• 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!

    Format: Book - 2019

    Holds: 1 on 7 copies

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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 lift each 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

    Holds: 0 on 14 copies

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  • Teen Chef Cooks: 80 Scrumptious, Family-friendly Recipes

    Teen Chef Cooks: 80 Scrumptious, Family-friendly Recipes

    Kid Chef Eliana

    Presents eighty recipes organized by season, including such dishes as spinach and asiago strata, eggplant rollatini, chicken piccata, and inside-out apple pie.

    Format: Book - 2019

    Holds: 0 on 5 copies

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  • Acquisitions Incorporated

    Acquisitions Incorporated

    "Help wanted. The Forgotten Realms are full of powerful factions vying for control, and for a time, each has had the upper hand. The Harpers. The Zhentarim. The Lords' Alliance. The Order of the Gauntlet. The Emerald Enclave. I might be forgetting one or two. There's a bunch of these things. If none of those organizations can help you, consider Acquisitions Incorporated. Called 'Faerun's Definitive Adventuring Brand' by ... well the company itself, they've been in operation for more than a decade, and it's mostly been fine. For them. I should emphasize that it's been fine for them specifically. It's not always fine for the people who hire them, and it's definitely not fine for the people they're hired to rob. Truth is, though, when you're just starting out in the adventuring business, it might be nice to have a leg up. It can be a big help to have access to the powerful artifacts, expertise, and jobs that Acquisitions Incorporated has to offer a new franchise. Plus, there are always openings available. Just try not to think about why."--back cover.

    Format: Book - 2019

    Holds: 2 on 6 copies

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  • Volo's Guide to Monsters

    Volo's Guide to Monsters

    The esteemed loremaster Volothamp Geddarm is back! And never has his research been so dangerous-- he's compiled a dissertation on iconic monsters! Elminster doesn't believe Volo got some the details quite right-- but you'll discover the stories and lairs of giants, mind flayers, orcs, goblinoids, and much more. They're monsters-- but will they be your friends or your foes?

    Format: Book - 2016

    Holds: 0 on 6 copies

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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

    Holds: 1 on 12 copies

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  • No Barriers: A Blind Man's Journey to Kayak the Grand Canyon

    No Barriers: A Blind Man's Journey to Kayak the Grand Canyon

    Weihenmayer, Erik

    "No Barriers is about my journey since coming down from Mt. Everest in 2001, and the path to where I am today. It is the story of my own life, the personal and professional struggles in the pursuit of growth, learning, and family, as well as a dream to kayak one of the world's great rivers as a blind athlete. It is also about the many people I've encountered along the way who possess what I call a "No Barriers" mindset, who live a No Barriers life. It highlights these pioneers who give those around them the courage to do great things. People who have risked failure, transcended their personal barriers, and shown others a way forward: scientists and innovators, artists and musicians, climbers and adventurers, activists and soldiers. No Barriers is a way of living, and it exists in all of us, like a deep internal light. But sometimes through trauma, loss, isolation, and disillusionment, people get shoved into a dark place, and that light is almost extinguished. Making hard choices is what feeds that light, and becomes the energy we need to propel us forward. This book is about making the hard choices to fuel that flickering light, so that we can ignite with purpose and become our very best selves"--

    Format: Book - 2019

    Holds: 1 on 4 copies

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  • More Than A Game: Race, Gender, and Politics in Sports

    More Than A Game: Race, Gender, and Politics in Sports

    Doeden, Matt

    "This book explores controversies in sports, including black boxer Jack Johnson, Jessie Owens in the 1936 Olympics, Jackie Robinson breaking baseball's color barrier, Muhammad Ali's refusal to fight in the Vietnam War, #MeToo and the US gymnastics team, and much more"--

    Format: Book - 2020

    Holds: 0 on 6 copies

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  • The Miracle & Tragedy of the Dionne Quintuplets

    The Miracle & Tragedy of the Dionne Quintuplets

    Miller, Sarah

    "When they were born on May 28, 1934, quintuplets Yvonne, Annette, Cu00e9cile, u00c9milie, and Marie captivated the world, defying medical history with every breath they took. In an effort to protect them from hucksters and showmen, the Ontario government took custody of the quints, sequestering them in a private, custom-built hospital across the road from their family. Here, Sarah Miller reconstructs their unprecedented upbringing with depth and subtlety, illustrating not only their resilience, but also the unique bond of their sisterhood"--

    Format: Book - 2019

    Holds: 6 on 5 copies

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  • Immigration Nation: The American Identity in the Twenty-first Century

    Immigration Nation: The American Identity in the Twenty-first Century

    Cummings, Judy Dodge

    What does it mean to be an immigrant today? Has the immigrant experience changed since the last century? Immigration Nation: The American Identity in the Twenty-First Century invites middle and high schoolers to explore the history of immigration in the United States, along with immigration law and statistics through the perspectives of immigrants, citizens, policy makers, and border agents. For more than a century, an immigrant from France has stood vigil in the New York Harbor. At 350 feet tall, with a majestic spiked crown upon her head, a tablet of laws clutched in one hand and a torch held aloft in the other, the lady is hard to miss. She cries out to the world, "Give me your tired, your poor...I lift my lamp beside the golden door!" Millions of immigrants have answered the Statue of Liberty's call, passing over, under, or through the Golden Door to become Americans. However, on the eve of its 250th birthday, the United States is in the middle of an identity crisis. Should this land of immigrants open the door open to outsiders, people hungry for opportunity and desperate for freedom? Or should the country shut the golden door, barring entry to all but a select few? And what does it mean to be an American? How citizens answer these questions in the early twenty-first century will determine the future of America's identity. Immigration Nation includes critical-thinking activities and research exercises to encourage readers to dive deep into the topic and consider viewpoints from many different identities. Interesting facts, links to online primary sources and other supplemental material, and essential questions take readers on an exploration of the past, present, and future of immigration. Immigration Nation is part of a set of four books called Inquire & Investigate Social Issues of the Twenty-First Century, which explores the social challenges that have faced our world in the past and that continue to drive us to do better in the future. Other titles in this set are Gender Identity, Feminism, and Race Relations. Nomad Press books integrate content with participation, encouraging readers to engage in student-directed learning as opposed to teacher-guided instruction. This student-centered approach provides readers with the tools they need to become inquiry-based learners. Common Core State Standards and National Curriculum Standards for Social Studies all place project-based learning as key building blocks in education. Combining content with inquiry-based projects stimulates learning and makes it active and alive. As informational texts, our books provide key ideas and details from which readers can make their own inferences. Nomad's unique approach simultaneously grounds kids in factual knowledge while allowing them the space to be curious, creative, and critical thinkers. (syndetics)

    Format: Book - 2019

    Holds: 0 on 13 copies

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