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Under Amelia's Wing

Book 2 in the Ginny Ross series

by Heather Stemp
edition: eBook
also available: Paperback
  • age: 11 to 15
  • Grade: 6 to 10
tagged: aviation, girls & women, post-confederation (1867-)

It's 1936, and against all odds—but not without a few stumbles—Ginny Ross has made it to Purdue University in West Lafayette, Indiana. (Otherwise known as the academic home of her friend and mentor, Amelia Earhart.) For Ginny, this is the next step toward her dream of becoming a pilot, but it's harder than she expected: as the only girl in h …

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TJ and the Move

English Edition

by Emily Jackson, illustrated by Jesus Lopez
edition: Paperback
also available: Paperback
  • age: 11 to 13
  • Grade: 6 to 8
tagged: beginner, native canadian, polar regions, marriage & divorce

TJ’s family is very important to him. When he learns that his anaana and ataata are separating and he will be moving to a new home, he feels confused and upset. Everything is changing, and he wonders if it is his fault. Will TJ find support in his friends and learn to adapt to his new life?

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Zee

by Su J. Sokol
edition: Paperback
  • age: 15 to 18
  • Grade: 10 to 13
tagged: lgbt, hispanic & latino, magical realism, african american

Ever since she was born, Zee's had a talent, a particular kind of intelligence. She perceives things no one else can. Zee is able to hear other people's thoughts, feel their emotions. She can even see herself through their eyes, and this seeing changes her. Sometimes, Zee is the precocious daughter of her four grown-ups. Other times, Zee's a rough …

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Snowhook

by Jo Storm, read by Dana Stoutenburg
edition: Audiobook
also available: eBook Paperback
  • age: 12 to 15
  • Grade: 7 to 10
tagged: survival stories, self-esteem & self-reliance, winter sports

Hannah must rely on her survival instincts to endure a brutal ice storm and save her family.

At first, when a massive ice storm traps fourteen-year-old Hannah and her family in a remote cabin, it feels like a game to practise the survival skills she's been learning. That all changes when an accident leaves her mother desperately low on insulin. Wit …

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Love, IRL

by Tracy Goldfarb
edition: Hardcover
  • age: 13 to 18
  • Grade: 3
tagged: lgbt, dating & sex

Alex, a Latino transgender teen living in Hamilton, Ontario, struggles to reconcile his feelings with a real-life crush on a boy in his class from the relationship he has with a boy he knows online — only to find that the two were the same all along. Without overly graphic content, important issues youth face surrounding online messaging, social …

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Confessions of a Teenage Drag King

by Markus Harwood-Jones
edition: eBook
  • age: 13 to 18
  • Grade: 3
tagged: lgbt, dating & sex

Full of colourful, authentic characters and set in Toronto, Confessions of a Teenage Drag King highlights diversity of race, gender, sexual orientation, and identity. Seventeen-year-old Lauren tries to navigate the tricky waters of teen romance that brings high school to the drag show and back, all while Lauren must keep up their two personas — R …

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