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.

Watch Out

In this high-interest novel for teen readers, fifteen-year-old Charlie investigates a series of break-ins in his neighborhood.

Coming Back

In this work of fiction, Julie works with a therapy horse to help heal the PTSD she suffers from after a horrific car accident.

Nowhere to Hide

A coming-of-age story about a bullied Native American teen who's navigating her way through high school while dealing with learning disabilities and a dysfunctional mother.

Standing Strong

When a suicidal Native American teen leaves her reservation to join a large-scale oil-pipeline protest, she gets caught up in a dangerous situation and goes through a life-changing transformation that sets her on a new path to become a Water Protector.

This Place

Explore the past 150 years through the eyes of Indigenous creators in this groundbreaking graphic novel anthology. Beautifully illustrated, these stories are an emotional and enlightening journey through Indigenous wonderworks, psychic battles, and time travel. See how Indigenous peoples have survived a post-apocalyptic world since Contact.

Deep Girls

Short stories about girls and young women who, approaching adulthood, see their parents for the complex, flawed and vulnerable people they are.

Red River Resistance

One afternoon in class, Echo is transported to the banks of the Red River in 1869. Canadian surveyors have arrived to change the face of territory, and Métis families, who have lived there for generations, are losing access to their land. As the Resistance takes hold, Echo fears for the future of her people in the Red River Valley.

Surviving the City

Miikwan and Dez are best friends. Together, the teens navigate the challenges of growing up Indigenous in the city. However, when Dez’s grandmother becomes too sick to care for her, the threat of a group home looms, and Dez disappears. Will Dez’s community find her before it’s too late? Will Miikwan be able to cope if they don’t?

Shutout

In this high-interest sports novel for young readers, Alex has to figure out who's trying to get him kicked off the hockey team.

Cub

In this high-interest novel for teen readers, Theo enters a cooking contest and catches the eye of a celebrity restaurant owner.

Thicker Than Water

In this high-interest novel for teens, Zack has to decide between betraying a family member or losing a friend when an eighteen-year-old girl goes missing.