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The March Against Fear: The Last Great Walk of the Civil Rights Movement and the Emergence of Black Power
 
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James Meredith's 1966 march in Mississippi began as one man's peaceful protest for voter registration and became one of the South's most important demonstrations of the civil rights movement. It brought together leaders like Martin Luther King Jr. and Stokely Carmichael, who formed an unlikely alliance that resulted in the...
Alice Paul and the Fight for Women's Rights
 
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Here is the story of extraordinary leader Alice Paul, from the woman suffrage movement—the long struggle for votes for women—to the “second wave,” when women demanded full equality with men. Paul made a significant impact on both. She reignited the sleepy suffrage moment with dramatic demonstrations and provocative banners. After...
Double Cross: Deception Techniques in War
 
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The biblical account of Gideon. The ancient story of the Trojan horse. Deceptive techniques have been used in war through the ages. But while the principles have changed very little, the technology behind fooling the enemy has evolved dramatically. Paul B. Janeczko’s fascinating chronology focuses on the American Civil War,...
Death on the River of Doubt: Theodore Roosevelt's Amazon Adventure
 
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"I did have a murderous trip down South, but it was mighty interesting." In October 1913, Theodore Roosevelt arrived in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, on a tour of South America. The thrill-seeking adventurer had no idea that he would soon receive an offer he couldn’t...
Shackles from the Deep: Tracing the Path of a Sunken Slave Ship, a Bitter Past, and a Rich Legacy
 
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A pile of lime-encrusted shackles discovered on the seafloor in the remains of a ship called the Henrietta Marie, lands Michael Cottman, a Washington, D.C.-based journalist and avid scuba diver, in the middle of an amazing journey that stretches across three continents, from foundries and tombs in England, to slave...
Motor Girls: How Women Took the Wheel and Drove Boldly Into the Twentieth Century
 
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Come along for a joy ride in this enthralling tribute to the daring women – Motor Girls, as they were called at the turn of the century – who got behind the wheel of the first cars and paved the way for change. The automobile has always symbolized freedom, and...
This Is Really Happening
 
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BuzzFeed senior writer Erin Chack provides a collection of personal essays for the Snapchat generation. Erin recounts everything from meeting her soulmate at age 14 to her first chemotherapy session at age 19 to what really goes on behind the scenes at a major...
Girl Code: Gaming, Going Viral, and Getting It Done
 
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Perfect for aspiring coders everywhere, Girl Code is the story of two teenage tech phenoms who met at Girls Who Code summer camp, teamed up to create a viral video game, and ended up becoming world famous. The book also includes bonus content to help you start coding! ...
Queer, There, and Everywhere: 23 People Who Changed the World
 
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This first-ever LGBTQ history book of its kind for young adults will appeal to fans of fun, empowering pop-culture books like Rad American Women A-Z and Notorious RBG. World history has been made by countless lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer individuals—and you’ve never heard...
Best and Buzzworthy 2017
 
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Which movie broke more box-office records: Star Wars: The Force Awakens or Jurassic World? Who has the most career touchdowns in the NFL? What state has the biggest indoor amusement park? Where could you find a snake that weighs almost one thousand pounds? ...
How to Be You: Stop Trying to Be Someone Else and Start Living Your Life
 
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This book is about how to finally give up on feeling bad about ourselves and discover the best person we can be. An interactive experience, How to Be You invites you to make the book your own through activities such as coloring in charts, answering...
Cool Japan Guide
 
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Traveling to Japan has never been so much fun—visit the land of anime, manga, cosplay, hot springs and sushi! This graphic Japan travel guide is the first of its kind exploring Japanese culture from a cartoonist's perspective. Cool Japan Guide takes you on a fun...
Diary of a Tokyo Teen
 
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A book for comic lovers and Japanophiles of all ages, Diary of a Tokyo Teen presents a unique look at modern-day Japan through a young woman's eyes. Born in Tokyo to a Japanese mother and an American father in 1997, Christine Mari Inzer spent her early years in Japan...
Newt Scamander A Movie Scrapbook
 
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Learn all about Newt Scamander and the incredible film from J.K. Rowling’s Wizarding World, Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them. Peer inside Newt Scamander’s enchanted suitcase, encounter marvelous creatures, roam the streets of 1920s New York City, and meet Newt’s fascinating friends! This magical scrapbook takes readers on an...
Courage & Defiance: Spies, Saboteurs, and Survivors in WWII Denmark
 
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When the Nazis invaded Denmark on Tuesday, April 9, 1940, the people of this tiny country to the north of Germany awoke to a devastating surprise. The government of Denmark surrendered quietly, and the Danes were ordered to go about their daily lives as if nothing had changed. But everything...
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