Pink Shirt Day Reading Recommendations

Pink Shirt Day Reading Recommendations
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February 25th is Pink Shirt Day – a day focused on raising awareness about bullying in the workplace, at school, online and even at home. It also serves as a reminder to be kind to one another, and ourselves, by celebrating our differences! To mark the day, we've put together a list of reading recommendations, for YA and Adults that touch on issues of bullying and empowerment, all available on All Lit Up. View books in this list

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NemeSIS

By Susan Marshall

Dad has moved out and Mom has checked out, leaving the door wide open for the beautiful, erratic Rachel to torment her "loser, loner" younger sister, Nadine. With her family in full meltdown mode, Nadine is alone, trying to cope with Rachel's increasingly unpredictable moods. ... Read more

Battledoors

By Brian Wilkinson

Life constantly seems to be wavering between really good and really bad for Owen, a lonely sixteen-year-old still reeling from the unexpected death of his mother and a fresh move to Toronto. After ducking into an old bookstore to escape high school bullies, Owen discovers that ... Read more

Late Company

By Jordan Tannahill

One year after the suicide of their teenage son Joel, Debora and Michael Shaun-Hastings sit down to dinner with their son’s bully and his parents. Closure is on the menu, but accusations are the main course as everyone takes a turn in the hot seat for their real or imagined ... 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

The Little Red Shed

By Adam Young & Jennifer Young

Once upon a fine morning, a little shed awakens to discover she isn’t quite the same as she used to be. Uncertain and feeling as if she no longer fits in, she decides to leave home and sets out to sea. All alone on the wide, wide ocean, she meets an extraordinary new friend ... Read more

The Mystery of the Cyber Bully

By Marty Chan

How do you find a bully who lurks on the Internet and lashes out at helpless victims? Intrepid kid detectives Marty, Remi, and Trina must answer that question if they're to stop a cyber bully targeting their classmates.

In their toughest case yet, the sleuths must follow the ... Read more

Odd Ball

By Arthur John Stewart

In a series of intimate monologues interspersed with dialogue and description, the lives of students at Central Middle School are exposed and explored. Four main characters emerge: Kevin, the likeable grade nine student who refuses to accept the "geek" label because, as he puts ... Read more

Amphibian

By Carla Gunn

Shortlisted for the Commonwealth Writers' Prize for Best First Book (Canada and Caribbean region)
Nine-year-old Phineas William Walsh has an encyclopedic knowledge of the natural world. He knows that if you wet a dog's food with your saliva and he refuses to eat it then he's ... Read more

Monoceros

By Suzette Mayr

Winner of the W. O. Mitchell Book PrizeWinner of the 2012 Relit Award for Best Novel
Longlisted for the Scotiabank Giller Prize
Shortlisted for the Ferro-Grumley Award for LGBT Fiction
Shortlisted for the Alberta Literary Award for Best Fiction
A Globe and Mail Best Novel of 2011 ... Read more

Cycling with the Dragon

By Elaine Woo

Cycling with the Dragon is a personal investigation of family,love, culture, self, and the helpless feeling of "smallness. " Elaine Woo's poems take the form of the words that they speak: she forms an "o" for the buoy that is a child's safety-raft (found in the solitude of a ... Read more