Brand New: Teen Nonfiction

1789: Twelve Authors Explore a Year of Rebellion, Revolution, and Change: “The Rights of Man.” What does that mean? In 1789 that question rippled all around the world. Do all men have rights–not just nobles and kings? What then of enslaved people, women, the original inhabitants of the Americas? In the new United States a bill of rights was passed, while in France the nation tumbled toward revolution. In the Caribbean preachers brought word of equality, while in the South Pacific sailors mutinied. New knowledge was exploding, with mathematicians and scientists rewriting the history of the planet and the digits of pi. Lauded anthology editors Marc Aronson and Susan Campbell Bartoletti, along with ten award-winning nonfiction authors, explore a tumultuous year when rights and freedoms collided with enslavement and domination, and the future of humanity seemed to be at stake.

The Awesome 3-D Art Coloring Guide: Learn 3-D Coloring Techniques & Color Cool Drawings! Have fun creating colorful optical illusion drawings with The Awesome 3-D Art Coloring Guide! Each drawing is accompanied by step-by-step instructions and special tips and tricks tailored to the specific image. You’ll also find finishing techniques for maximizing the impact of the illusion, such as how to cut out and display your artwork and which angles are best for photographing your work to capture the full effect.

Blood and Germs: The Civil War Battle Against Wounds and Disease: The Civil War took the lives of hundreds of thousands of Americans and left countless others with disabling wounds and chronic illnesses. Bullets and artillery shells shattered soldiers’ bodies, while microbes and parasites killed twice as many men as did the battles. Yet from this tragic four-year conflict came innovations that enhanced medical care in the United States. With striking detail, this nonfiction book reveals battlefield rescues, surgical techniques, medicines, and patient care, celebrating the men and women of both the North and South who volunteered to save lives.

The Cat I Never Named: A True Story of Love, War, and Survival: The stunning memoir of a Muslim teen struggling to survive in the midst of the Bosnian genocide–and the stray cat who protected her family through it all.

The Comic Book Story of Basketball: A Fast-Break History of Hoops: The Comic Book Story of Basketball gives you courtside seats to the history of hoops. It chronicles the sport from its beginnings in a YMCA in Massachusetts to its current status as a beloved international game for men and women of all ages. 

Cook Anime: Eat Like Your Favorite Character–From Bento to Yakisoba: Do you ever watch your favorite anime series and start craving the takoyaki or the warmth of delicious ramen or the fluffy sweetness of mochi? Now, you can make your cravings a reality with Cook Anime!

Desert Diary: Japanese American Kids Behind Barbed Wire: In March 1943, twenty-seven children began third grade in a strange new environment: the Topaz Relocation Center in Utah. Together with their teacher, Miss Yamauchi, these uprooted young Americans began keeping a classroom diary, with a different child illustrating each day’s entry. Their full-color diary entries paint a vivid picture of daily life in an internment camp: schoolwork, sports, pets, holidays, health–and the mixed feelings of citizens who were loyal but distrusted.

Drawing the Vote: An Illustrated Guide to Voting in America: Coinciding with the 2020 US presidential election, Drawing the Vote, an original graphic novel, looks at the history of voting rights in the United States, and how it has affected the way we vote today. 

Hope Nation: YA Authors Share Personal Moments of Inspiration: Hope is a decision, but it is a hard one to recognize in the face of oppression, belittlement, alienation, and defeat. To help embolden hope, some of today’s most influential young adult authors come together in this highly personal nonfiction collection of essays, poems, and letters, each a firsthand account that ultimately strives to inspire hope.

How We Got to the Moon: The People, Technology, and Daring Feats of Science Behind Humanity’s Greatest Adventure: Everyone knows of Neil Armstrong’s famous first steps on the moon. But what did it really take to get us there?

Lost Animals: Extinct, Endangered, and Rediscovered Species: Lost Animals brings back to life some of the most charismatic creatures to inhabit the planet. It captures the imagination with more than 200 incredible photographs, artworks of fossils, and scientific drawings of charming creatures like dodos, paraceratherium (the largest land mammal), spinosaurus (the biggest carnivorous dinosaur), placeoderm fishes (the sharks of their day), and more!

Mantoulicious: Creative & Yummy Chinese Steamed Buns: Master the art of modelling steamed buns with the most highly sought-after Chinese steamed bun instructor in South East Asia!

Out!: How to Be Your Authentic Self: Activist Miles McKenna came out on his YouTube channel in 2017, documenting his transition to help other teens navigate their identities and take charge of their own coming out stories. 

Quidditch Through the Ages: The Illustrated Edition ( Harry Potter ): Quidditch through the Ages is a comprehensive guide to Quidditch and the ultimate resource for anyone interested in the magical world and its most popular sport.

The Radium Girls: Young Readers’ Edition: The Scary But True Story of the Poison That Made People Glow in the Dark: Amid the excitement of the early twentieth century, hundreds of young women spend their days hard at work painting watch dials with glow-in-the-dark radium paint. The painters consider themselves lucky–until they start suffering from a mysterious illness.

Somebody Give This Heart a Pen: From acclaimed performance poet Sophia Thakur comes a stirring collection of coming-of-age poems exploring issues of identity, difference, perseverance, relationships, fear, loss, and joy.

The Talk: Conversations about Race, Love & Truth: Thirty diverse and award-winning authors and illustrators capture frank discussions about racism, identity, and self-esteem.

Youtube World Records 2020: The Internet’s Greatest Record-Breaking Feats: YouTube is the world’s most-visited video sharing site, where 1bn hours of content are viewed every day. It contains a host of amazing clips, many documenting incredible feats of human endeavour and endurance. YouTube World Records is the first, glorious interactive celebration of these heroic and often jaw-dropping efforts.

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