• The Transatlantic Slave Trade

    The Transatlantic Slave Trade

    Harris, Duchess

    "The Transatlantic Slave Trade looks at the history of the global trade that took millions of Africans captive and shipped them across the Atlantic Ocean to work as slaves, and it explores the impact and legacy of that trade today."--

    Format: Book - 2020

    Holds: 0 on 5 copies

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  • You Do You: Figuring Out your Body, Dating, and Sexuality

    You Do You: Figuring Out your Body, Dating, and Sexuality

    Mirk, Sarah

    Teen sex. STIs. Sexting. Rape. Sexual harassment. #MeToo and #YesAllWomen. Today's teens launch into their sexual lives facing challenging issues but with little if any formalized learning about sex and human reproduction. Many of them get their sex ed from online porn. Through this authoritative, inclusive, and teen-friendly overview, readers learn the basics about sex, sexuality, human reproduction and development, birth control, gender identity, healthy communication, dating, relationships and break ups, the importance of consent, safety, body positivity and healthy lifestyles, media myths, and more. Advice-column-style Q&As and real-life stories add human drama and authenticity. (syndetics)

    Format: Book - 2019

    Holds: 2 on 7 copies

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  • Reconstructing the South

    Reconstructing the South

    Harris, Duchess

    "Reconstructing the South studies the aftermath of the Civil War, discusses how racist laws kept former slaves in inferior positions compared with whites, and explores how the actions of people in the mid-1800s continue to impact African Americans today."--

    Format: Book - 2019

    Holds: 0 on 5 copies

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  • The Boot: 1993-2018

    The Boot: 1993-2018

    Collected issues of The Boot, a journal publishing poems and stories from youth living in Southwest King County as part of an 8 week intensive writing program held every summer.

    Format: Book - 2019

    Holds: 0 on 1 copy

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  • Activist: A Story of the Marjory Stoneman Douglas Shooting

    Activist: A Story of the Marjory Stoneman Douglas Shooting

    Hogg, Lauren

    Lauren Hogg, one of the survivors of the shooting at the Marjory Stoneman Douglas school in Parkland, Florida, dramatically tells her story in graphic novel form. The tragedy of yet another mass shooting has galvanized the young people of the country, and helped launch a movement that continues to gain momentum. Lauren Hogg lost her two best friends that horrible day, but despite her loss she, along with other Parkland students, found her voice and created meaning from the horrors of that day. On February 14, 2018, Valentine's Day, Lauren Elizabeth Hogg lost her two best friends in the now notorious school shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida. In all, seventeen people were gunned down by the shooter, a student at the school. Survivors of that tragic day vowed to rise up and fight for their right--and the right of kids everywhere--to safety in their schools. Lauren and her brother David were brought up together in a tight-knit family, where lessons about compassion, responsibility, and civic duty were always a part of their lives. Their mother, Rebecca Boldrick Hogg, has long pursued a life of activism, working to help the less fortunate in her community. Their father, Kevin Hogg, a retired FBI agent, dedicated his life to keeping citizens safe and secure. But neither parent could do much to answer Lauren's tearful questions after that horrific day: "Why not me? Why am I still here?" All they could do was urge her to put her lessons to work. She has done that here, by telling her own story in this powerful graphic novel about that fateful day--and beyond. Through her grief, Lauren found her calling, joining in the protests of #NeverAgain and the "March for Our Lives." She and her brother, and so many other Parkland students refuse to allow the memory of their fallen classmates to be forgotten. Empowered with a unique voice, Lauren Elizabeth Hogg is truly an activist for our times. (syndetics)

    Format: Book - 2019

    Holds: 0 on 6 copies

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  • We Are All Greta: Be Inspired to Save the World

    We Are All Greta: Be Inspired to Save the World

    Giannella, Valentina

    Follow in the footsteps of the Swedish teenage activist and Nobel Peace Prize candidate in We Are All Greta and join the global mission to save our planet from climate change. Greta Thunberg, author of No One is too Small to Make a Difference, has directed the attention of adults and her peers alike to issues crucial to the future of the planet, and the heads of even the youngest children have been filled with questions. Global warming, the greenhouse effect, fossil fuels - what do they all mean? What are biodiversity and sustainable development? Who is studying the changes that are taking place here on Earth? Which sources are reliable? What action can I take? We Are All Greta sets out the basic ideas required to understand climate change, explained in a scientific and accessible way and drawn from the most authoritative sources. With a chapter on key words and sites to help you understand the climate challenge and a list of websites to visit for further information, this is a book for young people, for parents, for grandparents and anyone having to answer direct and urgent questions about what must be done to protect our world.

    Format: Book - 2019

    Holds: 4 on 6 copies

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  • Highrise: The Towers in the World & the World in the Towers

    Highrise: The Towers in the World & the World in the Towers

    Cizek, Katerina

    "From the multi-story dwellings of Ancient Rome to the soaring glass skyscrapers of today, for thousands of years humans have used highrises to house the poor, protect the rich and sometimes narrow the gap between the two. Highrise first examines the history of vertical living in a chapter on the origins, technological triumphs, social failures and future of the highrise. The book then invites young adult readers into homes around the world. Through the lens of the highrise, readers will learn about 10 cities and hear stories that capture what life is like in these diverse places. In addition to being windows on different cultures and experiences, the stories from these cities cover important and, at times, challenging issues that residents must face--from a young mother in the West Bank who cannot visit her parents in Gaza to an LGBTQ activist in China who must hide her sexual orientation from her family. Highrise is a bold and unique volume that illuminates life on our urban planet like never before."--

    Format: Book - 2019

    Holds: 0 on 6 copies

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  • Do All Indians Live in Tipis?: Questions and Answers From the National Museum of the American Indian

    Do All Indians Live in Tipis?: Questions and Answers From the National Museum of the American Indian

    "Debunking common myths and providing information about everything from katsina dolls to casinos and Pocahontas to powwows, Native staff members at the National Museum of the American Indian have handled a wide array of questions over the years. This book presents nearly 100 of their answers. This accessible and informative book counters deeply embedded stereotypes while providing a lively introduction to diverse Native histories and contemporary cultures "--

    Format: Book - 2019

    Holds: 1 on 28 copies

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  • Tomie DePaola's Christmas Tree Book

    Tomie DePaola's Christmas Tree Book

    DePaola, Tomie

    A family discusses the origins of the Christmas tree as it decorates its own.

    Format: Book - 2019

    Holds: 4 on 14 copies

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  • Accused!: The Trials of the Scottsboro Boys : Lies, Prejudice, and the Fourteenth Amendment

    Accused!: The Trials of the Scottsboro Boys : Lies, Prejudice, and the Fourteenth Amendment

    Brimner, Larry Dane

    "In 1931, nine teenagers were arrested as they traveled on a train through Scottsboro, Alabama. The youngest was thirteen, and all had been hoping to find something better at the end of their journey. But they never arrived. Instead, two white women falsely accused them of rape. The effects were catastrophic for the young men, who came to be known as the Scottsboro Boys. Being accused of raping a white woman in the Jim Crow south almost certainly meant death, either by a lynch mob or the electric chair. The Scottsboro boys found themselves facing one prejudiced trial after another, in one of the worst miscarriages of justice in U.S. history. They also faced a racist legal system, all-white juries, and the death penalty. Noted Sibert Medalist Larry Dane Brimner uncovers how the Scottsboro Boys spent years in Alabama's prison system, enduring inhumane conditions and torture. The extensive back matter includes an author's note, bibliography, index, and further resources and source notes."--Amazon.

    Format: Book - 2019

    Holds: 0 on 7 copies

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