• The Far Away Brothers: Two Teenage Immigrants Making A Life in America

    The Far Away Brothers: Two Teenage Immigrants Making A Life in America

    Markham, Lauren

    Identical twins Ernesto and Raul Flores, seventeen, must flee El Salvador, make a harrowing journey across the Rio Grande and the Texas desert, face capture by immigration authorities, and struggle to navigate life in America.

    Format: Book - 2019

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  • That's My Team!: The History, Science, and Fun Behind Sports Teams' Names

    That's My Team!: The History, Science, and Fun Behind Sports Teams' Names

    Volponi, Paul

    How did author Edgar Allen Poe influence the naming of the NFL's Baltimore Ravens? What major historical events inspired the naming of the Philadelphia 76ers, San Francisco 49ers, and Oklahoma Sooners? And what caused the NBA's Washington Bullets to change their name to the Wizards? In That's My Team The History, Science, and Fun behind Sports Teams' Names, Paul Volponi shares the answers to these questions and more. Leading readers on a fast-paced journey through different parts of the United States and the world, Volponi reveals fascinating pieces of information on pop culture, history, science, literature, and a slew of other subjects through the lens of sports. While examining how teams from a variety of sports received their names, he also includes segments on Native Americans, minorities overcoming prejudice, and the growth of women's sports. That's My Team features fifteen challenges that test the knowledge readers have gained through the chapters, while three "timeouts" provide readers with opportunities to create meaningful names for their own brand new sports teams. Both reluctant and sports-crazed readers, teens and preteens alike, will find this book an exciting way to learn about a variety of subjects through their favorite sports teams. (syndetics)

    Format: Book - 2019

    Holds: 1 on 7 copies

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  • Woodsong

    Woodsong

    Paulsen, Gary

    For a rugged outdoor man and his family, life in northern Minnesota is a wild experience involving wolves, deer, and the sled dogs that make their way of life possible. Includes an account of the author's first Iditarod, a dogsled race across Alaska.

    Format: Book - 2013

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  • Ninja: Get Good : My Ultimate Guide to Gaming

    Ninja: Get Good : My Ultimate Guide to Gaming

    Blevins, Tyler

    "From one of the leading Fortnite players in the world comes your game plan for outclassing the rest at playing video games. This complete compendium includes everything Tyler "Ninja" Blevins wishes he had known before he got serious about gaming. Video games come and go, but Ninja's lessons are timeless. Pay attention to them and you'll find that you're never really starting over when the next big game launches. Who knows-- you may even beat him one day. As he says, that's up to you." --

    Format: Book - 2019

    Holds: 0 on 9 copies

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  • Deadly Aim: The Civil War Story of Michigan's Anishinaabe Sharpshooters

    Deadly Aim: The Civil War Story of Michigan's Anishinaabe Sharpshooters

    Walker, Sally M.

    "Sibert Award winner Sally M. Walker crafts an engaging, middle-grade nonfiction narrative of the American Indian soldiers who bravely fought in the Civil War"--

    Format: Book - 2019

    Holds: 0 on 4 copies

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  • 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

    Holds: 0 on 7 copies

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  • Trouble Maker for Justice: The Story of Bayard Rustin, the Man Behind the March on Washington

    Trouble Maker for Justice: The Story of Bayard Rustin, the Man Behind the March on Washington

    Houtman, Jacqueline

    Voted a Best Book of 2019 by School Library Journal and Kirkus Reviews! A biography for younger readers about one of the most influential activists of our time, who was an early advocate for African Americans and for gay rights. "Bayard had an unshakable optimism, nerves of steel, and, most importantly, a faith that if the cause is just and people are organized, nothing can stand in our way."--President Barack Obama "Bayard Rustin was one of the great organizers and activists of the Civil Rights Movement. Without his skill and vision, the historic impact of the March on Washington might not have been possible. I am glad this biography will make young people aware of his life and his incredible contribution to American history.--Congressman John Lewis "'We need, in every community, a group of angelic troublemakers,' declared Bayard Rustin in the late 1940s. A proponent of nonviolent resistance and a stalwart figure in the civil rights movement, Rustin organized a profound and peaceful milestone in American history--the 1963 March on Washington. . . . Troublemaker for Justice describes not only how Rustin orchestrated the March on Washington in two months but also how he stood up for his Quaker principles throughout his life. The three authors, Jacqueline Houtman, Walter Naegle and Michael G. Long, show the difficulties Rustin faced as a gay black man in 20th-century America, and that he shouldered them with strength, intelligence, and a quest for peace and justice."--Abby Nolan, The Washington Post "An excellent biography that belongs in every young adult library. Readers will find Rustin's story captivating; his story could encourage young people to fight for change."--Michelle Kornberger, Library Journal ,*Starred Review "In today's political landscape, this volume is a lesson in the courage to live according to one's truth and the dedication it takes to create a better world."--Kirkus Reviews, *Starred Review "A long-overdue introduction to a fascinating, influential change maker."--Publishers Weekly, *Starred Review "This biography is an indispensable addition to the literature of both civil and gay rights."--Michael Cart, Booklist, *Starred review Bayard Rustin was a major figure in the Civil Rights movement. He was arrested on a bus 13 years before Rosa Parks and he participated in integrated bus rides throughout the South 14 years before the Freedom Riders. He was a mentor to Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., teaching him the techniques and philosophy of Gandhian nonviolent direct action. He organized the March on Washington in 1963, one of the most impactful mobilizations in American history. Despite these contributions, few Americans recognize his name, and he is absent from most history books, in large part because he was gay. This biography traces Rustin's life, from his childhood and his first arrest in high school for sitting in the "whites only" section of a theater, through a lifetime of nonviolent activism. Praise for Troublemaker for Justice: "In Troublemaker for Justice children and teens can finally discover the story of the man who possibly was the most influential person in the struggle for Civil Rights--Bayard Rustin."--Rob Sanders, author of Pride: The Story of Harvey Milk and the Rainbow Flag Teachers: Discussion Guide Available! Explanation of Common Core Instructional Standards Available! Reach out to the publisher at Stacey [@] citylights.com (syndetics)

    Format: Book - 2019

    Holds: 0 on 8 copies

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  • Your Brain Needs A Hug: Life, Love, Mental Health, and Sandwiches

    Your Brain Needs A Hug: Life, Love, Mental Health, and Sandwiches

    Earl, Rae

    Rae Earl offers her personalized advice on the A to Zs of mental health, social media, family and friendship.

    Format: Book - 2019

    Holds: 0 on 5 copies

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