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Code Girls: The True Story of the American Women Who Secretly Broke Codes in World War II: Young Readers Edition
Code Girls
The True Story of the American Women Who Secretly Broke Codes in World War II: Young Readers Edition
Paperback      ISBN: 0316353779
The bestselling, long-secret, and page-turning story of the young American women who cracked codes during World War II, perfectly adapted for young readers. More than ten thousand women served as codebreakers during World War II, recruited by the U.S. Army and Navy. While their brothers and boyfriends took up arms, these women moved to the nation's capital to learn the top secret art of code breaking. Through their work, the "code girls" helped save countless lives and were vital in ending the war. But due to the top secret nature of their accomplishments, these women have never been able to talk about their story--until now. Through dazzling research and countless interviews with the surviving code girls, Liza Mundy brings their story to life with zeal, grace, and passion. Abridged and adapted for a middle grade audience, Code Girls brings this important story to young readers for the first time, showcasing this vital tale of American courage, service, and scientific accomplishment.
Freaks, Geeks and Asperger Syndrome: A User Guide to Adolescence
Freaks, Geeks and Asperger Syndrome
A User Guide to Adolescence
Paperback      ISBN: 1843100983
Offers insights by a teenager with Asperger's syndrome into the difficulties of the disorder, including information on fascinations and obsessions, sensory perception, sleep, bullies, moral dilemmas, eating, and socializing.
Wait, What?: A Comic Book Guide to Relationships, Bodies, and Growing Up
Wait, What?
A Comic Book Guide to Relationships, Bodies, and Growing Up
Paperback      ISBN: 1620106590
"This extremely modern guide to growing up excels in its field." - Kirkus (starred review) From Heather Corinna, founder and director of Scarleteen.com, and Isabella Rotman, cartoonist and sex educator, comes a graphic novel guide that covers essential topics for preteens and young teens about their changing bodies and feelings. Join friends Malia, Rico, Max, Sam and Alexis as they talk about all the weird and exciting parts of growing up! This supportive group of friends are guides for some tricky subjects. Using comics, activities and examples, they give encouragement and context for new and confusing feelings and experiences. Inclusive of different kinds of genders, sexualities, and other identities, they talk about important topics like: - Bodies, including puberty, body parts and body image - Sexual and gender identity - Gender roles and stereotypes - Crushes, relationships, and sexual feelings - Boundaries and consent - The media and cultural messages, specifically around bodies and sex - How to be sensitive, kind, accepting, and mature - Where to look for more information, support and help A fun and easy-to-read guide from expert sex educators that gives readers a good basis and an age-appropriate start with sex, bodies and relationships education! The perfect complement to any school curriculum.
Fly Girls: The Daring American Women Pilots Who Helped Win WWII
Fly Girls
The Daring American Women Pilots Who Helped Win WWII
Hardcover      ISBN: 1534404104
In the tradition of Hidden Figures, debut author Patricia Pearson offers a beautifully written account of the remarkable but often forgotten group of female fighter pilots who answered their country’s call in its time of need during World War II. At the height of World War II, the US Army Airforce faced a desperate need for skilled pilots—but only men were allowed in military airplanes, even if the expert pilots who were training them to fly were women. Through grit and pure determination, 1,100 of these female pilots—who had to prove their worth time and time again—were finally allowed to ferry planes from factories to bases, to tow targets for live ammunition artillery training, to test repaired planes and new equipment, and more. Though the WASPs lived on military bases, trained as military pilots, wore uniforms, marched in review, and sometimes died violently in the line of duty, they were civilian employees and received less pay than men doing the same jobs and no military benefits, not even for burials. Their story is one of patriotism, the power of positive attitudes, the love of flying, and the willingness to do good with no concern for personal gain.
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 series of powerful monologues from the students, faculty, and staff at Stuyvesant High School--located in the shadow of the World Trade Center in New York City--collects their moving thoughts about the day that shook their school to its foundation. Simultaneous.
It's a Girl Thing: How to Stay Healthy, Safe, and in Charge
It's a Girl Thing
How to Stay Healthy, Safe, and in Charge
Paperback      ISBN: 0679873929
Provides a close-up look at such issues as the physical and emotional changes that puberty brings, friendship, boys, families, and other changes in their lives
Fly Girls: The Daring American Women Pilots Who Helped Win WWII
Fly Girls
The Daring American Women Pilots Who Helped Win WWII
Paperback      ISBN: 1534404112
“A truly inspiring read.” —Booklist (starred review) “A solid account of women’s contributions as aviators during World War II.” —Kirkus Reviews In the tradition of Hidden Figures, debut author Patricia Pearson offers a beautifully written account of the remarkable but often forgotten group of female fighter pilots who answered their country’s call in its time of need during World War II. At the height of World War II, the US Army Airforce faced a desperate need for skilled pilots—but only men were allowed in military airplanes, even if the expert pilots who were training them to fly were women. Through grit and pure determination, 1,100 of these female pilots—who had to prove their worth time and time again—were finally allowed to ferry planes from factories to bases, to tow targets for live ammunition artillery training, to test repaired planes and new equipment, and more. Though the Women Airforce Service Pilots lived on military bases, trained as military pilots, wore uniforms, marched in review, and sometimes died violently in the line of duty, they were civilian employees and received less pay than men doing the same jobs and no military benefits, not even for burials. Their story is one of patriotism, the power of positive attitudes, the love of flying, and the willingness to serve others with no concern for personal gain.
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!
High: Everything You Want to Know About Drugs, Alcohol, and Addiction
High
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
Girl Director: A How-To Guide For The First-Time Flat-Broke Film and Video Maker
Girl Director
A How-To Guide For The First-Time Flat-Broke Film and Video Maker
Paperback      ISBN: 1580086756
Chock-full of fascinating photographs and colorful directives, GIRL DIRECTOR is an instruction manual, history lesson, scrapbook, and celebration of women and film rolled into one. Director and cinephile Andrea Richards all but hands the reader a camera as she raucously paves the way for young women to make their own films. Sharing tales of the coolest femme filmmakers from history and recounting advice from the best women directors now in the business, Richards explains step by step how anyone can make a film using a standard video camera. Covering such topics as screenwriting, storyboards, set design, editing, distribution, Claymation, music videos, film festivals, and the digital revolution, GIRL DIRECTOR is a must-have handbook for the aspiring auteur of any age.A guide to do-it-yourself filmmaking from a female perspective, featuring accessible expert advice and a hip history of women in film.A must-have reference (and an excellent gift) for tweens, teens, adults, or anyone interested in making movies.Includes specifics on the who, what, where, and how of making low-budget videos and films.