The First Principles of Dreaming

Mary-Eve Hamilton is a dutiful teenager whose life is ruled by her parents and their evangelical church. All this changes when she befriends Dee Eccles, the eighteen-year-old pagan goddess of their high school, and Mary-Eve’s initiation into the mysteries of cigarettes, sex, and otherworldly glory begins.

Severn and the Day She Silenced the World

Severn Cullis-Suzuki’s speech at the 1992 Earth Summit in Rio caught the attention of the world. She and her friends raised money to travel to Rio, never imagining the effect they would have there. Severn's story is about the power of children, and how their voices can stand out above the politics and cynicism of adults.

Time Out

Necessary reading for any teacher or parent, this book showcases the lengths that teachers go to in order to help their students succeed in school, and in life.

Camp Outlook

When her baby brother is born with Down syndrome, Shannon's beliefs are shaken and she is sent to Camp Outlook, where she is confronted by the difference of several campers and comes to appreciate the specialness of her new brother.

Love and Forgetting

Lewy Body Disease – a form of dementia second only to Alzheimer’s in numbers, yet few of us have ever heard its name. This is the story of Julie and Ken Sobol, a husband and wife who were life partners as well as writing partners, as they cope after Ken's diagnosis with a frightening form of dementia.

Rachel's Promise

The story that began in Rachel's Secret continues, as Rachel struggles as a Jewish refugee after leaving Russia for Shanghai and Sergei tries to survive amongst the revolutionary turmoil of St. Petersburg Russia.

Until Today

Kat is alone with a secret she doesn’t want to keep, but can’t risk telling. A victim of longtime abuse, she is torn between keeping it secret and protecting another from her abuser.

Our Rights

Ten biographies and accompanying portraits of children from around the world who have taken on the role of social activist.

Flee, Fly, Flown

Lillian and Audrey escape their nursing home with plans to drive to destinations west. Without minimizing the realities of old age, dementia, and frailty, their story is rich with laughter, adventure, and hope.

The Way Home

Tory has been bumped from foster home to foster home for most of her nine years. Living with yet another new family, this time on a horse ranch for the summer, she falls in love with Lucky, the friendly pony she is allowed to ride. This junior novel explores the importance of individual courage as well as the joy of belonging.

But Hope is Longer

A different breast cancer story—a survivor's account of how she straddled the worlds of mainstream and complementary medicine, and the team that helped her.

What Happened to Ivy

In David's family, life revolves around his disabled younger sister Ivy. David's feelings for her veer between love and resentment, patience and exasperation, until an accident forces him to confront his own guilt, the meaning of mercy, and what can be forgiven.

A Long Way From Home

Thirteen-year-old Rabia and her family have fled Afghanistan and are on their way to America on the morning of 9/11, and when their plane is diverted to Newfoundland, their future is called into question.

Support the Girls

The women from a small community came up with the “Art Bra” project to raise funds to buy a mammogram machine for the local hospital. People far and wide responded, sending in their creations along with the stories behind them. With names like “Got Milk”, “Lucky Charms”, and “Cradles of Civilizations” they will make you laugh and touch your heart.

Emily Included

The true story of Emily Eaton. Born with severe cerebral palsy, Emily and her family had to fight for her right to go to school with non-disabled children in a regular classroom. Eventually victorious, Emily’s story makes her an amazing role model for children everywhere - whether they are living with a disability or not.