ALU Goes Back to School

ALU Goes Back to School
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Whether you're returning to school this September or just reminiscing, there's something here for everyone: stories silly and serious, summer-focused for the nostalgic or set in school for the keen. View books in this list

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Rosa Rose

By Robert Priest
Illustrated by Joan Krygsman

Silver Medal for the Moonbeam Children's Book Awards

Honorable mention in the Lion and the Unicorn Award for Excellence in North American Poetry

From Terry Fox to Ghandi, Rosa Parks to Elijah Harper, Robert Priest has collected some of his most inspiring poems together in this ... Read more

Loyalist to a Fault

By Evan Munday

October Schwartz and her five deadest pals are back for another crime-solving caper

When October Schwartz raises her five dead friends to investigate the cause of Cyril Cooper’s death way back in 1783, she expects a dull research-based journey into the lives of Canada’s earliest ... Read more

Ignite

By Heather Fitzsimmons-Frey

A groundbreaking new collection, Ignite: Illuminating Theatre for Young People gathers three plays for young audiences that feature “messy” and complicated creation processes: The Middle Place by Andrew Kushnir, verbatim theatre created from interview transcripts with shelter ... Read more

Last Chance Island

By Norma Charles

In this compelling tale, two very different stories intersect with surprising results. There's the story of two African children, Kalu and his cousin, Aisha, who escape from their village after it's destroyed by rebel soldiers. The kids flee to the coast where they find work ... Read more

Blue Knight, The

By Raymond McGregor

"The Blue Knight" reveals problems in our society related to racism and bullying, which is an important topic that is currently at the forefront of many lives and is being discussed at great lengths around the world. The main character, a teenage boy named Owen, lives in a small ... Read more

Size of a Fist

By Tara Gereaux

Living in a small working class town has never suited Addy, so after a summer working as a janitor at the local hospital, she is more than ready to move to the city. When the night before her move finally arrives, Addy’s bags are packed, she has visited all her favourite spots ... Read more

Next Big Thing

Edited by Philip Lee

Canadian journalist and political insider Dalton Camp left behind a powerful legacy, including books, essays, and newspaper columns on Canadian politics and public policy.

To both celebrate his career and continue his passionate efforts to encourage and support the practice ... Read more

Night Drummer, The

By Paul Nicholas Mason

The Night Drummer is the story of two teenage friends--white, middle-class Peter Ellis, and Otis James, a native boy adopted by an older evangelical Christian couple. Peter and Otis grow up in small town Ontario in the 1970s, and the novel follows them through their high school ... Read more

we are no longer the smart kids in class

By David Huebert

From the drunk tank to the graduate seminar, We Are No Longer The Smart Kids In Class asks what it means to think and be, play and learn, ride bikes and make love in a world of depleting resources, technological proliferation, and corroding ecosystems. This collection contemplates ... Read more