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The Confidence Code for Girls: Taking Risks, Messing Up, & Becoming Your Amazingly Imperfect, Totally Powerful Self
The Confidence Code for Girls
Taking Risks, Messing Up, & Becoming Your Amazingly Imperfect, Totally Powerful Self
Hardcover      ISBN: 0062796984

New York Times, USA Today, and Wall Street Journal Bestseller

Girls can rule the world--all they need is confidence. This empowering, entertaining guide from the bestselling authors of The Confidence Code gives girls the essential yet elusive code to becoming bold, brave, and fearless.

Packed with graphic novel strips; appealing illustrations; fun lists, quizzes, and challenges; and true stories from tons of real girls, The Confidence Code for Girls teaches girls to embrace risk, deal with failure, and be their most authentic selves.

It's a paradox familiar to parents everywhere: girls are achieving like never before, yet they're consumed with doubt on the inside. Girls worry constantly about how they look, what people think, whether to try out for a sports team or school play, why they aren't getting "perfect" grades, and how many likes and followers they have online.

Katty Kay and Claire Shipman use cutting-edge science and research, as well as proven methods of behavioral change, to reach girls just when they need it the most--the tween and teen years.

Plus don't miss Living the Confidence Code Packed with photos, graphic novel strips, and engaging interviews, Living the Confidence Code proves that no matter who you are, or how old you are, nothing is out of reach when you decide to try.

--Booklist Online
The Girl With the White Flag: A Spellbinding Account of Love and Courage in Wartime Okinawa
The Girl With the White Flag
A Spellbinding Account of Love and Courage in Wartime Okinawa
Paperback      ISBN: 4770029314

New York Newsday called this memoir of a warhood childhood in Japan "one of the saddest and yet most uplifting books about childhood you will ever encounter."

Separated from her family in the confusion and horror of World War II, seven-year-old Tomiko Higa struggles to survive on the battlefield of Okinawa, Japan. There, as some of the fiercest fighting of the war rages around her, she must live alone, with nothing to fall back on but her own wits and daring. Fleeing from encroaching enemy forces, searching desperately for her lost sisters, taking scraps of food from the knapsacks of dead soldiers, risking death at every turn, Tomiko somehow finds the strength and courage to survive.

Many years later she decided to tell this story. Originally intended for juvenile readers, it is sure to move adults as well, because it is such a vivid portrait of the unintended civilian casualties of any war.

With Their Eyes: September 11th: The View from a High School at Ground Zero
With Their Eyes: September 11th
The View from a High School at Ground Zero
1st Edition    Paperback      ISBN: 0060517182

A collection of powerful essays in spoken word form remembering September 11, 2001, by high school students who witnessed the tragedy unfold.

A New York Public Library Book for the Teen Age

"Profound." --Booklist

"Moving." --Publishers Weekly

"Rings with authenticity and resonates with power." --School Library Journal

Tuesday, September 11, started off like any other day at Stuyvesant High School, located only a few blocks away from the World Trade Center.

The semester was just beginning, and the students, faculty, and staff were ready to start a new year. But within a few hours on that Tuesday morning, they would share an experience that would transform their lives--and the lives of all Americans.

These powerful essays by the students of Stuyvesant High School remember those who were lost and those who were forced to witness this tragedy. Here, in their own words, are the firsthand stories of a day we will never forget. This collection helped shape the HBO documentary In the Shadow of the Towers: Stuvyesant High on 9/11.

This Book Is Anti-Racist: 20 Lessons on How to Wake Up, Take Action, and Do the Work
This Book Is Anti-Racist
20 Lessons on How to Wake Up, Take Action, and Do the Work
Paperback      ISBN: 0711245215
#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER

Featured by Oprah's Book Club on the Anti-Racist Books for Young Adults list curated by best-selling author Jacqueline Woodson

A USA TODAY Bestseller

Recommended by ESSENCE, We Need Diverse Books, ellentube, Brit + Co, PureWow, Teen Vogue, Time magazine, and New York magazine

"...a clear guidebook for how to stop racism in our own hearts and minds." --TODAY.com


Who are you? What is racism? Where does it come from? Why does it exist? What can you do to disrupt it? Learn about social identities, the history of racism and resistance against it, and how you can use your anti-racist lens and voice to move the world toward equity and liberation.

