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Another Me

- Young adult hardcover

by Eva Wiseman - $21.99 - Add to Cart

Set against the backdrop of plague-ravaged Europe, this spellbinding new novel from one of Canada's foremost writers of historical fiction for young people will have readers racing to the electrifying climax.     Seventeen-year-old Natan has a safe and happy life in fourteenth-century Strasbourg, France. He works with his father in his rag trade, helps his mother around the house, and studies the Torah at night with his young brother, Shmuli. He's even feeling the first stirrings of love with Elena, the daughter of the master draper who is his father's best customer.     But something is rotten in the streets of Strasbourg. There is tension between the Jewish community and the rest of the citizens, and there is fear as the deadly plague sweeps through towns and cities nearby. When rumors begin to circulate that Jewish residents are contaminating the town's well water to try to hasten the plague's arrival in their city, Natan knows that there are dangerous days ahead. When he sees who really poisoned Strasbourg's water, he is determined to speak the truth and save his people from the false accusations being made against them. But a moment of violence threatens to derail his plans and change his life in ways he could never have imagined.

Blood Brothers

- Young adult softcover

by Collen Nelson - $12.99 - Add to Cart

Fifteen-year-old Jakub Kaminsky is the son of Polish immigrants, a good Catholic boy, and a graffiti artist. While his father sleeps, Jakub and his best friend, Lincoln, sneak out with spray paint to make their mark as Morf and Skar. When Jakub gets a scholarship to an elite private school, he knows itís his chance for a better life. But it means leaving Lincoln and the neighbourhood he calls home. While Jakubís future is looking bright, Lincolnís gets shady as he is lured into his brotherís gang. Jakub watches helplessly as Lincoln gets pulled deeper into the violent world of the Red Bloodz. The Red Bloodz find out Jakub knows more than he should about a murder and want him silenced ó for good. Lincoln has to either save his friend, or embrace life as one of the Red Bloodz.

Enslavement

- Young adult softcover

by Melinda Friesen - $14.99 - Add to Cart

Modo

- Young adult hardcover

by Arthur Slade - $20.00 - Add to Cart

Based on the world of Arthur Slade's Hunchback Assignments, Modo: Ember's End follows the titular character on a new adventure. Modo has been trained by the British to be a secret agent and is about to find more action than he can handle in the wild-west town of Ember's End.

Tim Curious

- Young adult softcover

by Roddy Thorleifson - $11.95 - Add to Cart

It was 1777, the end of the second year of the American Revolution, and the town of Yonkers was on the Neutral Ground Ė the no man's land that separated the British on Manhattan Island from the Americans to the north. On a cold January night, Tim Euston was thrown in jail Ė accused of robbery by the man who had his hands on Timís 14-year-old sister, Sadie. Two days later the only adult who could testify to Timís innocence was found dead. Testimonies of boys were enough to get Tim out of jail but the father of one was wrongfully convicted. Who was the real killer? Those with motives had alibis, and many just did not care. Both the man killed and the man punished were poor and powerless. But Tim Euston cared. They were his friends. Tim wanted justice and he would keep looking until the real killer was identified.Please visit the author's website for more information.

Trouble Makes a Comeback

- Young adult hardcover

by Stephanie Tromly - $23.99 - Add to Cart

Winner of the 2017 McNally Robinson Book for Young People Award: Older Category. An utterly satisfying sequel packed with razor-sharp dialogue, a love triangle you didn't see coming, and the most charismatic dynamic duo you ever met. Now that the infuriating and irresistible Philip Digby has left town for a lead on his sister who disappeared years ago, Zoe Webster is looking forward to a quiet spring semester. She's dating a cute quarterback, hanging out with new friends, and enjoying being "a normal." Which is of course when Digby comes back. He needs Zoe's help, and not just to find his sister. Zoe can either choose to stay on her current path toward popularity, perfect SAT scores, and Princeton, or she can take a major detour with Digby, and maybe find out what that kiss he stole from her really meant. Digby and his over-the-top schemes always lead somewhere unexpected and Zoe's beginning to learn she might just like jumping into the unknown. When it comes to Digby, for Zoe at least, the choice might already be made.

Will I See?

- Young adult softcover

by David Alex Robertson - $18.95 - Add to Cart

Winner of the 2017 Manuela Dias Book Design and Illustration Award: Graphic Novel Category. May, a young teenage girl, traverses the city streets, finding keepsakes in different places along her journey. When May and her kookum make these keepsakes into a necklace, it opens a world of danger and fantasy. While May fights against a terrible reality, she learns that there is strength in the spirit of those that have passed. But will that strength be able to save her? A story of tragedy and beauty, Will I See illuminates the issue of missing and murdered Indigenous women.