Best Teen & Young Adult Canadian Historical Fiction Books

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1. Behind Rebel Lines: The Incredible Story of Emma Edmonds, Civil War Spy

Author: by Seymour Reit
0152164278
Clarion Books
English

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In 1861, when war erupted between the States, President Lincoln made an impassioned plea for volunteers. Determined not to remain on the sidelines, Emma Edmonds cropped her hair, donned men’s clothing, and enlisted in the Union Army. Posing in turn as a slave, peddler, washerwoman, and fop, Emma became a cunning master of disguise, risking discovery and death at every turn behind Confederate lines.


2. The Blue Castle

Author: by L. M. Montgomery
Sourcebooks Fire
English
256 pages

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From L.M.Montgomery, author of Anne of Green Gables, comes another beloved classic and an unforgettable story of courage and romance. Valancy Stirling is 29 and has never been in love. She’s spent her entire life on a quiet little street in an ugly little house and never dared to contradict her domineering mother and her unforgiving aunt.

But one day she receives a shocking, life-altering letterand decides then and there that everything needs to change. For the first time in her life, she does exactly what she wants to and says exactly what she feels. At first her family thinks she’s gone around the bend.

But soon Valancy discovers more surprises and adventure than she ever thought possible. She also finds her one true love and the real-life version of the Blue Castle that she was sure only existed in her dreams… Charming, witty, and moving, The Blue Castle is perfect for readers looking for: classic books for teens escapist fiction wholesome teen romance books beautiful writing and setting


3. Calico Captive

Author: by Elizabeth George Speare
English
274 pages
0618150765

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In the year 1754, the stillness of Charlestown, New Hampshire, is shattered by the terrifying cries of an Indian raid. Young Miriam Willard, on a day that had promised new happiness, finds herself instead a captive on a forest trail, caught up in the ebb and flow of the French and Indian War.

It is a harrowing march north. Miriam can only force herself to the next stopping place, the next small portion of food, the next icy stream to be crossed. At the end of the trail waits a life of hard work and, perhaps, even a life of slavery.

Mingled with her thoughts of Phineas Whitney, her sweetheart on his way to Harvard, is the crying of her sister’s baby, Captive, born on the trail. Miriam and her companions finally reach Montreal, a city of shifting loyalties filled with the intrigue of war, and here, by a sudden twist of fortune, Miriam meets the prominent Du Quesne family, who introduce her to a life she has never imagined.

Based on an actual narrative diary published in 1807, Calico Captive skillfully reenacts an absorbing facet of history.


4. This Place: 150 Years Retold

Author: by Tara Audibert
HighWater Press
English
250 pages

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Explore the past 150 years through the eyes of Indigenous creators in this groundbreaking graphic novel anthology. Beautifully illustrated, these stories are an emotional and enlightening journey through Indigenous wonderworks, psychic battles, and time travel. See how Indigenous peoples have survived a post-apocalyptic world since Contact.

This is one of the 200 exceptional projects funded through the Canada Council for the Arts’ New Chapter initiative. With this $35M initiative, the Council supports the creation and sharing of the arts in communities across Canada.


5. Sugar Falls: A Residential School Story

Author: by David A. Robertson
HighWater Press
English
48 pages

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Inspired by true events, this story of strength, family, and culture shares the awe-inspiring resilience of Elder Betty Ross. Abandoned as a young child, Betsy is adopted into a loving family. A few short years later, at the age of 8, everything changes.

Betsy is taken away to a residential school. There she is forced to endure abuse and indignity, but Betsy recalls the words her father spoke to her at Sugar Fallswords that give her the resilience, strength, and determination to survive.

Sugar Falls is based on the true story of Betty Ross, Elder from Cross Lake First Nation. We wish to acknowledge, with the utmost gratitude, Betty’s generosity in sharing her story. A portion of the proceeds from the sale of Sugar Falls goes to support the bursary program for The Helen Betty Osborne Memorial Foundation.

This 10th-anniversary edition brings David A. Robertson’s national bestseller to life in full colour, with a foreword by Hon. Murray Sinclair, Chair of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada, and a touching afterword from Elder Betty Ross herself.


