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Parenting Your Parents

Parenting Your Parents

Support Strategies for Meeting the Challenge of Aging in the Family: Second Edition, Revised and Expanded
by Bart J. Mindszenthy & Michael Gordon
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When our parents reach a certain age and have difficulty coping, we find ourselves wondering how to provide them with the kind of love, care, support, and attention they need - just as they have done for us all our lives. Parenting Your Parents shows, through case studies, that you are not alone and offers advice to help you along this difficult bu …

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A Really Good Brown Girl

A Really Good Brown Girl

by Marilyn Dumont, introduction by Lee Maracle
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age: 14
Grade: 9
tagged : canadian, native american

On the occasion of the press’s 40th anniversary, Brick Books is proud to present the fourth of six new editions of classic books from our back catalogue. This edition of A Really Good Brown Girl features a new Introduction by Lee Maracle, a new Afterword by the author and a new cover and design by the renowned typographer Robert Bringhurst.

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Love Outlandish

Love Outlandish

by Barry Dempster
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A love affair chronicled--from obsession to heartbreak, foolhardiness to faith. In Love Outlandish, Barry Dempster undoes all the clichés that have barnacled our love lives and, with the zest and courage typical of his work, explores their torrents and eddies afresh. As in his previous books, Dempster responds to D.H. Lawrence's plea that we shoul …

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Queen of the Court

Queen of the Court

by Michele Martin Bossley
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Grade: 4 to 8
Reading age: 7 to 10
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Kallana wears the wildest clothes of anyone at her suburban Calgary junior high school. Still, it seems it's not enough to get the attention of her freelance photographer father or her non-kid-friendly mother.
When her dad signs her up for the basketball team after Kallana is sent home from school for wearing "provocative" clothes, she's mortifie …

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Kierkegaard's Romantic Legacy

Kierkegaard's Romantic Legacy

Two Theories of the Self
by Anoop Gupta
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In Kierkegaard's Romantic Legacy, Anoop Gupta develops an original theory of the self based on Kierkegaard's writings. Gupta proceeds by historical exegesis and considers several important ways of thinking about self outside of the natural sciences. His study moves theories of the self from theology toward sociology, from a God-relationship to a s …

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The Tartarus House on Crab

The Tartarus House on Crab

by George Szanto
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Jack Tartarus, a photographer, has returned to his family’s house on Crab, an island off the east coast of Vancouver Island. After mulling it over for ten years, Jack has decided to tear his family’s house down, board-by-board, just as his father built it up. He purchases a wrecking bar. Struggling with the first piece of siding, his wrecking b …

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Suspended

Suspended

by Robert Rayner
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age: 9 to 13
Grade: 4 to 8
Reading age: 7 to 10
tagged : self-esteem & self-reliance

Fast-paced sports action novels that get kids reading.

Shay and his pal Toby are among the players on the school soccer team who fall foul of the "fair play contract" introduced by the new school administration. After being banned from playing on behalf of the school for the rest of the season, the dismissed players form their own unofficial team -- …

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Scarred

Scarred

by Monique Polak
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age: 14 to 18
Grade: 9 to 12
Reading age: 7 to 10
tagged : self-esteem & self-reliance

Becky was once a promising young skating star, but these days she feels numb, disconnected, and very lonely. The only way she knows to relieve pressure is to cut herself. Will Becky have the strength to save another young athlete who's skating down the same path?

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The Violin Lover

The Violin Lover

by Susan Glickman
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Set in Jewish London in the 1930s, Susan Glickman's The Violin Lover is written against the backdrop of Hitler's escalating campaign against the Jews. This beautifully written novel tells the story of Clara Weiss and Ned Abraham, "the violin lover," brought together by Clara's 11-year-old son, Jacob. A successful doctor and amateur violinist, Ned i …

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Klepto

Klepto

by Lori Weber
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age: 14 to 18
Grade: 9 to 12
Reading age: 7 to 10
tagged : drugs, alcohol, substance abuse, self-esteem & self-reliance

