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Fall 2019

The Truth Is

A Bustle Book Club Selection A powerful exploration of love, identity, and self-worth through the eyes of a fierce, questioning Puerto Rican teen. Fifteen-year-old Verdad doesn't think she… Read More →

  • Lexile: 610
  • Dewey: [Fic]
Fall 2019

Marie Curie: A Life of Discovery

In her intensely researched, inventively drawn exploration of Marie Curie's life, artist Alice Milani follows the celebrated Polish scientist from Curie's time as a struggling governess to… Read More →

  • Lexile: 400
  • Dewey: 540.92 [B]
Fall 2019

Mindfulness and Meditation: Handling Life with a Calm and Focused Mind

From hormones to homework, parents to peers, health issues to bad habits, life can be a pressure cooker leading to anxiety and even thoughts of suicide. How can we find relief? Author Whitney… Read More →

  • Lexile: 910
  • Dewey: 155.5/182
Fall 2019

Vote!: Women's Fight for Access to the Ballot Box

August 18, 2020, marks the 100th anniversary of the 19th Amendment to the US Constitution, which prohibited states and the US government from denying citizens the right to vote on the basis… Read More →

  • Lexile: 1080
  • Dewey: 324.6/230973
Spring 2019

Castle of Lies

Thelia isn't in line to inherit the crown, but she's been raised to take power however she can. She's been friends with Princess Corene her whole life, and she's scheming to marry Bayled, the… Read More →

  • Lexile: 660
  • Dewey: [Fic]
Spring 2019

Flight of a Starling

Best friends and sisters Lo and Rita have spent their lives flying through the air on the trapeze under the lights in the big top. The nomadic circus community is a close-knit family, but… Read More →

  • Lexile: 610
  • Dewey: [Fic]
Spring 2019

Cyrano de Bergerac: A Play in Five Acts

From the Series First Avenue Classics ™

Cyrano de Bergerac is a man with the gift of language, but a strong temper and unusually large nose. Cyrano finds himself deep in love with Lady Roxane, but due to his unfortunate appearance… Read More →

  • Dewey: 842
Spring 2019

Exposing Hate: Prejudice, Hatred, and Violence in Action

Experts have documented an explosive rise in the number of hate groups since the turn of the century, driven by anger over immigration and demographic projections showing that whites will no… Read More →

  • Lexile: 1180
  • Dewey: 305.5/68
Spring 2019

Fake News: Separating Truth from Fiction

While popularized by President Donald Trump, the term "fake news" actually originated toward the end of the 19th century, in an era of rampant yellow journalism. Since then, it has come to… Read More →

  • Lexile: 1190
  • ATOS: 8.7
  • Dewey: 070.4/3
Spring 2019

Forest Talk: How Trees Communicate

Trees are essential. They provide water, shelter, and food for millions of plant and animal species, including humans. They deliver proven health benefits, and they capture and store carbon… Read More →

  • Lexile: 1080
  • Dewey: 581.7/14
Spring 2019

Gravity's Pull: Book 2

From the Series Life on Earth

When Claudia Jones returns to her high school after a mysterious disappearance, she exerts a strange effect on the classmates around her. Meanwhile, her fellow students also struggle with the… Read More →

  • Lexile: 490
  • Dewey: 741.5/973
Spring 2019

Living Simply: A Teen Guide to Minimalism

Twenty-first-century minimalism is an increasingly mainstream response to global environmental crises such as climate change, the garbage glut, fast fashion, and other manifestations of the… Read More →

  • Lexile: 1050
  • Dewey: 646.700835
Spring 2019

No More Excuses: Dismantling Rape Culture

Soon after the sexual misconduct allegations against film producer Harvey Weinstein became public in late 2017, the #MeToo movement went viral, opening up an explosive conversation about rape… Read More →

  • Lexile: 1090
  • Dewey: 362.883
Spring 2019

Solutions for a Cleaner, Greener Planet: Environmental Chemistry

Many of the most toxic materials on Earth—from arsenic to plutonium—occur naturally, but manufacturers have also used them in products such as paints, plumbing, pesticides, nuclear fuel, and… Read More →

  • Lexile: 1090
  • Dewey: 577.27
Spring 2019

The Global Refugee Crisis: Fleeing Conflict and Violence

According to a UN tally, more than 1 million people fled violence and persecution in 2015. Of these, more than half were children. Thousands died along the way. The Syrian civil war as well… Read More →

  • Lexile: 1070
  • Dewey: 362.87
Spring 2019

The Invisible War: A World War I Tale on Two Scales

One Nurse. Trillions of microbes. A deadly WWI battle. In France of 1916, battlefield nurse Sister Annie Barnaby encounters a strain of lethal bacteria while treating a patient with… Read More →

  • Lexile: 470
  • ATOS: 3.9
  • Dewey: 741.5/994
Spring 2019

The Return of Sherlock Holmes: A Collection of Thirteen Holmes Adventures

From the Series First Avenue Classics ™

After surviving a nearly fatal encounter with his nemesis Moriarty, Sherlock Holmes returns to 221B Baker Street. Spanning thirteen thrilling adventures, Sherlock Holmes and his friend John… Read More →

  • Lexile: 970
  • Dewey: 823/.8
Spring 2019

Up from Slavery: An Autobiography

From the Series First Avenue Classics ™

In this acclaimed autobiography, Booker T. Washington makes a case for lifting up his race through education. Washington uses his personal story as the example, from his birth to slave… Read More →

  • Lexile: 1260
  • Dewey: 370.92 [B]
Spring 2019

Women in the Military: From Drill Sergeants to Fighter Pilots

In December 2015, the Pentagon changed a rule to allow American women to serve for the first time ever in front-line ground combat troops. Women have fulfilled many military roles throughout… Read More →

  • Lexile: 1100
  • Dewey: 355.0092/520973

Animals Go to War: From Dogs to Dolphins

In the twenty-first century, military marine mammals detect lost equipment and underwater mines. Large rats are trained to find land mines in more than 80 countries. Military working dogs… Read More →

  • Lexile: 1120
  • Dewey: 355.4/24

Diet for a Changing Climate: Food for Thought

The United Nations supports a compelling solution to world hunger: eat insects! Explore the vast world of unexpected foods that may help solve the global hunger crisis. Weeds, wild plants… Read More →

  • Lexile: 1080
  • Dewey: 613.2

Extreme Longevity: Discovering Earth's Oldest Organisms

Meet the science experts who study specimens of extreme longevity in both the plant and animal kingdoms, such as the 80,000-year-old root system of Pando (a colony of male quaking aspens)… Read More →

  • Lexile: 1100
  • ATOS: 7.8
  • Dewey: 571.8/79

Jane Austen: Her Heart Did Whisper

In a time of formal dances, courtyard courtships, and strict ideas about a woman's role in the world, Jane Austen looked at the England around her and created unforgettable art. Before she… Read More →

  • Lexile: 250
  • Dewey: 823/.7 [B]

Pandemic: How Climate, the Environment, and Superbugs Increase the Risk

How close are we to having another worldwide health crisis? Epidemiologists predict that another pandemic is coming—one that could kill hundreds of millions of people. Learn about factors… Read More →

  • Lexile: 1150
  • Dewey: 614.4