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The Everlasting Road

by Wab Kinew
edition: Hardcover
  • age: 12 to 18
  • Grade: 7 to 12
tagged: aboriginal & indigenous, self-esteem & self-reliance

The boundaries between the virtual and the real world become dangerously blurred for a young Indigenous girl in the follow-up to the YA fantasy debut Walking in Two Worlds from bestselling Indigenous author Wab Kinew. Perfect for fans of Ready Player One and the Otherworld series.

 Devastated by the loss of her beloved older brother to cancer, Bugz …

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PAWS: Mindy Makes Some Space

by Nathan Fairbairn, illustrated by Michele Assarasakorn
edition: Paperback
  • age: 8 to 12
  • Grade: 3 to 7
tagged: humorous, friendship, dogs

Are you a fan of Raina Telgemeier or Shannon Hale? Then you won’t want to miss the second book in this graphic novel series that’s the Baby-Sitters Club for pets! Your favorite dog-walkers are back with even more cute animals—and even more friendship and family drama—in this funny and heartwarming story perfect for fans of Real Friends, Rol …

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Histoires de guerre

by Gordon Korman
edition: Paperback
  • age: 8 to 12
  • Grade: 3 to 7
tagged: multigenerational, emotions & feelings, military & wars

 

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Il y a deux choses que Trevor aime plus que tout : jouer à des jeux vidéo de guerre et son arrière-grand-père Jacob, un véritable héros de guerre. Plusieurs décennies sont passées, et Jacob veut remarcher sur les traces qu’il a suivies pendant la guerre. Mais une fois leur périple commencé, Trevor déc …

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The Tryout: A Graphic Novel

by Christina Soontornvat, illustrated by Joanna Cacao
edition: Hardcover
also available: eBook Paperback
  • age: 8 to 12
  • Grade: 3 to 7
tagged: cheerleading, prejudice & racism

From two-time Newbery Honoree and Kirkus Prize winner Christina Soontornvat, and stellar new talent, Joanna Cacao, comes a high stakes, highly relatable graphic novel about courage and competition, friendship and belonging, and learning to feel comfortable in your own skin. Perfect for fans of New Kid, Rollergirl, and Real Friends.

 

Trying out for m …

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Super Family! (Simon and Chester Book #3)

by Cale Atkinson
edition: Hardcover
  • age: 6 to 9
  • Grade: 1 to 4
tagged: humorous, humorous stories, friendship

Join Simon and Chester in their third adventure as they navigate family dynamics and a very important ghost conference! A hilarious new graphic novel series for fans of The Bad Guys and Dog Man.

Welcome to the world of Simon and Chester, ghost and boy duo extraordinaire.
 
Chester lives with his Grandma, his cat Mr. Pickles and Simon the ghost. Lat …

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If You Can Dream It, You Can Do It

How 25 inspiring individuals found their dream jobs

by Colleen Nelson & Kathie MacIsaac
edition: Hardcover
  • age: 8 to 12
  • Grade: 4 to 7
tagged: careers, school & education, inspirational & personal growth, diversity & multicultural

There is no single path to the job of your dreams.

What does it take to become a stuntperson? How does a mathematician spend her days? When does a barber become the center of a community? In this refreshing take on a careers book, meet twenty-five individuals of different backgrounds, genders, and abilities who have found their careers through a wi …

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The Power of the Pearl Earrings

text by Linda Trinh, illustrated by Clayton Nguyen
edition: Paperback
  • age: 6 to 9
  • Grade: 1 to 4
tagged: peer pressure, self-esteem & self-reliance, asian american

A charming early chapter book series that explores Vietnamese culture and identity through the eyes of the Nguyen siblings, with elements of the supernatural, spirituality, and social justice woven in.

I touch my earrings and feel a rush of wind. I can almost hear Grandma Nội’s laughter through them. 

Spontaneous and energetic Liz, the middle Ngu …

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My Sister's Girlfriend

by Gail Marlene Schwartz & Lucie Gagnon
edition: Paperback
  • age: 8 to 12
  • Grade: 3 to 7
tagged: lgbt, siblings, emotions & feelings

Fifth grader Talia Cohen-Sullivan isn't sure how she feels about boys, crushes, and the love thing even though her best friend, Carmen, is already dreaming about kissing--and it's only September. Losing her mom to cancer a few years ago made Talia afraid of change, though she still has her big sister, Jade, to help her through hard times. But when …

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