100 Young Adult Books Every Canadian Should Read

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Adam and Eve and Pinch-Me

Julie Johnston


Kenneth Oppel

Alice, I Think

Susan Juby

Anne of Green Gables

L. M. Montgomery

Arctic Thunder

Robert Feagan

Ashes, Ashes

Jo Treggiari

A Thousand Shades of Blue

Robin Stevenson

At Risk

Jacqueline Guest


Gabrielle Prendergast

Awake and Dreaming

Kit Pearson

Bad Boy

Diana Wieler


Heather T. Smith

Between Sisters

Adwoa Badoe

Chanda's Secrets

Allan Stratton

Chasing Freedom

Gloria Ann Wesley

Child of Dandelions

Shenaaz Nanji

Darkest Light

Hiromi Goto, illustrated by Jillian Tamaki


Arthur Slade

Elijah of Buxton

Christopher Paul Curtis

Escape to Gold Mountain

David H.T. Wong

Eye of the Crow

Shane Peacock


Wendy Phillips

From Anna

Jean Little, illustrated by Joan Soldin

Gemini Summer

Iain Lawrence

God Loves Hair

Vivek Shraya, illustrated by Juliana Neufeld

Good for Nothing

Michel Noël, translated by Shelley Tanaka

Graffiti Knight

Karen Bass

Greener Grass

Caroline Pignat

Hana's Suitcase

Karen Levine

Harriet's Daughter

M. NourbeSe Philip


Edeet Ravel

Him Standing

Richard Wagamese

Hold Fast

Kevin Major

Hunger Journeys

Maggie de Vries

I Am Algonquin

Rick Revelle

Innercity Girl Like Me

Sabrina Bernardo

In Search of April Raintree

Beatrice Mosionier

Little Brother

Cory Doctorow

Lost in the Barrens

Farley Mowat

Paul Yee

Money Boy

My Book of Life by Angel

Martine Leavitt

Night Runner

Max Turner

Nix Minus One

Jill MacLean

Nobody Cries at Bingo

Dawn Dumont


Joy Kogawa

Odd Man Out

Sarah Ellis

One in Every Crowd

Ivan E. Coyote

Pirate's Passage

William Gilkerson

Plain Kate

Erin Bow

Prairie Ostrich

Tamai Kobayashi


Eric Walters

Shadows Cast by Stars

Catherine Knutsson

Shine, Coconut Moon

Neesha Meminger


Mariko Tamaki & Jillian Tamaki


Rachel and Sean Qitsualik-Tinsley


Jeannette Armstrong


Glen Huser

Stones for My Father

Trilby Kent

Sugar Falls

David Alexander Robertson, illustrated by Scott B. Henderson


Geneviève Castrée

Swimming in the Monsoon Sea

Shyam Selvadurai

The Breadwinner

Deborah Ellis

The Crazy Man

Pamela Porter

The Dream Carvers

Joan Clark

The Girls They Left Behind

Bernice Thurman Hunter

The Gravesavers

Sheree Fitch

The Landing

John Ibbitson

The Lynching of Louie Sam

Elizabeth Stewart

The Maestro

Tim Wynne-Jones

The Night Wanderer

Drew Hayden Taylor

The Painted Boy

Charles de Lint

The Summoning

Kelley Armstrong

The Tiffin

Mahtab Narsimhan

The Wondrous Woo

Carrianne K.Y. Leung

Throwaway Daughter

Ting-Xing Ye, with William Bell

Thunder Over Kandahar

Sharon E. McKay


Alan Cumyn

Underground to Canada

Barbara Smucker

Wanting Mor

Rukhsana Khan

What World Is Left

Monique Polak

Who Has Seen the Wind

W.O. Mitchell

Wild Orchid

Beverley Brenna

Will's Garden

Lee Maracle

Wondrous Strange

Lesley Livingston