Discover new Canadian books expertly chosen for K–12 classrooms

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Young Adult

Created by craigriggs
  • Age: 12 to 18
  • Grade: 7 to 12
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Young adult titles featured in the Winter 2022 Top Grade collection.

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Urchin

by Kate Story
edition: eBook
also available: Paperback
  • age: 12 to 18
  • Grade: 7 to 12
tagged: paranormal, occult & supernatural

They say Dorthea’s family is cursed. The house built by Great-Great-Grandfather on the Southside Road has never been at peace. Old people say it lies on a fairy path—a gateway to the world of the Little Strangers. 

All Newfoundland is enthralled when Marconi arrives with a wireless telegraphy team. Dor takes on a new identity as newspaper errand …

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The Degrees of Barley Lick

by Susan Flanagan
edition: eBook
also available: Paperback
  • age: 12 to 18
  • Grade: 7 to 12
tagged: thrillers & suspense, coming of age

Life has been hard for sixteen-year-old Barley Lick lately: he spit from his girlfriend, his father died, and now his mother has a boyfriend, a cop named Fred Newton. Not even Barley's new Great Dane, Stanley, can make things right. 

 

Then Newton wants Barley to use his geocaching skills to help him solve a mystery; helping would mean losing a huge …

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Spílexm

A Weaving of Recovery, Resilience, and Resurgence

by Nicola I. Campbell
edition: Hardcover
also available: eBook
  • age: 18
  • Grade: 12
tagged: native americans, women, literary, personal memoirs

If the hurt and grief we carry is a woven blanket, it is time to weave ourselves anew.

In the Nłeʔkepmxcín language, spíləx̣m are remembered stories, often shared over tea in the quiet hours between Elders. Rooted within the British Columbia landscape, and with an almost tactile representation of being on the land and water, Spíləx̣m explor …

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#BlackInSchool

by Habiba Cooper Diallo, foreword by Awad Ibrahim
edition: Paperback
also available: Hardcover eBook
  • age: 16 to 18
  • Grade: 11 to 12
tagged: black studies (global), cultural heritage, prejudice & racism, personal memoirs, african american & black, race & ethnic relations

A young Black woman documents the systemic racism in her high school diary and calls for justice and educational reform.

The prevalence of anti-Black racism and its many faces, from racial profiling to police brutality, in North America is indisputable. How do we stop racist ideas and violence if the very foundation of our society is built upon whi …

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Andy's Gone

by Marie-Claude Verdier, translated by Alexis Diamond
edition: Paperback
also available: eBook
  • age: 15 to 18
  • Grade: 10 to 12
tagged: women authors, canadian

What stories do we tell ourselves to keep our walls up and our privilege intact? What is the cost of revolution?

In this contemporary retelling of Antigone, denial of what rages outside of a city’s perimeter comes to a head when a young princess named Alison tries to expose the truth of her beloved cousin Henry’s death. By night, Henry went as A …