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Astrophysics for young people in a hurry  by Neil deGrasse Tyson

Astrophysics for young people in a hurry

Neil deGrasse Tyson

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America's most celebrated astrophysicist invites young readers to explore the mysteries of the universe.

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It's Trevor Noah  by Trevor Noah

It's Trevor Noah

Trevor Noah

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Trevor Noah, host of The Daily Show, shares his remarkable story of growing up in South Africa, with a black South African mother and a white European father at a time when it was against the law for a mixed-race child like him to exist. But he did exist...

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The young person's guide to the modern world  by Richard Daniel Curtis

The young person's guide to the modern world

Richard Daniel Curtis

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Finding your way in the 21st century is not an easy ride. There are so many things out there that your parents never had to deal with and sometimes it's hard to find someone to understand. There are pressures put on you from your parents, school and ...

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Life sucks  by Michael Bennett

Life sucks

Michael Bennett

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From New York Times best-selling authors Michael I. Bennett, MD and Sarah Bennett--a book for teens that shows readers that we all deal with crap in our lives and how to laugh at some of the things we can't control. Being a teenager can suck. Your friends...

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I just keep wondering  by Larry Scheckel

I just keep wondering

Larry Scheckel

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Here you’ll find entertaining and expansive answers to 121 questions you didn’t even know you had, such as: Why can’t you tickle yourself? Why are cooking directions different at high altitude? Why does the full moon look really big on the horizon but...

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Mary Shelley  by Catherine Reef

Mary Shelley

Catherine Reef

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On the 200th anniversary of the publication of Frankenstein, comes a riveting biography of its author, Mary Shelley, whose life reads like a dark gothic novel, filled with scandal, death, drama, and one of the strangest love stories in literary histo...

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Soaring earth  by Margarita Engle

Soaring earth

Margarita Engle

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Memoir in verse of Margarita Engle's teenage years in Los Angeles against the turbulent backdrop of the Vietnam War. Addresses the notions of peace, civil rights, freedom of expression, and environmental protection. A companion and follow-up to Engle's...

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Live fearless  by Sadie Robertson

Live fearless

Sadie Robertson

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Tired of fear, loneliness, anxiety, and not knowing who you are or what you're meant to do? Robertson shares her story of overcoming anxiety and fear, and takes you along on her journey of transformation that has left her living a fearless life. As you...

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Be more Vader  by Christian Blauvelt

Be more Vader

Christian Blauvelt

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Are you stuck in a rut at work? Regardless of whether you're forever fixing the office printer, building the Death Star, or training a Sith Apprentice, seize the moment and ask yourself, "What would Vader do?" Get ahead of the competition with advice...

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Google it  by Anna Crowley Redding

Google it

Anna Crowley Redding

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From a college project made out of knock-off Legos to one of the most influential companies in the world, award-winning investigative reporter Anna Redding shares the true story of Google, its history, its innovations, and where it will take us next.

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We are not yet equal  by Carol (Carol Elaine) Anderson

We are not yet equal

Carol (Carol Elaine) Anderson

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When America achieves milestones of progress toward full and equal black participation in democracy, the systemic response is a consistent racist backlash that rolls back those wins. We Are Not Yet Equal examines five of these moments: The end of the...

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Resisters  by Lauren Sharkey

Resisters

Lauren Sharkey

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'We're not the future. We're doing it right now.' Young girls and women are uniting across the world to create change, have their voices heard and stand up for what they believe in. In this bold and brilliantly inspiring book, Lauren Sharkey profiles...

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Girl mogul  by Tiffany Pham

Girl mogul

Tiffany Pham

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No matter who you are or where you come from, this book can help you define success, envision it, and make it happen--in school, in your personal life, and at work. Get ready to awaken all the awesomeness that is already inside of you.

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She takes a stand  by Michael Elsohn Ross

She takes a stand

Michael Elsohn Ross

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Portraits of brave women from the late 1800s through today--role models who are passionate about important issues A source of inspiration for young women with strong social convictions, She Takes a Stand highlights 16 extraordinary women who have fought...

