• Girl Mogul: Dream It. Do It. Change the World

    Girl Mogul: Dream It. Do It. Change the World

    Pham, Tiffany

    No matter who you are or where you come from, this book can help you define success, envision it, and make it happen--in school, in your personal life, and at work. Get ready to awaken all the awesomeness that is already inside of you --Provided by Publisher.

    Format: Book - 2019

    Holds: 0 on 4 copies

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  • Feminismo para mentes inquietas

    Feminismo para mentes inquietas

    Black, Alexandra

    A lively and accessible book for teens on the history, pioneers, theories, questions, arguments, and daily reality of feminism today. What is feminism? Combining insightful text with graphic illustrations, this engaging book introduces young adult readers to a subject that should matter to everyone. Feminism Is... tackles the most intriguing and relevant topics, such as intersectionality, the right to an equal education, and the gender pay gap. Find out what equality for women really means, get a short history of feminism, and take a look at the issues that affect women at work, in the home, and around sex and identity. Meet, too, some great women, such as Gloria Steinem, Frida Kahlo, and Malala Yousafzai, "rebel girls" who refused to accept the status quo of their day and blazed a trail for others to follow. Addressing ongoing feminist concerns and including an original foreword by Roxane Gay, Feminism Is... takes on the issues in informative, thought-provoking ways.

    Format: Book - 2019 Spanish

    Holds: 0 on 3 copies

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  • A Cave in the Clouds: A Young Woman's Escape From ISIS

    A Cave in the Clouds: A Young Woman's Escape From ISIS

    Ahmed, Badeeah Hassan

    "Badeeah Hassan was just 18 when she witnessed firsthand the horrors of the 2014 genocide of the Ezidi people by ISIS forces. Captured by ISIS, known locally as Daesh, Badeeah was among hundreds forced into a brutal human trafficking network made up of women and girls of Ezidi ethnicity, a much-persecuted minority culture of Iraq. Badeeah's story takes her to Syria where she is sold to a high-ranking ISIS commander known as Al Amriki, the American, kept as a house slave, raped, and routinely assaulted. Only the presence of her young nephew Eivan and her friend Navine, also prisoners, keeps her from harming herself. In captivity, she draws on memories and stories from her childhood to maintain a small bit of control in an otherwise volatile situation. Ultimately, it is her profound sense of faith and brave resistance that lead her to escape with Eivan and reunite with family. Since her escape, Badeeah has brought her harrowing story of war and survival to the world's stage, raising awareness about the little-known acts of genocide against her culture and the strength of a people unknown to many around the world. This captivating account of courage extends beyond the confines of her experience; Badeeah's story is about the resilience of women, girls, and persecuted groups everywhere in the face of seemingly insurmountable oppression."--

    Format: Book - 2019

    Holds: 0 on 5 copies

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  • Le due facce della medaglia

    Le due facce della medaglia

    Sivi Show

    ""AveatuttiragazzeeragazziiosonoSivieoggisiamoinunnuovissimovideo!": ecco come ha iniziato a presentarsi Sivi nei suoi video su YouTube, da migliaia e migliaia di visualizzazioni. Su00ec, perchu00e9 lei parla velocissimo, ed u00e8 la ragazzina riccia piu00f9 travolgente del Tubo! (Anche se a volte u00e8 meglio lisciarli, i capelli, cosu00ec la mattina u00e8 piu00f9 facile pettinarli ...) Le parodie - e non solo - sul suo canale ci trasportano in un mondo esplosivo come un vulcano in eruzione. Ma cosa succede una volta spento il computer, sull'altra faccia della medaglia? Per esempio, lo sapete che il suo numero di cellulare u00e8 stato venduto, e poi Sivi si u00e8 ritrovata una folla di gente sotto casa? Oppure che si emoziona tantissimo quando incontra i fan che hanno creduto in lei e l'hanno fatta crescere? Perchu00e9 Sivi u00e8 anche Silvia, e in questo libro ci racconta con il suo piglio irresistibile cosa le succede al di qua dello schermo. Seguiamola in un viaggio dietro le quinte, per scoprire la vita di tutti i giorni di una YouTuber. Amicizie, problemi, affetti e disastri di una quindicenne un po' speciale, che ha sempre avuto il sogno di migliorare le giornate degli altri con un sorriso, e che ci insegna che ridere spacca tutto, anche il bullismo degli haters, quelli del web e quelli del mondo "reale". Silvia ci regala una storia che appartiene un po' a tutti noi che la seguiamo. Perchu00e9 ognuno di noi, in fondo, ha due facce della medaglia. "Per me ogni occasione puu00f2 rivelarsi una fonte di felicitu00e0. Ad esempio, c'u00e8 il sole? E vabbe', mi direte, questa u00e8 troppo facile. Va bene, va bene, avete ragione. C'u00e8 la pioggia? Uh, ho una scusa in piu00f9 per mettere gli anfibi che mi piacciono un sacco! Sono una che fa di tutto per vedere il bicchiere mezzo pieno, perchu00e9 mezzo vuoto mi fa subito tristezza e noia." Sivi ha 15 anni, u00e8 nata a Roma (come dimostra il suo accento strepitoso), e? per chi non la conoscesse ancora? ha un canale YouTube da quasi 400.000 iscritti (Sivi Show), dove carica video che sono degli antidoti contro la noia e il malumore. Provare per credere!"--

    Format: Book - 2018 Italian

    Holds: 0 on 1 copy

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  • Tweak: (growing up on Methamphetamines)

    Tweak: (growing up on Methamphetamines)

    Sheff, Nic

    The author details his immersion in a world of hardcore drugs, revealing the mental and physical depths of addiction, and the violent relapse one summer in California that forever changed his life, leading him down the road to recovery.

