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Rescue in the Rockies

by Rita Feutl
edition: eBook
also available: Paperback Paperback
  • age: 12 to 16
  • Grade: 7 to 9
tagged: time travel, canada

Rescue in the Rockies follows Janey, who’s almost 15, as she’s forced to spend the holidays with her grandmother and her grandmother’s new beau, Charlie. Being in Banff, Alberta, isn’t the problem. But Charlie has invited his annoying,16-year-old grandson Max for the stay.

When Janey tries to flee the infuriating Max, she finds herself whisk …

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This Place

150 Years Retold

by Kateri Akiwenzie-Damm; Brandon Mitchell; Sean Qitsualik-Tinsley; Niigaanwewidam James Sinclair; Jen Storm; Richard Van Camp; Katherena Vermette; Sonny Assu; Chelsea Vowel; David A. Robertson; Rachel Qitsualik-Tinsley, illustrated by Kyle Charles; GMB Chomichuk; Tara Audibert; Natasha Donovan; Scott B. Henderson; Andrew Lodwick; Scott A. Ford; Donovan Yaciuk & Ryan Howe, foreword by Alicia Elliott
edition: Paperback
also available: eBook
  • age: 15 to 18
  • Grade: 9 to 12
tagged: historical, aboriginal & indigenous, politics & government, canada, prejudice & racism, assimilation

Explore the past 150 years through the eyes of Indigenous creators in this groundbreaking graphic novel anthology. Beautifully illustrated, these stories are an emotional and enlightening journey through Indigenous wonderworks, psychic battles, and time travel. See how Indigenous peoples have survived a post-apocalyptic world since Contact.

This is …

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Surviving the City

by Tasha Spillett, illustrated by Natasha Donovan
edition: eBook
  • age: 12 to 18
  • Grade: 7 to 12
tagged: canada, aboriginal & indigenous, girls & women, coming of age

Winner of the Indigenous Voices Award, alternate format and an In the Margins Top Fiction Novel for 2020

Tasha Spillett’s graphic novel debut, Surviving the City, is a story about womanhood, friendship, colonialism, and the anguish of a missing loved one. Miikwan and Dez are best friends. Miikwan is Anishinaabe; Dez is Inninew. Together, the teens …

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Red River Resistance

by Katherena Vermette, illustrated by Scott B. Henderson & Donovan Yaciuk
edition: eBook
  • age: 13 to 15
  • Grade: 7 to 9
tagged: aboriginal & indigenous, canada, action & adventure, coming of age, girls & women, orphans & foster homes, prejudice & racism

Echo Desjardins is adjusting to her new home, finding friends, and learning about Métis history. She just can’t stop slipping back and forth in time. One ordinary afternoon in class, Echo finds herself transported to the banks of the Red River in the summer of 1869. All is not well in the territory as Canadian surveyors have arrived to change th …

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To See the Stars

by Jan Andrews, illustrated by Tara Bryan
edition: Paperback
  • age: 12 to 17
  • Grade: 7 to 12
tagged: self-esteem & self-reliance, girls & women, 20th century, homelessness & poverty

In her deeply-affecting final novel, acclaimed children's writer and storyteller Jan Andrews gives us Edie Murphy – an indomitable and engaging heroine on the cusp of womanhood. The novel moves from Edie's remote Newfoundland outport to St. John's and finally to New York City's Lower East Side. Against the background of the history-making "Uprisi …

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The Blue Castle

by L.M. Montgomery
edition: Paperback
also available: Paperback eBook Paperback
  • age: 12 to 18
  • Grade: 7 to 12
tagged: classics, canada, friendship

The definitive paperback editions of L.M. Montgomery's beloved novels get a brand-new look for the next hundred years -- now with beautiful covers from renowned paper artist Elly MacKay!

At twenty-nine, Valancy has never been in love, and it seems romance has passed her by. Living with her overbearing mother and meddlesome aunt, she finds her only c …

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The Rumrunner's Boy

by E.R. Yatscoff
edition: eBook
  • age: 10 to 18
  • Grade: 5 to 12
tagged: mysteries & detective stories, canada

Canadians are only too happy to supply liquor to thirsty Americans during U.S. Prohibition. Jarrod Hooker, 17, steps in for his injured father on a rum running crew smuggling liquor across Lake Erie. It’s a lucrative job they cannot afford to lose. Jarrod’s young age is resented by the rumrunners and they set out to sabotage him and confiscate …

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Maud

A Novel Inspired by the Life of L.M. Montgomery

by Melanie J. Fishbane
edition: Paperback
also available: Hardcover
  • age: 12 to 18
  • Grade: 7 to 12
tagged: biographical, canada

For the first time ever, a young adult novel about the teen years of L.M. Montgomery, the author who brought us ANNE OF GREEN GABLES.

     Fourteen-year-old Lucy Maud Montgomery -- Maud to her friends -- has a dream: to go to college and become a writer, just like her idol, Louisa May Alcott. But living with her grandparents on Prince Edward Island, …

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