If you are looking for some good books for your young teen, our friends at the Canadian Children's Book Centre have these suggestions:
by Darren Hynes
"Moon at Nine"
by Deborah Ellis
by Maggie de Vries
"Branded by the Pink Triangle"
by Ken Setterington
"Residential Schools, With the Words and Images of Survivors: a National History"
by Larry Loyle
"From Vimy to Victory: Canada's Fight to the Finish in World War I"
by Hugh Brewster
"Kill Shakespeare, Volume 3: The Tide of Blood"
by Conor McCreery and Anthony Del Col
"The Ballad of Nancy April: Shawnadithit"
by David Alexander Robertson, Scott B Henderson
"War Brothers: The Graphic Novel"
by Sharon E. McKay and Daniel Lafrance