It seems like Kat's parents have done little but prepare for her sister Hannah's return since she was sent away to a home for troubled teens. Everyone is determined to find out what went wrong with Hannah and make things right again -- everyone except Kat, that is.
Kat dreads going back to a life dominated by her sister's tantrums and rule-breakin …

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Frank

Frank

The Life and Politics of Frank McKenna
by Philip Lee
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Goose Lane Editions has released a biography that reveals the private world of one of Canada's most fascinating politicians. Years after stepping down as Premier of New Brunswick, Frank McKenna is still on the minds of political watchers across Canada. The question today, however, is will he or won't he get back into the political ring. While the g …

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The Nettle Spinner

The Nettle Spinner

by Kathryn Kuitenbrouwer
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In her early twenties, Alma met a tree-planter and fell in love — not with the man but with his strangely romantic work. Now, after several seasons of planting trees out west, the tough-minded hero of Kathryn Kuitenbrouwer's visceral first novel has come home to northern Ontario to help reforest the ravaged landscape with a gang of filthy ex-hipp …

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Road Block

Road Block

by Yolanda Ridge
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age: 9 to 12
Grade: 4 to 7
Reading age: 9 to 12
tagged : self-esteem & self-reliance, country life

In this sequel to Trouble in the Trees, it's the end of grade six and Bree plans to spend the summer hanging around her townhouse complex in Vancouver, climbing trees with her friends. But her parents have other plans for her; she is going to Ontario to stay with her grandma who lives on a farm "in the middle of nowhere." A farm that is about to be …

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Struck

Struck

by Deb Loughead
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Grade: 4 to 7
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tagged : values & virtues, self-esteem & self-reliance, adolescence

Claire's life is a mess. She's failing math, her depressed mother won't get off the couch, Eric, the boy of her dreams, is dating her nemesis Lucy. While Claire is wishing her life were better, lightning strikes. Soon afterward, everything changes. With Lucy in the hospital and out of the way, Claire attracts Eric's attention and gets the starring …

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Colette and the Silver Samovar

Colette and the Silver Samovar

by Nancy Belgue
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age: 9 to 12
Grade: 4 to 7
Reading age: 9 to 12
tagged : multigenerational, prejudice & racism, self-esteem & self-reliance

Colette Faizal isn't superstitious, so she doesn't worry when a fortune-teller advises Colette's mother to "watch for the unexpected." But when her father announces he is going back to Iran, her mother is hurt in a car accident and Colette is sent to live with the grandparents she's never even met, everything the mysterious woman predicted seems to …

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Taken

Taken

by Norah McClintock
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Grade: 8 to 12
Reading age: 12 to 18
tagged : survival stories, general (see also headings under social themes), self-esteem & self-reliance

Two girls have recently disappeared near the town where Stephanie lives. She is concerned but is sure that it could never happen to her. But then it does. Tied up and alone far from home, she manages to escape her captor and run for her life. But she is in the middle of nowhere, with no food, no shelter and no way home. And worst of all, she has ru …

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Manga Touch

Manga Touch

by Jacqueline Pearce
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age: 9 to 12
Grade: 4 to 7
Reading age: 9 to 12
tagged : asia, self-esteem & self-reliance, friendship

Dana is excited about her school trip to Japan despite the fact that she is surrounded by the Melly Mob, "in-crowd" kids who make fun of her. Dana is certain she will be less of an outsider in Japan, home of manga and anime. But she soon discovers that it's just as difficult to fit in with a foreign culture as it is to fit in at school. And the on …

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Making Change

Making Change

Tips from an Underage Overachiever
by Bilaal Rajan
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Grade: 4 to 7
Reading age: 9 to 12
tagged : social activists, self-esteem & self-reliance, values & virtues

Fundraising wunderkind Bilaal Rajan shares his tips for effective fundraising, using examples from his own amazing life to show how it can be done—and how you can have fun doing it. The second part of the book is a section entitled Eight Principles to Maximize Your Full Potential, which includes exercises to help you identify and attain your drea …

