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La promesse du bout du monde

by Danielle Marcotte, illustrated by Stéphanie Bourgeois
edition: Paperback
  • age: 12 to 18
  • Grade: 7 to 13
tagged: pre-confederation (to 1867), prejudice & racism, native canadian, emigration & immigration

Summer 1786. Two fifteen year-old orphan boys have embarked on a ship in Southhampton, Britain, that's heading for the North-East of the Pacific Ocean. Alexis is of Acadian descent and is looking for his scattered family while his friend Hugh dreams of a better life. But once they arrive on the North American continent, a young starving cougar will …

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If I Go Missing

by Brianna Jonnie, with Nahanni Shingoose, illustrated by Neal Shannacappo
edition: Hardcover
also available: eBook
  • age: 12 to 18
  • Grade: 12
tagged: social topics, canada, aboriginal & indigenous, prejudice & racism

Combining graphic fiction and non-fiction, this young adult graphic novel serves as a window into one of the unique dangers of being an Indigenous teen in Canada today.

The text of the book is derived from excerpts of a letter written to the Winnipeg Chief of Police by fourteen-year-old Brianna Jonnie — a letter that went viral and was also the ba …

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Strangers

by David A. Robertson, narrator Malcolm Sparrow-Crawford
edition: Audiobook
also available: Paperback eBook
  • age: 12 to 18
  • Grade: 7 to 12
tagged: paranormal, occult & supernatural, aboriginal & indigenous, mental illness

 

When Cole Harper is compelled to return to Wounded Sky First Nation, he finds his community in chaos: a series of shocking murders, a mysterious illness ravaging the residents, and re-emerging questions about Cole’s role in the tragedy that drove him away 10 years ago. With the aid of an unhelpful spirit, a disfigured ghost, and his two oldest f …

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Monsters

by David A. Robertson, narrator Malcolm Sparrow-Crawford
edition: Audiobook
also available: eBook Paperback
  • age: 12 to 18
  • Grade: 7 to 12
tagged: paranormal, occult & supernatural, aboriginal & indigenous, mental illness

 

Cole Harper is struggling to settle into life in Wounded Sky First Nation. He may have stopped a serial killer but the trouble is far from over. A creature lurks in the shadows of Blackwood Forest, the health clinic is on lockdown by a mysterious organization, and long-held secrets threaten to bubble to the surface. Can Cole learn the truth about …

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Ghosts

by David A. Robertson, narrator Malcolm Sparrow-Crawford
edition: Audiobook
also available: Paperback
  • age: 12 to 18
  • Grade: 7 to 12
tagged: paranormal, occult & supernatural, aboriginal & indigenous, mental illness

 

Mysterious murders, shadowy figures, and high school. Life can be hard, death can be harder. Cole Harper is dead. Reynold McCabe is alive and free. Mihko Laboratories has reopened the research facility and works to manufacture and weaponize the illness that previously plagued Wounded Sky. People are missing. The community has been quarantined. Wha …

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Dakwakada Warriors

by Cole Pauls
edition: Paperback
  • age: 8 to 16
  • Grade: 3 to 11
tagged: action & adventure, canada, science fiction

Indigenous protectors use language revitalization to save the Earth from evil pioneers and cyborg sasquatches Artist Cole Pauls wanted to reclaim the Southern Tutchone language he had learned as a youth while performing in the traditional song and dance group the Dakhka Khwaan Dancers, based in Whitehorse (YT). So, he created a comic about two Eart …

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Powwow Summer

by Nahanni Shingoose
edition: Paperback
  • age: 13 to 18
  • Grade: 4
tagged: aboriginal & indigenous, self-esteem & self-reliance, prejudice & racism

Part Ojibwe and part white, River lives with her white mother and stepfather on a farm in Ontario. Teased about her Indigenous heritage as a young girl, she feels like she doesn't belong and struggles with her identity.

Now eighteen and just finished high school, River travels to Winnipeg to spend the summer with her Indigenous father and grandmothe …

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Spin Out

by Steven Sandor
edition: Paperback
also available: eBook
  • age: 13 to 18
  • Grade: 3.5
tagged: loners & outcasts, boys & men, parents, aboriginal & indigenous

Ben Cheng used to live the good life — he had wealthy parents, lots of friends and respect as an online gamer. But when his parents separated, he had to move to a small apartment with his mom, his dad was out of the picture, and his new schoolmates started teasing him for his family's fall from grace. All Ben has left is his virtual life, where h …

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