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Teen nonfiction new titles

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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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The illustrated world of Mortal engines  by Philip Reeve

The illustrated world of Mortal engines

Philip Reeve

Book

"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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Let me tell you my story

Let me tell you my story

Book

"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

Book

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)

Book

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

Book

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

Book

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

Book

"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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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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Our stories, our voices

Our stories, our voices

Book

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

Book

"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

Book

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

Book

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) ...

Book

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

Book

"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

Book

"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

Book

"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

Book

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

Book

"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

Book

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

Book

"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

Book

"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

Book

"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

Graphic novel

"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

Book

"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

Book

"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

Book

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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Nevertheless, we persisted

Nevertheless, we persisted

Book

"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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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

Book

"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 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

Book

"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

Book

"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

Book

"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

Book

"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

Book

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

Book

"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

Book

"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

Book

"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

Book

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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Girls resist!  by KaeLyn Rich

Girls resist!

KaeLyn Rich

Book

An activism handbook for teen girls ready to fight for change, social justice, and equality. Take on the world and make some serious change with this handbook to everything activism, social justice, and resistance. With in-depth guides to everything ...

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K-pop live  by Suk-Young Kim

K-pop live

Suk-Young Kim

Book

"1990s South Korea saw the transition from a military dictatorship to a civilian government, from a manufacturing economy to a postindustrial hub, and from a cloistered society to a more dynamic transnational juncture. These seismic shifts had a prof...

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My diarrhe  by Miranda Sings

My diarrhe

Miranda Sings

Book

Humorous diary of YouTube personality Miranda Sings -- alter ego of comedian Colleen Ballinger -- that includes pages from Miranda's baby book, poems from her years as an emotional teen, secrets from her dating life, and stories from her rise to fame...

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The ultimate survival guide to being a girl  by Christina De Witte

The ultimate survival guide to being a girl

Christina De Witte

Book

"Presents a guide to navigating young adulthood for girls, providing advice on such topics as body image, fashion, nutrition, cyberbullying, and self-acceptance."--Publisher's description.

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Getting things done for teens  by David Allen

Getting things done for teens

David Allen

Book

Offers guidelines and tips for success, helping readers reduce stress, promote self-confidence, and improve productivity.

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Drawing fantastic dragons  by Sandra Staple

Drawing fantastic dragons

Sandra Staple

Book

"If you can dream it, this book will show you how to bring it to life in distinct and dramatic color. With easy-to-follow, step- by-step instructions, Drawing Fantastic Dragons teaches the tricks and techniques to create your own amazing art. Start with...

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Rad girls can  by Kate Schatz

Rad girls can

Kate Schatz

Book

A collection of stories and art about inspiring and accomplished girls who have made positive impacts on the world before the age of 20. In Rad Girls Can, you'll learn about a diverse group of young women who are living rad lives, whether excelling i...

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Light filters in  by Caroline Kaufman

Light filters in

Caroline Kaufman

Book

In the vein of poetry collections like Milk and Honey and Adultolescence, this compilation of short, powerful poems from teen Instagram sensation @poeticpoison perfectly captures the human experience. In Light Filters In, Caroline Kaufman--known as.....

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Dr Christian's guide to growing up online (#awkward)  by Christian Jessen

Dr Christian's guide to growing up online (#awkward)

Christian Jessen

Book

Dr Christian's Guide to Growing Up Online takes a social-media style tour through such wide-ranging topics as health, puberty, anxiety, gender, sexuality, stress, grief and any difficult questions in between.

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#NeverAgain  by David Hogg

#NeverAgain

David Hogg

Book

"From two survivors of the Parkland, Florida, shooting comes a declaration for our times, and an in-depth look at the making of the #NeverAgain movement. On February 14, 2018, seventeen-year-old David Hogg and his fourteen-year-old sister, Lauren, went...

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Stand beautiful  by Chloe Howard

Stand beautiful

Chloe Howard

Book

In Stand Beautiful, international speaker and TEDx presenter Chloe Howard shares her story of overcoming injustice, battling self-doubt, and rising up to speak out, fueled by a powerful encounter with Bono from the band U2. Chloe's story shows that e...

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The teen's guide to debating and public speaking  by Claire. author. Duffy

The teen's guide to debating and public speaking

Claire. author. Duffy

Book

"Welcome to the world of school debating and public speaking, the best training ground for speaking, reasoning, arguing, and looking critically at big issues. No matter what the topic, a great deal is at stake. Speaking skills can open up a world of....

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Be unstoppable  by Bethany Hamilton

Be unstoppable

Bethany Hamilton

Book

"In Be Unstoppable, New York Times bestselling author and champion surfer Bethany Hamilton shares how faith, love, and passion have pushed her beyond all expectations. Alongside over sixty breathtaking photos from the making of her new documentary, B...

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Boying up  by Mayim Bialik

Boying up

Mayim Bialik

Book

As an observant mother of two boys-- and with plenty of scientific information from her life as a neuroscientist-- Bialik talks directly to teen boys about what it means to grow from a boy to a man biologically, psychologically, and sociologically. She...

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Seize the story  by Victoria Hanley

Seize the story

Victoria Hanley

Book

Presents various elements of fiction, from creating believable dialogue to executing an exciting plot, through to real story excerpts. Filled with tips, tricks, and writing exercises, this guide encourages teen writers to write creatively and explore...

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Kenzie's rules for life  by Mackenzie Ziegler

Kenzie's rules for life

Mackenzie Ziegler

Book

"Growing up is hard, but growing up in the spotlight is even harder. However, Mackenzie Ziegler is taking it all in stride, thanks to her positive attitude on life. From getting her start on Dance Moms, to her sold-out tour alongside Johnny Orlando, ...

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Dracopedia  by William (William Todd) author. O'Connor

Dracopedia

William (William Todd) author. O'Co...

Book

This collection of 13 dragons is loaded with sketches, drawings, anatomical studies, detailed diagrams, brief natural histories and step-by-step colour art demonstrations for each animal showing the process of making dragon images from start to finish....

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Positively teenage  by Nicola Morgan

Positively teenage

Nicola Morgan

Book

Positively Teenage gives you tools to approach your teenage years with optimism and understanding and to develop real wellbeing for life. The media so often portray adolescence negatively but this book shows you how to approach these years far more p...

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The girls' guide to conquering life  by Erica Catherman

The girls' guide to conquering life

Erica Catherman

Book

A practical guide helps readers gain confidence and develop life skills, offering tips and advice on such topics as dating, applying for a job, creating a budget, and handling peer pressure.

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It's your universe  by Ashley Eckstein

It's your universe

Ashley Eckstein

Book

"Ashley Eckstein grew up inspired by all things Disney. She launched Her Universe, an apparel company catering to fan girls, which has become a preferred partner for Disney and their girl power initiative. In IT'S YOUR UNIVERSE, Ashley shares her own...

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