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Foghorn Passage

by Alison Lohans
edition: Paperback
  • age: 12 to 18
  • Grade: 7 to 12
tagged: death & dying, people with disabilities

Matt Bruckner, a brilliant violinist, is left paraplegic after a tragic car accident that also claimed the life of his sister. When sixteen-year-old Sammie Franklin visits him, she just wants to run away from his pain and the unfairness of it all. But somehow she can't.

By staying can she help Matt find a reason to live? As their difficult friendshi …

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Golden Rose, The

by Dayle Campbell Gaetz
edition: eBook
  • age: 11 to 15
  • Grade: 6 to 10
tagged: pre-confederation (to 1867)

A Journey from England in 1860 takes 14-year-old Katherine Harris and her family to a new life near Hope, B.C. The eldest daughter, Susan, dies just as the family reaches its new homestead. Before she dies, Susan presses a gold nugget into her sister’s hand given to her by the grateful parents of a sick child. Katherine is determined to live up t …

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Luke Baldwin's Vow

by Morley Callaghan
edition: Paperback
also available: Paperback
  • age: 10 to 14
  • Grade: 5 to 9
tagged: dogs, death & dying, orphans & foster homes

"Come on, Dan. Come on, old boy," Luke pleaded softly. "I won't let you die..."

When his father dies, Luke is sent to live with his uncle, a practical man who has no patience at all for dreamers.

Then Dan, an old collie, comes into Luke's life and he discovers that the practical things in life are not always that important.

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Cowboys Don't Quit

by Marilyn Halvorson
edition: Paperback
also available: Paperback
  • age: 12 to 18
  • Grade: 7 to 12
tagged: peer pressure

In Cowboys Don't Cry, Shane and dad finally settled into a new life on a ranch in Deer Valley, Alberta. They'd been through some rough times after Shane's mother died in a car accident and his father was drinking too much. But all that was behind them and they were getting along fine together. Or so Shane thought.

Now, in Cowboys Don't Quit, his dad …

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A Fine Day for Drool

by Sharon Siamon
edition: Hardcover
  • age: 6 to 13
  • Grade: 2 to 7
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Kiff and his friends are back for another exciting adventure, this time with a lovable dog named Drool.
When Kiff hears about an old trading post deep in the bush, he is dying to visit it. Maybe there is a buried treasure But the only person who knows how to get there is stuck-up Josie Moon, and she won't tell. Kiff decides to trick Josie by follo …

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The Thirteenth Summer

by Jose Luis Olaizola, translated by Susan Ouriou
edition: Paperback
  • age: 12 to 18
  • Grade: 7 to 12
tagged: europe, coming of age, parents

Runner-up for the John Glassco Literary Translation Prize

This lesurely coming-of-age novel won Spain's Ateneo de Sevilla Award for Fiction in 1976.

Set in the coastal city of San Sebastian during the summer of 1942, this evocative tale of a young boy trying to make sense of the adult world is beautifully written. Planicio's mother is dead and his f …

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Wheels

by Nielsen, Susin
edition: Hardcover
  • age: 10 to 17
  • Grade: 7 to 12
tagged: death & dying

Everyone likes Wheels at Degrassihe plays in a rock band with his buddies Joey and Snake and thinks about being a musician full-time, like his birth father.
But Wheels's life slams to a halt when his parents are killed in a car accident. He fights with his best friend, hangs around downtown with rough street kids, and gets into serious trouble wit …

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