Great Nonfiction For Teens

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Halley Bondy, Timothy Corbett
Description: Author Halley Bondy explores the aspects of emotions, comfort, and discomfort in sexually charged and emotionally abusive situations. Tween readers will learn about consent, harassment, abuse, and healthy boundaries in all types of relationships.-- From statement provided by publisher.
Call Number: YA 176.4 Bon
Format: Book
Date Added: Mar 24, 2021
Rebecca Stefoff, Howard Zinn
Call Number: YA 973 Ste
Format: Book
Date Added: Mar 24, 2021
Alok Vaid-Menon
Description: "Poet, artist, and LGBTQIA+ rights advocate Alok Vaid-Menon deconstructs, demystifies, and reimagines the gender binary. Gender is a story, not just a word. Alok Vaid-Menon dares the world to see gender not in black and white, but in full color. Taking from their own experiences as a gender non-conforming artist, they show us that gender is a malleable and creative form of expression. The only limit is your imagination.
Call Number: YA 305.3 Vai
Format: Book
Date Added: Mar 24, 2021
Emily Lauren Dick
Description: "Packed with introspective questions and gorgeous, un-retouched photographs that display the bodies of real, everyday women aimed at teaching young women that every body is beautiful and happiness comes in all shapes and sizes."--Provided by publisher.
Call Number: YA 306.461 Dic
Format: Book
Date Added: Mar 24, 2021
Jeff Chang, 1970- author Davey D
Description: From Jeff Chang is the story of hip-hop, a generation-defining movement and the music that transformed American politics and culture forever. Hip hop is one of the most dominant and influential cultures in America, giving new voice to the younger generation. It defines a generation's worldview. Exploring hip hop's beginnings up to the present day, Jeff Chang and Dave "Davey D" Cook provide a provocative look into the new world that the hip hop generation has created. Based on original interviews with DJs, b-boys, rappers, activists, and gang members, with portraits of many of hip hop's forebears, founders, mavericks, and present day icons, this book chronicles the epic events, ideas and the music that marked the hip hop generation's rise.-- From statement provided by publisher.
Call Number: YA 306.484 Cha
Format: Book
Date Added: Mar 24, 2021
Kezia Endsley
Description: "This book addresses the hows and whys of coming out, as well as potential concerns teenagers may have--including how to know when you're ready to come out, who to tell first, and how to deal with unsupportive people. First-hand accounts from teenagers provide personal insight throughout"-- Provided by publisher.
Call Number: YA 306.766 End
Format: Book
Date Added: Mar 24, 2021
George Butler
Description: Resisting his own urge to walk away, artist George Butler took his sketchbook and made, over the course of a decade, a series of pen-and-ink and watercolor portraits in war zones, refugee camps, and on the move. While he worked, his subjects--migrants and refugees in the Middle East, Europe, Africa, and Asia--shared their stories. Theirs are the human stories behind the headlines that tell of fleeing poverty, disaster, and war, and of venturing into the unknown in search of jobs, education, and security. Whether sketching by the hospital bed of a ten-year-old Syrian boy who survived an airstrike, drawing the doll of a little Palestinian girl with big questions, or talking with a Masai herdsman forced to abandon his rural Kenyan home for the Kibera slums, George Butler turns reflective art and sensitive reportage into an eloquent cry for understanding and empathy.-- From publisher's description.
Call Number: YA 304.82 But
Format: Book
Date Added: Mar 24, 2021
Ann Bausum
Description: "'I've come on orders from Berlin to fetch the three children.' --Gestapo agent, August 24, 1944. With those chilling words, Christa von Hofacker and her younger siblings found themselves ensnared in a web of family punishment designed to please one man--Adolf Hitler. The furious dictator sought merciless revenge against not only Christa's father and the other Germans who had just tried to overthrow his government. He wanted to torment their relatives, too, regardless of age or stature. All of them. Including every last child." -- Back cover."The stories of the children whose families were torn apart as a result of a failed attempt to assassinate Hitler in 1944"-- Provided by publisher.
Call Number: YA 943.086 Bau
Format: Book
Date Added: Mar 24, 2021
Danielle Smith-Llera, Frank (Astrophysicist) Summers
Description: "On-point historical photographs combined with strong narration bring the story of the first photograph of a black hole to life. Kids will learn why it was so hard to take a photo of something so dark it does not reflect light, and so far away it could barely be reached. Primary source quotations bring the amazing accomplishment to life"-- Provided by publisher.
Call Number: YA 523.8875 Smi
Format: Book
Date Added: Mar 24, 2021
Hal Marcovitz
Description: Scientists have been warning about the catastrophes that could be caused by climate change for several decades, governmental leaders have done relatively little to address the problem. Many governmental leaders fear that reigning in the industries and lifestyles responsible for warming the planet's atmosphere would severely impact the economies of their nations, leading to job loss, poverty and other ills. In the face of this inaction, Greta Thunberg's activism to combat global warming has ignited a spark--particularly among teens and other young people.-- From statement provided by publisher.
