Eden Robinson’s Giller-nominated novel about an Indigenous teenager is not an easy read. It’s not supposed to be. Nonetheless, this darkly fascinating coming-of-age story is essential reading for Canadians now. Jared, a 16-year-old
Shefali Tsabary’s book brings an attitude of mindfulness the world of parenting. The author, a psychologist, asks adults to look inward to stop controlling their kids and start controlling themselves.
R.J. Palacio’s popular novel tells the story of a kid with facial differences who finds acceptance at school by being a good friend. It’s also an exercise in emotional intelligence.