• The Life Heroic: How to Unleash your Most Amazing Self

    The Life Heroic: How to Unleash your Most Amazing Self

    Svoboda, Elizabeth

    "Heroes are superhuman. Or at least it's easy to assume that when you read ripped-from-the-news stories of derring-do. But in reality, almost anyone who's motivated can be a hero, and the heroes who make the biggest impact aren't always the ones who make headlines. This approachable, research-backed guide will equip kids with the tools they need to become everyday heroes. Along the way, you'll hear from real heroes living out the truth of psychologist Phil Zimbardo's words: "Most heroes are ordinary. It's the act of heroism that's extraordinary."" -- back cover.

    Format: Book - 2019

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  • Cracking the AP Physics C Exam

    Cracking the AP Physics C Exam

    "Ace the AP Physics C Exam with this comprehensive study guide--including 2 full-length practice tests with complete answer explanations, thorough content reviews, targeted exam strategies, and bonus online extras."--Amazon.com.

    Format: Book - 2019

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  • The Silence Breakers and the #Metoo Movement

    The Silence Breakers and the #Metoo Movement

    Harris, Duchess

    The Silence Breakers and the #MeToo Movement explores the movement promoting awareness of sexual abuse, harassment, and assault in the United States. Through this movement, silence breakers have spoken out and held abusers accountable for their actions. Features include a glossary, references, websites, source notes, and an index. Aligned to Common Core Standards and correlated to state standards. Essential Library is an imprint of Abdo Publishing, a division of ABDO. - From the publisher

    Format: Book - 2019

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  • The Other Side: Stories of Central American Teen Refugees Who Dream of Crossing the Border

    The Other Side: Stories of Central American Teen Refugees Who Dream of Crossing the Border

    Villalobos, Juan Pablo

    Award-winning Mexican author Juan Pablo Villalobos explores illegal immigration with this emotionally raw and timely nonfiction book about ten Central American teens and their journeys to the United States. You can't really tell what time it is when you're in the freezer. Every year, thousands of migrant children and teens cross the U.S.-Mexico border. The journey is treacherous and sometimes deadly, but worth the risk for migrants who are escaping gang violence and poverty in their home countries. And for those refugees who do succeed? They face an immigration process that is as winding and multi-tiered as the journey that brought them here. In this book, award-winning Mexican author Juan Pablo Villalobos strings together the diverse experiences of eleven real migrant teenagers, offering readers a beginning road map to issues facing the region. These timely accounts of courage, sacrifice, and survival--including two fourteen-year-old girls forming a tenuous friendship as they wait in a frigid holding cell, a boy in Chicago beginning to craft his future while piecing together his past in El Salvador, and cousins learning to lifteach other up through angry waters--offer a rare and invaluable window into the U.S.-Central American refugee crisis. In turns optimistic and heartbreaking, The Other Side balances the boundless hope at the center of immigration with the weight of its risks and repercussions. Here is a necessary read for young people on both sides of the issue. (syndetics)

    Format: Book - 2019

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  • Fighter in Velvet Gloves: Alaska Civil Rights Hero Elizabeth Peratrovich

