Children’s / Teenage: Personal and social topics

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Toni Biscotti's Magic Trick

Toni Biscotti is shy, really shy. So why has she signed up to perform at the school concert? Is it because of Marco Bonneau? And what’s so special about him?

I Found a Dead Bird

I found a dead bird. It made me sad…but I also had a lot of questions, like why did it have to die? How did it die? What would happen to it now that it was dead? This is Jan Thornhill’s jumping-off ...

Genocide

"[The Groundwork Guides] are excellent books, mandatory for school libraries and the increasing body of young people prepared to take ownership of the situations and problems previous generations have ...

Crush

Because of a moment of indiscretion, Hope’s parents send her to New York to spend the summer with her hipster sister while they travel to Thailand. Miserable, Hope ends up meeting Nat, and developing ...

Forever

“Forever – we’ve been doing it absolutely forever!”

Bump has been longing to play in the annual Christmas Classic – his family’s annual hockey game – for what feels like forever. A tradition ...

Daughters of the Ark

A coming-of age story about two girls, separated in time by thousands of years, who are forced to leave their homes and make a dangerous journey to an unknown land.

Claire by Moonlight

Claire’s future should be simple and predictable and include all the normal expectations of a young Acadian woman. But her life is far from straightforward. Her mother’s mental illness is a blot on ...

The Big Night Out

A big night out can be graduation, a prom, a family wedding, confirmation, or Bar or Bat Mitzvah. Whatever the occasion, it is a time when every young person wants to look her (or his) best. This is the ...

The Underground Reporters

In a quiet village in Czechoslovakia, laws restricted the freedom of Jewish people during WWII. A small plot of land by the river was allocated to the village’s Jewish youth, and it was here that some ...

Mosh Pit

Juliet meets her Juliets in this raw look at punk, young love and the sometimes cloudy road to adulthood. Mosh Pit, a compelling story of rebel girls in the modern city, stars Simone – torn between ...