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Fish Out of Water

by Joanne Levy
edition: Paperback
  • age: 9 to 12
  • Grade: 4 to 7
tagged: adolescence, multigenerational, other, religious

Twelve-year-old Fishel (Fish) Rosner doesn’t like regular “boy” things. He hates sports and would prefer to read or do crafts instead of climbing trees or riding dirt bikes with his friends. He also loves to dance.
But all his interests are considered “girly.” Fish doesn’t get why that’s a bad thing. He’s just interested in differen …

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Baba Yaga's Assistant

by Marika McCoola, illustrated by Emily Carroll
edition: Paperback
also available: Hardcover
  • age: 10 to 100
  • Grade: 5 to 17
tagged: adaptations, multigenerational, fairy tales, folklore, legends & mythology

Russian folklore icon Baba Yaga mentors a lonely teen in a wry graphic novel that balances gleefully between the modern and the timeless.

Most children think twice before braving a haunted wood filled with terrifying beasties to match wits with a witch, but not Masha. Her beloved grandma taught her many things: that stories are useful, that magic is …

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Pisim Finds Her Miskanaw

by William Dumas, illustrated by Leonard Paul
edition: Hardcover
also available: eBook
  • age: 10 to 18
  • Grade: 5 to 12
tagged: native canadian, multigenerational, girls & women, pre-confederation (to 1867), new baby
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Too Young to Escape

A Vietnamese Girl Waits to be Reunited with Her Family

by Van Ho & Marsha Forchuk Skrypuch
edition: Paperback
also available: Hardcover
  • age: 8 to 12
  • Grade: 3 to 7
tagged: cultural heritage, multigenerational, modern, new experience, emigration & immigration

One day they will send for her, but how long must Van Ho wait for her family to find a way to get her out of South Vietnam?

During the aftermath of the Vietnam War, Van wakes up one morning to find that her mother, her sisters Loan and Lan, and her brother Tuan are gone. They have escaped the new communist regime that has taken over Ho Chi Minh City …

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The Train

by Jodie Callaghan, illustrated by Georgia Lesley
edition: Hardcover
  • age: 6 to 9
  • Grade: 1 to 4
tagged: prejudice & racism, native canadian, multigenerational

Ashley meets her great-uncle by the old train tracks near their community in Nova Scotia. Ashley sees his sadness, and Uncle tells her of the day years ago when he and the other children from their community were told to board the train before being taken to residential school where their lives were changed forever. They weren't allowed to speak Mi …

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La boite aux belles choses

by Christine Arbour & Johanna Lezziero
edition: Paperback
  • age: 4 to 12
  • Grade: p to 7
tagged: multigenerational, self-esteem & self-reliance, death & dying, girls & women

A grandmother fades away just as the fauna and flora wakes up all around a little girl. This departure hurts at first, and the little girl doesn't want to play with anyone. Time passes and seasons too, and the little girl builds herself a box of beautiful things. The box is filled with images, funny moments, and knowing glances that help the girl k …

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On the Rocks

by Eric Walters
edition: eBook
  • age: 9 to 12
  • Grade: 4 to 7
tagged: multigenerational, drugs, alcohol, substance abuse, marine life

Fourteen-year-old Dylan is sent to live with his estranged grandfather, Angus. Basically strangers, the two avoid each other as best they can. One day Dylan discovers a young orca stranded high up on the rocky beach. Dylan runs to tell his grandfather. There’s nothing that can be done, says Angus. The sun is coming up, and soon the orca will die …

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A Bear in War

by Stephanie Innes & Harry Endrulat, illustrated by Brian Deines
edition: Paperback
also available: Paperback Hardcover Hardcover
  • age: 6 to 10
  • Grade: k to 4
tagged: literary, military & wars, multigenerational

A poignant and true story about love, loss, and family strength during World War One is now available in paperback!

During World War One, a young girl slips her teddy bear into a care package for her father, a medic posted to the trenches of France. Although her father dies in the battle of Passchendaele, his belongings are shipped back to his famil …

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