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Boot Camp

Boot Camp

by Eric Walters; Jerome Williams & Johnnie Williams III
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age: 9 to 12
Grade: 4 to 7
Reading age: 9 to 12
tagged : basketball, self-esteem & self-reliance, friendship

When Nick and Kia are invited to former Toronto Raptor Jerome "Junk Yard Dog" Williams' basketball camp in Washington, DC, they quickly discover that this is no ordinary summer hoop camp. This is a basketball boot camp that focuses on discipline and hard work. Jerome and Johnnie's father, "Sergeant Push-up" to the campers, is the no-nonsense camp d …

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Breathless

Breathless

by Pam Withers
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age: 12 to 18
Grade: 8 to 12
Reading age: 12 to 18
tagged : eating disorders & body image, water sports, dating & sex

Beverly is in Hawaii, helping her uncle at his dive shop, learning how to dive and trying to lose weight and get a boyfriend. When Garth, an accomplished diver, shows an interest in her, Beverly is ecstatic, until it turns out Garth is only interested in one thing. Struggling with failing strength from her self-imposed starvation diet, Beverly fin …

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Accro d’la planche

Accro d’la planche

(Skate Freak)
by Lesley Choyce
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Grade: 4 to 7
Reading age: 9 to 12
tagged : skateboarding, self-esteem & self-reliance

Dorf a toujours été fidèle à sa devise : « Si ça en vaut la peine, fais-le. Si ça n'en vaut pas la peine, fais-le quand même. » Mais il a déménagé à la ville et le terrain est différent. Il ne peut plus faire rouler sa planche oû bon lui semble et il a de la difficulté à s'intégrer à sa nouvelle école. Ses tricks audacieux lui a …

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Jake Reynolds

Jake Reynolds

Chicken or Eagle?
by Sara Leach
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Grade: 4 to 7
Reading age: 9 to 12
tagged : wolves & coyotes, self-esteem & self-reliance, survival stories

Eleven-year-old Jake Reynolds wants to save seal pups from the talons of bald eagles, protect his little sister Sierra and confront the wolf he is sure stalks Hidalgo Island. But his best friend Emily calls him a chicken, comforts Sierra when she falls and doesn't believe the wolf exists. Even as Jake hears howling in the night, part of him hopes E …

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Who Owns Kelly Paddik?

Who Owns Kelly Paddik?

by Beth Goobie
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age: 12 to 18
Grade: 8 to 12
Reading age: 12 to 18
tagged : sexual abuse), orphans & foster homes, suicide

Kelly Paddik is locked up. Sent to a secure facility because she is a "danger to herself," Kelly wants only to escape. But her painful past continues to haunt her until she is forced to face up to the most painful memory of all. A searing look at one girl's struggle for self respect.

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Winter Hawk Star

Winter Hawk Star

by Sigmund Brouwer
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Grade: 4 to 7
Reading age: 9 to 12
tagged : hockey, friendship, self-esteem & self-reliance

Tyler is a good, solid hockey player, but not a great one. That honor belongs to the obnoxious Riley, a sixteen-year-old spoiled superstar who makes Tyler's life miserable. When Tyler and Riley are sent to volunteer at a local youth program, Tyler finds the passion and commitment he needs to step up his game on ice—and off.

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Kicked Out

Kicked Out

by Beth Goobie
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age: 12 to 18
Grade: 8 to 12
Reading age: 12 to 18
tagged : parents, self-esteem & self-reliance, coming of age

Dime is fifteen and angry all the time. Her parents don't like the way she dresses, her boyfriend, her attitude. Her older brother Darren was paralyzed in an accident she walked away from, and Dime is sure her parents wish she were the one in the wheelchair. When the fights and accusations finally become too much, Dime moves in with her brother. A …

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Cursed!

