From the author of Bearskin Diary comes a novel that reimagines female revenge and retribution in the story of Wren StrongEagle, who, after her sister becomes one of the thousands of missing and murdered Indigenous women, takes justice into her own hands.
Boys, Girls, and Other Mythological Creatures
In this hilarious and thoughtful play about our ability to transform, Simon, his new friend Abby, and his older brother Zach improvise a fairy tale drama, but Zach is uncomfortable with the play-acting because Simon wishes to be Princess Simone.
Amidst chapters on such great athletes as bobsledder Kaillie Humphries and hockey player Hayley Wickenheiser are facts about the athletes that paved the way, such as Beckie Scott and Clara Hughes, as well as black-and-white photos of the women in action.
The final book in McGrath’s Santa Rosa trilogy looks back at Christine’s childhood – how she gains knowledge about the adult world and tries to express a creativity that her working-class parents do not understand.
Buddy and Earl Meet the Neighbors
Maureen Fergus, Carey Sookocheff (Illustrator)
In this fifth Buddy and Earl adventure, the rule-abiding dog and the risk-taking hedgehog take on super powers to not only befriend their neighbours, Mister the bulldog and Snowball the cat, but also to save Snowball from a tough spot.
Canadian Justice, Indigenous Injustice
This book critically examines the Canadian criminal “injustice” system as it relates to Indigenous Peoples by focusing on the Gerald Stanley/Colten Boushie case in Saskatchewan, providing historical, social, economic, and political contexts, a detailed reconstruction of the investigation and trial, and a discussion of the need for radical change.
This black comedy presents two test subjects – Corcoran, a half-blind paraplegic, and Filigree, a clinical psychopath – who are kept in a laboratory cell to be used for the benefit of higher-valued citizens. When Millet arrives, they realize that they are one too many, and the games begin.
Children of the Bloodlands
The second book of the intricate Realms of Ancient series follows the paths of the five children – representatives of the five ancient animal families who maintain the world’s balance – who travel far and wide, this time to battle the monster called Seela that has risen from the Bloodlands.
Part of the non-fiction Origins series for middle readers, this book about the history and practice of Christmas celebrations – games played, foods eaten, music played, and decorations displayed – all over the globe is illustrated with archival and colour photographs.
cold press moon
Like the best and most magical of fairy tales, this collection of poems catches our anxieties and hopes, glimmers with mischief and mystery, and somehow discovers the truth in ways both playful and profound.
In this third DreadfulWater Mystery, the ex-cop photographer Thumps reluctantly helps the Chinook sheriff investigate the murders of two strangers in town for a major water conference – the keynote speaker and the scientist behind the revolutionary water extraction technology that they were going to present.
Cold White Sun
This novel is based on the reallife experiences of a young boy smuggled out of Ethiopia to begin a new life in Canada. Tesfaye’s life here includes being sheltered by fellow expats, threatened by the authorities, and shunted from group home to foster care, all with no knowledge of what has become of the family he left behind.
This intimate graphic memoir tells the story, in text and illustrations, of Wong’s struggle with postpartum depression in the form of a letter to her daughter Scarlet, perfectly capturing the quiet desperation and profound feelings of inadequacy and loss.
Vivek Shraya, Ness Lee (Illustrator)
Based on vivid and disturbing transphobic hate mail that Vivek Shraya received from a stranger, this comic book uses satire and surrealism to give an unflinching portrayal of violent harassment from the perspective of both the perpetrator and the target, illustrating the dangers of online accessibility.
This powerful debut collection of poetry explores, with both rage and tenderness, the parameters of grief, trauma, displacement, and identity, and navigates what it means to be an Indigenous trans woman.
These sonically rich lyric poems traverse the vulnerability of confession and the dramatic possibilities of persona, invoking monsters as a way of working through internal turmoil, existential doubt, and heartbreak.
With ironic accuracy and sensuous imagery, these stories present characters who struggle to connect or disconnect from entanglements and relationships, characters such as newlyweds who transform into feral beasts, backbiting faculty members, a heretical nun, and an ambitious bylaw officer.
Elizabeth of Bohemia
Written with cinematic flair, this sweeping historical novel recreates the drama and intrigue of seventeenth-century England and the Continent, as it tells of Elizabeth’s marriage to Frederic of the Palatinate, her brief reign as Queen of Bohemia, and the struggle to keep her family intact as they are forced into exile.
Jack, a guerilla street artist, moves to Winnipeg, where he hopes no one will look for him. Under scrutiny from international authorities, and tracked by a relentless special agent, he is on the run, and anonymity is his only protection.
Mary Ann Loewen (Editor)
Written by both well-known and first-time writers, the stories in this collection illuminate the often close and sometimes troubling relationships found between fathers and daughters. Contributors include Carrie Snyder, Hildi Froese Tiessen, Magdalene Redekop, and Julia Spicher Kasdorf.