• Playlist: The Rebels And Revolutionaries Of Sound

    Playlist: The Rebels And Revolutionaries Of Sound

    Rhodes, James

    "Open your mind to some of the most breathtaking and magnificent pieces of music ever created, and find out why the rebels and revolutionaries who wrote them are responsible for every track on your phone today. Discover their backstories and how each one shaped and defined classical music. Learn about the structure of an orchestra, the language of music, and the history of musical periods. With jaw-dropping artwork and avant-garde design, this visually exquisite celebration of classical music is a surefire hit for both first-time listeners and longtime fans. Budding aficionados will appreciate the online playlist featuring James Rhodes's favorite selections."--Amazon.

    Format: Book - 2019 Undetermined

    Holds: 0 on 5 copies

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  • You Failed Us: Students of Color Talk Seattle Schools

    You Failed Us: Students of Color Talk Seattle Schools

    Savage, Azure

    An exploration of the experience that students of color have in the schools they attend around the Seattle area. It incorporates direct quotes from interviewed students, as well as the author's own personal experiences from when they were in elementary school, to now, about to enter their senior year of high school. Digging into these experiences allows us to find meaning, and understand the factors that create them. -- Publisher description.

    Format: Book - 2019

    Holds: 9 on 9 copies

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  • Beneath the Surface: A Teen's Guide to Reaching Out When You or your Friend Is in Crisis

    Beneath the Surface: A Teen's Guide to Reaching Out When You or your Friend Is in Crisis

    Hugstad, Kristi

    "Depression and mental illness don't discriminate. Even in the most picture-perfect life, confusion and turmoil are often lurking beneath the surface. For a teenager in a world where anxiety, depression, and other mental illnesses are commonplace, life can sometimes feel impossible. Whether or not you or someone you love is suffering from any of these issues, it's important to be able to recognize the warning signs of mental illness and know where to turn for help. "--Back cover.

    Format: Book - 2019

    Holds: 0 on 7 copies

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  • What Linnaeus Saw: A Scientist's Quest to Name Every Living Thing

    What Linnaeus Saw: A Scientist's Quest to Name Every Living Thing

    Beil, Karen Magnuson

    In What Linnaeus Saw, Karen Magnuson Beil chronicles Linnaeus's life and career in readable, relatable prose. As a boy, Linnaeus hated school and had little interest in taking up the religious profession his family had chosen. Though he struggled through Latin and theology classes, Linnaeus was an avid student of the natural world and explored the school's gardens and woods, transfixed by the properties of different plants. At twenty-five, on a solo expedition to the Scandinavian Mountains, Linnaeus documented and described dozens of new species. As a medical student in Holland, he moved among leading scientific thinkers and had access to the best collections of plants and animals in Europe. What Linnaeus found was a world with no consistent system for describing and naming living things--a situation he methodically set about changing. The Linnaean system for classifying plants and animals, developed and refined over the course of his life, is the foundation of modern scientific taxonomy, and inspired and guided generations of scientists.What Linnaeus Saw is rich with biographical anecdotes--from his attempt to identify a mysterious animal given him by the king to successfully growing a rare and exotic banana plant in Amsterdam to debunking stories of dragons and phoenixes. Thoroughly researched and generously illustrated, it offers a vivid and insightful glimpse into the life of one of modern science's founding thinkers. (syndetics)

    Format: Book - 2019

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  • Sioux Code Talkers of World War II

    Sioux Code Talkers of World War II

    Page, Andrea M.

    In World War II, code making and code breaking reached a feverish peak. The fabled Enigma cipher had been broken, and all sides were looking for a secure, reliable means of communication. Many have heard of the role of the Navajo Code Talkers, but less well-known are the Sioux Code Talkers, who used the Lakota, Dakota, and Nakota dialects. The great-niece of John Bear King, who served in the First Cavalry as a Sioux Code Talker, Andrea Page explores not only the importance of the indigenous peoples to the war but also their culture and values. Follow the seven Sioux who put aside a long history of prejudice against their people and joined the fight against Japan: John Bear King, Eddie Eagle Boy, Walter C. John, Philip "Stoney" LaBlanc, Baptiste Pumpkin Seed, Guy Rondell, and Edmund St. John.

