Dundurn Fall 2019 Kids & Teens

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    Quinn and the Quiet, Quiet Weird Stories Gone Wrong Philippa Dowding Canada
    9781459743106 Paperback JUVENILE FICTION / Fantasy & Magic Age (years) from 9 - 12, Reading age from 9 - 12 On Sale Date:September 21, 2019
    $11.99 CAD 5 x 8 x 0.6 in | 140 gr | 152 pages Carton Quantity:76 Canadian Rights: Y Dundurn
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      Quinn might get used to the food, Work Bots, and creating the Blue Brick™ … but why are children all around him turning blue?

      Quinn Fleet, twelve, Packager (QF12P) has only been at the Work Centre for three days, but he’s already seen a Caver run away, faced interrogation, and been made to stand in front of a crowd of children in the Grand Hall to apologize for breaking a Blue Brick™.

      That's when he notices that all the children at the Work Centre look so thin, ragged, and blue.

      Why are the children turning blue? Why can they make the strange blue spark when they snap their fingers? What’s the blue shimmer in the air? And why do a renegade Work Bot and an Officer want Quinn to lead the NewBlues to the sanctuary of the Quiet, Quiet?

      But more than all that, what is the Quiet, Quiet, anyway?
      Bio
      Philippa Dowding is an award-winning children’s author, a poet, and a copywriter. Her many literary nominations include the Silver Birch Express, Red Cedar, and Red Maple awards. She lives in Toronto.
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      Quinn and the Quiet, Quiet is a timely tale about what can happen when we destroy the only home we have ever known....Writing in clear and concise language, Philippa Dowding has done a great job at taking a very serious topic and making it age-appropriate. Overall, a very enjoyable read.
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    Series: Bonjour Girl
    Bonjour Shanghai Isabelle Laflèche Canada
    9781459742314 Paperback YOUNG ADULT FICTION / Fashion & Beauty Age (years) from 15 - 18, Reading age from 15 - 18 On Sale Date:November 02, 2019
    $14.99 CAD 5 x 8 x 0.75 in | 220 gr | 280 pages Carton Quantity:24 Canadian Rights: Y Dundurn
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      Clementine Liu is back for more fashion, dating, and drama!

      Clementine Liu, the super-stylish fashion student behind the Bonjour Girl blog, is about to finish her first eventful year in New York City. Ready to put all the drama behind her, she’s about to embark on a prestigious exchange program — in Shanghai!

      Before Clementine actually sets foot in China, though, a whole bunch of problems put her impending departure in jeopardy. Despite it all, Clementine flies off to Shanghai, where she immerses herself in the new, exciting fashion world and cutthroat blogging scene. There’s also Henry, a charming classmate who’s on a mission to capture her heart, despite her New York boyfriend.

      Even halfway across the world, Clementine can’t escape her problems. But can she find a way to survive and thrive while staying true to herself?
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      Isabelle Laflèche's debut novel, J’adore New York, is an international bestseller. She has lived in New York and Toronto, and, most recently, Montreal.
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      Clementine is a smart, strong female character who stands by her friends and has a strong moral compass.
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    Series: The X Gang
    Age of Unreason The X Gang Warren Kinsella Canada
    9781459742185 Paperback YOUNG ADULT FICTION / Performing Arts Age (years) from 15 - 18, Reading age from 15 - 18 On Sale Date:December 21, 2019
    $14.99 CAD 5 x 8 x 0.65 in | 210 gr | 240 pages Carton Quantity:32 Canadian Rights: Y Dundurn
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      The X Gang must stand up for their beliefs in a changing world.

      A new face of violence and hate has come to Portland, Maine, and the punks in the X Gang find themselves targeted once again. It is the early eighties, and the youth subculture they have grown up in is changing. Kurt, X, and the others have reluctantly concluded that they are unlikely to ever change the world with their punk anthems, but that injustice is still worth fighting against. The friends lean on each other for the strength to deal with death, addiction, sexism, and racism they see all around them.

      Meanwhile, the police and the FBI are on the trail of a killer, and a member of the X Gang holds the secret to the fugitive’s sinister motivations. Age of Unreason tells the shocking story of how hatred can become a cause, and how we must stand together against it no matter the cost.
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      Warren Kinsella is an author, musician, lawyer, and political consultant. His previous books include Recipe for Hate and New Dark Ages from the X Gang series, and the national bestseller Web of Hate. Warren also plays bass in the punk band SFH and runs the popular blog The War Room. He lives in Toronto.
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      Awards
      CCBC's Best Books for Kids and Teens (Spring 2020) 2020, Commended
      Reviews
      Kinsella skilfully blends convincing depictions of both the punk scene and the racist underground with the hoary trope of a band of kids setting out to solve a mystery … a suspenseful page-turner that also gives considerable food for thought.
      Tension starts high and stays there in this unflinching page-turner, which offers a fascinating glimpse into the early punk scene and a moving testament to the power of friendship.
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    Safe Harbour Christina Kilbourne Canada
    9781459745186 Paperback YOUNG ADULT FICTION / Social Themes Age (years) from 12 - 15, Reading age from 12 - 15 On Sale Date:November 16, 2019
    $12.99 CAD 5 x 8 x 0.75 in | 220 gr | 264 pages Carton Quantity:44 Canadian Rights: Y Dundurn
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      As crazy as her father’s plan sounds, sticking to it is easy for Harbour — until it isn’t.

      Fourteen-year-old Harbour is living in a tent in a Toronto ravine with her dog, a two-month supply of canned tuna, and an unconventional reading list. She’s not homeless, she tells herself. She’s merely waiting for her home — a thirty-six-foot sailboat — to arrive with her father at the helm. Why should she worry when the clouds give her signs that assure her that she’s safe and protected?

      When her credit card gets declined, phone contact from her father stops, and summer slips into a frosty fall, Harbour is forced to face reality and accept the help of a homeless teen named Lise to survive on the streets. Lise shows Harbour how to panhandle and navigate the shelter system while trying to unravel Harbour's mysterious past. But if Harbour tells her anything, the consequences could be catastrophic.
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      Christina Kilbourne is the author of Detached and the award-winning Dear Jo. Her writing has been translated into Spanish, Portuguese, Slovenian, and Ukrainian. She lives in Bracebridge, Ontario.
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    • Awards & Reviews

      Awards
      Foreword INDIES Award for Young Adult Fiction 2019, Short-listed
      SYRCA Snow Willow Award 2021, Short-listed
      Reviews
      [A] gritty, highly engaging, realistic mystery that captures the harsh realities of homeless teens in crisis. This plot-driven novel with well-drawn characters will pull readers into a devastating tale of intrigue and redemption.
      Safe Harbour is beautifully constructed and written…All told it’s a dramatic coming of age story about reconciling the dark secrets of the past and facing an uncertain future.
      A unique and educational read that presents a new look at homelessness and mental illness.
      Kilbourne draws a careful and convincing picture of the shelters and squats occupied by the city’s homeless youth
      Safe Harbour is one of those must-reads, a story that promises not to be forgotten, even after the novel has been put down.
      Safe Harbour is a page-turner...The upbeat neat ending to the plot makes Safe Harbour an accessible, life-affirming read while still drawing attention to homelessness and mental illness. The people are well-drawn by Kilbourne who uses engaging passages to illustrate the characters’ behaviours and actions. Kilbourne excels at describing the shelters and hangouts of the homeless. Kilbourne’s realistic drama will be a welcome addition to public and school libraries alike. Highly Recommended.

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