    Format: Book - 2018

    Holds: 1 on 2 copies

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  • I Am Malala: How One Girl Stood up for Education and Changed the World

    I Am Malala: How One Girl Stood up for Education and Changed the World

    Yousafzai, Malala

    "I Am Malala. This is my story. Malala Yousafzai was only ten years old when the Taliban took control of her region. They said music was a crime. They said women weren't allowed to go to the market. They said girls couldn't go to school. Raised in a once-peaceful area of Pakistan transformed by terrorism, Malala was taught to stand up for what she believes. So she fought for her right to be educated. And on October 9, 2012, she nearly lost her life for the cause: She was shot point-blank while riding the bus on her way home from school. No one expected her to survive. Now Malala is an international symbol of peaceful protest and the youngest ever Nobel Peace Prize nominee. In this Young Readers Edition of her bestselling memoir, which includes exclusive photos and material, we hear firsthand the remarkable story of a girl who knew from a young age that she wanted to change the world -- and did. Malala's powerful story will open your eyes to another world and will make you believe in hope, truth, miracles and the possibility that one person -- one young person -- can inspire change in her community and beyond."--

    Format: Book - 2016

    Holds: 0 on 3 copies

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  • The Year We Disappeared: A Father-daughter Memoir

    The Year We Disappeared: A Father-daughter Memoir

    Busby, Cylin

    Cylin and John Busby share the challenges they faced after their family was forced into hiding to protect themselves from a killer who had already shot John, a police officer, and was determined to finish the job.

    Format: Book - 2010

    Holds: 0 on 2 copies

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  • Dear Ally, How Do You Write A Book?

    Dear Ally, How Do You Write A Book?

    Carter, Ally

    Have you always wanted to write a book, but don't know where to start? Or maybe you're really great at writing the first few chapters . . . but you never quite make it to the end? Or do you finally have a finished manuscript, but you're not sure what to do next? Fear not -- if you have writing-related questions, this book has answers! Whether you're writing for fun or to build a career, bestselling author Ally Carter is ready to help you make your work shine. With honesty, encouragement, and humor, Ally's ready here to answer the questions that writers struggle with the most. Filled with practical tips and helpful advice, Dear Ally is a treasure for aspiring writers at any stage of their careers. It offers a behind-the-scenes look at how books get made, from idea to publication, and gives you insight into the writing processes of some of the biggest and most talented YA authors writing today."--Amazon.

    Format: Book - 2019

    Holds: 0 on 5 copies

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  • Captured: An American Prisoner of War in North Vietnam

    Captured: An American Prisoner of War in North Vietnam

    Townley, Alvin

    "Naval aviator Jeremiah Denton was captured in North Vietnam in 1965. As a POW, Jerry Denton led a group of fellow American prisoners in withstanding gruesome conditions behind enemy lines. They developed a system of secret codes and covert communications to keep up their spirits. Later, he would endure long periods of solitary confinement. Always, Jerry told his fellow POWs that they would one day return home together. Although Jerry spent seven and a half years as a POW, he did finally return home in 1973 after the longest and harshest deployment in U.S. history. Denton's story -- including that of the men he led, and of his wife, who fought for prisoners' rights while he was held captive -- is an extraordinary narrative of human resilience and endurance. Townley grapples with themes of perseverance, leadership, and duty while also deftly portraying the deeply complicated realities of the Vietnam War in this gripping narrative project for YA readers."--Provided by publisher.

    Format: Book - 2019

    Holds: 0 on 5 copies

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  • Star Wars - Age of the Republic: Heroes

    Star Wars - Age of the Republic: Heroes

    Houser, Jody

    This is the Age of Star Wars - an epic series of adventures that unite your favourite characters from all three trilogies! Join the greatest heroes of the waning days of the Old Republic. Witness the never-before-seen moments that define them, the incredible battles that shaped them - and their eternal conflict between light and darkness! Considered one of the greatest Jedi Knights - or the one who led them to their doom - maverick Qui-Gon Jinn is known to bend the rules, and it's gotten him into plenty of trouble with the Council. Now, in the face of a mission gone awry, he's forced to confront his conflicting beliefs. Plus, Anakin Skywalker! Obi-Wan Kenobi! Padme Amidala! And Master Yoda! Collecting: Star Wars: Age of Republic - Anakin Skywalker 1, Star Wars: Age of Republic - Obi-Wan Kenobi 1, Star Wars: Age of Republic - Padme Amidala 1, Star Wars: Age of Republic - Qui-Gon Jinn 1 (syndetics) (4/19/2019 4:41:34 AM)

    Format: Book - 2019

    Holds: 3 on 7 copies

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