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My Totem Came Calling

By Blessing Musariri & Thorsten Nesch

Chanda is a seventeen-year-old schoolgirl in Harare, Zimbabwe, who suffers from unexplained memory lapses, which become even more worrisome when she starts seeing her totem animal, a zebra, in all sorts of places. But nobody else can see it. Afraid of being institutionalized ... Read more

Red Rooms

By Cherie Dimaline

Cherie Dimaline told us this book should be classified as R. Wait, that is for movies . . . Oh, same thing . . . Language, themes, violence, sex and portrayal of drug use may be offensive to some readers. Reader discretion is advised.

What is all the ruckus about?

Naomi, a Native ... Read more

Sputnik’s Children

By Terri Favro

A literary, genre-bending novel full of heart

Cult comic book creator Debbie Reynolds Biondi has been riding the success of her Cold War era–inspired superhero series, Sputnik Chick: Girl with No Past, for more than 25 years. But with the comic book losing fans and Debbie struggling ... Read more

Stranger in the Shadows

By Raymond McGregor

Now that Owen has successfully defeated the dragon Kalureth and rid the village of his terror, Owen and Uthgar face an even greater challenge. The Dwarves are reunited with their home in the mountains, but not everyone is open to sharing life with the Humans inhabiting the land. ... Read more

The Girl Who Grew A Galaxy

By Cherie Dimaline

Ruby Bloom has a lot going on; her mother is eating herself to death, a soul crushing museum job, and her flamboyant best friend who humiliates and saves her in equal doses. And then there's a galaxy of odd planets that spin around her head. When Ruby's sent to New Orleans for ... Read more

The Spoon Asylum

By Caroline Misner

It is the summer of 1933 and young Haven Cattrell, seeking work, finds himself abandoned in the small northern Ontario town of Davisville. At an exclusive summer camp for girls he befriends Wetherby Moss and his son Jude who introduce him to the joys and heartaches of jazz. ... Read more

This Book Betrays My Brother

By Kagiso Lesego Molope

Winner of the Ottawa Book Award, English Fiction, 2019Named to Kirkus Reviews' Best Books of 2018Named to the Globe 100, 2018CBC Books, Top YA Pick for 2018Named to Best Books for Kids and Teens, Fall 2018Named to Chicago Public Library's Best of the Best Books, 2018What does ... Read more