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Lies My Memory Told Me

by Sacha Wunsch
edition: Hardcover
  • age: 13 to 18
  • Grade: 8 to 12
tagged: thrillers & suspense, parents, coming of age

From the thrilling voice of Sacha Wunsch comes a heart-stopping psychological mystery in a world where memories can be shared—and one girl can’t trust any of them.

Enhanced Memory changed everything. By sharing someone else’s memory, you can experience anything and everything with no risk at all: learn any skill instantly, travel the world fr …

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I'm Good and Other Lies

by Bev Katz Rosenbaum
edition: eBook
  • age: 13 to 18
  • Grade: 8 to 12
tagged: depression, parents, friendship

 

“This is a book for RIGHT NOW.” — Teresa Toten, author of The Unlikely Hero of Room 13B
Is it asking too much to live a typical twelfth grade existence? Kelsey Kendler just wants to earn some money for university, hang out with friends, maybe even snag a boyfriend. But her pill-popping mom and distant dad scare off anybody she tries to bring …

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Bank Shot

by Valerie Pankratz Froese
edition: Paperback
  • age: 10 to 13
  • Grade: 3
tagged: basketball, parents, siblings, girls & women

This girls’ basketball story deals with the conflict between family caregiving responsibilities and extra-curricular sports that some kids, particularly girls, often face. Jo loves playing basketball in gym class, and she is surprised when she makes the school team. Because she has to babysit her younger brother, she’s afraid her mom will make …

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Paddle Battle

by Eric Howling
edition: Paperback
also available: Hardcover
  • age: 10 to 13
  • Grade: 3
tagged: water sports, emotions & feelings, environment, parents, friendship

Set against a backdrop of the threat of wildfires on the west coast, this book looks at the effect changes at home can have on a young athlete’s performance and the emotional support a team can provide. Thirteen-year-old kayaker Finn has been angry and resentful since his mother left the family. In a highly charged emotional state, Finn’s perfo …

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Jamilah at the End of the World

by Mary-Lou Zeitoun
edition: Paperback
  • age: 13 to 18
  • Grade: 5
tagged: environment, emigration & immigration, parents

Set against the backdrop of a brutal Toronto summer heatwave, seventeen-year-old Jamilah Monsour makes plans for what she’s certain is the beginning of the climate change catastrophe that will end the world. Luckily, Jamilah knows what has to be done to save her family: transform the back alley garage into a bunker. Reluctantly her parents allow …

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