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Contemporary Young Adult, Recommended for Gr. 7-8 (Newest on Top)
In this powerful collection of short stories, children around the world turn eleven and take a step into their futures. Each one is changed in ways both big and small. A companion to the critically acclaimed Sit.(Gr. 3-7 CANADIAN)
Once Upon an Eid is a collection of short stories that showcases the most brilliant Muslim voices writing today, all about the most joyful holiday of the year: Eid! The anthology will also include a poem, graphic-novel chapter, and spot illustrations. Traditions, community, family are some of the themes explored.(Gr. 3-7)
A collection of fifteen fantasy stories written in partnership with the organization, We Need Diverse Books. Inclusive and Wide Ranging, and will likely appeal to more than just Science Fiction Fans (Gr. 8-12)
A young adult anthology featuring fictional stories of everyday resistance. You might be the kind of person who stands up to online trolls. Or who marches to protest injustice. Perhaps you are #DisabledAndCute and dancing around your living room, alive and proud. Or perhaps you are the trans mentor that you wish you had when you were younger. This anthology features fictional stories--in poems, prose, and art--that reflect a slice of the varied and limitless ways that readers like you resist every day. Take the Mic's powerful collection of stories features work by literary luminaries and emerging talent alike Gr. 7-12)
This anthology explores disability in fictional tales told from the viewpoint of disabled characters, written by disabled creators. With stories in various genres about first loves, friendship, war, travel, and more, Unbroken will offer today's teen readers a glimpse into the lives of disabled people in the past, present, and future. (Gr. 8-12)
An anthology featuring award-winning diverse authors about diverse characters. Short stories, a graphic novel, and a one-act play explore such topics as gentrification, acceptance, untimely death, coming out, and poverty, and range in genre from contemporary realistic fiction to adventure and romance (Gr. 8-12)
The seated child. With a single powerful image, Deborah Ellis draws our attention to ten children and the situations they find themselves in, often through no fault of their own. In each story, a child makes a decision and takes action, be that a tiny gesture or a life-altering choice (Gr. 4-7, CANADIAN).
From basketball dreams and family fiascos to first crushes and new neighborhoods, this anthology, written by award-winning children's authors, celebrates the uniqueness and universality in all of us (Gr. 4-7).
In Something to Hang On To award-winning author Beverley Brenna constructs a diverse cast of quirky and honest young teens in tough times. In varied settings characters battle through adversity: a fear of heights, family violence, the physical cage of Down syndrome, ossifying muscular dystrophy, the artistic world of autism, and even a toe caught in the vacuum. In these positive fictions, teens find ways to overcome their obstacles by capturing lasting resolutions from within. Read the review in Resource Links https://go.exlibris.link/TyLTNpXy (Gr. 8-12, CANADIAN).
Fifteen illustrated short stories, some humorous and some haunting, set in the Australian suburbs: a water buffalo who hangs out in a vacant lot and gives directions to local kids; stick figures who get beaten up by neighborhood bullies; a giant dugong that appears on someone’s lawn; and the lonely fate of all the unread poetry that people write — it joins a vast “river of waste that flows out of suburbia.” (Gr. 7-12)
Here is the eagerly anticipated follow-up to the award-winning anthology Firebirds! Firebirds Risingtakes readers from deep space to Faerie to just around the corner. It is full of magic, humour, adventure, and - best of all - the unexpected. The one thing readers can count on is marvellous writing. Firebirds Risingproves once again that Firebirdis a gathering place for writers and readers of speculative fiction from teenage to adult, from the United States to Europe, Asia, and beyond (Gr. 7-10).
"First times" can be life-changing experiences. Marthe Jocelyn has selected fourteen unforgettable stories, written by several of the best authors in North America, which explore human nature and take the reader on a transforming journey. From innocent firsts, such as first blue jeans, first boyfriend, first job, first step into adulthood, to the more complex first disillusionment, first inappropriate love, first family breakup, first breach of trust, to the shocking first dead body and first night alone, the stories in First Times -- in all their diversity -- embrace and captivate with their power (Gr. 8-10 Mostly CANADIAN).
10 original science-fiction stories based on the science and technology used to understand and explore polar regions on Earth and elsewhere. From understanding climate change on Earth to the search for life within the ice of Mars or Europa, polar science has never been more central to unraveling the secrets of our past, present and future. Polaris uses the speculation and imagination of science fiction to explore polar science itself. Where might it take us? What might certain discoveries mean? And at what cost do we take the frozen poles for granted? (Gr. 7-10, CANADIAN)
A collection of tales of imaginary worlds and not-quite-ordinary people. From the young girl who finds work experience at the Commonwealth Time Laboratories isn't quite what she expected; to a teenage boy suppressing his feelings for his best friends with surprising results (Gr. 8-11).
Friendships is a subtle and moving collection of stories about surprising moments of understanding from unlikely sources. In "The Snake," a girl faces her fears with help from a strange ally; in "Father by Mail," a teenager writes down all the things he could never say to the parent who has left him behind; and in "Bruno," a boy discovers a way to deal with a bully. These perceptive and contemporary stories, by one of Canada's best-loved and award-winning authors for young readers, show struggling boys and girls making a connection with someone who can bring them to a kind of balance (Gr. 7-9 CANADIAN).
There is "The Ugly One," whose only solace comes when she is locked inside her own head. In "Wanted: A Thug," a teenager seeks advice on how to steal her best friend's bad-guy boyfriend. And then there's Erika, who only likes white boys. Sharon Flake takes readers through the minds of girls trying to define themselves while struggling to remain relevant to the boys in their lives. This is a complex, often humorous, always on-point exposition of black youth resolving to find self-worth . . . any way they know how (Gr. 7-10).
It starts with the story of Arthur Clive Pinner, a Home Boy shipped to Canada in 1909, desperate for some kind of refuge. Flash forward ninety years: the now ancient Art Pinner sits in his wheelchair, vaguely aware of the intrigues and stresses of twenty-first century Sky Falls. The real-life dramas swirling around Art make up the bulk of this collection of thirteen stories about a group of young people coming of age in a small town in northern Ontario. These are stories in which teenagers come to terms with their sexuality, with private shame and public tragedy, with emerging love, with heroism-and with the inexplicable spirits and small miracles that are at work in their lives. Canadian Library Association Young Adult Book of the Year Award Shortlist (2004) Canadian Children's Book Centre Our Choice Starred Selection (Gr. 8-10, CANADIAN).
Fractures is a collection of twelve deeply affecting stories that address contemporary family relationships and dynamics through a child's or teenager's eyes. Although these stories (most of which are new to this collection) deal with difficult issues and themes--sibling rivalry, alcoholism, illness, child abuse and neglect--each offers powerful moments of revelation, even of redemption, as its protagonists seek out and connect with others. (Gr. 7-10, CANADIAN).
Close-Ups confronts teen readers with the sometimes exultant, sometimes anguished, but always riveting turf of adolescence. These seventeen stories, from such acknowledged talents as Martha Brooks, Brian Doyle, Sarah Ellis, Bernice Friesen, Linda Holeman, Kevin Major, Budge Wilson, Tim Wynne-Jones and many others, salute the rich and varied talents of Canadian writers for teens. View School Library Journal Review at https://go.exlibris.link/MVFkXtgJ (Gr. 8-10 CANADIAN).