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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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Surviving the City

by Tasha Spillett, illustrated by Natasha Donovan
edition: Paperback
also available: 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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The Rumrunner's Boy

by E.R. Yatscoff
edition: eBook
  • age: 10 to 18
  • Grade: 5 to 13
tagged: mysteries & detective stories, canada, smuggling, u.s. prohibition, liquor smuggling, historical crime fiction, worthy of its accolades, coming of age

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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Firestorm

by Barry McDivitt
edition: Paperback
also available: eBook
  • age: 14 to 18
  • Grade: 9 to 13
tagged: suicide, survival stories, environment, canada

The terror of fire is known to all but when fire erupts into its most terrifying form, Rank 6, mayhem and death are often not far behind. So the question is: Why would someone willingly approach an inferno that swirls with fireballs and whirls with temperatures that can reach 1000 degrees Celsius?

For Emily who makes such a decision, there is no qu …

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Murder at the St. Alice

by Becky Citra
edition: eBook
also available: Paperback
  • age: 13 to 15
  • Grade: 7 to 9
tagged: mysteries & detective stories, girls & women, canada

It’s 1908, and 16-year-old Charlotte O’Dell is forced to move away from her great Aunt Ginny in Victoria, and live and work at the St. Alice Hotel in order to make enough money to finish school. Her unruly red hair instantly makes her a new friend in Lizzie, though her equally fiery temperament doesn’t go over quite as well with her boss, Mrs …

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The Indigenous Peoples Atlas of Canada

by Royal Canadian Geographical Society & Canadian Geographic
edition: Hardcover
  • age: 12 to 18
  • Grade: 7 to 12
tagged: aboriginal & indigenous, indigenous studies, canada

The Royal Canadian Geographical Society, in partnership with Canada's national Indigenous organizations, has created a groundbreaking four-volume atlas that shares the experiences, perspectives, and histories of First Nations, Inuit and Métis peoples. It's an ambitious and unprecedented project inspired by the Truth and Reconciliation Commission's …

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Worthy of Love

by Andre Fenton
edition: Paperback
also available: eBook
  • age: 13 to 18
  • Grade: 4
tagged: eating disorders & body image, african american, self-esteem & self-reliance, canada, dating & sex, contemporary

Adrian Carter is a young mixed-race teen struggling with poor self-image, but he's through with being bullied for his weight. Adrian decides to shed the pounds, no matter what it takes. When he meets and falls for Mel Woods, a confident and sensible girl with a passion for fitness, his motivation to change leads him to take dangerous measures. When …

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Cold Grab

by Steven Barwin
edition: Paperback
also available: eBook
  • age: 13 to 18
  • Grade: 3
tagged: emigration & immigration, class differences, canada, asia

Sixteen-year-old Angelo has moved to Toronto from the Philippines to join his mother, who has been living and working in Canada for most of Angelo's life. Adjusting to a new country isn't easy for Angelo, with a new language, curfews, new rules, and pressure from a mom who seems like a stranger. Angelo's mother takes him to the Filipino Community C …

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