The Issues books are in-depth examinations of subjects that are often difficult to talk about, such as abortion rights, feminism, assisted dying and mental health. They are written by authors who have a personal involvement and commitment to the subject they are writing about.

I Will See You Again

By (artist): Lisa Boivin

When the author learns of the death of her brother overseas, she embarks on a journey to bring him home. Through memories and dreams of all they shared together and through her Dene traditions, she finds comfort and strength.

The lyrical art and story leave readers with a universal message of hope and love.

Northwest Resistance

Echo travels to 1885, a period of turmoil. The bison are gone, settlers from the East arrive daily, and the Métis and First Nations of the Northwest face hunger and uncertainty as their way of life is threatened. The Canadian government has ignored their petitions, but hope rises when Louis Riel returns to help.

Easy Street

In this high-interest novel for teen readers, Rob has mixed feelings about his brother, Adam, being released from prison.

The Ledge

In this high-interest novel for teen readers, sixteen-year-old Nick tries to adjust to his new reality after a surfing accident leaves him partially paralyzed.

Found

Nick, a teenage Native American survival expert, needs to avoid being found by the outlaws in relentless pursuit of him. Can he stay safe until the odds are in his favor?

Inside Broadside

Edited By: Philinda Masters

Inside Broadside looks at the impact 1980s feminist newspaper Broadside: A Feminist Review had on the lives of both the women who participated in its creation and the women who read one or all of its 96 issues.

Shantallow

A teenage boy meets a girl he has been seeing in his nightmares. As their stormy relationship becomes almost abusive, they find themselves confronting supernatural terrors in a house with an evil history.

Things That Fall

A group of cousins reunites at a family cottage to help one of them deal with his father's death. They soon stumble on the family secret that caused their parents to keep them apart for years.

Ghosts

Cole Harper is dead. Mihko Laboratories has reopened the research facility and works to manufacture and weaponize the illness that previously plagued Wounded Sky. People are missing, and the community has been quarantined. What deal did Eva strike with Choch? Who will defeat Reynold and Mihko? Time is running out.

Perception

Other primary creator: Cathy Mattes
Foreword by: Katherena Vermette

First appearing on billboards, in storefronts, in bus shelters, and projected onto Winnipeg’s downtown buildings, KC Adams’s Perception photo series is now available in book form. Her stunning photographs confront common stereotypes about First Nation, Inuit and Métis people to illustrate a more contemporary, truthful story.

Just Lucky

After her grandfather dies and her grandmother can no longer take care of her, fifteen-year-old Lucky must navigate the foster care system. Lucky soon learns that foster placements are lonely, some can even be dangerous, and none of them feel like home.

The Stone Rainbow

Seventeen-year-old Jack Pedersen is finding life complicated ever since coming out. Complications go into hyper-drive when a new student arrives at school, and Jack starts experiencing feelings that he’s never allowed himself before.

Picking Up the Pieces

This nonfiction book, illustrated with photographs, tells the story of the making of the Witness Blanket, a work by Indigenous artist Carey Newman that includes hundreds of items from every residential school in Canada and stories from the Survivors who donated them.

Blood Ties

In this work of crime fiction, country handyman Cedric O'Toole finds his life turned upside down when a stranger shows up claiming to be his brother.