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The Call of the Rift: Flight

by Jae Waller
edition: eBook
also available: Audiobook
  • age: 13 to 17
  • Grade: 8 to 12
tagged: epic, historical


A rebellious heroine faces a colonial world coming unstitched in Jae Waller's stunning debut fantasy

Seventeen-year-old Kateiko doesn’t want to be Rin anymore — not if it means sacrificing lives to protect the dead. Her only way out is to join another tribe, a one-way trek through the coastal rainforest. Killing a colonial soldier in the woods …


This Place

150 Years Retold

by Kateri Akiwenzie-Damm; Brandon Mitchell; Sean Qitsualik-Tinsley; Niigaanwewidam James Sinclair; Jen Storm; Richard Van Camp; Katherena Vermette; Sonny Assu; Chelsea Vowel; David A. Robertson; Rachel Qitsualik-Tinsley, illustrated by Kyle Charles; GMB Chomichuk; Tara Audibert; Natasha Donovan; Scott B. Henderson; Andrew Lodwick; Scott A. Ford; Donovan Yaciuk & Ryan Howe, foreword by Alicia Elliott
edition: Paperback
also available: eBook
  • age: 15 to 18
  • Grade: 9 to 12
tagged: historical, aboriginal & indigenous, politics & government, canada, prejudice & racism, assimilation

Explore the past 150 years through the eyes of Indigenous creators in this groundbreaking graphic novel anthology. Beautifully illustrated, these stories are an emotional and enlightening journey through Indigenous wonderworks, psychic battles, and time travel. See how Indigenous peoples have survived a post-apocalyptic world since Contact.

This is …


Suitors and Sabotage

by Cindy Anstey
edition: Paperback
  • age: 13 to 18
  • Grade: 8 to 13
tagged: historical

Two young people must hide their true feelings for each other while figuring out who means them harm in this cheeky YA Regency romancefrom the author ofLove, Lies and Spies andDuels & Deception.

Shy aspiring artist Imogene Chively has just had a successful Season in London, complete with a suitor of her father's approval. Imogene is ambivalent about …


Dark of the West

by Joanna Hathaway
edition: Hardcover
also available: Paperback
  • age: 12 to 18
  • Grade: 7 to 13
tagged: historical

"A novel of court intrigue and action-packed military adventure,"* Joanna Hathaway'sDark of the West, is a breathtaking YA fantasy debut--first in the Glass Alliance series.
A pilot raised in revolution. A princess raised in a palace. A world on the brink of war.
Aurelia Isendare is a princess of a small kingdom in the North, raised in privilege b …


The Fire Queen

by Emily R. King
edition: Paperback
  • age: 12 to 18
  • Grade: 10 to 13
tagged: coming of age, historical

In the second book in The Hundredth Queen Series, Emily R. King once again follows a young warrior queen’s rise to meet her destiny in a richly imagined world of sorcery and forbidden powers.

Though the tyrant rajah she was forced to marry is dead, Kalinda’s troubles are far from over. A warlord has invaded the imperial city, and now she’s in …

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