"In a racist society, it's not enough to be non-racist--we must be ANTI-RACIST." --Angela Davis
Gain a deeper understanding of your anti-racist self as you progress through 20 chapters that spark introspection, reveal the origins of racism that we are still experiencing, and give you the courage and power to undo it. Each chapter builds on the previous one as you learn more about yourself and racial oppression. 20 activities get you thinking and help you grow with the knowledge. All you need is a pen and paper.

Author Tiffany Jewell, an anti-bias, anti-racist educator and activist, builds solidarity beginning with the language she chooses--using gender neutral words to honor everyone who reads the book. Illustrator Aur lia Durand brings the stories and characters to life with kaleidoscopic vibrancy.

After examining the concepts of social identity, race, ethnicity, and racism, learn about some of the ways people of different races have been oppressed, from indigenous Americans and Australians being sent to boarding school to be "civilized" to a generation of Caribbean immigrants once welcomed to the UK being threatened with deportation by strict immigration laws.

Find hope in stories of strength, love, joy, and revolution that are part of our history, too, with such figures as the former slave Toussaint Louverture, who led a rebellion against white planters that eventually led to Haiti's independence, and Yuri Kochiyama, who, after spending time in an internment camp for Japanese Americans during WWII, dedicated her life to supporting political prisoners and advocating reparations for those wrongfully interned.

Learn language and phrases to interrupt and disrupt racism. So, when you hear a microaggression or racial slur, you'll know how to act next time.

This book is written for EVERYONE who lives in this racialized society--including the young person who doesn't know how to speak up to the racist adults in their life, the kid who has lost themself at times trying to fit into the dominant culture, the children who have been harmed (physically and emotionally) because no one stood up for them or they couldn't stand up for themselves, and also for their families, teachers, and administrators.

With this book, be empowered to actively defy racism and xenophobia to create a community (large and small) that truly honors everyone.
Imprisoned: The Betrayal of Japanese Americans During World War II
Imprisoned
The Betrayal of Japanese Americans During World War II
Paperback      ISBN: 1547604697

While Americans fought for freedom and democracy abroad, fear and suspicion towards Japanese Americans swept the country after Japan's sneak attack on Pearl Harbor. Culling information from extensive, previously unpublished interviews and oral histories with Japanese American survivors of internment camps, Martin W. Sandler gives an in-depth account of their lives before, during their imprisonment, and after their release. Bringing readers inside life in the internment camps and explaining how a country that is built on the ideals of freedom for all could have such a dark mark on its history, this in-depth look at a troubling period of American history sheds light on the prejudices in today's world and provides the historical context we need to prevent similar abuses of power.

Bringing Down a President: The Watergate Scandal
Bringing Down a President
The Watergate Scandal
Hardcover      ISBN: 1250176794

A middle-grade retelling of Richard Nixon's downfall, Bringing Down A President: The Watergate Scandal is an inventive and timely look at one of the biggest scandals to ever rock our nation by Andrea Balis and Elizabeth Levy, featuring graphic novel style illustrations by Tim Foley.

Comprised almost completely of primary source quotes (good thing Nixon's recorder was on) and interspersed with contextual narrative, this captivating account of the trials and tribulations of the Nixon Administration has been rendered screenplay style offering an extraordinarily immediate narrative of one of America's most turbulent eras.
Real-Life Rules: A Young Person's Guide to Self-Discovery, Big Ideas, and Healthy Habits
Real-Life Rules
A Young Person's Guide to Self-Discovery, Big Ideas, and Healthy Habits
Paperback      ISBN: 1611800536
Raise happy, confident, and resilient children--engaging activities that explore the life lessons that make for a well-rounded upbringing.