Cursed!

by Maureen Bush
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Grade: 4 to 7
Reading age: 9 to 12
tagged : multigenerational, country & ethnic, self-esteem & self-reliance

Jane is terrified of the masks hanging along her grandmother's stairwell, and even more scared of the Spirit Man in her grandmother's bathroom. After a week of avoiding him during a summer visit, she finally summons the courage to face him, minutes before leaving for the trip home. But her moment of triumph marks the beginning of a year of trouble …

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Broken Circle

Broken Circle

The Dark Legacy of Indian Residential Schools
by Theodore Fontaine
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Grade: 9 to 12
tagged : native americans, personal memoirs, indigenous studies

“Too many survivors of Canada’s Indian residential schools live to forget. Theodore Fontaine writes to remember." - Hana Gartner, CBC's The Fifth Estate

Now an approved curriculum resource for grade 9–12 students in British Columbia and Manitoba.

Theodore (Ted) Fontaine lost his family and freedom just after his seventh birthday, when his pare …

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Wildcat Run

Wildcat Run

by Sonya Spreen Bates, illustrated by Kasia Charko
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age: 7 to 9
Grade: 1 to 3
Reading age: 6 to 8
tagged : survival stories, winter sports, self-esteem & self-reliance

Jake, Tommy and Lexie are on a ski trip. In an attempt to squeeze one last run in for the day, the kids head out on their own to ski down Easy Street. But Lexie and Jake convince Tommy to try Wildcat Run instead. Wildcat Run presents the young skiers with more than they expect, including a cougar sighting. When Lexie has a bad fall, the kids are le …

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Count Me In

Count Me In

by Sara Leach
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Grade: 4 to 7
Reading age: 9 to 12
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Twelve-year-old Tabitha is less than thrilled when her parents send her on a hiking trip with her cousins, Ashley and Cedar, and her Aunt Tess. For one thing, she's not much of a hiker. And she's pretty sure her cousins hate her. But even Ashley can't blame Tabitha for everything that goes wrong: the weather turns ugly, a bear comes into the cabin, …

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Trouble in the Trees

Trouble in the Trees

by Yolanda Ridge
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Grade: 4 to 7
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tagged : self-esteem & self-reliance, friendship, camping & outdoor activities

Eleven-year-old Bree is happiest when she's climbing the trees at Cedar Grove, her urban townhouse complex. She's the best climber around, even better than an older boy, Tyler, who drives her crazy with his competitiveness. When Ethan, a younger boy, falls from a tree and hurts his elbow, the neighborhood council bans all tree-climbing in Cedar Gro …

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Home Team

Home Team

by Eric Walters, other primary creator Jerome Williams & Johnnie Williams III
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tagged : basketball, friendship, self-esteem & self-reliance

In the tenth installment of the best-selling Eric Walters basketball series, Nick, Kia and their teammates embark on a letter writing campaign to persuade the Toronto Raptors community relations department to send one or more of the players to visit Clark Boulevard Elementary School. Unfortunately they are too late in applying and the team's school …

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The Gnome's Eye

The Gnome's Eye

by Anna Kerz
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tagged : emigration & immigration, self-esteem & self-reliance, post-confederation (1867-)

In the spring of 1954, when her father announces that the family has a chance to immigrate to Canada, Theresa's life changes forever. She and her family are wartime refugees from Yugoslavia, so it shouldn't be hard to leave Austria. But the weathered barracks of Lager Lichtenstein are the only home she knows, and they are filled with family and fri …

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In the Clear

In the Clear

by Anne Laurel Carter
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Grade: 4 to 7
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tagged : diseases, illnesses & injuries, self-esteem & self-reliance, hockey

On her seventh birthday, Pauline rode across the lawns on her street followed by her best friend Henry, he on the blue wooden horse, she on the red. On the seventh lawn at the top of the street, she collapsed, becoming a sudden victim of the polio outbreak of the summer of 1954.

