Alberta Author Spotlight

Alberta joined Canada in September 1905, and what better way to celebrate than by spotlighting some talented Alberta authors?

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The broken thread

The broken thread

Smith, Linda, 1949-
2008


Cold white sun

Cold white sun

Holler, Sue Farrell, 1962- author
2019

A teenage boy stands outside the Calgary bus station, alone, on a frigid night. He has no winter clothes, no identification, and he speaks little English. His name is Hakim, but who is he, and where did he come from?

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Creeboy

Creeboy

Wouters, Teresa, author.
2022

"Sixteen-year-old Josh is no stranger to gang life. His dad, the leader of the Warriors, a gang on their reserve, is in jail, and Josh's older brother has taken charge. Josh's mom has made it clear the Warriors and their violence aren't welcome in her home--Josh's dad and brother included. She wants Josh to focus on graduating high school. Josh is unsure whether gang life is for him--that is until gang violence arrives on his doorstep. Turning to the Warriors, Josh, now known as "Creeboy," starts down the path to becoming a full gang member--cutting himself off from his friends, family and community outside the gang. It's harder than ever for Creeboy to envision a different future for himself. Will anything change his mind?"-- Publisher's website.

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Graffiti knight

Graffiti knight

Bass, Karen, 1962-, author
2014


Kylie the magnificent

Kylie the magnificent

Chan, Marty, author
2021

"Fourteen-year-old Kylie really wants to be a part of the magician's showcase. The problem is, the director has already decided that, because she's a girl, Kylie would be better off assisting a magician rather than doing her own routine. Determined to prove him wrong, Kylie decides to team up with her friend Min to secure a spot in the show. But while working on their act, Kylie loses sight of what it means to be a good friend. Tired of being mistreated, Min leaves and teams up with another magician. Will Kylie and Min make up in time to bring their act to the stage?"--Provided by publisher.

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Lucy tries short track

Lucy tries short track

Bowes, Lisa, author
2016


A magic steeped in poison

A magic steeped in poison

Lin, Judy I., author.
2022

Ning enters a cutthroat magical competition to find the kingdom's greatest master of the art of brewing tea, but political schemes and secrets make her goal of gaining access to royal physicians to cure her dying sister far more dangerous than she imagined.

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My forest is green

My forest is green

Lebeuf, Darren, 1981- author
2019

"With art supplies in tow, a young artist explores the wonders of his urban forest during all four seasons. Using a variety of artistic mediums, the boy creatively depicts the smaller parts of the forest that make up the larger whole. Throughout the pages, readers will find: charcoal rubbings, rock art, photographs, sponge paintings, snow sculptures, cut-paper collage, and so much more! The boy uses his imaginative renderings to express his appreciation for nature and the outdoors, motivating readers to experiment with their own nature art."-- Provided by publisher.

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Raven, rabbit, deer

Raven, rabbit, deer

Holler, Sue Farrell, 1962- author
2020

"A little boy spends the day with his grandfather, endearingly imagining himself to be the caregiver. On a walk through the forest, the grandfather teaches him to identify a number of animals and their tracks: raven, rabbit, deer, sparrow. Back at the house, their special time ends with milk, cookies, and story time that turns into a nap. Ojibwe translations of the animal names are found on the endpapers."-- Provided by publisher.

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Taking the lead

Taking the lead

Spafford-Fitz, Karen, 1963- author
2019


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