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Rad Girls Can: Stories of Bold, Brave, and Brilliant Young Women
Rad Girls Can
Stories of Bold, Brave, and Brilliant Young Women
Hardcover      ISBN: 0399581103
From the New York Times best-selling authors of Rad Women Worldwide and Rad American Women A-Z, a bold and brave collection of stories and art about inspiring and accomplished girls who have made positive impacts on the world before the age of 20.

You might know the stories of Malala Yousafzai, Anne Frank, Jazz Jennings, and Joan of Arc. But have you heard about Yusra Mardini, a Syrian refugee who swam a sinking boat to shore, saved twenty lives, then went on to compete as an Olympic swimmer? Or Trisha Prabhu, who invented an anti-cyberbullying app at age 13? Or Barbara Rose Johns, whose high school protest helped spark the civil rights movement?

In Rad Girls Can, you'll learn about a diverse group of young women who are living rad lives, whether excelling in male-dominated sports like boxing, rock climbing, or skateboarding; speaking out against injustice and discrimination; expressing themselves through dance, writing, and music; or advocating for girls around the world. Each profile is paired with the dynamic paper-cut art that made the authors' first two books New York Times best sellers. Featuring both contemporary and historical figures, Rad Girls Can offers hope, inspiration, and motivation to readers of all ages and genders.
Killer History: A Gruesome and Grisly Trip Through the Past
Killer History
A Gruesome and Grisly Trip Through the Past
Hardcover      ISBN: 1621450295

A gruesome and grisly trip through the past, Killer History explores the tradition, customs and fascinating stories that pertain to death, including burial customs, weapons, capital punishment and epidemics.

Some kids are natural bookworms and others you have to chase down with a book. But every kid, even the ones that scowl when you say "read" will devour this mega mix of history's grisly stories. From all corners of the globe and dating back to ancient Egypt, this book leaves no tombstone unturned to deliver a glimpse at some of the weirdest traditions, most gruesome methods, craziest causes, and most fascinating facts surrounding death in history. Kids will discover:
  • The ancient Egyptians didn't mummify and bury their dead alone. Oh, no. They also entombed cats, dogs, hippos, crocodiles, and even beetles with their dearly departed.
  • As queen, Marie-Antoinette lost her head for all the fine things France had to offer, and she delighted in them as the country grew poorer and poorer. When the revolution came, she literally lost her head for her frivolity.
  • The guillotine was used for almost 200 years in France. It was the cutting edge of death technology when it was invented in 1792 and stayed in style until 1977.
  • History's most surprising murder weapons
  • The top-ten potent poisons
  • The worst epidemics in history
What If?: Answers to Questions about What It Means to Be Gay and Lesbian
What If?
Answers to Questions about What It Means to Be Gay and Lesbian
Paperback      ISBN: 1442482974
An updated and revised informative, accessible guide to understanding and approaching the issue of sexual orientation.

No question goes unanswered in this important book about being gay. All the basics--and not-so-basics--are covered in more than one hundred questions asked by real teens. Whether you're curious about your own sexual orientation or looking to understand and support someone close to you, this book contains an abundance of answers. Primarily targeted at young adults, this indispensible guide also includes a chapter especially for parents as well as an appendix packed with additional resources.

Expert Eric Marcus has fully updated and revised this essential guide for today's readers. He candidly and clearly pushes aside the myths and misinformation about being gay and lesbian, answering all the questions that are on your mind.
Undocumented: A Worker's Fight
Undocumented
A Worker's Fight
Hardcover      ISBN: 1419728547
Undocumented is the story of immigrant workers who have come to the United States without papers. Every day, these men and women join the work force and contribute positively to society. The story is told via the ancient Mixtec codex--accordion fold--format. Juan grew up in Mexico working in the fields to help provide for his family. Struggling for money, Juan crosses over into the United States and becomes an undocumented worker, living in a poor neighborhood, working hard to survive. Though he is able to get a job as a busboy at a restaurant, he is severely undercompensated--he receives less than half of the minimum wage! Risking his boss reporting him to the authorities for not having proper resident papers, Juan risks everything and stands up for himself and the rest of the community.
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 deeply moving play remembering September 11, 2001, written 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.

This powerful play 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: Stuyvesant High on 9/11.

For dramatic rights, please visit http: //permissions.harpercollins.com/.

The Teen Guide to Global Action: How to Connect with Others (Near & Far) to Create Social Change
The Teen Guide to Global Action
How to Connect with Others (Near & Far) to Create Social Change
Paperback      ISBN: 1575422662

Here's a book for every teen who wants to get involved in service and social change. Featuring profiles of real "Difference Makers" and practical tools readers can use to support causes they are passionate about, The Teen Guide to Global Action provides everything youth need to make a difference at the local, national, or global level.

