• Mighty Moe: The True Story of A Thirteen-year-old Women's Running Revolutionary

    Mighty Moe: The True Story of A Thirteen-year-old Women's Running Revolutionary

    Swaby, Rachel

    "The untold true story of runner Maureen Wilton, whose world record-breaking marathon time at age thirteen was met first with misogyny and controversy, but ultimately with triumph"--

    Format: Book - 2019

    Holds: 0 on 4 copies

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  • My Story Starts Here: Voices of Young Offenders

    My Story Starts Here: Voices of Young Offenders

    "Deborah Ellis, activist and award-winning author of The Breadwinner interviews young people involved in the criminal justice system and lets them tell their own stories. Jamar found refuge in a gang after leaving an abusive home where his mother stole from him. Fred was arrested for assault with a weapon, public intoxication and attacking his mother while on drugs. Jeremy first went to court at age fourteen ("Court gives you the feeling that you can never make up for what you did, that you're just bad forever") but now wears a Native Rights hat to remind him of his strong Mu00e9tis heritage. Kate, charged with petty theft and assault, finally found a counselor who treated her like a person for the first time. Many readers will recognize themselves, or someone they know, somewhere in these stories. Being lucky or unlucky after an incident of shoplifting, or the drug search at school, or hanging out with the wrong kids at the wrong time. The encounter with a mean cop, or a good one, that can change the trajectory of a kid's life. Couch-surfing, or being shunted from one foster home to another. The effect of youth crime on families (the book includes the points of view of family members as well as "voices of experience" -- adults looking back at their own experiences as young offenders). The kids in this book represent a range of socioeconomic backgrounds, genders, sexual orientations and ethnicities. Every story is different, but there are common threads -- loss of parenting, dislocation, poverty, truancy, addiction, discrimination. Most of all, this book leaves readers asking the most pressing questions of all. Does it make sense to put kids in jail? Can't we do better? Have we forgotten that we were once teens ourselves, feeling powerless to change our lives, confused about who we were and what we wanted, and quick to make a dumb move without a thought for the consequences?"--

    Format: Book - 2019

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  • Starting your Own Business: Become An Entrepreneur!

    Starting your Own Business: Become An Entrepreneur!

    Toren, Adam

    Made by the people who make the dummies books! --Front cover.

    Format: Book - 2017

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  • Breaking Through

    Breaking Through

    Jiménez, Francisco

    At the age of fourteen, Francisco Jimu00e9nez, together with his older brother Roberto and his mother, are caught by la migra. Forced to leave their home, the entire family travels all night for twenty hours by bus, arriving at the U.S. and Mexican border in Nogales, Arizona. In the months and years that follow, Francisco, his mother and father, and his seven brothers and sister not only struggle to keep their family together, but also face crushing poverty, long hours of labor, and blatant prejudice. How they sustain their hope, their goodheartedness, and tenacity is revealed in this moving sequel to The Circuit. Without bitterness or sentimentality, Francisco Jimu00e9nez finishes telling the story of his youth.

    Format: Book - 2001

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  • The 6 Most Important Decisions You'll Ever Make: A Guide for Teens

    The 6 Most Important Decisions You'll Ever Make: A Guide for Teens

    Covey, Sean

    Updated to include social media issues, this guide helps teens deal with the major challenges they face and helps them determine how to go about gaining self-esteem, dealing with their parents, making friends, being wise about sex and much more.

    Format: Book - 2017

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  • Reach for the Skai: How to Inspire, Empower, and Clapback

    Reach for the Skai: How to Inspire, Empower, and Clapback

    Jackson, Skai

    "Actress and activist Skai Jackson shares her lessons on life and her rise to stardom in this vibrant memoir about self-acceptance, girl empowerment, and the classy clapback"--

    Format: Book - 2019

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  • Games of Deception: The True Story of the First U.S. Olympic Basketball Team at the 1936 Olympics in Hitler's Germany

    Games of Deception: The True Story of the First U.S. Olympic Basketball Team at the 1936 Olympics in Hitler's Germany

    Maraniss, Andrew

    "The true story of the birth of Olympic basketball at the 1936 Summer Games in Hitler's Germany"--

    Format: Book - 2019

    Holds: 0 on 7 copies

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  • Dare to Be You: Inspirational Advice for Girls on Finding your Voice, Leading Fearlessly, and Making A Difference

    Dare to Be You: Inspirational Advice for Girls on Finding your Voice, Leading Fearlessly, and Making A Difference

    Schnall, Marianne

    Provides advice from such influential role models as Gloria Steinem, Maya Angelou, Kerry Washington, and Stacey Abrams to help empower girls to be themselves in order to change the world.

    Format: Book - 2019

    Holds: 0 on 4 copies

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  • Copernicus, Bruno, Galileo: A Graphic Biography

    Copernicus, Bruno, Galileo: A Graphic Biography

    Hoskin, Rik

    Campfire Graphic Novels have published more than 70 titles since their introduction to North America in 2010; the line continues to grow at a steady pace, and the range of offerings is expanding. Campfire Graphic Novels feature gorgeous, sophisticated artwork and lush prodcution values. In the 15th Century, most astronomers agreed that the Earth was the centre of the universe. This idea dated back more than 1000 years, to the Greek astronomer Ptolomy, who stated that the Earth was motionless, and that all other heavenly bodies moved in complicated patterns around the Earth. This view became the accepted view of the Catholic Church, an institution so powerful that few would dare to question it. Until Copernicus, Bruno and Galileo... Learn the life stories of these three great minds, their great breakthroughs, right to their final years. This story is about science and religion. About brave individuals vs a powerful institution. But ultimately, it's about mankind as a species learning to grow up. Like a child must one day learn that it's not the most important thing in the world, humanity had to learn its own small place in the vast universe. (syndetics)

    Format: Book - 2020

    Holds: 3 on 5 copies

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  • We Are Artists: Women Who Made Their Mark on the World

    We Are Artists: Women Who Made Their Mark on the World

    Herbert, Kari

    "Take an inspiring journey through the world are art and discover the stories of some remarkable women artists."--Page 4 of cover.

    Format: Book - 2019

    Holds: 0 on 10 copies

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