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"History" sounds really official. Like it's all fact. Like it's definitely what happened. But that's not necessarily true. History was crafted by the people who recorded it. And sometimes, those historians were biased against, didn't see, or couldn't even imagine anyone different from themselves. ...
Singled Out: The True Story of Glenn Burke
 
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On October 2nd, 1977, Glenn Burke, outfielder for the Los Angeles Dodgers, made history without even swinging a bat. When his teammate Dusty Baker hit a historic home run, Glenn enthusiastically congratulated him with the first ever high five. But Glenn also made history in...
You Can Fly: The Tuskegee Airmen
 
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In this “masterful, inspiring evocation of an era” (Kirkus Reviews, starred review), award-winning author Carole Boston Weatherford “wields the power of poetry to tell [the] gripping historical story” (Publishers Weekly, starred review) of the Tuskegee Airmen: pioneering African-American pilots who triumphed in the skies and past the color barrier during...
The Train Your Brain Mind Exercise: 156 Puzzles for a Superior Mind
 
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Unusual puzzles take difficulty to new heights, asking puzzlers of all skill levels to condition their brain cells, test their mental endurance, and flex their smarts. This newest addition to the Train Your Brain collection includes 156 unique visual puzzles in a variety of styles...
Goodbye: A Story of Suicide
 
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The death of a child is a tragedy. When the cause is suicide, the tragedy is compounded. It’s not easy to read about, or talk about, and yet it is so crucial that young adults who feel the world closing in know that ending their lives is not the answer....
1789: Twelve Authors Explore a Year of Rebellion, Revolution, & Change
 
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The acclaimed team that brought us 1968 turns to another year that shook the world with a collection of nonfiction writings by renowned young-adult authors. “The Rights of Man.” What does that mean? In 1789 that question rippled all around the world. Do all men...
Strong Voices: Fifteen American Speeches Worth Knowing
 
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Strong Voices: Fifteen American Speeches Worth Knowing is a collection of significant speeches, made both by those who held the reins of power and those who didn’t, at significant times in American history. Read the original words—sometimes abridged and sometimes in their entirety—that have shaped our cultural fabric. ...
Wild Girl: How to Have Incredible Outdoor Adventures
 
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Calling wild girls everywhere! Helen Skelton – adventurer, world-record breaker and TV presenter – brings you her inspirational guide to getting outdoors and having incredible adventures. From kayaking the length of the Amazon to cycling to the South Pole and running an ultra-marathon across the...
Sabina: In the Eye of the Storm
 
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As in Anne Frank's "Diary of a Young Girl" and Elie Wiesel's "Night", Bella Kuligowska bravely marshaled unexpected resources to manage as a teen during the horrors of World War II. "Sabina" offers a different perspective on how many Jews survived outside of the concentration camps, in more familiar yet...
Beauty Mark: A Verse Novel of Marilyn Monroe
 
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In a powerful novel in verse, an award-winning author offers an eye-opening look at the life of Marilyn Monroe. From the day she was born into a troubled home to her reigning days as a Hollywood icon, Marilyn Monroe (née Norma Jeane Mortenson) lived a...
Hope in the Mail: Reflections on Writing and Life
 
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Part writing guide and part memoir, this inspiring book from the author of Flipped and The Running Dream is like Bird by Bird for YA readers and writers. Wendelin Van Draanen didn't grow up wanting to be a writer, but thirty books later, she's convinced...
Super Sons: The PolarShield Project
 
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The polar ice caps have nearly melted away, causing devastation to coastal cities. Erratic, deadly weather forces everyone inland, tearing families apart. Earth is facing its greatest crisis—and Superman and Batman are nowhere to be found. Jon Kent and Damian Wayne are opposite in...
You Too?: 25 Voices Share Their #MeToo Stories
 
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A timely and heartfelt collection of essays inspired by the #MeToo movement, edited by acclaimed author Janet Gurtler. Featuring Beth Revis, Mackenzi Lee, Ellen Hopkins, Saundra Mitchell, Jennifer Brown, Cheryl Rainfield and many more. When #MeToo went viral, Janet Gurtler was among the millions of...
This Is 18
 
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A stunning celebration of girlhood around the world, from the New York Times Featuring and photographed by young women, This Is 18 is an immersive look at what it means to be on the cusp of adulthood around the world and across cultures. Twenty-two...
They Called Us Enemy
 
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A stunning graphic memoir recounting actor/author/activist George Takei's childhood imprisoned within American concentration camps during World War II. Experience the forces that shaped an American icon -- and America itself -- in this gripping tale of courage, country, loyalty, and love. George Takei has captured...
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