    Format: Book - 2017

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  • Things That Make White People Uncomfortable: Adapted for Young Adults

    Things That Make White People Uncomfortable: Adapted for Young Adults

    Bennett, Michael

    Presents a young readers adaptation of the book that uses humor to discuss racism and violence, denounce the NFL's abuses, and encourage black athletes in the NCAA and NFL to speak out against injustice both on and off the field.

    Format: Book - 2019

    Holds: 0 on 12 copies

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  • A Pirate's Life for She: Swashbuckling Women Through the Ages

    A Pirate's Life for She: Swashbuckling Women Through the Ages

    Duncombe, Laura Sook

    Pirates are an enduring popular subject, depicted often in songs, stories, and Halloween costumes. Yet the truth about pirate women -- who they were, why they went to sea, and what their lives were really like -- is seldom a part of the conversation. In this Seven Seas history of the world's female buccaneers, A Pirate's Life for She tells the story of 16 women who through the ages who sailed alongside -- and sometimes in command of -- their male counterparts. These women came from all walks of life but had one thing in common: a desire for freedom. History has largely ignored these female swashbucklers, until now. Here are their stories, from ancient Norse princess Alfhild to Sayyida al-Hurra of the Barbary corsairs; from Grace O'Malley, who terrorised shipping operations around the British Isles during the reign of Queen Elizabeth I; to Cheng I Sao, who commanded a fleet of 1,400 ships off China in the early 19th century. Author Laura Sook Duncombe takes an honest look at these women, acknowledging that they are not easy heroines: they are lawbreakers. This book tells their full stories, focusing on the reasons they became pirates. It is possible to admire the courage, determination, and skills these women possessed without endorsing her actions. These are the remarkable stories of women who took control of their own destinies in a world where the odds were against them, empowering young women to reach for their own dreams. (syndetics)

    Format: Book - 2020

    Holds: 0 on 7 copies

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  • One Person, No Vote: How Not All Voters Are Treated Equally

    One Person, No Vote: How Not All Voters Are Treated Equally

    Anderson, Carol

    "In her New York Times bestseller White Rage, Carol Anderson laid bare an insidious history of policies that have systematically impeded black progress in America, from 1865 to our combustible present. With One Person, No Vote, she chronicles a related history: the rollbacks to African American participation in the vote since the 2013 Supreme Court decision that eviscerated the Voting Rights Act of 1965. Known as the Shelby ruling, this decision effectively allowed districts with a demonstrated history of racial discrimination to change voting requirements without approval from the Department of Justice. Focusing on the aftermath of Shelby, Anderson follows the astonishing story of government-dictated racial discrimination unfolding before our very eyes as more and more states adopt voter suppression laws. In gripping, enlightening detail she explains how voter suppression works, from photo ID requirements to gerrymandering to poll closures. And with vivid characters, she explores the resistance: the organizing, activism, and court battles to restore the basic right to vote to all Americans as the nation gears up for the 2020 presidential election season"--Provided by publisher.

    Format: Book - 2019

    Holds: 0 on 7 copies

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  • Baldur's Gate: Descent Into Avernus

    Baldur's Gate: Descent Into Avernus

    "This heroic adventure book takes players from levels 1 to 13 as they journey through Baldur's Gate and into Avernus, the first layer of the Nine Hells. The text introduces the infernal war machines to fifth edition D&D--battle-ready vehicles"--

    Format: Book - 2019

    Holds: 3 on 5 copies

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  • Choosing to Live, Choosing to Die: The Complexities of Assisted Dying

    Choosing to Live, Choosing to Die: The Complexities of Assisted Dying

    Tate, Nikki

    "This nonfiction book for teens examines the complex issue of medical assistance in dying from multiple perspectives."--

    Format: Book - 2019

    Holds: 0 on 8 copies

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