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The lady is a spy  by Don Mitchell

The lady is a spy

Don Mitchell

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When Hitler invaded Poland on September 1, 1939, Virginia Hall was traveling in Europe. Which was dangerous enough, but as fighting erupted across the continent, instead of returning home, she headed to France. In a country divided between freedom and...

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Dear teen me

Dear teen me

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"How many times have you looked back on your teenage years and cringed, wishing you could offer your younger self some guidance? This book of nearly 70 letters by top young adult authors - including bestselling writers Lauren Oliver, Ellen Hopkins, and...

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Stuff you need to know  by Patricia Weaver

Stuff you need to know

Patricia Weaver

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A new type of personal guidebook designed specifically for adults with autism and other intellectual and developmental disabilities. Stuff You Need to Know features the Blended Icon & Text System (BITS) which melds specially designed icons with key v...

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The master guide to drawing anime. Tips & tricks  by Christopher Hart

The master guide to drawing anime. Tips & tricks

Christopher Hart

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"This is the guide that every anime and manga artist needs! Chris Hart delves deep into the specifics of drawing anime characters and scenes, covering every aspect of anime forms and revealing his secrets for developing a complete picture. New tutori...

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Period

Period

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In this collection, writers of various ages and across racial, cultural, and gender identities share stories about the period. Each of our twelve authors brings an individual perspective and sensibility. They write about homeless periods, nonexistent...

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Funny, you don't look autistic  by Michael McCreary

Funny, you don't look autistic

Michael McCreary

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Like many others on the autism spectrum, 20-something stand-up comic Michael McCreary has been told by more than a few well-meaning folks that he doesn't "look" autistic. But, as he's quick to point out in this memoir, autism "looks" different for just...

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Good selfie  by Turia Pitt

Good selfie

Turia Pitt

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I'm living proof that, with the right mindset, we truly can achieve anything. And I reckon that the sooner we learn how to nail our mindset, the better. That's why I created Good Selfie, a book for kids and teens containing simple but powerful strategies...

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The illustrated world of Mortal engines  by Philip Reeve

The illustrated world of Mortal engines

Philip Reeve

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"Mortal engines launched Philip Reeve's brilliantly-imagined creation, the world of the Traction Era, where mobile cities fight for survival in a post-apocalyptic future. Now, in time for the film debut, the critically acclaimed Mortal engines quartet...

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Selfie made  by Meridith Rojas

Selfie made

Meridith Rojas

Book

"Whether you want to be a social star or online entrepreneur, Meridith has you covered! Sharing her personal and zany stories while providing real-world advice, Meridith gives a peek behind the curtain of DigiTour and what it's been like working with...

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The Fortnite guide to staying alive  by Damien Kuhn

The Fortnite guide to staying alive

Damien Kuhn

Book

"Proven, fast levelling strategies that will help you win matches and maximize the XP you earn each season. What do World Cup soccer players, Drake, and 125 million other people have in common? They all play Fortnite! And now with The Fortnite Guide to...

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Feminism is...  by Alexandra Black

Feminism is...

Alexandra Black

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"A lively and accessible book for teens on the history, pioneers, theories, questions, arguments, and daily reality of feminism today. What is feminism? Combining insightful text with graphic illustrations, this engaging book introduces young adult readers...

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Nevertheless, we persisted

Nevertheless, we persisted

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"A powerful collection of essays from actors, activists, athletes, politicians, musicians, writers, and teens, including Senator Amy Klobuchar, actress Alia Shawkat, actor Maulik Pancholy, poet Azure Antoinette, teen activist Gavin Grimm, and many, many...

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Dealing with the crap  by Joy U. Sylvia

Dealing with the crap

Joy U. Sylvia

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"Dealing with the crap is intended for teenagers and young adults (plus their families and friends) who are dealing with anxiety and /or depression and their many cohorts - anger, panic, fear, irritability, shame, embarrassment, isolation, rage, mood...

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A thousand sisters  by Elizabeth Wein

A thousand sisters

Elizabeth Wein

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In the early years of World War II, Josef Stalin issued an order that made the Soviet Union the first country in the world to allow female pilots to fly in combat. Led by Marina Raskova, these three regiments, including the 588th Night Bomber...

