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Keyword: substance abuse

Jessie Elliot Is a Big Chicken

Gravel, Elise (Author/Illustrator)
Macmillan 2014. 176 pages
Book type: Graphic Text

Keywords: Community, diaries, female protagonist, first romantic relationships, friendship, identity, mental health, Montréal, new school year, peers, substance abuse, summer, transition to high school
 
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Lily and Taylor

Moser, Elaine (Author)
Groundwood Books 2013. 192 pages
Book type: Novel

Keywords: Abuse, conflicts in relationships, family life, female protagonist, friendship, grandmothers, relationships, resilience, self-esteem, sisters, socio-economic disparity, substance abuse, survival, tragedy, violence
 
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Speak: The Graphic Novel

Anderson, Laurie Halse (Author)
Carroll, Emily (Illustrator)
Macmillan 2018. 376 pages
Book type: Graphic Text

Keywords: Art, bullying, cliques, community, first-person narration, illustrations (monochrome), mental health, peer pressure, peers, rape, school life, self-esteem, sexual violence, substance abuse, teachers
 
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The Seventh Wish

Messner, Kate (Author)
Bloomsbury 2016. 232 pages
Book type: Novel

Keywords: Dancing, family life, first-person narration, fish, fishing, friendship, intergenerational relationships, magic, magic realism, sisters, substance abuse, wishes
 
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Dreamland

Dessen, Sarah (Author)
Penguin Random House 2012. 250 pages
Book type: Novel

Keywords: Cheerleading, dysfunctional families, family life, first romantic relationships, first-person narration, gender roles, hope, identity, school life, sexual violence, sisters, substance abuse, survival, television shows
 
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For the Record

Huang, Charlotte (Author)
Penguin Random House 2015. 314 pages
Book type: Novel

Keywords: Body image, fame, fandom, first-person narration, friendship, mental health, music, romantic relationships, self-esteem, singers, substance abuse, teamwork
 
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Inexcusable

Lynch, Chris (Author)
Simon & Schuster 2015. 180 pages
Book type: Novel

Keywords: Consent, first-person narration, hazing, point of view, rape, rape culture, romantic relationships, school life, sexual violence, sports, substance abuse, unreliable narrator
 
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The You I’ve Never Known

Hopkins, Ellen (Author)
Simon & Schuster 2017. 598 pages
Book type: Novel

Keywords: Abuse, dysfunctional families, fathers and daughters, free verse, gender identity, LGBTQ, multigenre, multiple voices, novels in verse, pregnancy, romantic relationships, self-esteem, substance abuse
 
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Lullabies for Little Criminals

O'Neill, Heather (Author)
HarperCollins 2016. 352 pages
Book type: Novel

Keywords: Addiction, city life, dysfunctional families, fathers and daughters, first-person narration, identity, loss, Montréal, prostitution, romantic relationships, street life, substance abuse, survival
 
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The House That Crack Built

Taylor, Clark (Author)
Dicks, Jan Thompson (Illustrator)
Chronicle Books 1992. 40 pages
Book type: Picture Book

Keywords: Addiction, community, cumulative stories, diversity, drugs, poverty, social justice, socio-economic disparity, stories in rhyme, substance abuse
 
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