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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.
Path to the Stars: My Journey from Girl Scout to Rocket Scientist
Path to the Stars
My Journey from Girl Scout to Rocket Scientist
Hardcover      ISBN: 1328809560
The inspiring memoir for young readers about a Latina rocket scientist whose early life was transformed by joining the Girl Scouts and who currently serves as CEO of the Girl Scouts of the USA.

A meningitis outbreak in their underprivileged neighborhood left Sylvia Acevedo's family forever altered. As she struggled in the aftermath of loss, young Sylvia's life transformed when she joined the Brownies. The Girl Scouts taught her how to take control of her world and nourished her love of numbers and science.
With new confidence, Sylvia navigated shifting cultural expectations at school and at home, forging her own trail to become one of the first Latinx to graduate with a master's in engineering from Stanford University and going on to become a rocket scientist at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory.
Simultaneously available in Spanish
March Forward, Girl: From Young Warrior to Little Rock Nine
March Forward, Girl
From Young Warrior to Little Rock Nine
Hardcover      ISBN: 1328882128
From the legendary civil rights activist and author of the million-copy selling Warriors Don't Cry comes an ardent and profound childhood memoir of growing up while facing adversity in the Jim Crow South.

Long before she was one of the Little Rock Nine, Melba Pattillo Beals was a warrior. Frustrated by the laws that kept African-Americans separate but very much unequal to whites, she had questions. Why couldn't she drink from a "whites only" fountain? Why couldn't she feel safe beyond home--or even within the walls of church? Adults all told her: Hold your tongue. Be patient. Know your place. But Beals had the heart of a fighter--and the knowledge that her true place was a free one.

Combined with emotive drawings and photos, this memoir paints a vivid picture of Beals' powerful early journey on the road to becoming a champion for equal rights, an acclaimed journalist, a best-selling author, and the recipient of this country's highest recognition, the Congressional Gold Medal.
My Bridges of Hope
My Bridges of Hope
Paperback      ISBN: 0689848986

After liberation from Auschwitz, fourteen-year-old Elli, her brother, and their mother attempt to rebuild their lives in Czechoslovakia. But it doesn't take long for Elli to realize that even though the war is over, anti-Semitism is not, so she and her family decide to escape to America along with thousands of other Jews. Little do they know what agonies and adventures await them still.
Elli's memoir of her experiences after Auschwitz will captivate readers as they follow her through heartache, frustration, adventure, excitement, love, and ultimately, triumph.

In Your Face: The Culture of Beauty and You
In Your Face
The Culture of Beauty and You
Hardcover      ISBN: 1554516676

A lively, thought-provoking look at the power and pitfalls of the beauty industry hype. From fairy tales and Hollywood movies to magazine ads, reality TV and the Internet, we absorb the lesson early: being beautiful is the answer to our dreams. It's harder than ever for teens to tune out the endless media messages promoting unattainable ideals, yet at no time in history have they had more tools to change the message. With In Your Face, Shari Graydon encourages readers to think critically about the culture of beauty both past and present. Whether it's the different standards for guys versus girls, racial and size biases, the assumptions we have about models and celebrities, or the message that the "right" clothes, makeup, or surgical procedure can make you a better person, Graydon's unbiased look into the realities behind our ideals will help teens deconstruct the beauty industry hype. Fully rewritten and redesigned from the 2004 edition, In Your Face has been updated to reflect the heightened pressures of beauty in the digital era--both good and bad--to shape our self-image. The appealing magazine-style format, stylish illustrations, and conversational tone will draw readers into this empowering exploration of the complex subject of beauty.

People Who Said No: Courage Against Oppression
People Who Said No
Courage Against Oppression
Hardcover      ISBN: 1554513839

When saying no is the right thing to do. Sometimes it's okay to ignore the rules or break the law. In fact, it's essential This thought-provoking book features people who did just that: Sophie and Hans Scholl, siblings who distributed antigovernment pamphlets in Nazi Germany; and Andrei Sakharov, who helped develop the nuclear bomb in Cold War Russia, but then spoke out against its use. Some, like Rosa Parks, were not originally in positions of political power but came out of the ranks of regular citizens to stand up for human rights. Others, like Oscar Romero, archbishop of El Salvador, used their power to change the status quo. Also included are Helen Suzman, a South African member of parliament who fought apartheid; Aung San Suu Kyi, who spent years under house arrest for protesting the dictatorship in Burma; and the people of Egypt, who recently brought down the repressive government of Hosni Mubarak. These inspirational profiles of people who followed their moral compass make for riveting stories as well as excellent starting points for discussions about ethics and morality.

A Teen's Game Plan for Life
A Teen's Game Plan for Life
Paperback      ISBN: 193349509x

After spending decades as a highly successful football coach, Lou Holtz shares a common-sense message with teens in an easily understood game plan for life. This proven plan can help readers define and attain their goals.

Dear Diary, I'm Pregnant: Teenagers Talk about Their Pregnancy
Dear Diary, I'm Pregnant
Teenagers Talk about Their Pregnancy
School & Library      ISBN: 1554512379

In poignant and insightful interviews, Anr nee Englander presents the voices of ten pregnant teens as they discuss their experiences and choices around motherhood, adoption and abortion. First published to critical acclaim in 1997, this new edition contains the original interviews as well as d material including a resources section. Presenting different points of view, Dear Diary, I'm Pregnant is a non-judgmental source of information for all teens that provides support and guidance for those who find themselves in this situation. Chosen by The New York Public Library's "Books for the Teen Age" list and hailed by The Globe and Mail for its "...frank, revealing and brave conversations," this is a must-read book for young women looking for reassurance that they are not alone.

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.

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Follow Your Money: Who Gets It, Who Spends It, Where Does It Go?
Follow Your Money
Who Gets It, Who Spends It, Where Does It Go?
Hardcover      ISBN: 1554514819

What happens to your money after you hand it to the cashier? You pay for that cool pair of shoes or a new CD. But what happens to that money once it leaves your hands? Who actually pockets it or puts it into the bank? This lively, kid-friendly book answers these questions and more: - Why are designer jeans so much more expensive than no-name ones? - Why does a burger cost $4.50 when the ingredients only cost $1.38? - How do credit cards work? Discover the trail your money takes as it goes to pay for everything including the raw materials used to make a product, the workers who produce it, and the advertisers who promote it. Humorous illustrations demystify the process by providing a visual breakdown of all the elements involved in monetary transactions. Accessible and fun, Follow Your Money is a vital introduction to the way money flows.