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Twice as perfect.

Subjects: Brothers and sisters -- Juvenile fiction; Families -- Juvenile fiction; Nigerians -- Canada -- Juvenile fictionCanada -- Fiction

  • Abstract: Summary: Seventeen-year-old Nigerian Canadian Adanna Nkwachi must deal with an estranged older brother, uncertainty about her future, and helping her cousin plan a big Nigerian ...

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Sugar Falls : a residential school story.

Subjects: Indigenous peoples -- Canada -- Comic books, strips, etc -- Juvenile fiction; Off-reservation boarding schools -- Comic books, strips, etc -- Juvenile fiction; Indigenous peoples -- Education -- Canada -- Comic books, strips, etc -- Juvenile fiction

  • Abstract: Summary: "A school assignment to interview a residential school survivor leads Daniel to Betsy, his friend's grandmother, who tells him her story. Abandoned as a ...

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Girl mans up.

Subjects: Gender identity -- Juvenile fiction; Identity (Psychology) -- Juvenile fiction; Friendship -- Juvenile fiction

  • Abstract: Summary: A girl named Pen grapples with her identity, and the expectations traditional gender roles play in her family, with her friendships, and at school.

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Elijah of Buxton.

Subjects: Blacks -- Canada -- Fiction; Freedom -- Fiction; Historical fictionCanada -- Fiction; North Buxton (Ont.) -- Fiction

  • Abstract: Summary: Eleven-year-old Elijah Freeman, the first free-born child in Buxton, Canada, which is a haven for slaves fleeing the American South ...

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Raspberry house blues.

Subjects: Family; Teenagers -- Canada -- FictionCanada -- Fiction

  • Abstract: Summary: Poppy's quest for her birth mother leads her to discover the real ties that bind people together, and the true meaning of love.

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Being with Henry.

Subjects: Old age -- Fiction; Stepfamilies -- Fiction; Homeless teenage boys

  • Abstract: Summary: Forced out of his home by a disagreeable and bullying stepfather, sixteen-year-old Laker moves to another town and strikes up an unexpected friendship with ...

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Bone dance.

Subjects: Parent-child relationship -- Fiction; Occult fiction; Dreams -- FictionCanada -- Fiction

  • Abstract: Summary: When her father wills her a cabin on land in rural Manitoba, Alexandra meets a young man who shares her Indian heritage and her ...

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Obasan.

Subjects: Japanese -- Canada -- Evacuation and relocation, 1942-1945 -- Fiction; World War, 1939-1945 -- Canada -- Fiction; Japanese -- Fiction

  • Abstract: Summary: Naomi Nakane, a child of Japanese immigrant parents, is interned by the Canadians at the beginning of World War II when she is five ...

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Promise song.

Subjects: Orphans -- Fiction; Immigrants -- Canada -- Fiction; Sisters -- Fiction

  • Abstract: Summary: Fourteen-year-old Rosetta faces unimagined hardships when she and her small sister Flora arrive in Canada after surviving a perilous journey ...

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Janey's girl.

Subjects: Teenagers -- Fiction; Family life -- Fiction; Child leukemia patients

  • Abstract: Summary: Fourteen-year old Claire spends August on the family farm and learns her family's secrets.

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