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Volleyball Vibe

by Karen Spafford-Fitz
edition: eBook
  • age: 10 to 13
  • Grade: 3
tagged: friendship, girls & women, bullying

Highlighting girls' volleyball, a sport that has overtaken girls' basketball in popularity, Volleyball Vibe shows how engagement in sports can boost self-esteem, confidence and foster responsibility and teamwork. The main character, Ria, is a teen girl living in Edmonton, Alberta, whose obsession with beauty and fashion leads her mother to insist t …

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Secret of the Azure Stone

by Raymond McGregor
edition: Paperback
  • age: 8 to 14
  • Grade: 3 to 9
tagged: bullying

Although evil terror nearly brought Uthgar to his demise, Owen was able to save his friend from death, reconcile with his long-lost sister Elsa and free the town from the Evil King. With his family reunited, the Dwarf King wishes to share a secret known only by very few humans or dwarves. However, with this knowledge also comes a new quest and new …

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Bonjour Shanghai

Bonjour Girl

by Isabelle Laflèche
edition: eBook
  • age: 15 to 18
  • Grade: 10 to 13
tagged: fashion & beauty, bullying, careers, occupations, internships

Clementine Liu is back for more fashion, dating, and drama!

Clementine Liu, the super-stylish fashion student behind the Bonjour Girl blog, is about to finish her first eventful year in New York City. Ready to put all the drama behind her, she’s about to embark on a prestigious exchange program — in Shanghai!

Before Clementine actually sets foot …

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The Stone Rainbow

by Liane Shaw
edition: Paperback
also available: eBook
  • age: 13 to 18
  • Grade: 8 to 12
tagged: lgbt, bullying

Jack Pedersen is finding life complicated ever since he came out to his mom. Even though she’s been doing her best to understand, it’s obvious to Jack that his mom still wants to cry every time she says the word gay.  
Complications go into overdrive when a new student named Benjamin arrives at his high school, and Jack starts experiencing fe …

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Just Lucky

by Melanie Florence
edition: Paperback
also available: eBook
  • age: 13 to 18
  • Grade: 8 to 12
tagged: orphans & foster homes, bullying, girls & women

Lucky loves her grandparents, and they are all the family she really has. True, her grandma forgets things…like turning off the stove, or Lucky’s name. But her grandpa takes such good care of them that Lucky doesn’t realize how bad things are. That is until he’s gone. When her grandma accidentally sets the kitchen on fire, Lucky can’t hid …

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Operatic

by Kyo Maclear, illustrated by Byron Eggenschwiler
edition: Hardcover
  • age: 10 to 14
  • Grade: 5 to 9
tagged: music, bullying, emotions & feelings

Somewhere in the universe, there is the perfect tune for you.

It’s almost the end of middle school, and Charlie has to find her perfect song for a music class assignment. The class learns about a different style of music each day, from hip-hop to metal to disco, but it’s hard for Charlie to concentrate when she can’t stop noticing her classmat …

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