Call Number: YA 363.7387 Mar
Format: Book
Date Added: Mar 24, 2021
Shani M. King, Bobby C. Martin
Description: Black lives matter. Shani Mahiri King affirms the message repeatedly, tenderly, with cumulative power and pride. She celebrates 116--just a tiny sample--of the Black lives who deserve to shine. Her book honors the fortitude of Black role models and celebrates their achievements in sports, music, art, literature, journalism, politics, law, science, medicine, and social justice. The message is joyful, undeniable: Black lives matter. -- adapted from back cover and page 50.
Call Number: YA 973.0496 Kin
Format: Book
Date Added: Mar 24, 2021
Naomi Klein, Rebecca Stefoff
Description: A young readers guide to understanding and battling climate change. Warmer temperatures. Fires in the Amazon. Superstorms. These are just some of the effects of climate change that we are already experiencing. The good news is that we can all do something about it. A movement is already underway to combat not only the environmental effects of climate change but also to fight for climate justice and make a fair and livable future possible for everyone. Young people are not just part of that movement, they are leading the way. They are showing us that this moment of danger is also a moment of great opportunity--an opportunity to change everything. This information-packed book offers young readers a comprehensive look at the state of the climate today and how we got here, while also providing the tools they need to join this fight to protect and reshape the planet they will inherit.-- From statement provided by publisher.
Call Number: YA 363.7387 Kle
Format: Book
Date Added: Mar 24, 2021
Xiuhtezcatl Martinez, Russell Mendell
Description: Earth Guardians youth director and hip-hop artist Xiuhtezcatl Martinez uses his art and activism to show that climate change is a human issue. In Imaginary Borders, Martinez visualizes a future that allows us to direct our anger, fear, and passion toward creating change. Because we all have a part to play.
Call Number: YA 304.28 Mar
Format: Book
Date Added: Mar 24, 2021
Marke Bieschke
Description: "Prominently featured photos, artwork, and other visual elements will guide young adult readers through this lively, informative exploration of significant protests, sit-ins, and collective acts of resistance throughout US history."-- Provided by publisher.
Call Number: YA 303.484 Bie
Format: Book
Date Added: Mar 24, 2021
Glenn Kardy, Chihiro Hattori
Call Number: YA 495.682 Kar
Format: Book
Date Added: Mar 24, 2021
Candy J. Cooper, Marc Aronson
Description: Flint, Michigan had been built up, then abandoned, by General Motors. In 2014, as part of a plan to save money, government officials decided that Flint would temporarily switch its water supply from Lake Huron to the Flint River. Within months, many residents broke out in rashes. Children stopped growing. Some people were hospitalized with mysterious illnesses; others died. Despite the murky, foul-smelling liquid pouring from the city's faucets, officials refused to listen. Through interviews with residents and intensive research into legal records and news accounts, Cooper and Aronson show not just how the crisis unfolded, but also the history of racism and segregation that led up to it, and how the people of Flint fought-- and are still fighting-- for clean water and healthy lives.
Call Number: YA 615.925 Coo
Format: Book
Date Added: Mar 24, 2021
Rebecca (Rebecca E.) Barone
Description: In 1910, Captain Robert Scott prepared his crew for a trip that no one had ever completed: a journey to the South Pole. He vowed to get there any way he could, even if it meant looking death in the eye. Then, not long before he set out, the telegram arrived: "Proceeding to Antarctic - Roald Amundsen." What was to be an expedition had become a race. One hundred and eight years later, Captain Louis Rudd readied himself for a similarly grueling task: the first solo crossing of treacherous Antarctica. Then came the Instagram message: "On Nov. 1, I depart for the ice - Colin O'Brady." What was to be a journey had become a race.-- From statement provided by publisher.
Call Number: YA 919.89 Bar
Format: Book
Date Added: Mar 24, 2021
Lawrence Goldstone
Description: An evocative chronicle of the battle that led to America's landmark Brown v. Board of Education ruling shares insights into the abuses of the "separate but equal" system and how such courageous activists as Booker T. Washington and W. E. B. Du Bois helped end legal segregation.
Call Number: YA 323.1196 Gol
Format: Book
Date Added: Mar 24, 2021
Adora Svitak, Camila Pinheiro
Description: Speak Up! is a joyful celebration of 45 speeches by children and teenagers who have stood up for causes they passionately believe in and challenged adults in power to take note. This collection is testament to the hopefulness and spirit of the next generation, and the positive belief that we can, and should, act to protect the things we love. From ground-breaking scientific inventions to pleas for the environment, anti-war speeches to incredible testimony of lived experiences, the speeches collected here demonstrate the profound wisdom of youth and why it is important to speak up and out on what concerns us. -- provided by publisher.
Call Number: YA 305.23 Svi
Format: Book
Date Added: Mar 24, 2021
Ta-Nehisi Coates
Description: Ta-Nehisi Coates details the challenges on the streets and within one's family, especially the eternal struggle for peace between a father and son and the important role family plays in such circumstances. The son of Vietnam vet and black awareness advocate Paul Coates--a poor man who set out to publish lost classics of black history--Ta- Nehisi drifts toward salvation at Howard University, while his ominous brother Big Bill finds his own rhythm hustling.-- Provided by publisher.