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A girl's guide to kicking goals  by Steph Claire Smith

A girl's guide to kicking goals

Steph Claire Smith

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"Growing up is hard for everyone. A Girl's Guide to Kicking Goals is about growing confidence in yourself even while your body changes. It's a guide to smashing your goals and, when you don't, bouncing back and trying again. Learn to be kind to yourself;...

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Dear heartbreak

Dear heartbreak

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"In this powerful collection, well-known YA authors answer real letters from teens all over the world about the dark side of love: cheating, betrayals, break-ups, dating violence, and loneliness. This book contains a raw, no-holds-barred outpouring of...

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Body positive power  by Megan Jayne Crabbe

Body positive power

Megan Jayne Crabbe

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"We believe that our bodies are the problem, but the truth is that our bodies are not the problem. Megan's body image issues began when she was five years old. She spent her childhood chasing thinness, and at fourteen found herself spiralling into an...

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Service stations and other liminal spaces

Service stations and other liminal spaces

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Collection of poetry and short stories written by teenagers conveying the attitudes of young New Zealanders.

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Undefeated  by Steve Sheinkin

Undefeated

Steve Sheinkin

Book

"A great American sport and Native American history come together in this true story of how Jim Thorpe and Pop Warner created the legendary Carlisle Indians football team"--

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We are displaced  by Malala Yousafzai

We are displaced

Malala Yousafzai

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"Malala presents true stories of the refugee experience interwoven with her own story of her displacement in this incredibly moving follow up to her internationally bestselling memoir. Nobel Peace Prize winner and bestselling author Malala Yousafzai ...

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Let me tell you my story

Let me tell you my story

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"Over the course of two years, a group of award-winning photographers, filmmakers, painters, and writers trailed and documented the flood of refugees pouring into the West from the Middle East and Africa, recording the refugees' firsthand accounts of...

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How to survive in a Stranger Things world

How to survive in a Stranger Things world

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Does life seem strange? Is the world feeling upside down? Filled with photographs and simple truths from the hit Netflix series STRANGER THINGS, this guide will help you navigate school, relationships, and the occasional parallel dimension.

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Why Don't We  by author Why Don't We (Musical group)

Why Don't We

author Why Don't We (Musical group)

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In the Limelight is the official Why Don't We autobiography, full of never-before-seen photos and behind-the-scenes info about one of today's hottest bands. When five guys decided to form a band, they never imagined that they would go from playing music...

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Period power  by Nadya Okamoto

Period power

Nadya Okamoto

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For centuries, periods have been a taboo subject. They're embarrassing. They're gross. And they are misunderstood. Okamoto shows that, because of these stigmas, a status quo has been established to exclude people who menstruate from the seat at the.....

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The odd 1s out  by James Rallison

The odd 1s out

James Rallison

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Like any shy teen turned young adult, YouTube star James Rallison ("The Odd 1s Out") is used to being on the outside looking in. He wasn't partying in high school or winning football games like his older brother. Instead, he posted comics on the Internet....

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100% unofficial Fortnite essential guide

100% unofficial Fortnite essential guide

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"A gamers' guide to the phenomenally successful Fortnite Battle Royale, this full-colour illustrated unofficial handbook guides novice players from the basics through to more advanced gameplay. Featuring tips on game editions and modes, character and...

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Glimmer of hope

Glimmer of hope

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"Glimmer of Hope is the official, definitive book from The March for Our Lives founders about the reaction to the tragedy at Margery Stoneman Douglas High School, the March for Our Lives, and the onmgoing fight to end gun violence in the Unitted States....

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Putting peace first  by Eric David Dawson

Putting peace first

Eric David Dawson

Book

"Seven strategies that children can use to make an impact in their communities and promote peace and tolerance"--

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Glimmer of hope

Glimmer of hope

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"Glimmer of Hope is the official, definitive book from The March for Our Lives founders. Glimmer of Hope tells the story of how a group of teenagers raced to channel their rage and sorrow into action, and went on to create one of the largest youth-le...

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Our stories, our voices

Our stories, our voices

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In this collection of essays, young adult authors explore their experiences of injustice, empowerment, and growing up female in America. They explore themes on the intersection of race and gender; women and weight; first sexual experience; the devastation...