Five years later, when In the Clear begins, she has survived, but paid …

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Impossible Things

Impossible Things

by Robin Stevenson
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Grade: 4 to 7
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tagged : self-esteem & self-reliance, friendship, paranormal

Cassidy Silver is not having a good year. Her engineer father is in the Middle East, her artist mother is too busy to listen to the painful details of her daughter's grade seven life, her genius younger brother is being bullied, and her best friend Chiaki has abandoned her to hang out with the meanest girls in school. Then Cassidy meets Victoria, w …

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High and Inside

High and Inside

by Jeff Rud
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age: 9 to 12
Grade: 4 to 7
Reading age: 9 to 12
tagged : friendship, self-esteem & self-reliance, basketball

Fresh from a thrilling basketball season playing for the varsity team, Matt is looking forward to a new challenge: baseball. The South Side team seems to be strong this year—if only Matt can control his fear of being hit by an errant pitch. But when Matt's friend, Jake, the team's star, falls in with the wrong crowd, the entire season—not to me …

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Wave Warrior

Wave Warrior

by Lesley Choyce
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Grade: 8 to 12
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tagged : self-esteem & self-reliance, water sports

Ben is determined to learn to surf. In the rough North Atlantic waters near his home, only the tough can make it on the water. His first attempt is a disaster. Then he meets Ray, a surfing veteran from California. Ray promises to teach him to surf—and to face his inner demons. As Ben becomes more comfortable on his board he learns to face his fea …

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Watch Me

Watch Me

by Norah McClintock
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Grade: 4 to 7
Reading age: 9 to 12
tagged : law & crime, values & virtues, self-esteem & self-reliance

At first Kaz intends to help the old lady who's fallen in the park. But then he starts thinking about how he never gets what he wants. The next thing he knows, he's running away with her purse. The purse contains only five dollars and a battered watch. When Kaz learns who the old woman is and where the watch came from, he begins to understand conse …

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Sticks and Stones

Sticks and Stones

by Beth Goobie
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Grade: 8 to 12
Reading age: 12 to 18
tagged : girls & women, self-esteem & self-reliance, bullying

Jujube is thrilled when Brent asks her out. She is not so happy when the rumors start flying at school. Pretty soon her name is showing up on bathroom walls and everyone is whispering behind her back. When her mother gets involved, Jujube's reputation takes another hit. Deciding that someone has to take a stand, Jujube gathers all the other girls w …

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Special Edward

Special Edward

by Eric Walters
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Grade: 4 to 7
Reading age: 9 to 12
tagged : special needs, school & education, self-esteem & self-reliance

Edward is a classic slacker. He's got better ways to spend his time than toiling over homework, and as long as he gets passing grades he's happy. When his fifty percent average is threatened he has to find a way to pull up his grades without applying himself. Edward discovers that special education students get more time to complete tests, and he …

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Something Girl

Something Girl

by Beth Goobie
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Grade: 8 to 12
Reading age: 12 to 18
tagged : sexual abuse), general (see also headings under social themes), self-esteem & self-reliance

Sophie is in a lot of trouble. She is on probation for stealing and is doing poorly at school. Her mom doesn't really talk to her, and the other adults in her life are pressuring Sophie to talk about her bruises. Sophie worries that if she tells, she will be sent to live in a group home. Her friend Jujube is the only person who knows the truth, and …

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Big Guy

Big Guy

by Robin Stevenson
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Grade: 8 to 12
Reading age: 12 to 18
tagged : computers & digital media, lgbt, self-esteem & self-reliance

Derek thinks he might be falling in love. The problem is, he hasn't been entirely honest with his online boyfriend. Derek sent Ethan a photo taken before he got depressed and gained eighty pounds. Derek hasn't been honest with his employer either. When he lied about his age and experience to get a job with disabled adults, the last thing he expecte …

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Birdie for Now

Birdie for Now

by Jean Little
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Grade: 4 to 7
Reading age: 9 to 12
tagged : dogs, self-esteem & self-reliance, parents

Dickon wasn't happy in his old home or his old school. He hopes that in his new neighborhood he will meet children who never knew his old, hyper self, who will like him for who he is now. And he hopes for a dog of his own. Dickon's mother calls him Birdie. She feeds him milk from a teddy bear mug. She worries if he's out of her sight for a moment a …

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Alone at Ninety Foot

Alone at Ninety Foot

by Katherine Holubitsky
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age: 13 to 18
Grade: 8 to 12
Reading age: 12 to 18
tagged : death & dying, self-esteem & self-reliance, friendship

