Social Issues

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Girl in the Back Seat, The

By Norma Charles

In this fast-paced, on-the-road young adult novel, Norma Charles once again manages to include provocative social issues in an adventure story that will appeal to children from age twelve and up. Charles takes on the issue of young girls being forced to marry older men in polygamist ... Read more

Hannah & the Salish Sea

By Carol Anne Shaw

In the second volume of her Hannah trilogy, summer has arrived, and fourteen-year-old Hannah Anderson is excited about spending it with Max (who has been giving her stomach butterflies lately). But things are happening in Cowichan Bay that Hannah can’t explain. When a mysterious ... Read more

I Like Who I Am

By Tara White
Illustrated by Lee Claremont

Celina is a young Mohawk girl who moves to her mother's home reserve. She is teased by her classmates who tell her that she is not Mohawk and does not belong because she has blond hair and blue eyes. Celina starts to believe her classmates and decides not to dance at an upcoming ... Read more

I'll Be Home Soon

By Luanne Armstrong

In I’ll Be Home Soon, Luanne Armstrong takes the reader on a tension-filled ride as Regan, a young girl living in the inner city, searches for her mother who has mysteriously disappeared. Homeless but by no means hapless, Regan is on her own much of the time but also receives ... Read more

Joan's Summer

By Heather Gardam

“Maybe, if she worked really hard, Patti thought, maybe if she just had a chance to be alone for a while, she would feel better. Get her life back to where it used to be before… But… but that was a kind of running away, too, wasn’t it? How much running could a person ... Read more

Kingdom of No Worries, The

By Philip Roy

The Kingdom of No Worries is the story of three young friends who create their own kingdom on a piece of land that emerges in the middle of the river that runs through their city. Inspired by their actions to create a democracy that is a model of social tolerance and global ... Read more

Life on the Farm

By Heather Gardam

Ten-year-old Patti lives on a farm with her mom, dad and older brother Jamie. She loves the natural world she lives in, and she feels passionately that she is old enough now to be a working member of the farm team, taught the skills and given jobs that really matter. She is ... Read more

Little Girl Gazelle

By Stéphane Martelly
Illustrated by Albin Christen
Translated by Katia Grubisic

A little girl gazelle leaps from page to page, asking hard questions about what is fair and right. She's sleek and fleet, and the poetic language lifts her up, up, higher and faster as she whirls through the bold eloquence of the book's illustrations, making colourful tracks, ... Read more

Living with the hawk

By Robert Currie

Living with the Hawk explores the traumatic events in the life of Blair Russell, a high school football player who struggles to do what’s right in tough circumstances. Key characters are his brother, Blake, the team’s quarterback; Jordan Phelps, the star receiver, a kid ... Read more