Children’s Non-Fiction

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    Animals in danger : understanding climate change

    Free, Katie, author.

    How is climate change affecting Earth's ecosystems? What happens to animals and other organisms when the habitats around them start to change? This book addresses how climate change affects species on land and in the ocean, which species are most at risk ....

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    The greenhouse effect

    Grunbaum, Mara, author.

    This book lays out how the makeup of Earth's atmosphere can affect everything living beneath it, and how human activities - from cutting down trees to burning fossil fuels - are changing the climate worldwide. Glaciers are melting. Summers are heating up.....

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    Breaking through : how female athletes shattered stereotypes in the Roaring Twenties

    Macy, Sue, author.

    Macy offers a rare and fascinating glimpse into the journey of women's rights through the lens of women in sports during the pivotal decade of the 1920s. With elegant prose, poignant wit, and fascinating primary sources, Macy explores the many hurdles pre....

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    Extreme weather and rising seas : understanding climate change

    Hamalainen, Karina, author.

    This book explains how climate change contributes to rising sea levels and hazards such as heat waves, droughts, and extra-powerful storms. Learn how scientists analyze these extreme events and predict how they might change in the future. Glaciers are mel....

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    It's a numbers game : basketball

    Buckley, James, Jr., 1963- author.

    Numbers are everywhere in basketball--from the dimensions of the court to the points you can score to the digits on each player's jersey. In this awesome new book, you'll learn how these numbers make basketball the game we know and love today, and also ge....

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    Dictionary for a better world : poems, quotes, and anecdotes from A to Z

    Latham, Irene, author.

    How can we make the world a better place? This inspiring resource for middle-grade readers is organized as a dictionary; each entry presents a word related to creating a better world, such as ally, empathy, or respect. For each word, there is a poem, a qu....

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    Three days in January : Dwight Eisenhower's final mission

    Baier, Bret, author.

    In January 1961, President Dwight D. Eisenhower passed the torch to newly elected John F. Kennedy. Even though both men were great leaders, they couldn't have been more different. Eisenhower was a five-star army general during World War II and, at age sev....

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    Facing a warming world

    McDaniel, Melissa, 1964- author.

    This book explores the human response to climate change over the past century. Chapters address the health effects and emotional impact of climate change, as well as how people are working to solve the problem, from protests to political and technological....

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    Brave, black, first : 50+ African American women who changed the world

    Hudson, Cheryl Willis, author.

    Published in collaboration with the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, discover over fifty remarkable African American women whose unique skills and contributions paved the way for the next generation of young people. Per....

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    You can code : make your own games, apps and more in Scratch and Python!

    Pettman, Kevin, author.

    Want to make cool apps and games, but don't know where to begin? This book takes the complexity out of coding. It starts with the basics, taking you through the building blocks of code with Scratch, the simple and colorful visual language that's perfect f....

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    Learn to draw Marvel Avengers. Favorite heroes edition

    With the step-by-step instructions in Learn to Draw Marvel's Avengers, Favorite Heroes Edition, you can draw Iron Man, Captain America, Black Widow, the Hulk, and more superheroes from the Avengers! Each lesson begins with a simple shape before progressin....

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    Lizzie demands a seat! : Elizabeth Jennings fights for streetcar rights

    Anderson, Beth, 1954- author.

    One hundred years before Rosa Parks took her stand, Elizabeth "Lizzie" Jennings tried to board a streetcar in New York City on her way to church. Though there were plenty of empty seats, she was denied entry, assaulted, and threatened all because of her r....

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