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Secondary Level

Title: Will Grayson, Will Grayson Author: John Green and David Levithan Level: Grades 9-12 References: Body Image, Sexual Orientation Summary: This honest and humorous novel is narrated by two boys, both named Will Grayson. One Will is gay and one is straight. When they meet accidentally, the results are very far-reaching. (The even-numbered chapters are […]

Elementary Level

Title: The Reunion Author: Jacqueline Pearce Level: Grades 2-5 References: Race, Culture Summary:Shannon is excited about spending a week at her friend Rina’s house, but she’s a little nervous too. Rina seems to be able to do everything better than she can and her home is chaotic compared to Shannon’s own. When things fall apart, […]

Secondary Level

Title: The Way it Is Author: Donalda Reid Suitable for: Intermediate/Senior ┬áReferences: Socio-Economic Status, Race, Sex Summary: It’s the 1960s — the time for equal rights, peace, and love. But for Ellen Manery, it’s the time to work hard and finish high school early. She’d rather be helping out at the university’s medical lab than […]

Elementary Level

Title: Where Poppies Grow: A World War I Companion Author: Linda Granfield Level: Grades 4-8 References: Culture Summary: When World War I began in 1914, no one knew that millions of young people would die in the agonizing years ahead. No one imagined the effect it would have on family life, or that whole villages […]

Secondary Level

Title: Pier 21: Gateway to Hope Author: Linda Granfield Level: Grades 5-10 References: Culture Summary: Between 1928 and 1971, Pier 21 was the gateway of Canada. As the landing port for immigrants, it greeted more than one million new Canadians. It also saw many Canadians leave, including 368,000 soldiers who sailed overseas during the Second […]

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