SURVIVING THE CITY by Tasha Spillett, Illustrated by Natasha Donovan, Highwater Press

Tasha Spillett’s graphic novel debut, Surviving the City, is a story about womanhood, friendship, colonialism, and the anguish of a missing loved one. Miikwan and Dez are best friends. Miikwan is Anishinaabe; Dez is Inninew. Together, the teens navigate the challenges of growing up in an urban landscape – they’re so close, they even completed … Continue reading SURVIVING THE CITY by Tasha Spillett, Illustrated by Natasha Donovan, Highwater Press

THE HOUSE OF ONE THOUSAND EYES, by Michelle Barker, Annick Press

Who can Lena trust to help her find out the truth? Life in East Germany in the early 1980s is not easy for most people, but for Lena, it’s particularly hard. After the death of her parents in a factory explosion and time spent in a psychiatric hospital recovering from the trauma, she is sent … Continue reading THE HOUSE OF ONE THOUSAND EYES, by Michelle Barker, Annick Press

IN HIDDEN PLACES, by Tracie Peterson, Bethany Press

On her way to San Francisco to find her brother, Caleb, who went missing three months ago, Camriann Coulter meets Judith and Kenzie, who both have their own mysteries to solve in the booming West Coast city. The women decide to help each other, including rooming together and working at Kenzie's cousin's chocolate factory. Camri's … Continue reading IN HIDDEN PLACES, by Tracie Peterson, Bethany Press

OSCAR THE GUARDIAN CAT, by Chiara Valentina & Segre Paolo Domeniconi

Inspired by the true story of Oscar, a special cat who watches over the residents of Steere House Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Providence, Rhode Island. Oscar the Guardian Cat lives at Hope House along with Nurse Dolores, Dr. Goodhelp, and the grandparents of many children who come to visit. The story is told from … Continue reading OSCAR THE GUARDIAN CAT, by Chiara Valentina & Segre Paolo Domeniconi

THE RIFT, by Nina Allan, Titan Books

Selena and Julie are sisters. As children they were close, but as they grow older, a rift develops between them. There are greater rifts, however. Julie goes missing aged seventeen. It will be twenty years before Selena sees her again. When Julie reappears, she tells Selena an incredible story about how she has spent time … Continue reading THE RIFT, by Nina Allan, Titan Books