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Path to the Stars: My Journey from Girl Scout to Rocket Scientist
Kids Nonfiction 311   0
The inspiring memoir for young readers about a Latina rocket scientist whose early life was transformed by joining the Girl Scouts and who currently serves as CEO of the Girl Scouts of the USA. A meningitis outbreak in their underprivileged neighborhood left Sylvia Acevedo’s family...
 
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Hey, Kiddo
Young Adult Nonfiction 397   0
In kindergarten, Jarrett Krosoczka's teacher asks him to draw his family, with a mommy and a daddy. But Jarrett's family is much more complicated than that. His mom is an addict, in and out of rehab, and in and out of Jarrett's life. His father is a mystery -- Jarrett...
 
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Americanized: Rebel Without a Green Card
Young Adult Nonfiction 560   0
At thirteen, bright-eyed, straight-A student Sara Saedi uncovered a terrible family secret: she was breaking the law simply by living in the United States. Only two years old when her parents fled Iran, she didn't learn of her undocumented status until her older sister wanted to apply for an after-school...
 
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I Am a Secret Service Agent: My Life Spent Protecting the President
Kids Nonfiction 1037   0
Dan Emmett was just eight years old when President John F. Kennedy was assassinated. From that moment forward, he knew he wanted to become a Secret Service agent, one of an elite group of highly trained men and women dedicated to preserving the life of the President of the United...
 
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Surviving High School
Young Adult Fiction 1341   0
Vine superstar Lele Pons—“one of the coolest girls on the web” (Teen Vogue)—teams up with #1 New York Times bestselling author Melissa de la Cruz (The Isle of the Lost) in this lovable debut novel about the wilds and wonders of high school that’s as laugh-out-loud addictive as Lele’s popular...
 
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My Mad Fat Diary
Young Adult Nonfiction 960   0
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It's 1989 and Rae Earl is a fat, boy-mad 17-year-old girl, living in Stamford, Lincolnshire with her mum and their deaf white cat in a council house with a mint green bathroom and a refrigerator Rae can't keep away from. She’s also just been released from a psychiatric ward. My...
 
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My Chinatown
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My Chinatown is a critically acclaimed, spectacularly illustrated picture book homage to family, culture, and a childhood spent in one of the most striking places in any city—Chinatown. Kam Mak grew up in a place of two cultures, one existing within the other. Using extraordinarily beautiful paintings and moving poems,...
 
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Taking Flight: From War Orphan to Star Ballerina
Young Adult Nonfiction 1715   1
The extraordinary memoir of Michaela DePrince, a young dancer who escaped war-torn Sierra Leone for the rarefied heights of American ballet. Michaela DePrince was known as girl Number 27 at the orphanage, where she was abandoned at a young age and tormented as a...
 
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This Kid Can Fly: It's About Ability (NOT Disability)
Young Adult Nonfiction 1153   0
In this heartbreaking and ultimately uplifting memoir, Aaron Philip, a fourteen-year-old boy with cerebral palsy, shows how he isn't defined so much by his disability as he is by his abilities. Written with award-winning author Tonya Bolden, This Kid Can Fly chronicles Aaron's extraordinary journey from happy baby in Antigua...
 
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Color Me Creative: Unlock Your Imagination
Young Adult Nonfiction 1136   0
From Instagram sensation Kristina Webb (@colour_me_creative) comes a completely original and unique book to inspire and unlock your creativity. Color Me Creative gives readers a firsthand look into Kristina's personal life, including her exotic upbringing and the inspirational story of how, at nineteen years old, she has become one of...
 
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Honor Girl
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Young Adult Fiction 1592   0
All-girl camp. First love. First heartbreak. At once romantic and devastating, brutally honest and full of humor, this graphic-novel memoir is a debut of the rarest sort. Maggie Thrash has spent basically every summer of her fifteen-year-old life at the one-hundred-year-old Camp Bellflower for Girls, set...
 
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I Am Malala: The Girl Who Stood Up for Education and Was Shot by the Taliban
Young Adult Nonfiction 1411   1
A MEMOIR BY THE YOUNGEST RECIPIENT OF THE NOBEL PEACE PRIZE "I come from a country that was created at midnight. When I almost died it was just after midday." When the Taliban took control of the Swat Valley in Pakistan, one girl spoke out. Malala Yousafzai refused to be...
 
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The Indian
Young Adult Fiction 1143   0
This book is the story of Jón Gnarr. It focuses on his adolescence and gives a first-hand and unique account of what it was like to grow up in Reykjavík, Iceland with mental learning differences including ADHD and severe dyslexia. It is written from the perspective of a young Gnarr...
 
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Make It Messy: My Perfectly Imperfect Life
Young Adult Nonfiction 1242   0
In this inspirational autobiography, world-famous chef Marcus Samuelsson tells his extraordinary story and encourages young people to embrace their mistakes and follow their dreams. Based on his highly praised adult memoir, Yes, Chef, this young adult edition includes an 8-page black-and-white family photo insert. Marcus Samuelsson’s life and his journey...
 
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Elena Vanishing: A Memoir
Young Adult Nonfiction 1471   0
Seventeen-year-old Elena is vanishing. Every day means renewed determination, so every day means fewer calories. This is the story of a girl whose armor against anxiety becomes artillery against herself as she battles on both sides of a lose-lose war in a struggle with anorexia. Told entirely from Elena's perspective...
 
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