Fourteen year old Pamela Collins is struggling to come to terms with her mother's death. Somewhat shy, Pamela is thoughtful, full of passion, often funny and sometimes tearful as she learns to cope with the emotional overload the tragedy has brought to her life. Her favourite things include walking alone in Lynn Canyon Park, the art of Emily Carr, …

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Stuff We All Get

Stuff We All Get

by K.L. Denman
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Grade: 4 to 7
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tagged : music, self-esteem & self-reliance, values & virtues

Fifteen-year-old Zack finds a home made CD with the word Famous written on it. Lonely and bored while suspended from school, he puts the CD on and loses himself in the music. Zack has sound-color synesthesia. He sees colors when he hears music, and the music on the Famous CD causes incredible patterns of color for him. Zack becomes obsessed with t …

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Escape Velocity

Escape Velocity

by Robin Stevenson
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Grade: 8 to 12
Reading age: 12 to 18
tagged : parents, self-esteem & self-reliance, emotions & feelings

Lou's dad has been addicted to painkillers since an accident left him unable to work. He's a good, loving dad, but kind of useless. Lou's mother, Zoe, a successful novelist, abandoned Lou at birth and showed no interest in her until three years ago, when Lou was twelve. Their relationship since then has been strained, but when Lou's dad has a strok …

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The Mountain That Walked

The Mountain That Walked

by Katherine Holubitsky
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tagged : orphans & foster homes, post-confederation (1867-), friendship

The year is 1903, and Charlie Sutherland, a sixteen-year-old orphan, is on the run. Three years earlier, he was sent by Dr. Barnardo’s Home in England to work on the remote Alberta homestead of Albert and Buck Brooks. Charlie has been treated poorly by the two brothers, but he has endured. However, when Albert dies under curious circumstances, an …

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Ni un dia más

Ni un dia más

(Kicked Out)
by Beth Goobie
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age: 12 to 18
Grade: 8 to 12
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tagged : parents, self-esteem & self-reliance, coming of age

Dime tiene 15 años y siempre está enojada. Sus padres no la comprenden y su hermano quedó paralizado por un accidente. Cuando las peleas y las acusaciones la sobrepasan, Dime se muda con su hermano. Pero los problemas la siguen. Si Dime no entiende que debe comenzar a responsabilizarse de sus actos, nada va a cambiar.
Dime is fifteen and always …

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The Mealworm Diaries

The Mealworm Diaries

by Anna Kerz
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age: 9 to 12
Grade: 4 to 7
Reading age: 9 to 12
tagged : death & dying, friendship, self-esteem & self-reliance

Mealworms are small creatures that live in dark secret places. Jeremy is a bit like that when he leaves his home in rural Nova Scotia and moves to Toronto with his mother. Lots of things keep him from enjoying his new life, but the worst is his science partner, Aaron, who is more annoying than sand in a bathing suit. Jeremy is also burdened by the …

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My Name is Mitch

My Name is Mitch

by Shelagh Lynne Supeene
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age: 9 to 12
Grade: 4 to 7
Reading age: 9 to 12
tagged : self-esteem & self-reliance, parents, bullying

Mitch MacLeod may be the smallest kid in grade six, but he has a great sense of humor and a strong backbone. He can read, sometimes, but never at school when he has to. "You don't know what humiliation is until you have a grade one reading buddy who reads better than you do," he says. But things start to change for Mitch when he creates an opportun …

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The Birthday Girl

The Birthday Girl

by Jean Little, illustrated by June Lawrason
edition:eBook
also available: Paperback
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age: 6 to 8
Grade: 1 to 3
Reading age: 6 to 8
tagged : cats, self-esteem & self-reliance, birthdays

Nell makes two wishes on her birthday, but the next day they show little sign of coming true. Everyone in her household is busy and wants her out from underfoot and no one is willing to help her find her lost cat. In the end she finds more than a cat and she makes her own wishes come true with the help of a row of tall, bright, smiling sunflowers.

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