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Degrassi Junior High: Shane

by Susin Nielsen
edition: Paperback
tagged: emotions & feelings, self-esteem & self-reliance

Shane is a loner at Degrassi. At home he and his parents don't get along too well, especially since he started grade eight. Life gets better when Shane starts seeing Spike, and he becomes more popular at school.

But the unthinkable happens--Spike gets pregnant. One little mistake, and it ruins his life. School is a drag, home is a drag, and Spike w …

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Righting Canada's Wrongs: Residential Schools

The Devastating Impact on Canada's Indigenous Peoples and the Truth and Reconciliation Commission's Findings and Calls for Action

by Melanie Florence
edition: Hardcover
also available: eBook Hardcover
  • age: 13 to 18
  • Grade: 8 to 12
tagged: prejudice & racism, politics & government, canada, aboriginal & indigenous, general (see also headings under family)

Canada’s residential school system for Indigenous children is now recognized as a grievous historic wrong committed against First Nations, Métis and Inuit peoples. Through historical photographs, documents and first-person narratives from people who survived residential schools, this book offers an account of the injustice of this period in Cana …

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Fired Up about Reproductive Rights

read by Jane Kirby
edition: Audiobook
  • age: 12 to 18
  • Grade: 7 to 12
tagged: girls & women, general (see also headings under family)

 

Decades after abortion was legalized and decriminalized in Canada, the US, and the UK, why are we still fighting for reproductive rights? What is at stake in the fight for safe, legal, and accessible abortion services? And who benefits from our dark legacy of coercive sterilization, eugenics, and population control? Reproductive rights are rights …

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Goodnight Mind for Teens

Skills to Help You Quiet Noisy Thoughts and Get the Sleep You Need

by Colleen E. Carney
edition: Paperback
  • age: 13 to 18
  • Grade: 8 to 12
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Turn off the light. Turn off your phone. Turn off anxious thoughts.

Do you have trouble getting to sleep at night? You aren’t alone. There are so many reasons teens today have a difficult time going to sleep—including early school start times, too much late-night screen time, or just being anxious about what the future holds. You are at an impo …

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The Little Black Book for Girlz

A Book on Healthy Sexuality

by St. Stephen's Community House, read by Cassandra Campbell; Cassandra Carr; Gabrielle Cuir; Kimberly Farr; Roxanne Hernandez; Shannon Kramer & Lisa Renee Pitts
also available: Paperback
  • age: 12 to 18
  • Grade: 8 to 12
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A super-important guide for girls - written by teens for teens.

Check it out: not just a book about sex, but a look at girl culture by teenagers. No stuffy school textbook. No nosy adults. Just a diverse group of teen girls from a community youth project who had questions about sexuality.

To find answers, they collected stories, poetry, and artwork …

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The Little Black Book for Guys

Guys Talk About Sex

by St. Stephen's Community House, read by Paul Boehmer; Noah Geldberg; Kirby Heyborne; Blas Kisic; Sunil Malhotra; Tom Schiff & Mirron Willis
also available: Paperback
  • age: 12 to 18
  • Grade: 8 to 12
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A survival guide to being a guy. Lots of guys talk the big talk, but what's really going on with sex? That's what a group of young men sat down to figure out for The Little Black Book for Guys.

To get behind the hype, they talked to other teens and collected stories, poems, essays, and art about personal experiences. They also interviewed health pr …

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Dear Diary, I'm Pregnant

Teenagers Talk About Their Pregnancy

edited by Anrenée Englander
edition: Hardcover
also available: eBook
  • age: 13 to 18
  • Grade: 9 to 12
tagged: sexuality & pregnancy, pregnancy

In poignant and insightful interviews, Anrénee Englander presents the voices of ten pregnant teens as they discuss their experiences and choices around motherhood, adoption and abortion. First published to critical acclaim in 1997, this new edition contains the original interviews as well as d material including a resources section. Presenting dif …

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Sex for Guys

A Groundwork Guide

by Manne Forssberg, series edited by Jane Springer, translated by Maria Lundin
edition: Paperback
also available: Hardcover eBook
  • age: 0
  • Grade: p to 12
tagged: dating & sex, boys & men

"[The Groundwork Guides] are excellent books, mandatory for school libraries and the increasing body of young people prepared to take ownership of the situations and problems previous generations have left them." -- Globe and Mail

Hundreds of books deal with young women's sexuality. This book is different in that it is an unabashed and forthright gu …

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