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Spring 2020

Into the Streets: A Young Person's Visual History of Protest in the United States

This lively book guides readers through the art and history of significant protests, sit-ins, and collective acts of resistance throughout US history. Photos, artwork, signs, and other visual… Read More →

  • Dewey: 303.48/40973
Spring 2020

Votes of Confidence, 2nd Edition: A Young Person's Guide to American Elections

Every two years, media coverage of American elections turns into a horse-race story about who's leading the polls and who said what when. Give young adult readers clear explanations about how… Read More →

  • Lexile: 1310
  • Dewey: 324.60973
Spring 2020

Where's My Stuff? 2nd Edition: The Ultimate Teen Organizing Guide

A comprehensive guide for young adults on how to organize schoolwork, lockers, bedrooms, and even schedules. Take a quiz to identify your organizing style and get great advice about making… Read More →

  • Lexile: 1060
  • Dewey: 640
Fall 2019

Hack Your Cupboard: Make Great Food with What You've Got

It's not always easy to try out a new recipe, but sticking to what you know and love can get pretty boring. After a discussion of what food storage areas typically have (and what they ought… Read More →

  • Lexile: 1020
  • Dewey: 641.5/52
Fall 2019

Queer, 2nd Edition: The Ultimate LGBTQ Guide for Teens

Teen life is hard enough, but for teens who are LGBTQ, it can be even harder. When do you decide to come out? Will your friends accept you? And how do you meet people to date? Queer is a… Read More →

  • Lexile: 1030
  • Dewey: 306.76/6
Fall 2019

Debunk It! Fake News Edition: How to Stay Sane in a World of Misinformation

We live in an era of misinformation, much of it spread by authority figures, including politicians, religious leaders, broadcasters, and, of course, apps and websites. In this second… Read More →

  • Lexile: 1240
  • Dewey: 121
Fall 2019

The American Dream?: A Journey on Route 66 Discovering Dinosaur Statues, Muffler Men, and the Perfect Breakfast Burrito

As a child growing up in Malaysia, Shing Yin Khor had two very different ideas of what "America" meant. The first looked a lot like Hollywood, full of beautiful people, sunlight, and… Read More →

  • Lexile: 970
  • Dewey: 917.804/34
Fall 2019

The Life Heroic: How To Unleash Your Most Amazing Self

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… Read More →

  • Lexile: 1080
  • Dewey: 170/.44

Things We Haven't Said: Sexual Violence Survivors Speak Out

A powerful collection of poems, essays, letters, and interviews written by a diverse group of adults who survived sexual violence as children and adolescents. This anthology is a valuable… Read More →

Sonia Sotomayor: A Biography

Arguably one of the most prominent US Supreme Court Justices at the moment, Sonia Sotomayor has paved her own way to enact profound changes and reforms, despite the obstacles that stood in… Read More →

  • Lexile: 1040

The Factory Girls: A Kaleidoscopic Account of the Triangle Shirtwaist Factory Fire

The twentieth century ushered in a new world filled with a dazzling array of consumer goods. Even the poorest immigrant girls could afford a blouse or two. But these same immigrant teens… Read More →

  • Lexile: 1040

Bleed, Blister, Puke, and Purge: The Dirty Secrets Behind Early American Medicine

Riots over the medical use of cadavers, public access to institutions for the insane, and full-blown surgeries without the aid of anesthetics or painkillers. Welcome to the middle ages of… Read More →

Civilianized: A Young Veteran's Memoir

After twelve months of military service in Iraq, Michael Anthony stepped off a plane, seemingly happy to be home—or at least back on US soil. He was twenty-one years old, a bit of a nerd, and… Read More →

Death: An Oral History

In this illuminating collection of oral-history style interviews, Casey Jarman talks to a funeral industry watchdog about the (often shady) history of the death trade; he hears how songwriter… Read More →

March of the Suffragettes: Rosalie Gardiner Jones and the March for Voting Rights

March of the Suffragettes tells the forgotten, real-life story of "General" Rosalie Gardiner Jones, who in the waning days of 1912 mustered and marched an all-women army nearly 200 miles to… Read More →

  • Lexile: 1250

Eureka!: 50 Scientists Who Shaped Human History

Galileo, Einstein, Curie, Darwin, Hawking — we know the names, but how much do we really know about these people? Galileo gained notoriety from his battle with the Vatican over the question… Read More →

Fight Like a Girl: 50 Feminists Who Changed the World

Nearly every day there's another news story or pop cultural anecdote related to feminism and women's rights. #YesAllWomen, conversations around consent, equal pay, access to contraception… Read More →

Last of the Giants: The Rise and Fall of Earth's Most Dominant Species

Today, an ancient world is vanishing right before our eyes: the age of giant animals. Over 40,000 years ago, the earth was ruled by megafauna: mammoths, mastodons, saber-toothed tigers and… Read More →

Votes of Confidence: A Young Person's Guide to American Elections

Every four years, coverage of the presidential election turns more into a horse-race story about who's leading the polls and who said what when. Younger readers, who might be old enough to… Read More →

Friends and Frenemies: The Good, the Bad, and the Awkward

Middle school friendships can be a source of great joy one day, then pain and anxiety the next. Friends and Frenemies examines the complexities of friendship and helps readers start building… Read More →

Martyrdom: The Coloring Book

The lives of the saints are filled with inspiring, life-changing moments, but the deaths of the martyrs are where you'll find the "Oh, hell no!" moments of history. This adult (very adult, as… Read More →

Mug It!: Easy & Delicious Meals for One

Dinner for one can be a lonely, tasteless prospect. But when dinner (or lunch, breakfast, or a snack, for that matter) is made in a mug, it suddenly becomes a whole lot more fun. From… Read More →

Plotted: A Literary Atlas

This incredibly wide-ranging collection of maps—all inspired by literary classics—offers readers a new way of looking at their favorite fictional worlds. Andrew DeGraff's stunningly detailed… Read More →

  • Lexile: 1090

Prison Island: A Graphic Memoir

McNeil Island in Washington state was the home of the last prison island in the US, accessible only by air or sea. It was also home to about fifty families, including Colleen Frakes' when she… Read More →