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Travesia

A Migrant Girlâ??s Cross-Border Journey

by Michelle Gerster, illustrated by Fiona Dunnett
edition: Paperback
  • age: 12 to 100
  • Grade: 7 to 17
tagged: girls & women, nonfiction, emigration & immigration, history

A poignant bilingual YA graphic novel about a teenage girlâ??s harrowing experience crossing the Mexico-US border.

This compelling young adult graphic memoir, based on real events, tells the story of Gricelda, a fifteen-year-old Mexican girl who attempts to cross the border into America with her mother and younger brother in search of a better life …

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Be the Awesome Man

A Man's Guide to Achieving Discipline, Success, and Happiness

by Dennis Gazarek
edition: Paperback
tagged: success, boys & men, adolescence, self-esteem, happiness

A diagnosis and a prescription for a generation of young men in crisis, Be the Awesome Man is a must-read guide for young men who want to achieve lasting success and personal happiness.

Young men are underachieving in unprecedented numbers. More and more young men are not attaining standard benchmarks of maturity, such as entering and graduating fro …

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Righting Canada's Wrongs: Anti-Semitism and the MS St. Louis

Canada's Anti-Semitic Policies in the Twentieth Century

by Rona Arato
edition: Hardcover
  • age: 13 to 19
  • Grade: 8 to 14
tagged: prejudice & racism, canada

Prior to the Second World War, Canada's Jewish community was well established in many cities, including Toronto, Montreal and Winnipeg. As war grew closer, anti-Semitism across Europe was increasing. Hitler's Nazis were spreading hatred and violence towards Jews across Germany. At first, Jews were allowed to leave Germany and thousands escaped to s …

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Real Talk About Sex and Consent

What Every Teen Needs to Know

by Cheryl M. Bradshaw
edition: Paperback
  • age: 13 to 19
  • Grade: 8 to 14
tagged: dating & sex

You deserve clear, accurate information about sexual consent! Let this honest and empowering book be your go-to guide.

Let’s get real: Sex is complicated. Like, really complicated. And as a teen, you need trusted resources to help you navigate sexual issues without shame, guilt, or judgment. But if you’re like many teens, you may not have someon …

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Heads Up

Changing Minds on Mental Health

by Melanie Siebert, illustrated by Belle Wuthrich
edition: Paperback
  • age: 12 to 100
  • Grade: 8 to 12
tagged: depression & mental illness, drugs, alcohol, substance abuse, self-esteem & self-reliance

? “Informative, diverse, and highly engaging; a much-needed addition to the realm of mental health.”—Kirkus Reviews, starred review
Featuring real-life stories of people who have found hope and meaning in the midst of life’s struggles, Heads Up: Changing Minds on Mental Health is the go-to guide for teenagers who want to know about mental h …

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You Too?

25 Voices Share Their #MeToo Stories

by Janet Gurtler
edition: Hardcover
  • age: 13 to 100
  • Grade: 8 to 17
tagged: sexual abuse, civil & human rights, girls & women

A timely and heartfelt collection of essays inspired by the #MeToo movement, edited by acclaimed author Janet Gurtler. Featuring Beth Revis, Mackenzi Lee, Ellen Hopkins, Saundra Mitchell, Jennifer Brown, Cheryl Rainfield and many more.

When #MeToo went viral, Janet Gurtler was among the millions of people who began to reflect on her past experiences …

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If I Go Missing

by Brianna Jonnie, with Nahanni Shingoose, illustrated by Neal Shannacappo
edition: Hardcover
also available: eBook
  • age: 12 to 18
  • Grade: 4
tagged: social topics, canada, aboriginal & indigenous, prejudice & racism

Combining graphic fiction and non-fiction, this young adult graphic novel serves as a window into one of the unique dangers of being an Indigenous teen in Canada today.

The text of the book is derived from excerpts of a letter written to the Winnipeg Chief of Police by fourteen-year-old Brianna Jonnie — a letter that went viral and was also the ba …

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Choosing to Live, Choosing to Die

The Complexities of Assisted Dying

by Nikki Tate, illustrated by Belle Wuthrich
edition: eBook
also available: Paperback
  • age: 12 to 100
  • Grade: 8 to 12
tagged: death & dying, diseases, illnesses & injuries, emotions & feelings

? “Tate’s sprawling work is a fascinating guide that belongs in all middle school, high school, and public libraries. This resource will help tweens and teens looking to better understand death and dying for personal or academic purposes.”—School Library Journal, starred review
With many jurisdictions considering whether or not to implemen …

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