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An encyclopedia of strategy for Fortniters  by Jason Rich

An encyclopedia of strategy for Fortniters

Jason Rich

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"An essential reference for any Fortnite: Battle Royale player that explains everything you need to know in order to successfully control your characters and leave the final circle victorious. Whether you're a novice or a more-experienced gamer, this...

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Teen trailblazers  by Jennifer Calvert

Teen trailblazers

Jennifer Calvert

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This fascinating book features 30 young women who accomplished remarkable things before their twentieth birthdays. Visually compelling with original illustrations, this book will inspire the next generation of strong, fearless women.. -- Amazon.com.

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My polar dream  by Jade Hameister

My polar dream

Jade Hameister

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Fourteen-year-old Jade Hameister had a dream: to complete the Polar Hat Trick. In 2015, she skied to the North Pole. In 2016, she completed the Greenland Crossing. In 2018, she arrived at the South Pole. This is the story of an adventurer who never gave...

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Social media and mental health  by Claire (Lecturer in social policy) Edwards

Social media and mental health

Claire (Lecturer in social policy) ...

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What's on your mind? This illustrated teen's guide to surviving social media will offer handy tips on what platforms are out there, outline how and why social media can affect your mental health, and give you tips on how to keep yourself safe online....

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Fortnite  by Grant (Video gamer) Turner

Fortnite

Grant (Video gamer) Turner

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"Are you ready to take your game to the next level and dominate your opponents? Ready to learn how to destroy your fellow gamers and win the ultimate Battle Royale? If so, you're ready for Fortnite: The Ultimate Unauthorized Guide. Starting with simp...

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Girls write now

Girls write now

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"Teenage girls tell their most urgent stories in personal essays, punctuated by inspiration and advice from Zadie Smith, Roxane Gay, Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, Gloria Steinem, Alice Walker, and more of today's great writers. Girls Write Now: Two Decades...

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Fresh ink

Fresh ink

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"An anthology featuring award-winning diverse authors about diverse characters. Short stories, a graphic novel, and a one-act play explore such topics as gentrification, acceptance, untimely death, coming out, and poverty, and range in genre from con...

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The greatest  by Walter Dean Myers

The greatest

Walter Dean Myers

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An illustrated biography of boxing great Muhammad Ali that addresses his politics, his fight against Parkinson's disease, and boxing's dangers.

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Trans global  by Honor Head

Trans global

Honor Head

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"The whole concept of gender identity is being increasingly challenged and words such as non-binary, pansexual, transgender, cisgender and gender dysphoria are becoming commonplace. This book explores the cultures and people of the past who have embr...

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Tough mothers  by Jason Porath

Tough mothers

Jason Porath

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Offers examples of fifty real-life matriarchs who gave everything to protect their children and causes, from Sojourner Truth's legal campaign against slavery to Irena Sender's advocacy on behalf of young Holocaust victims.

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Steal this country  by Alexandra Styron

Steal this country

Alexandra Styron

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"Inspired by Abbie Hoffman's radical classic, Steal This Book, author Alexandra Styron's call for resistance and citizen activism will clearly be heard by young people who don't accept it is what it is, who want to make sure everybody gets an equal piece...

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History vs women  by Anita Sarkeesian

History vs women

Anita Sarkeesian

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"Looking through the ages and across the globe, [the authors] have reclaimed the stories of twenty-five remarkable women who dared to defy history and change the world around them. From Mongolian wrestlers to Chinese pirates, Native American ballerinas...

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Zen teen  by Tanya Carroll Richardson

Zen teen

Tanya Carroll Richardson

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"In the last decade, studies have reported a drastic rise in teens who experience anxiety, panic, and an inability to cope with the pressures of daily life. As mental health challenges become less stigmatized, young people are more likely than ever before...

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(Don't) call me crazy

(Don't) call me crazy

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"An anthology of essays and illustrations that illuminate mental health topics in a straightforward way"--

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Obsessed  by Allison author. Britz

Obsessed

Allison author. Britz

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"A brave teen recounts her debilitating struggle with obsessive-compulsive disorder--and brings readers through every painful step as she finds her way to the other side--in this powerful and inspiring memoir. Until sophomore year of high school,...

