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December 13, 2017

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Popular Nonfiction Books for Teens

 

Hundreds of books are added to the Library's collection each month. Here are the most popular Nonfiction books for teens.

 

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The Gutsy Girl: Escapades for your Life of Epic Adventure

The Gutsy Girl: Escapades for your Life of Epic Adventure
Paul, Caroline

"Why should girls miss out on the joy of adventure? They can jump off rocks, swing on ropes, and climb trees just as well as boys can. But girls often allow fear to stand in their way. In The Gutsy Girl, author Caroline Paul emboldens girls to seek out a life of exhilaration. Once a young scaredy-cat herself, Caroline decided that fear got in the way of the life she wanted--of excitement, confidence, self-reliance, friendship, and fun. She has since flown planes, rafted big rivers, climbed tall mountains, and fought fires as one of the first female firefighters in San Francisco. In The Gutsy Girl, she shares her greatest escapades as well as those of other girls and women from throughout history, and offers engaging activities such as confidence-building stances, creating a compass, positive self-talk, and using crickets to estimate outside temperatures. Each section includes a place for girls to "journal" their adventures, thus encouraging a new generation to develop a zest for challenges and a healthy relationship to risk. The Gutsy Girl is Lean In for young girls, a book about the glorious things that happen when you unshackle from fear and open up to exhilaration. Fully illustrated and enlivened throughout by bestselling illustrator Wendy MacNaughton's whimsical pen-and-ink drawings"--Provided by publisher.


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Holds: 2 on 15 copies

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Queer, There, and Everywhere: 23 People Who Changed the World

Queer, There, and Everywhere: 23 People Who Changed the World
Prager, Sarah, 1986-

A LGBTQ chronicle for teens shares facts about 23 influential gay and gender-ambiguous notables from the era of the Roman Empire to the present, exploring how they defied convention to promote civil rights, pursue relationships on their own terms and shape culture.


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Holds: 2 on 7 copies

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I Am That Girl: How to Speak your Truth, Discover your Purpose, and #bethatgirl

I Am That Girl: How to Speak your Truth, Discover your Purpose, and #bethatgirl
Jones, Alexis, 1983-

Seeks to inspire confidence in women to help them achieve the life they want.


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Holds: 2 on 5 copies

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Wonder Women: 25 Innovators, Inventors, and Trailblazers Who Changed History

Wonder Women: 25 Innovators, Inventors, and Trailblazers Who Changed History
Maggs, Sam

"Smart women have always been able to achieve amazing things, even when the odds were stacked against them. In Wonder Women, author Sam Maggs tells the stories of the brilliant, brainy, and totally rad women in history who broke barriers as scientists, engineers, mathematicians, adventurers, and inventors. Plus, interviews with real-life women in STEM careers, an extensive bibliography, and a guide to women-centric science and technology organizations--all to show the many ways the geeky girls of today can help to build the future,"--Amazon.com.


Format: Book
Holds: 2 on 20 copies

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Vincent

Vincent
Stok, Barbara, 1970-


Format: Graphic Novel
Holds: 2 on 4 copies

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Guts: The True Stories Behind Hatchet and the Brian Books

Guts: The True Stories Behind Hatchet and the Brian Books
Paulsen, Gary

The author relates incidents in his life and how they inspired parts of his books about the character, Brian Robeson.


Format: Book
Holds: 2 on 1 copies

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Paint Me Like I Am: Teen Poems From WritersCorps

Paint Me Like I Am: Teen Poems From WritersCorps


Format: Book
Holds: 2 on 1 copies

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Women in Sports: 50 Fearless Athletes Who Played to Win

Women in Sports: 50 Fearless Athletes Who Played to Win
Ignotofsky, Rachel, 1989-

"Illustrated profiles of fifty pioneering female athletes, from the author of the New York Times bestseller Women in Science. A charmingly illustrated and inspiring book, Women in Sports highlights the achievements and stories of fifty notable women athletes--from well-known figures like tennis player Billie Jean King and gymnast Simone Biles, to lesser-known athletes like skateboarding pioneer Patti McGee and Toni Stone, the first woman to play baseball in a men's professional league. Covering more than forty sports, this fascinating collection also contains infographics about notable women's teams throughout history, pay and media statistics for female athletes, and muscle anatomy. Women in Sports celebrates the success of the tough, bold, and fearless women who paved the way for the next generation of athletes"--Provided by publisher.


Format: Book
Holds: 2 on 8 copies

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Understanding Comics: The Invisible Art

Understanding Comics: The Invisible Art
McCloud, Scott, 1960-


Format: Book
Holds: 2 on 5 copies

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Unbroken: An Olympian's Journey From Airman to Castaway to Captive

Unbroken: An Olympian's Journey From Airman to Castaway to Captive
Hillenbrand, Laura

On a May afternoon in 1943, an American military plane crashed into the Pacific Ocean and disappeared, leaving only a spray of debris and a slick of oil, gasoline, and blood. Then, on the ocean surface, a face appeared. It was that of a young lieutenant, the plane's bombardier, who was struggling to a life raft and pulling himself aboard. So began one of the most extraordinary sagas of the Second World War. The lieutenant's name was Louis Zamperini. As a boy, he had been a clever delinquent, breaking into houses, brawling, and stealing. As a teenager, he had channeled his defiance into running, discovering a supreme talent that carried him to the Berlin Olympics. But when war came, the athlete became an airman, embarking on a journey that led to his doomed flight, a tiny raft, and a drift into the unknown. Ahead of Zamperini lay thousands of miles of open ocean, leaping sharks, a sinking raft, thirst and starvation, enemy aircraft, and, beyond, a trial even greater. Driven to the limits of endurance, Zamperini would respond to desperation with ingenuity, suffering with hope and humor, brutality with rebellion. His fate, whether triumph or tragedy, would hang on the fraying wire of his will.


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Holds: 2 on 25 copies

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