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Meet You By Hachiko

by Loren Greene
edition: Paperback
also available: eBook
  • age: 12 to 18
  • Grade: 7 to 13
tagged: diversity & multicultural, asia, japan, newfoundland

What would you do if your best friend lived half a world away—and suddenly vanished?
Loner Grace Ryan feels completely invisible. Awkward and shy, she can't seem to get ahead in her studies, social circle, or new relationship with her childhood best friend. But discovering Tokyo street fashion ignites her creativity and leads her into an unlikel …

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Slow Reveal

by Melanie Mitzner, read by Raven Dauda
edition: Paperback
  • age: 13 to 17
  • Grade: 7 to 12
tagged: lesbian, non-classifiable

"A poem is never finished, only abandoned," wrote Paul Valéry, a reflection on a marriage that implodes. Set in New York City in the 1990s, art, addiction and family dysfunction culminate when Katharine, a film editor, ends her decade long affair with Naomi, a lesbian poet. After years of emotional distance, Katherine is determined to reconcile wi …

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Embrace the Chicken

by Mahtab Narsimhan
edition: Paperback
also available: Paperback eBook
  • age: 9 to 12
  • Grade: 4 to 7
tagged: parents, hindu, cooking & food

Even though she only left Mumbai a few months ago, Shivani isn't feeling like such an outsider anymore. She likes her new school. She finally has a best friend. But when her mother volunteers for the school's annual fundraiser, Shivani is sure she will completely embarrass her. Especially if she cooks one of the "stinky" dishes that Shivani loves …

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Chick: Lister

by Alex Van Tol
edition: Paperback
also available: eBook Paperback
  • age: 9 to 12
  • Grade: 4 to 7
tagged: depression & mental illness, parents, school & education

Chick is a popular fourteen-year-old who is essentially on this earth to live up to his father’s impossible expectations—or, at least, that’s how he feels. This pressure is a grinding source of anxiety for him, which he copes with by making lists. He itemizes every aspect of his life, from his daily routine to the things that make him nervous …

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Beyond Repair

by Lois Peterson
edition: Paperback
also available: eBook Hardcover Paperback
  • age: 9 to 12
  • Grade: 4 to 7
tagged: death & dying, strangers

As much as life has changed forever since the death of his father, much has stayed the same for Cam. He's always had a great deal of responsibility around the house, but the burden is heavier now with the load of grief he's been carrying. After the man who was driving the truck that killed his father turns up at the end of the driveway, Cam feels p …

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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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Journal of a Travelling Girl

by Nadine Neema, illustrated by Archie Beaverho, foreword by Joseph Judas
edition: eBook
  • age: 9 to 12
  • Grade: 4 to 7
tagged: native canadian, girls & women, politics & government

This fictional coming-of-age story traces a young girl’s reluctant journey by canoe through the ancestral lands of the Tli?cho People, as she gradually comes to understand and appreciate their culture and the significance of their fight for self-government.

"Journal of a Travelling Girl deserves to be in every northern classroom. There is so much …

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Teacher's Pet

English Edition

by Shawna Thomson, illustrated by Tindur Peturs
edition: Paperback
also available: Paperback
  • age: 8 to 10
  • Grade: 3 to 5
tagged: polar regions, bullying, native canadian, school & education

Things are going great for Ellie—she’s acing her math tests and is looking forward to the school dance. But when a classmate starts posting mean messages about her online, Ellie feels embarrassed and isolated. Before long, even more kids at school have joined in on cyberbullying Ellie. How will she regain her confidence and confront her bully w …

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TJ and the Sleepover

English Edition

by Aviaq Johnston, illustrated by Jesus Lopez
edition: Paperback
also available: Paperback
  • age: 7 to 9
  • Grade: 2 to 4
tagged: beginner, native canadian, polar regions, bullying

TJ and his friends are having a great time playing out! But TJ can't help but notice that his friend Itani keeps picking on him and invading his personal space. TJ wants to ask Itani to stop, but he is afraid he's overreacting. During a sleepover at Itani's house, TJ realizes that he needs to be honest with Itani about how his behaviour makes TJ fe …

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