6. Pat of Silver Bush

Author: by L. M. Montgomery
Sourcebooks Fire
English
368 pages

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There’s no place like home Do fairies really come for the dish of milk we leave them? Is Mrs. McClenahan really a witch? How is it possible to find a new baby in a bed of parsley? These are all questions Pat Gardiner wants to know.

And it seems her Irish housekeeper, the incomparable Judy Plum, always has an answer… For Pat, there is no place more magical on earth than her home of Silver Bush, with its majestic birch trees and enchanting gardens. If it were up to her, nothing there would ever change.

But of course if nothing changed, she’d never get a new baby sister, see her Aunt Hazel’s wedding, or meet the only boy who truly understands her. Yes, there is change coming for Patsome of it joyous and some of it heartbreaking.

But no matter what, he favorite house in the world will always be waiting for her… What Readers are Saying: “I love this book! It’s laugh-out-loud funny and a very charming story.” “The Pat books are right up there with the Anne series at the top of Montgomery’s list of works.” “Pat is a lovely character, and her affection for home and family was delightful.” “I thoroughly enjoyed it.”


7. The Road to Yesterday (L.M. Montgomery Books)

Author: by L. M. Montgomery
Laurel Leaf
English
416 pages

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For Anne and Gilbert Blythe, life in a small village is never dull because of all the entertaining gossip, and what strange and funny tales they hear: about the mischievous twins whose dearest wish comes true when they meet up with a bored and haunted millionaire; or clever Penelope Craig, who considers herself an expert on children – until she adopts a boy of her own; or Timothy Randebush, a man so eager to keep his brother out of the clutches of a dangerous woman that he spirits her away – only to fall prey to her charms himself.

Filled with unexpected surprises, laughter, and tears, here are fourteen of the Blythes’ favorite tales.


8. Magic for Marigold

Author: by L. M. Montgomery
1402289219
Sourcebooks Fire
English

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You Usually Hear Marigold Before You See Her. Her Laughter Always Seems to Run Ahead. Marigold Lesley doesn’t think it strange at all to hold fascinating conversations with her cat. She also sees nothing wrong with having an invisible best friend who lives in the orchard.

But as Marigold starts to get older, her family is hoping she’ll be a little less fanciful and a little more sensible. Yet how is it possible to be sensible when you meet a girl who claims to be a princess?

Or when someone mistakes you for a girl who died? For Marigold, every day brings a bit of magicand she wouldn’t have it any other way. What Readers are Saying: “Wonderful! You will love Marigold.” “This was my favorite L.M.

Montgomery book as a kid.” “I loved this book. I found myself wanting to be in Marigold’s world… It sounded so wonderful.”


9. Pemmican Wars (Volume 1) (A Girl Called Echo)

Author: by Katherena Vermette
HighWater Press
English
48 pages

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320 pages
0735265232

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It’s the Dark family vs. The Penhallows in this daring and witty, sarcastic and sentimental novel by the author of Anne of Green Gables. What Will Two Feuding Families Do To Win? It all begins with Great Aunt Becky and her infamous prized possession: a legendary heirloom jug.

After her death, everyone wants it. But the new owner won’t be named for one year… Anything It Takes Mayhem reigns and tables are turned in a year when everything feels topsy-turvy. One woman will lose her fianc. Two enemies since childhood will inexplicably come together.

And a couple mysteriously separated on their wedding night ten years before will find a second chance at love. Then comes the night when Aunt Becky’s wishes will be revealed… And the family is in for the biggest surprise of all.

What Readers are Saying: “Next to Anne of Green Gables, [it’s] one of the books I’ve re-read the most times. I’ve always loved this and considered it the best of Montgomery’s standalone books.” “Superb.Absolutely superb. The characters live and step right off the page, leaving me thinking about them after I’ve closed the book.” “Classic L.M.Montgomery.

12. Mistress Pat

Author: by L. M. Montgomery
English
384 pages
1402289278

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Home is where the heart is At twenty years old, Pat Gardiner has never regretted staying at her beloved home of Silver Bush. She has the wild stories of housekeeper Judy Plum to amuse her, a countess to entertain, a cat named Bold-and-Bad to keep out of trouble, and her younger sister Rae to care for.