    Fighter in Velvet Gloves: Alaska Civil Rights Hero Elizabeth Peratrovich

    Boochever, Annie

    "'No Natives or Dogs Allowed' blared the storefront sign at the young Tlingit Indian girl. The sting of those words would stay with Elizabeth Peratrovich all her life. Years later, a seasoned fighter for equality, she would deliver her own eloquent message. One that helped change Alaska and the nation forever. Tensions could not have been higher in Gallery B of the Alaska Territorial Senate. Alaska Natives and non-Natives pressed shoulder to shoulder or stood teetering on chairs to peer over the avalanche of heads that flowed into the hallway. They had come to hear debate on the first anti-discrimination bill in America, almost 20 years before passage of the United States Civil Rights Act. One speaker remained. Now thirty-three years old, Elizabeth Peratrovich placed her knitting next to her young daughter and rose. Dignified and confident in white velvet gloves, stylish green dress and matching hat, she made her way slowly down the crowded aisle. The audience strained forward, drawn by her calm but powerful presence. She turned to face the assembled legislators. Fighter in Velvet Gloves traces Elizabeth's life, from birth and adoption to leadership in a battle for civil rights now celebrated annually throughout Alaska on Elizabeth Peratrovich Day. Author Annie Boochever grew up in Juneau, Alaska. She and her family knew many of the Alaskans, including political leaders, who played key roles in Elizabeth's life and in the battle for Alaska Native people's equality. Written in collaboration with Elizabeth's eldest son, Roy Peratrovich Jr., Fighter in Velvet Gloves brings to life for readers, age ten through young adult, the story of an inspirational Alaskan and American hero"--Provided by publisher.

    Format: Book - 2019

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  • Women in Art: 50 Fearless Creatives Who Inspired the World

    Women in Art: 50 Fearless Creatives Who Inspired the World

    Ignotofsky, Rachel

    "Illustrated profiles of 50 pioneering female artists--from the 11th century to today--from the author of the New York Times bestseller Women in Science"--

    Format: Book - 2019

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  • I Am the Night Sky

    I Am the Night Sky

    During an era characterized by both hijabi fashion models and enduring post-9/11 stereotypes, ten Muslim American teenagers came together to explore what it means to be young and Muslim in America today.

    Format: Book - 2019

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  • Choosing to Live, Choosing to Die: The Complexities of Assisted Dying

    Choosing to Live, Choosing to Die: The Complexities of Assisted Dying

    Tate, Nikki

    "This nonfiction book for teens examines the complex issue of medical assistance in dying from multiple perspectives."--

    Format: Book - 2019

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  • What Linnaeus Saw: A Scientist's Quest to Name Every Living Thing

    What Linnaeus Saw: A Scientist's Quest to Name Every Living Thing

    Beil, Karen Magnuson

    In What Linnaeus Saw, Karen Magnuson Beil chronicles Linnaeus's life and career in readable, relatable prose. As a boy, Linnaeus hated school and had little interest in taking up the religious profession his family had chosen. Though he struggled through Latin and theology classes, Linnaeus was an avid student of the natural world and explored the school's gardens and woods, transfixed by the properties of different plants. At twenty-five, on a solo expedition to the Scandinavian Mountains, Linnaeus documented and described dozens of new species. As a medical student in Holland, he moved among leading scientific thinkers and had access to the best collections of plants and animals in Europe. What Linnaeus found was a world with no consistent system for describing and naming living things--a situation he methodically set about changing. The Linnaean system for classifying plants and animals, developed and refined over the course of his life, is the foundation of modern scientific taxonomy, and inspired and guided generations of scientists.What Linnaeus Saw is rich with biographical anecdotes--from his attempt to identify a mysterious animal given him by the king to successfully growing a rare and exotic banana plant in Amsterdam to debunking stories of dragons and phoenixes. Thoroughly researched and generously illustrated, it offers a vivid and insightful glimpse into the life of one of modern science's founding thinkers. (syndetics)

    Format: Book - 2019

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  • Trans+: Love, Sex, Romance, and Being You

    Trans+: Love, Sex, Romance, and Being You

    Gonzales, Kathryn

    Trans+ : Love, Sex, Romance, and Being You by Karen Rayne, PhD, and Katherine Gonzales, MBA, is an all-inclusive, uncensored guide for teens who are transgender, nonbinary, gender-nonconforming, or gender-fluid. TRANS+ answers all your questions, easy and hard, about gender and covers mental health, physical health and reproduction, transitioning, relationships, sex, and life as a trans or nonbinary individual. It's full of essential information you need -- and want -- to know and includes real-life stories from teens like you! (8/25/2019 10:24:45 AM)

    Format: Book - 2019

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