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100 young adult books that make you proud to be Canadian

Literary or mystery, comic or graphic, historical or out of this world, here are 100 young adult books that will make you proud to be Canadian.

Canada has a wealth of writers telling today's tales, revisiting our past and imagining our future. Literary or mystery, comic or graphic, historical or out of this world, here are 100 young adult books that will make you proud to be Canadian.

1. 40 Things I Want to Tell You by Alice Kuipers

2. A Spy in the House by Y.S. Lee

3. A Thousand Shades of Blue by Robin Stevenson

4. Adam and Eve and Pinch-Me by Julie Johnston

5. Airborn by Kenneth Oppel

6. Alice, I Think by Susan Juby

7. Anne of Green Gables by L.M. Montgomery

8. Arctic Thunder by Robert Feagan

9. Ashes, Ashes by Jo Treggiari

10. At Risk by Jacqueline Guest

11. Audacious by Gabrielle Prendergrast

12. Awake and Dreaming by Kit Pearson

13. Bad Boy by Diana Wieler

14. Baygirl by Heather T. Smith

15. Between Sisters by Adwoa Badoe

16. Chanda's Secrets by Allan Stratton

17. Chasing Freedom by Gloria Ann Wesley

18. Child of Dandelions by Shenaaz Nanji

19. Darkest Light by Hiromi Goto

20. The Ehrich Weisz Chronicles: Demon Gate by Marty Chan

21. Dust by Arthur Slade

22. Elijah of Buxton by Christopher Paul Curtis

23. Escape to Gold Mountain by David HT Wong

24. Eye of the Crow by Shane Peacock

25. Fishtailing by Wendy Phillips

26. From Anna by Jean Little

27. Gemini Summer by Iain Lawrence

28. God Loves Hair by Vivek Shraya

29. Good for Nothing by Michel Noel

30. Graffiti Knight by Karen Bass

31. Greener Grass by Caroline Pignat

32. Hana's Suitcase by Karen Levine

33. Harriet's Daughter by M. NourbeSe Philip

34. Held by Edeet Ravel

35. Him Standing by Richard Wagamese

36. Hold Fast by Kevin Major

37. Hunger Journeys by Maggie DeVries

38. I Am Algonquin by Rick Revell

39. In Search of April Raintree by Beatrice Culleton Mosionier

40. Innercity Girl Like Me by Sabrina Bernardo

41. Little Brother by Cory Doctorow

42. Lost in the Barrens by Farley Mowat

43. Money Boy by Paul Yee

44. Murder on the Canadian by Eric Wilson

45. My Book of Life by Angel by Martine Leavitt

46. Night Runner by Max Turner

47. Nix Minus One by Jill MacLean

48. Nobody Cries at Bingo by Dawn Dumont

49. Not Suitable for Family Viewing by Vicki Grant

50. Obasan by Joy Kogawa

51. Odd Man Out by Sarah Ellis

52. One in Every Crowd by Ivan E. Coyote

53. Pirate's Passage by William Gilkerson

54. Plain Kate by Erin Bow

55. Prairie Ostrich by Tamai Kobayashi

56. Run by Eric Walters

57. Shadow in Hawthorn Bay by Janet Lunn

58. Shadows Cast by Stars by Catherine Knutsson

59. Shine, Coconut Moon by Neesha Meminger

60. Skim by Mariko & Jillian Tamaki

61. Skraelings by Rachel and Sean Qitsualik-Tinsley

62. Slash by Jeannette Armstrong

63. Stitches by Glen Huser

64. Stones for My Father by Trilby Kent

65. Sugar Falls by David Alexander Robertson

66. Susceptible by Geneviève Castrée

67. Swimming in the Monsoon Sea by Shyam Selvadurai

68. The Breadwinner by Deborah Ellis

69. The Crazy Man by Pamela Porter

70. The Dream Carvers by Joan Clark

71. The Girls They Left Behind by Bernice Thurman Hunter

72. The Gravesavers by Sheree Fitch

73. The Hangman in the Mirror by Kate Cayley

74.The Keeper of the Isis Light by Monica Hughes

75. The Landing by John Ibbitson

76. The Lynching of Louie Sam by Elizabeth Stewart

77. The Maestro by Tim Wynne-Jones

78. The Night Wanderer by Drew Hayden Taylor

79. The Painted Boy by Charles de Lint

80. The Prince of Neither Here Nor There by Seán Cullen

81. The Reluctant Journal of Henry K. Larsen by Susin Nielsen

82. The Silent Summer of Kyle McGinley by Jan Andrews

83. The Summoning by Kelley Armstrong

84. The Tiffin by Mahtab Narsimhan

85. The Unlikely Hero of Room 13B by Teresa Toten

86. The Wondrous Woo by Carrianne K.Y. Leung

87. This Can't be Happening at Macdonald Hall by Gordon Korman

88. Throwaway Daughter by Ting-Xing Te

89. Thunder Over Kandahar by Sharon C. McKay

90. Tilt by Alan Cumyn

91. To Dance at the Palais Royale by Janet McNaughton

92. True Confessions of a Heartless Girl by Martha Brooks

93. Underground to Canada by Barbara Smucker

94. Wanting Mor by Rukhsana Khan

95. What World Is Left by Monique Polak

96. When Everything Feels Like the Movies by Raziel Reid

97. Who Has Seen the Wind by W.O. Mitchell

98. Wild Orchid by Beverley Brenna

99. Will's Garden by Lee Maracle

100. Wondrous Strange by Lesley Livingston

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