BRAND NEW: Teen Non-Fiction

Bill nye’s great big world of science by Nye, Bill.

Science educator, TV host, and New York Times–bestselling author Bill Nye is on a mission to help kids understand and appreciate the science that makes our world work. Featuring a range of subjects—physics, chemistry, geology, biology, astronomy, global warming, and more—this profusely illustrated book covers the basic principles of each science, key discoveries, recent revolutionary advances, and the problems that science still needs to solve for our Earth. Nye and coauthor Gregory Mone present the most difficult theories and facts in an easy-to-comprehend, humorous way. They interviewed numerous specialists from around the world, in each of the fields discussed, whose insights are included throughout. Also included are experiments kids can do themselves to bring science to life

The Black Friend : On Being a Better White Person. by Joseph, Frederick

“We don’t see color.” “I didn’t know Black people liked Star Wars!” “What hood are you from?” For Frederick Joseph, life in a mostly white high school as a smart and increasingly popular transfer student was full of wince-worthy moments that he often simply let go. As he grew older, however, he saw these as missed opportunities not only to stand up for himself, but to spread awareness to the white friends and acquaintances who didn’t see the negative impact they were having and who would change if they knew how.

Speaking directly to the reader, The Black Friend calls up race-related anecdotes from the author’s past, weaving in his thoughts on why they were hurtful and how he might handle things differently now. 

Boycotts, Strikes, and Marches: Protests of the Civil Rights Diggs, Barbara

Thousands of protests, marches, and demonstrations of the civil rights era gave a strong voice to people and groups who were traditionally ignored. These protests led to important legal and social changes that continue to impact our nation today. In Boycotts, Strikes, and Marches: Protests of the Civil Rights Era, readers 12 through 15 explore five ground-breaking events that took place during the 1950s, 1960s, and early 1970s. Become immersed in the excitement, challenges, and spirit of the Montgomery Bus Boycott, the Draft Card Burning Protests of the Vietnam War, the Delano Grape Strike and Boycott, the first Gay Pride March, and the Women’s Strike for Equality. An in-depth exploration of five different marches, protests, and boycotts of the civil rights era–actions that made it impossible for the people in power to ignore the social injustices rampant in the United States.

Changing Laws: Politics of the Civil Rights Era. by Dodge Cummings, Judy

“We shall overcome” was the refrain of the vivil rights movement, but overcoming centuries of discrimination was not easy. When the activism of civil rights protestors exposed the rampant racism embedded in America’s politics for the world to see, political leaders in the federal government were forced to act. In Changing Laws: Politics of the Civil Rights Era, students ages 12 to 15 explore the key legislative and judicial victories of the era that spanned from 1954 to the early 1970s. The successes of Brown v. the Board of Education, the Civil Rights Act of 1964, the Voting Rights Act of 1965, and the Fair Housing Act of 1968 were the results of African-American activism and a growing awareness of social justice and injustice. Marches, demonstrations, boycotts, and lawsuits prodded local and state governments to reveal the bigotry of their laws and the brutality of their oppression of black citizens. As racial tensions ripped the country apart, presidents from Eisenhower through Nixon worked to uphold the U.S. Constitution, sometimes willingly and sometimes reluctantly. As members of Congress debated and negotiated, change came slowly. School doors opened to blacks. Restaurants served blacks. Blacks were allowed to cast their ballots. But victory was incomplete and came at a price.

Essentially Charli: The Ultimate Guide to Keeping It Real by D’amelio, Charli

Everyone knows Charli D’Amelio as the only TikTok personality to have—at age 15—surpassed 50 million followers. But who’s the girl behind the posts? For the first time ever, Charli is ready to share the intimate details of her life: how she navigated challenges and stayed positive in the face of cyberbullying, who she was as a little girl, what family means to her, and how you too can navigate your social media presence and IRL friendships in order to develop a strong and confident identity. Packed with Charli trivia, exclusive photos, real talk from Charli, and writing prompts, this book is your new go-to resource and is the only official book by your favorite teen role model and icon: Charli D’Amelio.

Fantastic Filled Cupcakes: Kick Your Baking Up a Notch with Incredible Flavor Combinations by Hurst, Camila

From cupcake connoisseur Camila Hurst comes an incredible assortment of the most decadent filled cupcakes you will ever bake. Filling your cupcakes is the best way to take your treats to a whole new level, and every filling in this cookbook is perfectly paired with each cupcake (and frosting!) to bring you astonishingly delicious flavor. Fulfill your wildest, sweetest dreams with over-the-top combinations, including:
Chocolate Coconut Macaroon Cupcakes (filled with silky Chocolate Coconut Pastry Cream)
Chocolate Marshmallow Cookie Cupcakes (filled with scrumptious Homemade Marshmallow)
Caramel Corn Cupcakes (filled with rich Salted Caramel Sauce)
Pear Olive Oil Cupcakes (filled with sweet homemade Pear Butter)
Brown Butter Earl Grey Cupcakes (filled with luxurious Earl Grey Cream)
Honey Rosemary Lemon Cupcakes (filled with smooth Honey Lemon Curd)

All of these enticing flavors, fillings and more await you in Fantastic Filled Cupcakes. With Camila’s friendly voice and clear instructions, you’ll soon be whipping up inspired treats that taste as good on the inside as they look on the outside.

A Home Away from Home: True Stories of Wild Animal Sanctuaries
by Read, Nicholas

In a perfect world, all wild animals would be free to roam in their natural habitat. However, across North America, wild animals from faraway continents are caught in terrible situations, in unaccredited zoos or as “exotic” pets. Some are abused, but many simply live in homes with owners who are not equipped to care for them. Luckily there are animal sanctuaries, organizations providing safe, comfortable homes for wild animals in need. A Home Away from Home tells the true stories of animals that live in these sanctuaries and the people who look after them. Often entertaining and sometimes sad, this book is an eye-opening read for children who care about animal welfare.

Out of hiding : a Holocaust survivor’s journey to America by Gruener, Ruth

Ruth Gruener was a hidden child during the Holocaust. At the end of the war, she and her parents were overjoyed to be free. But their struggles as displaced people had just begun.

In war-ravaged Europe, they waited for paperwork for a chance to come to America. Once they arrived in Brooklyn, they began to build a new life, but spoke little English. Ruth started at a new school and tried to make friends — but continued to fight nightmares and flashbacks of her time during World War II.

The family’s perseverance is a classic story of the American dream, but also illustrates the difficulties that millions of immigrants face in the aftermath of trauma

Wonderful Women of History by Anderson, Laurie Halse.

Not all heroes wear capes!

Wonder Woman has been an inspiration for decades, and while not everyone would choose her star-spangled outfit for themselves, her compassion and fairness are worthy of emulation. We’ll be presenting tales of the real-world heroes who take up Diana’s mantle and work in the fields of science, sports, activism, diplomacy, and more!

New York Times bestselling author Laurie Halse Anderson brings together an all-star cast of authors and illustrators in this anthology of contemporary Wonder Women–and how they’ve changed our world

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