Real Justice books have earned the following honours:

  • Winner of the 2013 Red Maple Non-Fiction Award
  • Shortlisted for Norma Fleck Award for Canadian Children's Non-Fiction
  • Shortlisted for the 2014 White Pine Award
  • CCBC Best Books for Kids & Teens – 3 selections!

Recent Reviews

The series is factual and unbiased, showing how wrongful convictions have occurred and giving voice to the stories of the innocent."

— School Library Journal



"I would highly recommend any teacher (especially intermediate grades) use these books to engage their learners, spark discussion, and create a love and interest for reading!

— Janelle White, grade 7/8 teacher


"Told in a straightforward manner with a simple text, this will be easily accessible to most teen readers and of special interest to true-crime enthusiasts"

— Booklist


"[Real Justice books] are quick and simple reads but will keep reluctant young adult readers flipping the pages to see how the stories turn out."

— Canadian Children's Book News



"[Real Justice books] build on the popularity of true crime while tying into the justice system, and would be excellent classroom resources for government classes."




"Young, Innocent and in Prison would make an excellent classroom resource for any study of the justice system. It puts a personal face on legal terminology and makes a potentially dry subject come alive. It will appeal to students interested in law, police work, or crime, and to readers who prefer biography and true stories."

— CM Magazine



"A well written, fast paced read . . . the narrative made the story come to life"

— Anita Zawadzki, school librarian



"Teens interested in CSI can turn a critical eye to badly executed procedures and biased criminal investigation"

— School Library Journal



"Guilty of Being Weird is essential reading for anyone interested in criminal justice and forensics"




"The tabloid-style, easy-to-read format of the Real Justice series targets reluctant readers and presents the basic facts of the Guy Paul Morin case. Faryon manages to describe the obvious mistakes made by investigators matter-of-factly and lets the outcome speak volumes"

— CM Magazine