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Wonder, Magic and Mental Illness

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Queen of the Crows reveails the experience of a young person’s world shaped by mental illness – a topic so rarely depicted with such empathy and compassion.

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It Should Have Been a #GoodDay: High Schoolers Navigating Life and Relationships

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It Should Have Been a #GoodDay follows four high schoolers, Emily, Brogan, Thomas and Henry, as they navigate their home and school lives over the course of a day. Some of them know each other, some of them don’t and that’s what matters: how little they know each other.

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Origin Stories: Gloria Ann Wesley

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Although Gloria Ann Wesley fell into publishing almost by accident, there’s no arguing the fact that it was meant to be. This esteemed poet and author is recognized as the first published Black Nova Scotian poet

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William Kowalski’s Epic Game is Quick and Fun

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One can easily read this book in a single sitting and be thoroughly entertained.

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5 Books for Young Adults

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The last day of school and summer vacation are just around the corner. But this being Atlantic Canada, we’re sure to get as many rainy days as we are sunny ones. Here’s a list of 5 YA novels to add to your summer reading lists you can enjoy rain or shine. Check out the links for more on the authors!   Prisoner of Warren, Andreas Oertel. Warren Webb’s father decides to hire a German prisoner-of-war, Martin, to help on their New Brunswick Farm in 1940. Warren isn’t thrilled to have a nazi living with…

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Thrice Burned: A Portia Adams Adventure

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Thrice Burned: A Portia Adams Adventure
by Angela Misri
$16.99, collector’s edition paperback, 242 pp.
Fierce Ink Press, March 2015

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Is some content too adult for young adults?

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A literary award sparked debate on suitable content for young adults. We asked two Atlantic Canadian book industry insiders to weigh-in

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