Breaking Faith

Faith’s story starts before drugs. Before her family falls apart. Before she becomes consumed by the need to “chase the dragon,” the heroin addiction that keeps the Darkness at bay, but leads her to live on the street. The determination to find love and comfort that lures Faith to drugs is the same stubborn force that can drive her to recover.

Saying Good-bye to London

Francis is a shy 15-year-old when he meets confident, 16-year-old Sawyer. Sparks fly, and Sawyer gets pregnant. Francis has a lot of growing up to do, and it seems like he's being forced to do it all at once. Sawyer decides to give the baby up for adoption, but that’s just the start. Where will they be when it’s time to say good-bye to baby London?

Subject to Change

In this novel for teens, fifteen-year-old Declan struggles to make sense of his older brother's delinquency, his father's sexuality and his feelings for a girl who is way out of his league.

When Morning Comes

This gripping love story for teen readers is set in South Africa in 1976. Written from the points of view of four young people living in Johannesburg and its black township, this book explores the roots of the Soweto Uprising and the edifice of Apartheid in a South Africa about to explode.

Drawn Away

In this paranormal novel for teens, Jack finds himself drawn into the world of a character from one of Hans Christian Andersen's fairy tales.

The Turing Machinists

Del, a teenager with Asperger's, enlists the help of other special-needs students and a washed-up rock star to win a battle-of-the-bands competition and keep his parents from divorcing.

April Raintree

Powerless in a broken system, sisters April and Cheryl are separated and placed in different foster homes. Despite the distance, they remain close, even as one sister embraces her Métis identity and the other tries to leave it behind. This edition has been revised specifically for grades 9–12.

Delicate

A YA novel that deals frankly with the land mines and pitfalls of teen relationships and sexuality through the lives of two complex but relatable characters.

Gatherings XV

Edited By: Greg Younging

Anthology of essays, narratives, fictional pieces and poems exploring the connection of Indigenous Youth with the life-sustaining power of water. Fifteenth in the Gatherings Anthology series.

Trial by Fire

In this novel for teens, Riley gets a crash course in small-town prejudice when an immigrant man is accused of a crime that Riley is sure he did not commit.

Don't Tell, Don't Tell, Don't Tell

When his only friend goes missing, Frederick – who has Asperger’s – doesn’t know what to do. His friend Angel made him promise not to tell anyone about her plan to run away, but when the police call Frederick in for questioning his loyalty to her may have done more harm than good.

Rodent

In this novel for teens, Isabelle knows all about shouldering responsibility: she looks after her younger siblings because their mother is often drunk or absent. School is a nightmare, but one teacher seems to understand that Isabelle has talent to spare.