: diversity & multicultural, martial arts, parents

Award-winning thriller writer Sheena Kamal delivers a kick-ass debut YA novel about a teenage kick-boxer coming to terms with her father passing away.

Love and violence. In some families they're bound up together, dysfunctional and poisonous, passed from generation to generation like eye color or a quirk of smile. Trisha's trying to break the chain, …

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When You Least Expect It

by Lorna Schultz Nicholson
edition: eBook
  • age: 13 to 17
  • Grade: 8 to 12
tagged: water sports

Seventeen-year-old Holly Callahan desperately wants to make the national rowing team so she can compete overseas, but she is the last rower cut. Her summer dreams are shattered, and she finds herself back at home, living with her mother's annoying new boyfriend, Super Stew.

Holly's not a quitter. She lands a summer job, and then is handed an unexpe …

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Legend

by Jean Mills
edition: eBook
  • age: 10 to 16
  • Grade: 5 to 11
tagged: hockey

Griffin Tardiff is still suffering from a serious hockey injury at the start of a new year in a new school. But he's in luck. For his community credit, he'll be working with the sports guy at the local radio station, which could be the start of a career. He also meets Noah, a young kid from the neighbourhood who also likes hockey.

Unfortunately, hi …

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The Legend

by Jean Mills
edition: Paperback
  • age: 10 to 16
  • Grade: 5 to 11
tagged: hockey

Griffin Tardiff is still suffering from a serious hockey injury at the start of a new year in a new school. But he's in luck. For his community credit, he'll be working with the sports guy at the local radio station, which could be the start of a career. He also meets Noah, a young kid from the neighbourhood who also likes hockey.

Unfortunately, hi …

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Chance's Way

The Alberta Adventures

by Nancy M. Bell
edition: eBook
  • age: 13 to 18
  • Grade: 8 to 12
tagged: drugs, alcohol, substance abuse, horses, extreme sports, mental illness

Chance Cullen has screwed up royally, and he knows it. He’s alienated his mother and sister, and the girl he’s been in love with his whole life, Laurel Rowan. The lure of alcohol calls him, and in the past, he’s found solace there…for a time. But life keeps blowing up in his face. Chance desperately wants to be a top bull rider, but he need …

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PAPÀ, VAN BASTEN AND OTHER SUPERHEROES

by Edoardo Maturo, translated by Sándor Anthony Vezér, illustrated by Meredith Wolting, cover design or artwork by Alice Iuri, general editor Claudia Tavernese, prepared for publication by TheWorldofDot
edition: Paperback
tagged: soccer, sports, fatherhood

A funny, heartwarming and nostalgia-packed story about a fan who, after becoming a father, is trying to teach his son to be an AC Milan fan in a time in which Milan is a shadow of the team the father grew to love. The story is for Milan fans, calcio fans and for everyone who loves the game, including those who support other teams. But since it is n …

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