Wild Bird

Wild Bird is set 160 years ago. It opens with 16-year-old Kate Harding desperately trying to assist her mother who is about to give premature birth to a child in their home in the small community of Victoria. The experience is gruelling, and the baby does not live more than a few hours.
Though it is historical fiction it has a lot to say to the readers of today, including a young girl's yearning to involve herself meaningfully in society, and in the depiction of Indigenous people.

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Wild Bird

Unravel

Rebecca is about to turn 12. She realizes that Joe, her father, wants to turn away from involvement with others. They move when anyone becomes too inquisitive about them.

Life changes the day she meets a neighbour, Phoebe. Through Phoebe she is able to look at Joe with different eyes.

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Unravel

Athabasca

Jack is 14 going on 15. For the past 7 years he and his family have lived in a remote cabin on the Athabasca River west of Edmonton. It's the late 1930s, and the river is almost as wild and untamed as it was before humans began settling along the riverbanks.
Malcolm, Jack's father, has what we would call PTSD after serving in World War One. He has never really recovered from the trauma of his experience in the trenches.
Jack decies to leave the family by canoeing away down the Athabasca But things go wrong. . .

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Athabasca

Sully, Messed Up

13-year-old Sullivan Brewster’s self-esteem is gone. When looks in the mirror on his first day of grade 9, his nose is not where it should be, his eyes are clinging to either side of his chin, his lips on his forehead, and one of his ears squatting in the middle of his face, he looks like a frightened Picasso. He is also the potential target of the class bully.
Preoccupied as he is with self-esteem and self-preservation, Sully fails to see that one of his friends is in far more serious trouble than he is. . .

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Sully, Messed Up

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