Call Number: YA B Coa
Format: Book
Date Added: Mar 24, 2021
Virgie Tovar
Description: Every day we see body ideals depicted in movies, magazines, and social media. And, all too often, these outdated standards make us feel like we need to change how we look and who we are. The truth is that many teens feel self-conscious about their bodies and being a teen girl of color is hard in unique ways. So, how can you start feeling good about yourself when you're surrounded by these unrealistic--and problematic--images of what bodies are "supposed" to look like? This book is an unapologetic guide to help you embrace radical body positivity. You'll identify and challenge mainstream beliefs about beauty and bodies; celebrate what makes you unique and powerful; and build real, lasting body empowerment. You'll also learn how to spot diet culture and smash your noisy inner critic so you can start loving your body. It's time to create your own definition of beautiful, and recognize that your body is amazing. It's time for a self-love revolution!
Call Number: YA 306.461 Tov
Format: Book
Date Added: Mar 24, 2021
Sophia Bennett, Manjit Thapp
Description: Discover the work of female artists who have made their mark on the art world. Women's Art Work introduces readers to the lives and work of the world's most renowned artists. This collection celebrates the creativity of women in more than 30 biographies, investigating their practices and exploring their contributions to the art world. From early pioneers to today's most radical creators, these women have overcome obstacles, broken boundaries, and enriched our understanding of what art is and can be. With a glossary of art terms, a timeline of major milestones, and educational sidebars, this is a highly illustrated book for any art lover.-- From statement provided by publisher.
Call Number: YA 704.042 Ben
Format: Book
Date Added: Mar 24, 2021
Tiera/ Rue Fletcher
Format: Book
Date Added: Mar 24, 2021
Diana (EDT) Whitney
Format: Book
Date Added: Mar 24, 2021
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#Metoo And You : Everything You Need To Know About Consent, Boundaries, And More
Halley Bondy, Timothy Corbett
YA 176.4 Bon
Imaginary Borders
Xiuhtezcatl Martinez, Russell Mendell
YA 304.28 Mar
A Young People's History Of The United States
Rebecca Stefoff, Howard Zinn
YA 973 Ste
Into The Streets : A Young Person's Visual History Of Protest In The United States
Marke Bieschke
YA 303.484 Bie
Beyond The Gender Binary
Alok Vaid-Menon
YA 305.3 Vai
Kanji De Manga : The Comic Book That Teaches You How To Read And Write Japanese!
Glenn Kardy, Chihiro Hattori
YA 495.682 Kar
Body Positive : A Guide To Loving Your Body
Emily Lauren Dick
YA 306.461 Dic
Poisoned Water : How The Citizens Of Flint, Michigan, Fought For Their Lives And Warned The Nation
Candy J. Cooper, Marc Aronson
YA 615.925 Coo
Can't Stop Won't Stop : A Hip-hop History
Jeff Chang, 1970- author Davey D
YA 306.484 Cha
Race To The Bottom Of The Earth : Surviving Antarctica
Rebecca (Rebecca E.) Barone
YA 919.89 Bar
Coming Out : Insights And Tips For Teenagers
Kezia Endsley
YA 306.766 End
Separate No More : The Long Road To Brown V. Board Of Education
Lawrence Goldstone
YA 323.1196 Gol
Drawn Across Borders : True Stories Of Human Migration
George Butler
YA 304.82 But
Speak Up! : Speeches By Young People To Empower & Inspire
Adora Svitak, Camila Pinheiro
YA 305.23 Svi
Ensnared In The Wolf's Lair : Inside The 1944 Plot To Kill Hitler And The Ghost Children Of His Revenge
Ann Bausum
YA 943.086 Bau
The Beautiful Struggle
Ta-Nehisi Coates
YA B Coa
First Look At A Black Hole : How A Photograph Solved A Space Mystery
Danielle Smith-Llera, Frank (Astrophysicist) Summers
YA 523.8875 Smi
The Self-love Revolution : Radical Body Positivity For Girls Of Color
Virgie Tovar
YA 306.461 Tov
Greta Thunberg : Climate Activist
Hal Marcovitz
YA 363.7387 Mar
Women's Art Work : More Than 30 Female Artists Who Changed The World
Sophia Bennett, Manjit Thapp
YA 704.042 Ben
Have I Ever Told You Black Lives Matter
Shani M. King, Bobby C. Martin
YA 973.0496 Kin
Wonder Women Of Science : How 12 Geniuses Are Rocking Science, Technology, And The World
Tiera/ Rue Fletcher
How To Change Everything : The Young Human's Guide To Protecting The Planet And Each Other
Naomi Klein, Rebecca Stefoff
YA 363.7387 Kle
You Don't Have To Be Everything : Poems For Girls Becoming Themselves
Diana (EDT) Whitney