But she does miss her friend “Jingle” Gordon, who’s away at college. He’s the only boy who ever truly understood her, and their little spot called “Happiness” is much lonelier without him. Eventually, though, Pat will have to choose: the house she’s loved her entire life…

Or falling in love and starting a home of her own. What Readers are Saying: “I loved this… Better than the Anne of Green Gables books.” “Pat is my favorite L.M. Heroine and these are my new favorite L.M.

Books.” “This book is a must-read for any L.M. Montgomery loverif you liked Anne of Green Gables, you’d love Pat of Silver Bush and Mistress Pat.” “The romance, the laughter, and the tears make it a story that just captivates you.”

13. Anne of Windy Poplars (Official Anne of Green Gables, 4)

Author: by L. M. Montgomery
Sourcebooks Fire
English
320 pages

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A classic for all ages, this official, unabridged edition of Anne of Windy Poplars features the unforgettable character of Anne Shirley and special memories, exclusively from L.M. Montgomery’s granddaughter. Anne Shirley has a tendency to stir up controversy wherever she goes.

And her new position as principal of Summerside High School is no exception. The Pringles, the ruling family in town, want one of their own in the job, and they’ve made it their mission to drive Annie out. As Anne settles into her tower room at Windy Poplars with the widows Aunt Kate and Aunt Chatty, she finds she has more allies than she knows.

And letters from her dear Gilbert Blythe help her remember that with a little bit of imagination, she can triumph over anything… Through Anne’s eyes, the ordinary world becomes magical and every day is an adventure. It’s no surprise she is a favorite of everyone from Mark Twain to Duchess Kate.

14. Covered With Snow: a novel

Author: by Art Hutchinson
English
392 pages
1735876119

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It’s the first of December, 1969 and the Massachusetts Turnpike is covered with snow. Within an hour, and with no good place to hide, a million lives will change on what seems like pure luck. What will you do if your number comes up?Run?Fight?Lie?Kill?

Bury the evidence and walk away? Three years after his brother’s death in combatand a lot quicker than he’d ever plannedBoston native Otis Fletcher must decide whose life he’s living, how much truth matters, and what it will cost to make things right.

Fifty years after his fateful decisions, the only thing middle-aged geology Professor Cece Paine wants is to get down off her favorite glacier and home to her husband and six-year-old son in Vancouver. An unplanned discovery gets in her way.

Will two men and one woman whom she thought she knew span a vast chasm of time and secrets between them? Keenly observed and exquisitely crafted, Art Hutchinson’s generation-spanning first novel builds to a shattering crescendo as spur-of-the-moment decisions ripple across North America and down through time to lace this redemptive adventure with unexpected romance.

15. Northwest Resistance (A Girl Called Echo, 3) (Volume 3)

Author: by Katherena Vermette
HighWater Press
English
48 pages

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Northwest Resistance follows Echo Desjardins on her travels through time. Going back to 1885, Echo finds herself in the thick of a new Mtis resistance led by Louis Riel, who has returned from exile to resist encroaching forces from the East and ensure that his people’s rights are honored.

For Echo, the experience empowers her, focuses her on her own identity and gives her the strength to confront the challenges in her life.

16. Road Allowance Era (A Girl Called Echo, 4) (Volume 4)

Author: by Katherena Vermette
English
48 pages
1553799305

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In Road Allowance Era, Echo’s story picks up again when she travels back in time to 1885. The government has not fulfilled its promise of land for the Mtis, and many flee to the Northwest. As part of the fallout from the Northwest Resistance, their advocate and champion Louis Riel is executed.

As new legislation corrodes Mtis land rights, and unscrupulous land speculators and swindlers take advantage, many Mtis settle on road allowances and railway land, often on the fringes of urban centres. For Echo, the plight of her family is apparent.

Burnt out of their home in Ste. Madeleine, they make their way to Rooster Town, a shanty community on the southwest edges of Winnipeg. In this final instalment of her story, Echo is reminded of the strength and resilience of her people, forged through the loss and pain of the past, as she faces a triumphant future.