• Feminism: The March Towards Equal Rights for Women

    Feminism: The March Towards Equal Rights for Women

    Dearman, Jill

    "...invites young people to examine the different stages of the feminist movement, from early mentions in history through the suffragists' fight for the vote to today's focus on intersectionality. Issues such as the Equal Rights Amendment, women in politics, and health care, plus a discussion of the recent #MeToo movement, all encourage kids to pay close attention to the world in which we live and the one we might hope for"--

    Format: Book - 2019

    Holds: 1 on 12 copies

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  • Race Relations: The Struggle for Equality in America

    Race Relations: The Struggle for Equality in America

    Diggs, Barbara

    How could a country founded on the honorable ideals of freedom and equality have so willingly embraced the evils of enslavement and oppression? Americas history of race relations is a difficult one, full of uncomfortable inconsistencies and unpleasant truths. Although the topic is sensitive, it is important to face this painful past unflinchingly knowing this history is key to understanding todays racial climate and working towards a more harmonious society. In Race Relations: The Struggle for Equality in America, kids ages 12 to 15 follow the evolution of race relations in America from the country's earliest beginnings until present day. The book examines how the concept of race was constructed in the seventeenth century and how American colonists used racial differences to justify slavery, discrimination and the persecution of people of color. Through links to online primary sources such as newspaper articles, letters, poems, and songs, young readers will explore how race relations changed and didntthrough the eras of Reconstruction, Jim Crow, and Civil Rights, and under the presidencies of Barack Obama and Donald Trump. The book introduces students to people from four different centuriessome famous, some ordinary citizenswho took great risks to fight for freedom, equality, and social justice. It also fosters discussions of contemporary racial issues and social justice movements, including Black Lives Matters, and encourages students to consider steps they can take to help improve race relations.

    Format: Book - 2019

    Holds: 1 on 7 copies

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  • El niño que domó el viento

    El niño que domó el viento

    Kamkwamba, William

    "Cuando una terrible sequu00eda asolu00f3 la pequeu00f1a aldea donde vivu00eda William Kamkwamba, su familia perdiu00f3 todas las cosechas y se quedu00f3 sin nada que comer y nada que vender. William comenzu00f3 entonces a investigar en los libros de ciencia que habu00eda en la biblioteca en busca de una soluciu00f3n, y de este modo encontru00f3 la idea que cambiaru00eda la vida de su familia para siempre: construiru00eda un molino de viento. Fabricado a partir de materiales reciclados, metal y fragmentos de bicicletas, el molino de William trajo la electricidad a su casa y ayudu00f3 a su familia a obtener el agua que necesitaba para sus cultivos. Asu00ed, el empeu00f1o y la ilusiu00f3n del pequeu00f1o Willy cambiu00f3 el destino de su familia y del pau00eds entero."--

    Format: Book - 2018 Spanish

    Holds: 0 on 2 copies

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  • The Charlottesville Protests

    The Charlottesville Protests

    Capek, Michael

    The Charlottesville Protests delves into the eruption of violence that occurred in Charlottesville, Virginia, in August 2017. It also examines the racial strife that's plagued the United States for decades and encourages readers to form their own opinions. 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

    Holds: 0 on 7 copies

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  • Roblox, el libro definitivo: guía extraoficial

    Roblox, el libro definitivo: guía extraoficial

    Jagneaux, David

    "Roblox es actualmente el mayor videojuego en lu00ednea generado por los propios usuarios, que les permite crear y compartir sus propios mundos y creaciones. Este libro brinda el asesoramiento necesario para introducirse en este juego con todas las herramientas y conocimientos posibles; desde instrucciones concisas para jugar al juego hasta consejos para crear mundos propios y generar originales guiones y contenidos exclusivos"--

    Format: Book - 2019 Spanish

    Holds: 0 on 3 copies

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  • Economía para mentes inquietas

    Economía para mentes inquietas

    Weeks, Marcus

    A fully illustrated introduction to economics that uses colorful graphics to explain money markets, supply and demand, goods and services, trade, inflation, globalization, the wage gap, and personal finances among other topics. Includes sidebars, quotes, a directory of economists, and a glossary of terms.

    Format: Book - 2017 Spanish

    Holds: 0 on 3 copies

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  • Dracopedia Field Guide: Dragons of the World From Amphipteridae Through Wyverne

    Dracopedia Field Guide: Dragons of the World From Amphipteridae Through Wyverne

    O'Connor, William

    A comprehensive manual that will allow readers to identify all dragons of the world, from Amphipteridae through Wyverne.

    Format: Book - 2019

    Holds: 0 on 8 copies

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  • Warhead: The True Story of One Teen Who Almost Saved the World

    Warhead: The True Story of One Teen Who Almost Saved the World

    Henigson, Jeff

    "A memoir about Jeff Henigson's teen Starlight Children's Foundation wish after being diagnosed with brain cancer: to meet Mikhail Gorbachev and plea for nuclear disarmament and world peace"--

    Format: Book - 2019

    Holds: 0 on 11 copies

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  • A Queer History of the United States for Young People

    A Queer History of the United States for Young People

    Chevat, Richie

    "Through engrossing narratives, letters, drawings, poems, and more, the book encourages young readers, of all identities, to feel pride at the accomplishments of the LGBTQ people who came before them and to use history as a guide to the future.The stories he shares include those of: Thomas Morton, who celebrated same-sex love in Boston's Puritan community in the 1620s; Albert D.J. Cashier, an Irish immigrant and Civil War hero, who was born in the body of a woman but lived as a man for over a half century; Gladys Bentley, an African American blues singer who challenged cross-dressing laws in 1920s Harlem; Bayard Rustin, Martin Luther King Jr.'s close friend, civil rights organizer, and an openly gay man; Sylvia Rivera, who along with Marsha P. Johnson, founded the first transgender political group in the United States in 1970; Harvey Milk, a community organizer and the first openly gay politician to win an election in California; Jamie Nabozny, a teen who brought national attention to the issue of LGBTQ bullying by bringing his case to the Supreme Court in the 1990s. With over 60 illustrations and photos, a glossary, and a corresponding curriculum, A Queer History of the United States for Young People will be vital for teachers who want to introduce a new perspective to America's story"--

    Format: Book - 2019

    Holds: 0 on 10 copies

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  • Jay-Z: Building A Hip-hop Empire

    Jay-Z: Building A Hip-hop Empire

    Oswald, Vanessa

    "Discusses the life and achievements of rap artist and business entrepreneur Jay-Z, including his childhood in Brooklyn, his rise to superstardom in the music industry, his successful business ventures, and his family life." --

    Format: Book - 2019

    Holds: 0 on 12 copies

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