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At fourteen, Steve Truscott was a typical teenager in rural Ontario in the fifties, mainly concerned about going fishing, playing football, and racing bikes with his friends. One summer evening, his twelve-year-old classmate, Lynne Harper, asked for a lift to the…
Real Justice: Jailed for Life for Being Black: The Story of Rubin Hurricane Carter
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|October 6, 2014

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Rubin Carter was in and out of reformatories and prisons from the age of twelve. At twenty-four, he became a winning professional boxer and was turning his life around. But Carter was also very vocal about racism in the local New Jersey police force. In 1966,…
Deflection!
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|November 1, 2004

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Fast-paced sports action novels that get kids reading. Jake and his two best friends play road hockey together and are members of the same league team. But some personal rivalries and interference from Jake's three all-too-supportive grandfathers start to create…

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When a black teen was murdered in a Sydney, Cape Breton park late one night, his young companion, Donald Marshall Jr., became a prime suspect. Sydney police coached two teens to testify against Donald which helped convict him of a murder he did not commit. He…
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Noah Meyers is a fast runner--faster than all his friends, faster than the bullies who wait for him outside his school. When he's asked to train with the Clarington Vikings in Oshawa he jumps at the chance, eager to focus on something other than his father's…
Corner Kick
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|May 1, 2004

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Michael Strike is captain of both the school soccer and chess teams. He's got his eye on fellow soccer player and overachiever Miriah, the founder of the youth organization War Orphans of the World. Miriah is quick to befriend a new student, Zahir Jamiat, who…
Man-to-Man
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|November 13, 2009

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Michael O'Reilly is the shortest kid on the lacrosse team, and the youngest. He doesn't play rough, and everyone says he's not tough enough for the sport. When tension breaks out between teams and one team accuses the other of racist behavior, Michael realizes…
The Enforcer
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|October 18, 2007

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In this hilarious sequel to Deflection , Jake Henry has achieved one of his dreams: to become the goalie for the Bear Claws of the Oshawa Lakeridge League. Then, bad news. The team coach moves away, and without a replacement, the Bear Claws might not finish the…
Mud Happens
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|December 1, 2005

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In this exciting sequel to Mud Run , Matt and his teammates are disappointed when their favourite track coach, Ms. Wellesley, tells them she can no longer lead the school team. On the bright side, she has arranged for the kids to be trained by the coach of the…
Mud Run
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|May 1, 2003

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When Matt is too late to register for his new school's hockey team, he decides to join the cross-country running club instead. At first it's every one for themselves?no one runs with the pack, until finally a new coach demonstrates that tough competitors know…
Road Rage
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|May 17, 2006

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Matt Thompson is in trouble again. A rare old book about legendary track star Alfie Shrubb has gone missing from the local museum, and all fingers point to Matt. To make matters worse, his new running club won't be running in the annual race named after Shrubb,…
Off Track
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|November 17, 2003

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A failing mark in English lands 12-year-old Tyler in summer school. He's not allowed to watch TV or play computer games. His separated parents are blaming each other for his poor grades. Tyler's only distraction from his troubles is training for a triathlon…