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Trans teen survival guide  by Owl Fisher

Trans teen survival guide

Owl Fisher

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"Frank, friendly, and funny, the Trans Teen Survival Guide will inform, empower, and arm you with all the tips, confidence, and practical advice needed to navigate life as a trans teen. Wondering how to come out to your family and friends, what it's like...

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Open your mind  by Gemma Cairney

Open your mind

Gemma Cairney

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Full of honest and practical advice from Gemma Cairney and a whole host of trained professionals and real people, Open Your Mind is the best friend of a book everyone needs. From stress, trauma and anxiety, to your place in the world and everything in...

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This moment is your life (and so is this one)  by Mariam Gates

This moment is your life (and so is this one)

Mariam Gates

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"This lively, hands-on guide to meditation, mindfulness, and yoga is a perfect introduction for tweens and teens. Don't just do something, be here.The key to happiness is being able to find comfort in this moment, here and now. When you are completely...

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The faithful spy  by John Hendrix

The faithful spy

John Hendrix

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"Adolf Hitler's Nazi party is gaining strength and becoming more menacing every day. Dietrich Bonhoeffer, a pastor upset by the complacency of the German church toward the suffering around it, forms a breakaway church to speak out against the establi...

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The grand escape  by Neal Bascomb

The grand escape

Neal Bascomb

Book

"The story of a group of Allied POWs in WWI who dared to escape from Germany's most notorious prison camp, Holzminden."--Provided by publisher.

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School fundraising

School fundraising

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"Are you in charge of fundraising for prom? What about a mission trip? A band trip? An overseas opportunity? If you've ever had to fundraise for a big event, you know how hard it can be. This book provides you with 101 fun and easy ideas to get the b...

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Louder than words  by Sara Hirsch

Louder than words

Sara Hirsch

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"This is a conversation between poems, schools and hemispheres, including poems by students in London and New Zealand, alongside original poems by UK Poetry Slam champion Sara Hirsch. These are the poems scrawled in the back of maths textbooks, stuffed...

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Galaxy girls  by Libby Jackson

Galaxy girls

Libby Jackson

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"Filled with beautiful full-color illustrations, a groundbreaking compendium honoring the amazing true stories of fifty inspirational women who helped fuel some of the greatest achievements in space exploration from the nineteenth century to today--i...

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The teenage guide to life online  by Nicola Morgan

The teenage guide to life online

Nicola Morgan

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"Award-winning author Nicola Morgan provides a balanced and well-researched look at what happens to us all, young and old, when we spend time on our screens; the wonderful positives and worrying negatives. This book will empower you to take control of...

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Starting your own business  by Adam Toren

Starting your own business

Adam Toren

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Have you ever wanted to start your own business? From pet sitting to lawn mowing to selling cookies, you know have the tools you need to make your dreams a reality. You can learn how to formulate a business plan and put your idea into motion, thanks to...

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10 things for teen girls  by Kate Conner

10 things for teen girls

Kate Conner

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"Teen girls have already heard the typical shtick about how they need to dress modestly, or how they shouldn't care what others think of them, but it doesn't suffice. Rooted in biblical wisdom and interspersed with candid stories of the modern teenag...

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A quick & easy guide to they/them pronouns  by Archie Bongiovanni

A quick & easy guide to they/them pronouns

Archie Bongiovanni

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"Archie, a snarky genderqueer artist, is tired of people not understanding gender-neutral pronouns. Tristan, a cisgender dude, is looking for an easy way to introduce gender-neutral pronouns to his increasingly diverse workplace. The longtime best friends...

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Be a better writer  by Steve Peha

Be a better writer

Steve Peha

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"Get the tools you need to CRUSH school assignments. Test? No problem. Essays? No worries. Research papers? No stress. Boost your creativity. Learn a new way to write ficton. Master techniques that make your writing STAND OUT from the crowd. Write about...

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The dog upstairs

The dog upstairs

Book

74 talented young New Zealanders bring us the very best of the poems, stories, dramas, and flash fictions they've found upstairs.

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Suffragette  by David Roberts

Suffragette

David Roberts

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The year 2018 marks a century since the first women won the vote in the United Kingdom, and this book tells the story of their fight. This is a tale of astounding bravery, ingenuity and strength. David's conversational style is accessible and his artwork...

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