Youth Culture

A) Children’s Literature

L’Armée de l’ombre. Dir. Manon Barbeau. NFB, 1999. [Film]

Barkhouse, Joyce. Pit Pony. Toronto: Macmillan, 1990. [Novel for Young Adults]

Bastedo, Jamie. Tracking Triple Seven. Markham, ON: Fitzhenry, 2001. [Novel for Young Adults]

Bell, William. Forbidden City. 1990. Toronto: Seal, 1999. [Novel for Young Adults]

Blades, Ann. Mary of Mile 18. Montreal: Tundra, 1971. [Picture Book]

Booth, David. The Dust Bowl. Toronto: Kids Can Press, 1996. [Picture Book]

Brochmann, Elizabeth. What’s the Matter, Girl? New York: Harper, 1980. [Novel for Young Adults]

Brooks, Martha. Being with Henry. Toronto: Anansi, 1999. [Novel for Young Adults]

 ---. True Confessions of a Heartless Girl. Toronto: Groundwood, 2002. [Novel for Young Adults]

---. Two Moons in August. Toronto: Groundwood, 1991. [Novel for Young Adults]

Callaghan, Morley. Luke Baldwin’s Vow. Philadelphia; Toronto: Winston, 1948. [Novel for Young Adults]

Cameron, Anne. Aftermath. Madeira Park, BC: Harbour, 1999. [Novel]

---. Kick the Can. Madeira Park, BC: Harbour, 1991. [Novel]

Cooper, John. Rapid Ray: The Story of Ray Lewis. Toronto: Tundra, 2002. [Life Writing]

Doyle, Brian. Uncle Ronald. Vancouver; Buffalo, NY: Douglas, 1996. [Novel for Young Adults]

Dubé, Marcel. Zone. Montréal: Leméac, 1968. [Play]

Ellis, Deborah. The Breadwinner. Toronto: Douglas, 2000. [Novel for Young Adults]

---. Mud City. Toronto: Groundwood, 2003. [Novel for Young Adults]

---. Parvana’s Journey. Toronto: Groundwood, 2002. [Novel for Young Adults]

Ellis, Sarah.The Baby Project. Vancouver: Douglas, 1986. [Novel for Young Adults]

---. Pick-Up Sticks. Toronto: Douglas, 1991. [Novel for Young Adults]

---. A Prairie as Wide as the Sea: The Immigrant Diary of Ivy Weatherall. Markham, ON: Scholastic, 2001. [Novel for Young Adults]

---. The Several Lives of Orphan Jack. Toronto: Groundwood, 2003. [Novella]

Fagan, Cary. The Market Wedding. Toronto: Tundra, 2000. [Picture Book]

Harrison, Troon. A Bushel of Light. Toronto: Stoddart Kids, 2000. [Novel for Young Adults]

Hewitt, Marsha, and Claire Mackay. One Proud Summer. Toronto: Women’s P, 1981. [Novel for Young Adults]

Holeman, Linda. Mercy’s Birds. Toronto: Tundra, 1998. [Novel for Young Adults]

---. Search of the Moon King’s Daughter. Toronto: Tundra, 2002. [Novel for Young Adults]

Horvath, Polly. Everything on a Waffle. New York: Farrar, 2001. [Novel for Young Adults]

Hunter, Bernice Thurman. Amy’s Promise. Richmond Hill, ON: Scholastic, 1995. [Novel for Young Adults]

---. That Scatterbrain Booky. Richmond Hill, ON: Scholastic, 1981. [Novel for Young Adults]

Jam, Teddy. The Stoneboat. Toronto: Douglas, 1999. [Picture Book]

Joe, Rita. “The Road to Foster Home.” Lnu and Indians We’re Called. 1991. Charlottetown, PEI: Ragweed, 1999. 37. [Poetry]

Johnston, Julie. Adam and Eve and Pinch-Me. Toronto: Lester, 1994. [Novel for Young Adults]

---. In Spite of Killer Bees. Toronto: Tundra, 2001. [Novel for Young Adults]

Katz, Welwyn Wilton. False Face. Vancouver: Douglas, 1987. [Novel for Young Adults]

Khan, Rukhsana. The Roses in My Carpets. Toronto: Stoddart Kids, 1998. [Picture Book]

Kurelek, William. A Prairie Boy’s Summer. Montreal: Tundra, 1975. [Picture Book]

---. A Prairie Boy’s Winter: Paintings and Story. Montreal: Tundra, 1973. [Picture Book]

Langston, Laura. The Magic Ear. Victoria, BC: Orca, 1995. [Picture Book]

Little, Jean.Orphan at My Door: The Home Child Diary of Victoria Cope, Guelph, Ontario, 1897. Markham, ON: Scholastic, 2001. [Novel for Young Adults]

---. Willow and Twig. Toronto: Viking, 2000. [Novel for Young Adults]

Lottridge, Celia Barker. Music for the Tsar of the Sea. Toronto: Groundwood, 1998. [Traditional Tale]

---. Ticket to Curlew. Toronto: Groundwood, 1994. [Novel for Young Adults]

