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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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Weird Rules to Follow

by Kim Spencer
edition: Paperback
  • age: 9 to 12
  • Grade: 4 to 7
tagged: friendship, adolescence, prejudice & racism, multigenerational, native canadian

Mia knows her family is very different than her best friend's.

In the 1980s, the coastal fishing town of Prince Rupert is booming. There is plenty of sockeye salmon in the nearby ocean, which means the fishermen are happy and there is plenty of work at the cannery. Eleven-year-old Mia and her best friend, Lara, have known each other since kindergart …

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My Uncle Is Coming Tomorrow

illustrated by Sebastián Santana Camargo, translated by Elisa Amado
edition: Hardcover
  • age: 10 to 18
  • Grade: 5 to 12
tagged: death & dying, multigenerational, caribbean & latin america, violence

“A powerful work.”—School Library Journal (STARRED)

An Aldana Libros Book, Greystone Kids 

A powerful introduction to forced disappearances for readers 10 and up. 

By a closed door, a child waits for his uncle, who is coming to stay. As he waits, he imagines all the fun things they’ll do when he arrives: his uncle can teach him how to block a …

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She Holds Up the Stars

by Sandra Laronde
edition: Hardcover
  • age: 10 to 14
  • Grade: 5 to 9
tagged: native canadian, horses, multigenerational

 A young Indigenous girl searching for a sense of home finds strength and courage in her gifts, her deepening connection to the land, and her own cultural awakening in this moving coming-of-age story.

The last thing that twelve-year old Misko wants to do is to move away from the city to spend time on the rez with her grandmother. And yet she feels s …

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Root Beer Candy and Other Miracles

by Shari Green
edition: Paperback
also available: Paperback eBook
  • age: 8 to 12
  • Grade: 3 to 7
tagged: multigenerational, marriage & divorce, friendship

Written in light and lyrical free verse, Shari Green’s debut novel about the hard and beautiful truths of growing up—and growing into one’s own ability to shape the world—is now back in a new edition.

Eleven-year-old Bailey believes in miracles. She has to; it will take a miracle to keep her warring parents together. This summer they are at …

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Ebb and Flow

by Heather Smith
edition: Paperback
also available: Hardcover
  • age: 9 to 12
  • Grade: 4 to 7
tagged: stories in verse, poetry (see also stories in verse), multigenerational

One summer, after a long plane ride and a rotten bad year I went to Grandma Jo's. It was my mother's idea. Jett, what you need is a change of scenery. I think she needed a change of scenery, too. One without me. Because that rotten bad year? That was my fault.

Thus begins the poignant story, told in free verse, of eleven-year-old Jett. Last year, Je …

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Krista Kim-Bap

by Angela Ahn, read by Vicki Kim
edition: Audiobook
also available: Paperback eBook
  • age: 9 to 13
  • Grade: 3 to 6
tagged: multigenerational, friendship, asian american

 

In debut author Angela Ahn’s middle grade novel, all Krista wants is to figure out the three F’s: food, family, and friends…

Krista and Jason have been best friends since preschool. It never mattered that he was a boy with reddish-brown hair and she was the “Korean girl” at school. Now in fifth grade, everyone in their class is preparing …

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