Children’s / Teenage personal and social topics: Bullying, violence, abuse and peer pressure

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Fired Up about Consent

According to the World Health Organization, one in three women will be sexually or physically assaulted in her lifetime. These rates are very similar for non-binary people and other feminized people, ...

What If Soldiers Fought with Pillows?

By (author) Heather Camlot
Illustrated by Serge Bloch
Categories: Children’s / Teenage: Social issues

What if the impossible were actually possible? What if we turned our dreams into action? What if our imagination could help solve real-world crises, like war, famine, and human rights violations?

Through ...

Operatic

Charlotte “Charlie” Noguchi has a music-class assignment to find the one song that perfectly expresses who she is as a person—the problem is, Charlie doesn’t really know who she is yet. A poignant ...

What Happens Next

This is a raw, realistic story told by an unnamed protagonist who feels different from everyone else, like she doesn’t quite fit in. Bullied by another girl at school, our narrator provides a terse ...

Morgan the Brave

In this new addition to the Morgan series, our hero is eager to go to a birthday party, but worried about the scary movie that will be the main event—plus the taunts of his frenemy, Aldeen. Will Morgan ...

I, Witness

In a dark back alley, Boone and Andre witness a violent murder, and agree not to mention it. But the killers have different ideas and come after Boone and his friends, killing two of them. Boone is desperate ...

She Said/She Saw

Tegan was in the backseat when her two best friends were gunned down in front of her. Was it an argument over drugs? An ongoing feud? Or something more random? Tegan says she didn't see who did it. Or ...

When Elephants Fight

When elephants fight, it is the grass that suffers. This ancient proverb of the Kikuyu people, a tribal group in Kenya, Africa, is as true today as when the words were first spoken, perhaps thousands ...

Payback

Thirteen-year-old Charley Callaghan is coping with some difficult changes. His family has recently moved to Vancouver from Ireland, and his mother has died of cancer. Now he is desperately trying to fit ...

My Worst/Best Sleepover Party

Rose decides to have a sleepover party for her birthday. What she thought was a great idea turns into a nightmare when the two most popular girls in the class declare they won’t attend if Rose insists ...