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YA Books

Created by clarehitchens
  • Age: 0 to 18
  • Grade: p to 12
tagged: young_adult, YA, young adult
Great Canadian YA books and authors

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Becca at Sea

by Deirdre Baker
edition: Paperback
also available: Hardcover eBook
  • age: 9 to 12
  • Grade: 4 to 7
tagged: multigenerational, camping & outdoor activities, new experience

“One girl’s winter, spring and summer of wonder and growth on a glorious northwest coast island.” — Kirkus

Becca has often gone with her parents to visit Gran at her rustic cabin by the sea. But this year Becca’s mother is expecting a baby, and Becca visits her grandmother on her own. The prospect of spending time at Gran’s — with her …

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Yesterday's Dead

by Pat Bourke
edition: Paperback
also available: eBook
  • age: 9 to 14
  • Grade: 4 to 9
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It is the end of the First World War, and thirteen-year-old Meredith yearns to become a teacher. But she must leave school to help support her family, moving to the city to work as a maid in a wealthy doctor's home. As the deadly Spanish Flu sweeps across the city, members of the household fall ill one by one. With the doctor working night and day …

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"Scribbling Women"

True Tales from Astonishing Lives

by Marthe Jocelyn
edition: Hardcover
  • age: 14 to 18
  • Grade: 9 to 12
tagged: girls & women, literary criticism & collections, sociology

In 1855, Nathaniel Hawthorne wrote to his publisher, complaining about the irritating fad of “scribbling women.” Whether they were written by professionals, by women who simply wanted to connect with others, or by those who wanted to leave a record of their lives, those “scribbles” are fascinating, informative, and instructive.

Margaret Catc …

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Gangs

A Groundwork Guide

by Richard Swift, series edited by Jane Springer
edition: Paperback
also available: eBook
  • age: 0
  • Grade: p to 12
tagged: sociology, law & crime

A Booklist Editors’ Choice and a Society of School Librarians International (SSLI) Honor Book

Street gangs have exploded worldwide. Tattoos, baggy pants, tagging, gangsta style, the unspoken threat -- it's all just around the corner in most of the world's major cities. From the streets of Los Angeles to the shantytowns of Cape Town, hundreds of th …

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Starclimber

by Kenneth Oppel
  • age: 10 to 14
  • Grade: 8 to 12
tagged: fantasy & magic

At long last, Matt Cruse is at the helm. Though it’s only asummer job piloting a humble aerocrane, he’s thrilled tobe helping to build the Celestial Tower, Paris’s extraordinarygateway to outer space. But Matt’s idyllic summer is short-lived.He narrowly survives a deadly attack by the fanatical Babelites,who are opposed to humans reaching t …

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Torn from Troy

Odyssey of a Slave

by Patrick Bowman
  • age: 10 to 14
  • Grade: 7
tagged: greek & roman

Two-and-a half millennia after it was created, Homer's Odyssey remains one of humanity's most memorable adventure stories. In this re-creation of Homer's classic as a young adult novel, we see the aftermath of the Trojan War through the eyes of Alexi, a fifteen-year-old Trojan boy. Orphaned by the war and enslaved by Odysseus himself, Alexi has a v …

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The Hunchback Assignments

by Arthur Slade
edition: Paperback
also available: Hardcover
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When Mr. Socrates, a member of the shadowy PermanentAssociation, hears of a hunchbacked infant with theability to transform his appearance, he decides to take him in.Naming him Modo, he raises the boy in isolation, training himto become a secret agent. Then, when Modo turns fourteen,his education is complete. He is transported to the streets ofdown …

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Vanishing Girl

The Boy Sherlock Holmes, His Third Case

by Shane Peacock
edition: Paperback
also available: Hardcover
  • age: 12 to 18
  • Grade: 7 to 12
tagged: mysteries & detective stories, law & crime

The third case in the compelling Boy Sherlock Holmes series is full of as many twists and turns as the backstreets of Victorian London.

When a wealthy young girl vanishes as if by magic in Hyde Park, Sherlock is once again driven to prove himself. In a heart-stopping race against time, an innocent boy’s survival depends on Sherlock’s ability to …