From suggestions for reducing hunger and poverty and protecting human rights to environmental projects and efforts to promote peace, this book provides know-how teens can use to make the world a better place. There's also a healthy dose of inspiration. Whether it's reading about Zach Hunter, who started an organization devoted to ending modern-day slavery, or Janine Licare, who is helping protect Costa Rican rain forests, teens reading these and dozens of other stories will realize they don't have to wait to become an adult to change the world.

Upbeat, practical, and highly motivating, The Teen Guide to Global Action is a go-to source teens can use to put their volunteer spirit into practice and make an impact in their world.
West from Home: Letters of Laura Ingalls Wilder, San Francisco, 1915
West from Home
Letters of Laura Ingalls Wilder, San Francisco, 1915
Paperback      ISBN: 0064400816

This fascinating firsthand account of life and travel in the early twentieth century includes 24 pages of photographs. This middle grade nonfiction book is an excellent choice for tween readers in grades 7 to 8, especially during homeschooling. It's a fun way to keep your child entertained and engaged while not in the classroom.

It is like a fairyland. So Laura Ingalls Wilder, author of the beloved Little House series, described her 1915 voyage to San Francisco to visit her daughter, Rose Wilder Lane. Laura's husband, Almanzo, was unable to leave their Missouri farm; her faithful letters home, vividly describing every detail of her journey, have been gathered here.

Perfect for supplementary classroom or homeschool research.

The Nobel Book of Answers: The Dalai Lama, Mikhail Gorbachev, Shimon Peres, and Other Nobel Prize Winners Answer Some of Life's Most Intriguing Questions for Young People
The Nobel Book of Answers
The Dalai Lama, Mikhail Gorbachev, Shimon Peres, and Other Nobel Prize Winners Answer Some of Life's Most Intriguing Questions for Young People
1st Edition    School & Library      ISBN: 0689863101

IF YOU COULD ASK A NOBEL PRIZE WINNER ANYTHING YOU WANTED...

Since 1901, the Nobel Prize has honored the world's great geniuses in the most important fields: physics, chemistry, medicine, literature, economics, and world peace. What if children could ask these creative thinkers about some of life's most intriguing mysteries, such as "Why can't I live on french fries?" and "What is love?" The answers from the Dalai Lama, Mikhail Gorbachev, Shimon Peres, Desmond Tutu, and seventeen other Nobel Prize laureates are rich with surprise, humor, and of course, wisdom. Every single answer will make you think...and learn something new.

WHAT IS LOVE?

The Dalai Lama

WHY CAN'T I LIVE ON FRENCH FRIES?

Richard J. Roberts

WHAT IS POLITICS?

Shimon Peres

WHY IS THE SKY BLUE?

Mario J. Molina

WHY DO I FORGET SOME THINGS AND NOT OTHERS?

Erwin Neher

WHY DO WE HAVE TO GO TO SCHOOL?

Kenzaburo Oe

WHY IS THERE WAR?

Desmond Tutu

WHY DO WE FEEL PAIN?

Gunter Blobel

HOW DO I WIN THE NOBEL PRIZE?

Mikhail Gorbachev

WHY ARE SOME PEOPLE RICH AND OTHERS POOR?

Daniel L. McFadden

...AND ELEVEN OTHER RESPONSES

The Pregnancy Project
The Pregnancy Project
Paperback      ISBN: 1442446234
When high school senior Gaby faked a pregnancy as a project to challenge stereotypes, she also changed her life. Discover this compelling memoir from an inspirational teenage activist, now a Lifetime movie.

It started as a school project, but it turned into so much more.

Growing up, Gaby Rodriguez was often told she would end up a teen mom. After all, her mother and her older sisters had gotten pregnant as teenagers; from an outsider's perspective, it was practically a family tradition. Gaby had ambitions that didn't include teen motherhood. But she wondered: how would she be treated if she fulfilled others' expectations? Would everyone ignore the years she put into being a good student and see her as just another pregnant teen statistic with no future? These questions sparked Gaby's high school senior project: faking her own pregnancy to see how her family, friends, and community would react. What she learned changed her life forever...and made international headlines in the process.

In The Pregnancy Project, Gaby details how she was able to fake her own pregnancy, hiding the truth from even her siblings and boyfriend's parents, and reveals all that she learned from the experience. But more than that, Gaby's story is about fighting stereotypes, and how one girl found the strength to come out from the shadow of low expectations to forge a bright future for herself.
Democracy
Democracy
Paperback      ISBN: 1628323205

As long as people have lived in community they have had systems of government. With historical and full-color photographs complementing documentary texts, Odysseys in Government invites advanced readers along on a journey to experience four of the most well-known formal governing systems like never before. Comparing and contrasting features of one style against another's, these titles feature a sophisticated design that serves as a fitting backdrop to historical images. Investigative side panels, colored glossary terms, and a timeline assist in making the text accessible to a wide range of learners. An examination of the democratic form of government, including its basic ideologies and structure, its best-known leaders throughout history, and countries affected by its system of rule.