Lunn, Janet. Charlotte.  Toronto: Tundra, 1998. [Picture Book]

---. The Root Cellar. New York: Penguin, 1981. [Novel for Young Adults]

Major, Kevin. Hold Fast. Toronto: Harper, 1978. [Novel for Young Adults]

Manson, Ainslie. Just Like New. Toronto: Douglas, 1995. [Picture Book]

Marineau, Michèle. Les vélos n’ont pas d’états d’âme. Montréal: Québec-Amérique, 1998. [Novel for Young Adults]

---. Lean Mean Machines. Trans. Susan Ouriou. Calgary, AB: Red Deer, 2003. [Translation of Michèle Marineau’s Les vélos n’ont pas d’états d’âme]

Matas, Carol. Daniel’s Story. New York; Toronto: Scholastic, 1993. [Novel for Young Adults]

McGugan, Jim. Josepha: A Prairie Boy’s Story. Red Deer, AB: Red Deer College P, 1994. [Picture Book]

McNaughton, Janet. The Secret under My Skin. Toronto: Harper, 2000. [Novel for Young Adults]

---. To Dance at the Palais Royale. St. John’s, NFLD: Tuckamore, 1996. [Novel for Young Adults]

Montero, Gloria. Billy Higgins Rides the Freights. Toronto: Lorimer, 1982. [Novel for Young Adults]

---. The Summer the Whales Sang. Toronto: Lorimer, 1985. [Novel for Young Adults]

Montgomery, L. M. Anne of Green Gables. 1908. Toronto: McGraw, 1942. [Novel for Young Adults]

---. Emily of New Moon. 1923. Toronto: McClelland, 1989. [Novel for Young Adults]

Muller, Robin. The Magic Paintbrush. Toronto: Doubleday, 1989. [Picture Book]

Pearson, Kit. Awake and Dreaming. Toronto: Viking, 1996. [Novel for Young Adults]

Philip, Marlene Nourbese. Harriet’s Daughter. Toronto: Women’s P, 1988. [Novel for Young Adults]

Proulx, Jean-Baptiste. L’enfant perdu et retrouvé. Montréal: Beauchemin, 1924. [Life Writing]

Roberts, Ken. Pop Bottles. Toronto: Douglas, 1987. [Novel for Young Adults]

Sadiq, Nazneen. Camels Can Make You Homesick, and Other Stories. Toronto: Lorimer, 1985. [Novel for Young Adults]

Singh, Rina. The Foolish Men of Agra and Other Tales of Mogul India. Toronto: Key Porter, 1998. [Traditional Tale]

Slipperjack, Ruby. Little Voice. Regina, SK: Coteau, 2001. [Novel for Young Adults]

Smucker, Barbara. Underground to Canada. Toronto: Clarke, 1977. [Novel for Young Adults]

---. Selina and the Bear Paw Quilt. Toronto: Lester, 1995. [Picture Book]

Stewart, Sharon. My Anastasia. Markham, ON: Scholastic, 1999. [Novel for Young Adults]

Takashima, Shizuye. A Child in Prison Camp. Toronto: Tundra, 1971. [Life Writing]

Through a Blue Lens. Dir. Veronica Alice Mannix. NFB, 1999. [Film]

Toten, Teresa. The Onlyhouse. Red Deer, AB: Red Deer College P, 1995. [Novel for Young Adults]

Truss, Jan. Jasmin. Vancouver: Douglas, 1982. [Novel for Young Adults]

Valgardson, W.D. The Divorced Kids Club and Other Stories. Toronto: Anansi, 1999. [Short Story]

---. Sarah and the People of Sand River. Toronto: Groundwood, 1996. [Picture Book]

Wennick, Elizabeth. Changing Jareth. Vancouver: Polestar, 1999. [Novel for Young Adults]

Woods, Shirley. Black Nell: The Adventures of a Coyote. Toronto: Douglas, 1998. [Novella]

Wynne-Jones, Tim. The Boy in the Burning House. Vancouver: Douglas, 2002. [Novel for Young Adults]

Yee, Paul. The Bone Collector’s Son. Vancouver: Tradewind, 2003. [Novel for Young Adults]

---. Breakaway. Toronto: Harper, 1994. [Novel for Young Adults]

---. Dead Man’s Gold and Other Stories. Toronto: Anansi, 2002. [Short Story]

---. Ghost Train. Toronto: Harper, 1996. [Picture Book]

---. Roses Sing on New Snow. Toronto: Harper, 1991. [Picture Book]

---. Tales from Gold Mountains: Stories of the Chinese in the New World. Toronto: Harper, 1989. [Short Story]

B) Youth Culture in Adult Literature

Alford, Edna. “The Garden of Eloise Loon.” The Garden of Eloise Loon. Lantzville, BC: Oolichan, 1986. 134-42. [Short Story]

Blais, Marie-Claire. La Belle bête. Québec: Institut littéraire du Québec, 1959. [Novel]

---. Manuscrits de Pauline Archange. Montréal: Éditions du Jour, 1968. [Novel]

---. Une Saison dans la vie d’Emmanuel. Montréal: Éditions du Jour, 1965. [Novel]

