Echo Desjardins just can't stop slipping back and forth in time.
In Northwest Resistance, Echo travels to 1885, a period of turmoil. The bison are gone, settlers from the East are arriving daily, and the Métis and First Nations of the Northwest face hunger and uncertainty as their traditional way of life is threatened. The Canadian government has ignored their petitions, but hope rises when Louis Riel returns to help. However, battles between Canadian forces and the Métis and their allies lead to defeat at Batoche. Through it all, Echo gains new perspectives about where she came from and what the future may hold.
katherena vermette (she/her/hers) is a Red River Métis (Michif) writer from Treaty 1 territory, the heart of the Métis Nation, Winnipeg, Manitoba.
In 2013, her first book, North End Love Songs (The Muses’ Company) won the Governor General’s Literary Award for Poetry. Since then, her work has garnered awards and critical accolades across genres. Her novels The Break (House of Anansi) and The Strangers (Hamish Hamilton) were both national best sellers and won multiple literary awards.
She is the author of numerous other bestselling titles, including the A Girl Called Echo series (HighWater Press) and the Seven Teachings Stories series (HighWater Press).
Scott B. Henderson (he/him/his) is author/artist of the sci-fi/fantasy comic The Chronicles of Era and has illustrated select titles in the Tales From Big Spirit series, as well as the A Girl Called Echo, The Reckoner Rises, and 7 Generations series. He is also the artist for AIYLA Honour Book Fire Starters, Eisner Award–nominee A Blanket of Butterflies, and select stories in This Place: 150 Years Retold. In 2016, he was the recipient of the C4 Central Canada Comic Con Storyteller Award. Find Scott on social media with @ouroboros09.
Since 1998, Donovan Yaciuk (he/him/his) has coloured books published by Marvel, DC, Dark Horse comics, and HighWater Press including the A Girl Called Echo and The Reckoner Rises series, as well as select stories in This Place: 150 Years Retold. Donovan holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts (Honours) from the University of Manitoba and began his career as a part of the legendary, now-defunct Digital Chameleon colouring studio. He lives in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada, with his wife and two daughters.
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From the author of the Mask of Shadows duology comes this fast-paced YA fantasy, where two young women must trade lives, work together to stay alive, and end a war caused by magic and greed
Emilie des Marais is more at home holding scalpels than embroidery needles and is desperate to escape her noble roots to serve her country as a physician. But society dictates a noble lady cannot perform such gruesome work.
Annette Boucher, overlooked and overworked by her family, wants more from life than her humble beginnings and is desperate to be trained in magic. So when a strange noble girl offers Annette the chance of a lifetime, she accepts.
Emilie and Annette swap lives—Annette attends finishing school as a noble lady to be trained in the ways of divination, while Emilie enrolls to be a physician's assistant, using her natural magical talent to save lives.
But when their nation instigates a terrible war, Emilie and Annette come together to help the rebellion unearth the truth before it's too late.
Belle RÃ©volte is "a welcome twist on the tropes of sword and sorcery novels" (School Library Journal), perfect for readers looking for:
Praise for Belle RÃ©volte:
"A bursting-at-the-seams stand-alone empowerment story."—Kirkus Reviews
"Hand to any lover of magic, rebellion, secrets, and self-discovery."—Booklist
"Fast-paced fantasy with a pair of determined female protagonists. A welcome twist on the tropes of sword and sorcery novels." —School Library Journal
"A well-imagined world, with richly drawn characters with much LGBTQ diversity." —Youth Services Book Review
"A bursting-at-the-seams stand-alone empowerment story." — Kirkus Reviews
"Miller (Mask of Shadows duology) packs several complex and nuanced themes into one stand-alone, heart-wrenching tale...it will absorb readers completely. Hand to any lover of magic, rebellion, secrets, and self-discovery." — Booklist
"Social justice enthusiasts and readers with an interest in LGBTQIA representation will find much to enjoy and discuss." — The Bulletin of the Center for Children’s Books
"[A] provocative fantasy...[Miller’s] protagonists’ awareness of privilege and desire to challenge the status quo shines through. LGBTQ representation—including gay, trans, and nonbinary characters (Annette identifies as asexual biromantic)—further widens this tale’s appeal. " — Publishers Weekly
"Fast-paced fantasy with a pair of determined female protagonists. A welcome twist on the tropes of sword and sorcery novels." — School Library Journal
“Kraus gets under your skin with brutal, elegant efficiency. Necessarily horrifying, devastatingly timely.”—Kiersten White,New York Times-bestselling author ofThe Dark Descent of Elizabeth Frankenstein andSlayer
FromNew York Times-bestselling author Daniel Kraus comes a breakneck, genre-defying YA thriller perfect for fans of Kiersten White, Neal Shusterman, and M. T. Anderson.
Liv Fleming’s father went missing more than two years ago, not long after he claimed to have been abducted by aliens. Liv has long accepted that he’s dead, though that doesn’t mean she has given up their traditions. Every Sunday, she and her lifelong friend Doug Monk trudge through the woods to check the traps Lee left behind, traps he set to catch the aliens he so desperately believed were after him.
But Liv is done with childhood fantasies. Done pretending she believes her father’s absurd theories. Done going through the motions for Doug’s sake. However, on the very day she chooses to destroy the traps, she discovers in one of them a creature so inhuman it can only be one thing. In that moment, she’s faced with a painful realization: her dad was telling the truth. And no one believed him.
Now, she and Doug have a choice to make. They can turn the alien over to the authorities…or they can take matters into their own hands.
On the heels of the worldwide success ofThe Shape of Water, Daniel Kraus returns with a horrifying and heartbreaking thriller about the lengths people go to find justice and the painful reality of grief.
“Bent Heavens is the darkest, angriest alien horror story that I've ever encountered. Hell. Yes.”—Stephanie Perkins,New York Times-bestselling author ofThere's Someone Inside Your House
“Kraus gets under your skin with brutal, elegant efficiency. Necessarily horrifying, devastatingly timely.” – Kiersten White,New York Times-bestselling author ofThe Dark Descent of Elizabeth Frankenstein andSlayer
“Bent Heavens is the darkest, angriest alien horror story that I've ever encountered. Hell. Yes.” – Stephanie Perkins,New York Times-bestselling author ofThere's Someone Inside Your House
"With a gripping, twisty story line and assured writing, this book will be a powerful and confrontational read for mature teens." –Booklist,Starred Review
"Beautiful prose does little to mask the anger of this powerful narrative. Readers will have a hard time putting this down." –School Library Journal,Starred Review
"Kraus's blend of sci-fi and heart-stopping horror...offers a viscerally terrifying examination of grief, othering, and the price of vengeance." –Publisher's Weekly
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