• Women Heroes of the US Army: Remarkable Soldiers From the American Revolution to Today

    Women Heroes of the US Army: Remarkable Soldiers From the American Revolution to Today

    McCallum, Ann

    "The story of women serving in the United States military begins before the founding of the country. Though early laws prohibited women from becoming soldiers, they still found ways to serve, even disguising themselves as men in order to participate in active battle. Women Heroes of the US Army chronicles the critical role women have played in strengthening the US Army from the birth of the nation to today. These smart, brave, and determined women led the way for their sisters to enter, grow and prosper in the forces defending the United States. Through the profiles highlighting the achievements of these trailblazers throughout history, young women today can envision an equitable future"--

    Format: Book - 2019

    Holds: 0 on 5 copies

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  • It's Not A Perfect World, but I'll Take It: 50 Life Lessons for Teens Like Me Who Are Kind of (you Know) Autistic

    It's Not A Perfect World, but I'll Take It: 50 Life Lessons for Teens Like Me Who Are Kind of (you Know) Autistic

    Rose, Jennifer

    A "guide to life [that] explains how you can be different and still connect with others, how to deal with tough realities, and how to celebrate happy times"--Amazon.com.

    Format: Book - 2016

    Holds: 0 on 5 copies

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  • Dreamland: The True Tale of America's Opiate Epidemic

    Dreamland: The True Tale of America's Opiate Epidemic

    Quinones, Sam

    In 1929, in the blue-collar city of Portsmouth, Ohio, a company built a swimming pool the size of a football field; named Dreamland, it became the vital center of the community. Now, addiction has devastated Portsmouth, as it has hundreds of small rural towns and suburbs across America. How that happened is the riveting story of Dreamland. Quinones explains how the rise of the prescription drug OxyContin, a miraculous and extremely addictive painkiller pushed by pharmaceutical companies, paralleled the massive influx of black tar heroin--cheap, potent, and originating from one small county on Mexico's west coast, independent of any drug cartel.

    Format: Book - 2019

    Holds: 3 on 14 copies

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  • Norman Grubb: Mission Builder

    Norman Grubb: Mission Builder

    Benge, Janet

    As a boy at boarding school in Great Britain, Norman would never have guessed where his life's work would take him. After serving in World War I, he studied at Trinity College, Cambridge, where he played a key role in the beginnings of InterVarsity Fellowship. Following in the footsteps of C.T. Studd, Norman then answered God's call to join the Heart of Africa Mission in the Belgian Congo.A passionate yet humble evangelist, missionary, and teacher, Norman went on to lead the Worldwide Evangelistic Crusade (WEC) and helped found the Christian Literature Crusade. Pouring his heart into teaching the Bible and writing numerous books, he strengthened the faith of thousands (1895-1993).This best-selling, missionary biography series - Christian Heroes: Then & Now - chronicles the exciting, challenging, and deeply touching true stories of ordinary men and women whose trust in God accomplished extraordinary exploits for His kingdom and glory.Pages: 208 (paperback)Ages: 10+ (syndetics)

    Format: Book - 2019

    Holds: 0 on 3 copies

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  • An Indigenous Peoples' History of the United States for Young People

    An Indigenous Peoples' History of the United States for Young People

    Dunbar-Ortiz, Roxanne

    "Going beyond the story of America as a country "discovered" by a few brave men in the "New World," Indigenous human rights advocate Roxanne Dunbar-Ortiz reveals the roles that settler colonialism and policies of American Indian genocide played in forming our national identity. The original academic text is fully adapted by renowned curriculum experts Debbie Reese and Jean Mendoza, for middle-grade and young adult readers to include discussion topics, archival images, original maps, recommendations for further reading, and other materials to encourage students, teachers, and general readers to think critically about their own place in history"--

    Format: Book - 2019

    Holds: 9 on 33 copies

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  • Teens and Dieting

    Teens and Dieting

    Stenquist, Anjali

    Dieting can be an effective way to lose weight, but only when it is done safely and under a doctors advice. Dangerous forms of dieting can be harmful to teens health. Teens and Dieting explores the causes of dangerous dieting, how it affects teens, and ways in which teens can protect themselves and get help.

    Format: Book - 2019

    Holds: 0 on 3 copies

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  • Positively Teen: A Practical Guide to A More Positive, More Confident You

    Positively Teen: A Practical Guide to A More Positive, More Confident You

    Morgan, Nicola

    Teaches teenagers how to approach their adolescent years with optimism and understanding, giving them the skills they need to develop long-term well-being.

    Format: Book - 2019

    Holds: 0 on 7 copies

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  • Objectification of Women in the Media

    Objectification of Women in the Media

    Evans, Christine

    "Explores the history and social effects of the media's objectification of women, as well as ongoing efforts toward gender equality"--

    Format: Book - 2019

    Holds: 0 on 7 copies

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  • And If I Perish: Frontline U.S. Army Nurses in World War II

    And If I Perish: Frontline U.S. Army Nurses in World War II

    Monahan, Evelyn

    A galvanizing narrative of the wartime role played by U.S. Army nurses from the invasion of North Africa to the bloody Italian campaign to the decisive battles in France and the Rhineland. More than 59,000 nurses volunteered to serve in the U.S. Army Nurse Corps alone: 217 lost their lives (16 by enemy action), and more than 1,600 were decorated for meritorious service and bravery under fire. But their stories have rarely been heard. Now, drawing on never-before-published eyewitness accounts many heroic, some mundane and comic Monahan and Neidel-Greenlee take us to the front lines, to the withering fire on the beaches of Anzio and Normandy, and to the field and evacuation hospitals, as well as bombed and burned hospital ships. We witness the nurses and the doctors with whom they served coping with the physical and psychological damage done to the soldiers in combat. We see them working often with only meager supplies and overwhelmed by the sheer number of casualties to save the lives and limbs of thousands of wounded troops. With them we experience the almost constant packing up and moving on to keep up with advancing troops, foxholes dug under camp beds, endless mud, and treacherous minefields. The vividness and immediacy of their recollections provide us with a powerfully visceral, deeply affecting sense of their experiences terrifying and triumphant, exhausting and exhilarating. A revelatory work that at last gives voice to the nurses who played such an essential role in World War II.

    Format: Book - 2004

    Holds: 0 on 4 copies

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  • Elon Musk: A Mission to Save the World

    Elon Musk: A Mission to Save the World

    Redding, Anna Crowley

    "Elon Musk is the visionary behind SpaceX and CEO of the electric car company Tesla. He is working on unique and daring improvements to both public transit and solar energy. And then, there's his highly-publicized plans for colonizing Mars... But behind the mind-blowing headlines and legendary drive is the story of a bullied and beaten school boy, who through creativity and determination decided to rewrite his story and find his own way to make the world a better place. And to do so with a sense of fun and style. From hosting raves to pay for college to re-writing the rules on space travel, Elon Musk has always gone his own way. And now, award-winning investigative journalist, Anna Crowley Redding takes readers on a well-researched trip through Elon's life and accomplishments."--Amazon.

    Format: Book - 2019

    Holds: 0 on 11 copies

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