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For King and Country

by Gloria Wesley
edition: eBook
  • age: 12 to 18
  • Grade: 7 to 12
tagged: canada, prejudice & racism, military & wars, war & military

At seventeen,, Will Westley lies about his age to try to enlist to fight in the First World War. He is determined to make his late father proud and take care of his mother. After several unsuccessful attempts — he is rejected for his color, not his age — Will is finally accepted. He is eager and proud to join the #2 Black Battalion — Canada's …

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Good Boys

by GMB Chomichuk
edition: Paperback
  • age: 10 to 13
  • Grade: 5 to 8
tagged: dystopian, bullying, action & adventure, prejudice & racism, violence, war & military

In a world of Cats and Dogs, which would you be?

When some Cats at school bully the Dogs, Oliver doesn’t say anything; he doesn’t want to get bullied too.

But as the new president drags the country into a civil war, the bullying doesn’t stop at the school yard gate. Soon, the city is out of control: signs and protests, fights and rallies rattle …

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Secrets in the Shadows

by Heige S. Boehm
edition: Paperback
tagged: war & military

Secrets in the Shadows is the account of best friends Michael and Wolfie who are boys growing up in Nazi Germany. Both of them are delighted to join the Hitler Youth. But by the time the boys are twelve, a devastating event turns their world upside down. On a school trip to Berlin, the boys see a beautiful Jewish girl boarding the train with her mo …

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Undiscovered Country

by Jennifer Gold
edition: Paperback
  • age: 13 to 17
  • Grade: 8 to 12
tagged: war & military, death & dying, caribbean & latin america

Cat’s life is divided. There is the time Before her mom died, and After. Now, everything seems meaningless. Before, Cat was happy and had momentum. After, she feels stuck. And angry. There might be five stages of grief, but Cat can’t get past stage two. She’s so filled with rage, her doctor tries to medicate her. When Cat finds a brochure for …

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The Farmerettes

by Gisela Tobien Sherman
edition: Paperback
  • age: 13 to 18
  • Grade: 8 to 12
tagged: canada, girls & women, war & military

Six girls just out of high school live together during the summer of 1943 on a farm as part of the Farm Services - doing the work of the men who are off fighting the war in Europe. We follow the stories of Helene, who sends her wages home to support her single mother; Peggy, a flirt with a secret she must keep; Binxie, whose rich family doesn't app …

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Beautiful Goodbye Teachers' Guide

Dundurn Teachers' Guide

by Kate Kostandoff
  • age: 12 to 15
  • Grade: 7 to 10
tagged: paranormal, occult & supernatural, war & military, time travel

The Teachers’ Guide to accompany Beautiful Goodbye by Nancy Runstedler.

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Soldier Doll

by Jennifer Gold
edition: Paperback
also available: eBook
  • age: 12 to 18
  • Grade: 7 to 12
tagged: military & wars, war & military, holocaust

When fifteen-year-old Elizabeth finds an antique doll in a garage sale, she thinks it would be a good gift for her dad who's about to ship out for Afghanistan. She doesn’t realize that the doll might be a missing (and very valuable) historical artifact. With the help of Evan, the cute guy who works at the local used bookstore, Elizabeth discovers …

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Beautiful Goodbye

by Nancy Runstedler
edition: eBook
also available: Paperback
  • age: 12 to 15
  • Grade: 7 to 10
tagged: paranormal, occult & supernatural, war & military, time travel

The discovery of an old Ouija board sends three kids back in time to wartime 1915 to help a spirit find peace.

Maggie’s life has been anything but easy lately. So when her best friend Gillian discovers a Ouija board in the attic, it’s a welcome relief. While they’d rather be at the mall than babysitting Maggie’s brother Cole, the girls figu …

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