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Queer Heroes
Queer Heroes
Hardcover      ISBN: 178603476x
This beautiful, bold book celebrates the achievements of LGBT people through history and from around the world. It features dynamic full-color portraits of a diverse selection of 52 inspirational role models accompanied by short biographies that focus on their incredible successes, from Freddie Mercury's contribution to music to Leonardo da Vinci's Mona Lisa. Published to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Stonewall Uprising, this extraordinary book will show children that anything is possible. Discover the inspiring stories of these LGBT artists, writers, innovators, athletes, and activists who have made great contributions to culture, from ancient times to present day: Freddie Mercury, Sappho, Audre Lorde, Manvendra Singh Gohil, Frida Kahlo, Emma Gonzalez, James Baldwin, Leonardo da Vinci, Alexander Wang, Subhi Nahas, Tove Jansson, Alan Turing, Michelangelo, Martina Navratilova, Sia, Tim Cook, Pedro Almodovar, Virginia Woolf, Tchaikovsky, Vikram Seth, Yotam Ottolenghi, Johanna Sigurðardóttir, Marsha Johnson, Sylvia Rivera, David Bowie, Kasha Nabagsera, Lili Elbe, Matthew Bourne, Alvin Ailey, Harvey Milk, Willem Arondeus, Nergis Mavalvala, Rufus Wainwright, Marlene Dietrich, Larry Kramer, Didier Lestrade, Nabuko Yoshiya, Bayard Rustin, Claire Harvey, Barbara Jordan, Josephine Baker, k.d. lang, Kristen Stewart, Jazz Jennings, Elio di Rupo, Oscar Wilde, Harish Iyer, Khalid Abdel-Hadi, Lana and Lilly Wachowski, Ellen DeGeneres, and Portia de Rossi.
Free Lunch
Free Lunch
Hardcover      ISBN: 132400360x
A sixth grader from an economically disadvantaged family struggles in a new school where he is forced to endure humiliation over his secondhand clothing and public daily requests for his school
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."--
Deadly Aim: The Civil War Story of Michigan's Anishinaabe Sharpshooters
Deadly Aim
The Civil War Story of Michigan's Anishinaabe Sharpshooters
Hardcover      ISBN: 1250125251
More than 20,000 American Indians served in the Civil War, yet their stories have often been left out of the history books. In Deadly Aim, Sibert Award-winning author Sally M. Walker explores the extraordinary lives of Michigan
The Stonewall Riots: Coming Out in the Streets
The Stonewall Riots
Coming Out in the Streets
Hardcover      ISBN: 1419737201
A chronicle of gay history in America draws on news clippings, firsthand testimonies and other period sources, in a 5th anniversary account of the Stonewall Riots and other pivotal events that shaped the beginning of the LGBTQ+ movement. 1, first printing.
A Young Person's Guide to the Twelve Steps
A Young Person's Guide to the Twelve Steps
Paperback      ISBN: 0894868519
Introduces twelve-step programs designed to help people recover from substance abuse and other addictive behavior, using alcoholism as an example.
High: Everything You Want to Know About Drugs, Alcohol, and Addiction
Everything You Want to Know About Drugs, Alcohol, and Addiction
Hardcover      ISBN: 0544644344
A timely resource by the author of Beautiful Boy and the author of Tweak discusses what middle-grade students need to know about drugs, alcohol and addiction. 35,000 first printing. Simultaneous eBook
Starring You: A Guided Journey Through Astrology
Starring You
A Guided Journey Through Astrology
Paperback      ISBN: 1499809670
Begin your journey through the stars with this interactive and essential guide to astrology from Aliza Kelly. Welcome, cosmic warrior! Astrology is the ultimate personality quiz. For centuries, it has helped people uncover secret strengths, hidden talents, and core truths. Now, star astrologer Aliza Kelly is putting the cosmic practice in your hands in a beautiful and personal guide. Follow the instructions to find your sign, gain wisdom from the planets, and understand your place in the zodiac. As you learn about yourself, you'll deepen your connections to your friends, family, and even crushes. Plus, you'll learn what to do when everything goes haywire--aka Mercury's retrograde. Use the reflection activities to bring your practice to life. They'll guide you to your true self and encourage you to fill the pages with your discoveries. After all, the most important step in becoming an astrologer is observing how the cosmos affects you. This guide covers: -The History of Western Astrology -The Twelve Signs of the Zodiac -Sun Signs -Secret Signs -Personal and Outer Planets -Moon Phases -Eclipses -Retrogrades -and how to use astrology in daily life! Maps, a time line, an index, and gorgeous illustrations make this full-color guide the perfect introduction to astrology and a beautiful cosmic portrait of you!
Union Made: Labor Leader Samuel Gompers and His Fight for Workers' Rights
Union Made
Labor Leader Samuel Gompers and His Fight for Workers' Rights
School & Library      ISBN: 1629796387
Presents the life of Samuel Gompers, who worked to improve working conditions and helped found the American Federation of Labor.
So, You Want to Be a Writer?: How to Write, Get Published, and Maybe Even Make It Big!
So, You Want to Be a Writer?
How to Write, Get Published, and Maybe Even Make It Big!
Paperback      ISBN: 1582703531
"Join a select group of authors--from Stephen King to Cameron Crowe--all of whom published their first works before turning eighteen. So, You Want to Be a Writer? is the only hip how-to book that walks you through every step of the process, from generating ideas to marketing a book. You'll learn: how to battle the dreaded writer's block. - exercises to improve your storytelling skills. - how to find an agent and get published. - the ins and outs of publishing. - how to promote your unique work. - and more! With a complete glossary of terminology used by publishers and agents, a step-by-step guide to writing and finishing your book, exclusive insights from famous authors, and a complete list of magazines, websites, contests, and book publishers on the lookout for new writers, So, You Wanna Be a Writer? can be your first and last stop to success!"-- Provided by publisher.