Below is a list of 5 the books by this author.
"Fourteen-year-old Indio McCracken enjoys meteoric stardom as a guitar prodigy after his father posts a video of him playing. Things quickly go sour... [Read More]
"Fourteen-year-old Indio McCracken enjoys meteoric stardom as a guitar prodigy after his father posts a video of him playing. Things quickly go sour when Indio's fame fuels his father's dream of raising the world's next Segovia. Robbed of a normal childhood and already feeling alienated by his mixed Guatemalan-Canadian heritage, Indio desperately seeks escape online by creating a virtual identity, an obsession that almost kills him. Facing school expulsion--or worse--unless he kicks his Internet habit, Indio is shipped off to a teen addictions rehab center in the wilds of northern Canada where the adventure of a lifetime awaits him."--Amazon.com.
Ashley Anowiak is in search of a murderous polar bear that may be real or mythical. The only thing for certain is that what she discovers will... [Read More]
Ashley Anowiak is in search of a murderous polar bear that may be real or mythical. The only thing for certain is that what she discovers will change her life - and her community's - forever. In spite of its name, no one in the tiny troubled hamlet of Nanurtalik "the place with polar bears" can remember seeing a polar bear in decades. But when a teenager's dismembered body is discovered on a nearby ice road, everyone fears polar bears have returned. The community is thrown into chaos as another suspected bear attack sparks a flury of bullets that whiz through the town during a blinding four-day blizzard. Was it a real or phantom bear? No one can say for sure. Ashley Anowiak is swept into this storm of confusion by her special link with polar bears expressed through the magic of her art and the terror of her dreams. She finds herself on the trail of Nanurluk, a giant bear that has haunted her people for thousands of years. Ashley's bear hunt leads from the frozen catacombs beneath Itkiqtuqjuaq to the jumbled ice fields covering the Arctic Ocean. As she closes in on the bear, Ashley's inner and outer worlds are torn apart, leaving her desperate for any stability she can find. This is the story of a gifted northern youth struggling to find her true home in a fast-changing arctic, where culture, climate and landscape seem to be crumbling all around her.
Theme: Indigenous, Environmental Issues, Inuit
Many young people are rudely awakening to the fact that unchecked climate change and other widespread environmental issues paint a gloomy picture of... [Read More]
Many young people are rudely awakening to the fact that unchecked climate change and other widespread environmental issues paint a gloomy picture of their future. This knowledge can lead to a sense of fear, helplessness or worse, apathy. This book aims to help stem those concerns by shining an inspiring and entertaining light on the lives of daring, dedicated individuals whose great passion, talents, and heart are helping to tip the environmental balance away from destruction and collapse towards hope, healing and personal empowerment. Based on personal interviews and extensive research, this book will tell engaging stories about a wide variety of people from across Canada who share a great passion for the environment. But beyond a deep personal connection with nature, these "environmental trailblazers" are doing truly unique and amazing things to protect the environment, while leading others down greener paths.
Theme: Environmental Issues
Eighteen-year-old Ashley Anowiak is an eco-warrior who is prepared to go to any lengths to bring to the world's attention the plight of Planet Earth.... [Read More]
Eighteen-year-old Ashley Anowiak is an eco-warrior who is prepared to go to any lengths to bring to the world's attention the plight of Planet Earth. She's already burned down the office of the local oil company. Now she's ready to move out of her own Arctic community and into the international spotlight. Ashley is part of group called the Dream Drummers, who have been invited to perform at New York's Carnegie Hall. Here the adventure only begins, as she and her group of friends are pirated off to Australia by an embittered former environmentalist bent on executing a mysterious cataclysmic gesture which will endanger everyone. It's at this moment that Ashley and the Dream Drummers are called to perform on the massive Scorched Earth Stage, in front of an audience of half a million, and a television audience of half the world's population. Jamie Bastedo's story takes place against a big canvas-moving swiftly from Arctic Canada to urban New York to the Australian desert, with astute observations and insights into each environment. His protagonist is a spunky teenager, his villain a classic dark force-and his story a cautionary tale for the 21st century that is bound to inspire young readers into learning more about the biggest crisis to face the world in its history.
Theme: Environmental Issues, Indigenous