Blondal, Patricia. A Candle to Light the Sun. Toronto: McClelland, 1960. [Novel]

Cameron, Anne. The Whole Fam Damily. Madeira Park, BC: Harbour, 1995. [Novel]

---. “The World Is Full of Magic.” Celebrating Canadian Women: Prose and Poetry by and about Women. Ed. Greta Hofmann Nemiroff. Markham, ON: Fitzhenry, 1989. 378-84. [Short Story]

Campbell, Maria. Halfbreed. Toronto: McClelland, 1973. [Life Writing]

Côté, Denis. Nocturnes pour Jessie. Montréal: Québec-Amérique, 1987. [Novel for Young Adults]

The Diary of Evelyn Lau. Dir. Sturla Gunnarsson. CBC, 1993. [Film Adaptation of Evelyn Lau’s Runaway: Diary of a Street Kid]

Dumont, Marilyn. A Really Good Brown Girl. 1996. London, ON: Brick, 2005. [Poetry]

---. “The Devil’s Language.” A Really Good 54-55.

---. “Helen Betty Osborne.” A Really Good 20.

Ellis, Deborah. Looking for X. Toronto: Douglas, 1999. [Novel for Young Adults]

Frisch, Anthony, ed. First Flowering: A Selection of Prose and Poetry by the Youth of Canada. Toronto: Kingswood, 1956. [Short Story/Poetry]

Gallant, Mavis. “Jorinda and Jorindel.” Home Truths: Selected Canadian Stories. Toronto: Macmillan, 1981. 17-28. [Short Story]

---. “Orphans’ Progress.” Home Truths: Selected Canadian Stories. Toronto: Macmillan, 1981. 56-62. [Short Story]

Garner, Hugh. Cabbagetown. Toronto: Ryerson, 1968. [Novel]

Gibson, Margaret. “Making It.” The Butterfly Ward. Ottawa: Oberon, 1976. 96-118. [Short Story]

Hirschfelder, Arlene B., and Beverley R. Singer, comps. Rising Voices: Writings of Young Native Americans. New York: Ivy, 1993. [Poetry/Personal Essay]

Holding Our Ground.Dir. Anne Henderson. NFB, 1988. [Film]

Horsman, Jennifer. Something in My Mind Besides the Everyday: Women and Literacy. Toronto: Women’s P, 1990. [Reportage]

Kerouac, Jack. On the Road. 1963. New York: Viking, 1997. [Life Writing]

Lau, Evelyn. Runaway: Diary of a Street Kid. Toronto: Harper, 1989. [Life Writing]

Laurence, Margaret. “Horses of the Night.” The Depression in Canadian Literature. Ed. Alice K. Hale and Sheila A. Brooks. Toronto: Macmillan, 1976. 38-60. [Short Story]

Marineau, Michèle.La Route de Chlifa. Boucherville: Québec-Amérique, 1992. [Novel]

---. The Road to Chlifa. Trans. Susan Ouriou. Red Deer, AB: Red Deer College P, 1995. [Translation of Michèle Marineau’s La Route de Chlifa]

McCarthy, William. On the Streets: Youth in Vancouver. Victoria, BC: Ministry of Social Services, Research, Evaluation and Statistics Branch, 1995. [Reportage]

Mitchell, W.O. The Vanishing Point. Toronto: Macmillan, 1973. [Novel]

---. Who Has Seen the Wind. Toronto: Macmillan, 1947. [Novel]

Morrissey, Donna. Kit’s Law. Toronto: Penguin, 2000. [Novel]

Of Hopscotch and Little Girls.Dir. Marquise Lepage. NFB, 1999. [Film]

Ostenso, Martha. Wild Geese. New York: Dodd, 1925. [Novel]

Raverat, Gwen. Period Piece: A Cambridge Childhood. London: Faber, 1952. [Life Writing]

Richardson, John. The Canadian Brothers, or, The Prophecy Fulfilled: A Tale of the Late American War. 1840. Ed. Donald Stephens. Ottawa: Carleton UP, 1992. [Life Writing]

Roy, Gabrielle. La Rivière sans repos. Montréal: Beauchemin, 1970. [Novel]

Salverson, Laura Goodman. Confessions of an Immigrant’s Daughter. 1939. Toronto: U of Toronto P, 1981. [Life Writing]

Sam, Lillian. “A Child of Six.” Gatherings: The En’owkin Journal of First North American Peoples 9 (Fall 1998): 139-40. [Poetry]

Tener, Anne E. “Ruby’s Education.” Working For a Living: Room of One’s Own 12.2-3 (Aug. 1988): 47-52. [Short Story]

Webber, Marlene. Street Kids: The Tragedy of Canada’s Runaways. Toronto: U of Toronto P, 1991. [Reportage]

Willis, Jane. Geniesh. Toronto: New Press, 1973. [Life Writing]

Wiseman, Adele. Crackpot. Toronto: McClelland, 1974. [Novel]

---. “Memoirs of a Book-Molesting Childhood.” Canadian Forum 67.758 (Apr. 1986): 18-28. [Personal Essay]


Compiled by Zahra Roostaee and Roxanne Rimstead