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Road Signs That Say West

by Sylvia Gunnery
edition: eBook
  • age: 12 to 18
  • Grade: 7 to 12
tagged: suicide, sexual abuse, depression, siblings, car & road trips

Left to house sit one summer while their parents are in Europe, three sisters set out on a cross-Canada road trip instead. Through near disasters, new acquaintances, and the revelation of close-kept secrets, the sisters' ties are by turns tested and strengthened.

It's Hanna's wild idea, of course: take their mom's car, pack up the tent, and drive ac …

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Heavy Freight

by Sigmund Brouwer
edition: Paperback
  • age: 12 to 18
  • Grade: 8 to 12
tagged: car & road trips, parents

Fifteen-year-old Maxwell Stone has been surviving and thriving in the tough part of East Vancouver by being smart and fast. But when a drug deal goes wrong, Max suddenly finds himself on the run from both the bad guys and the cops. Desperate to escape, Max impulsively decides to hop on a moving freight train. His first attempt to climb aboard fails …

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Hit the Ground Running

by Alison Hughes
edition: Paperback
  • age: 12
  • Grade: 8 to 12
tagged: car & road trips, siblings, coming of age

Sixteen-year-old Dee and her seven-year-old brother, Eddie, have been on their own for six weeks. Their father has seemingly vanished into the baking Arizona desert. Their money is drying up and the rent is coming due, but it's a visit from a social worker and the prospect of being separated from Eddie that scares Dee enough to flee. She dupes her …

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Desert Slam

by Steven Barwin
edition: Paperback
  • age: 12 to 18
  • Grade: 8 to 12
tagged: law & crime, car & road trips

For spring break, sixteen-year-old Maya travels from Vancouver to Palm Springs to visit her grandparents, soak up the sun and play some tennis. When they surprise her with tickets to the Indian Wells tennis tournament, she can't believe her luck. This is going to be the best vacation ever. But on the way back from the match they get into a fender b …

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Freedom's Just Another Word

by Caroline Stellings
edition: eBook
also available: Paperback
  • age: 12 to 17
  • Grade: 7 to 10
tagged: music, car & road trips, diversity & multicultural

The year Louisiana – Easy for short – meets Janis Joplin is the year everything changes. Easy is a car mechanic in her dad’s shop, but she can sing the blues like someone twice her age. So when she hears that Janis Joplin is passing through her small town of Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Easy is there with her heart - and her voice - in hand. It …

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