As our children journey into adolescence, their social worlds begin to expand. While we can't protect them from what other people say or do, or paint them a picture of a perfect world, we can teach them how to handle themselves and difficult situations from the inside out.

Teens and tweens crave more autonomy, but they need guidance more than ever. By equipping children with a variety of methods for dealing with different scenarios, we can give them the tools they need to navigate through life. This book offers insights, practical advice, and concrete activities that will serve children well as they begin to find their way independently in the world, while at the same time helping parents to provide them with scaffolding to be safe, happy, and successful.

With chapters that focus on:
- cultivating positive qualities such as gratitude, courage, integrity, and generosity
- understanding health and nutrition
- mastering simple etiquette
- connecting with others, resolving conflict, and empathy
- exploring fiscal responsibility
- best practices for social media and navigating the digital world
- and more

Through hands-on projects, vivid graphic printables, and interactive activities, Real-Life Rules brings the whole family to the table, offering opportunities to explore, discuss, and experience both the concrete and abstract concepts that are critical for living a meaningful, thoughtful life.
Freedom Walkers: The Story of the Montgomery Bus Boycott
Freedom Walkers
The Story of the Montgomery Bus Boycott
Paperback      ISBN: 0823421953
A riveting account of the civil rights boycott that changed history by the foremost author of history for young people.

Now a classic, Freedman's book tells the dramatic stories of the heroes who stood up against segregation and Jim Crow laws in 1950s Alabama. Full of eyewitness reports, iconic photographs from the era, and crucial primary sources, this work brings history to life for modern readers.

This engaging look at one of the best-known events of the American Civil Rights Movement feels immediate and relevant, reminding readers that the Boycott is not distant history, but one step in a fight for equality that continues today.

Freedman focuses not only on well-known figures like Claudette Colvin, Rosa Parks, and Martin Luther King Jr., but on the numerous people who contributed by organizing carpools, joining protests, supporting legal defense efforts, and more. He showcases an often-overlooked side of activism and protest-- the importance of cooperation and engagement, and the ways in which ordinary people can stand up for their beliefs and bring about meaningful change in the world around them.

Freedom Walkers has long been a library and classroom staple, but as interest in the history of protest and the Civil Rights Movement grows, it's a perfect introduction for anyone looking to learn more about the past-- and an inspiration to take action and shape the future.

Recipient of an Orbis Pictus Honor, the Flora Stieglitz Straus Award, and the Jane Addams Peace Association Honor Book Award, Freedom Walkers received five starred reviews. A map, source notes, full bibliography, and other backmatter is included.
Stand Strong: You Can Overcome Bullying (and Other Stuff That Keeps You Down)
Stand Strong
You Can Overcome Bullying (and Other Stuff That Keeps You Down)
Paperback      ISBN: 1601427824

In Stand Strong Nick Vujicic gives you strategies for developing a "bully defense system" so you can handle bullies of all kinds, by building your strength from the inside out.

With no arms, no legs, and no defense, Nick Vujicic has experienced bullying of all kinds for being "different." He knows what it feels like to be picked on and pushed around. But Nick learned that he doesn't have to play the bully's game-and neither do you. No bully can define who you are, and in Stand Strong, Nick shows how you too can overcome and rise above bullying.

Find out how to:

- Turn being bullied into a great opportunity (yes, really )
- Create a safety zone within yourself
- Establish strong values that no bully can shake
- Deal with cyber bullies
- Develop a spiritual foundation to stay strong against bullying
- Monitor your emotions and control your response to them
- Help others who are being bullied

Are you facing the unwanted attention of a bully? You can stand up to the challenge, because you have greater power over your feelings and your life than you may think Just ask Nick--the man with no arms or legs...and "a ridiculously good life."

A Young Person's Guide to the Twelve Steps
A Young Person's Guide to the Twelve Steps
Paperback      ISBN: 0894868519

Brisk, insightful, and compassionate, this book looks at each of the Twelve Steps from a young person's perspective. Concrete direction helps recovering teens make the Steps a part of their lives.