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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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TJ and the Move

English Edition

by Emily Jackson, illustrated by Jesus Lopez
edition: Paperback
also available: Paperback
  • age: 11 to 13
  • Grade: 6 to 8
tagged: beginner, native canadian, polar regions, marriage & divorce

TJ’s family is very important to him. When he learns that his anaana and ataata are separating and he will be moving to a new home, he feels confused and upset. Everything is changing, and he wonders if it is his fault. Will TJ find support in his friends and learn to adapt to his new life?

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Ciel

by Sophie Labelle, translated by David Homel
edition: Paperback
  • age: 9 to 12
  • Grade: 4 to 7
tagged: lgbt, love & romance, friendship

Ciel is excited to start high school. A gender non-conforming trans kid, Ciel has a YouTube channel and dreams of getting a better camera to really make their mark. Ciel can always rely on their best friend, Stephie, a trans girl who also happens to be a huge nerd. But their friendship begins to feel distant when Stephie makes it clear she wants th …

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Siha Tooskin Knows the Best Medicine

by Charlene Bearhead & Wilson Bearhead, illustrated by Chloe Bluebird Mustooch
edition: eBook
  • age: 9 to 11
  • Grade: 3 to 6
tagged: native canadian, diseases, illnesses & injuries, boys & men

Antibiotics, bandages, cough syrup, ointment, pills…modern medicine has so much to offer when we become ill. But is it actually modern?

When Siha Tooskin—Paul Wahasaypa—finds himself not feeling at all well he learns that there are answers for him from the healing practices of his own people and from Western medicine. Pay a hospital visit to P …

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Proud to Play

by Erin Silver
edition: eBook
also available: Paperback
  • age: 10 to 18
  • Grade: 4
tagged: sports & recreation

The 2018 Winter Olympics marked a milestone for LGBTQ+ athletes. Thirteen athletes out of 3,000 competitors were out and proud — nearly double the number who felt comfortable sharing their sexuality four years earlier at the Sochi Games. Many athletes stay closeted for their entire sports careers, often unable to compete at their highest ability …

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Switchback

by Danika Stone
edition: Paperback
also available: Hardcover
  • age: 12 to 18
  • Grade: 7 to 13
tagged: survival stories

Switchback is an epic YA adventure story about two friends lost in the Canadian wilderness from Danika Stone, the author ofAll the Feels.

Vale loves to hike, but kind of hates her classmates. Ash is okay with his classmates, but kind of hates the outdoors. So, needless to say they are both fairly certain that the overnight nature hike with their PE …

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Journal of a Travelling Girl

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

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.

Eleven-year-old Julia has lived in Wekweètì, NWT, since she was five. Although the people …

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