Teen Non-Fiction

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    Captured : an American prisoner of war in North Vietnam

    Townley, Alvin, author.

    "Naval aviator Jeremiah Denton was captured in North Vietnam in 1965. As a POW, Jerry Denton led a group of fellow American prisoners in withstanding gruesome conditions behind enemy lines. They developed a system of secret codes and covert communications....

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    Polar explorer

    Hameister, Jade, author.

    Polar Explorer is an inspiring and empowering story by sixteen-year-old Jade Hameister, chronicling her feat of being the youngest person to complete the Polar Hat Trick.......

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    Voices : the final hours of Joan of Arc

    Elliott, David, 1947- author.

    "David Elliott explores how Joan of Arc changed the course of history and remains a figure of fascination centuries after her extraordinary life and death in a fiery, evocative novel-in-verse."--Provided by publisher.....

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    Dear Ally, how do you write a book?

    Carter, Ally, author.

    Have you always wanted to write a book, but don't know where to start? Or maybe you're really great at writing the first few chapters . . . but you never quite make it to the end? Or do you finally have a finished manuscript, but you're not sure what to d....

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    Master of deceit : J. Edgar Hoover and America in the age of lies

    Aronson, Marc, author.

    An exploration of one of the most powerful Americans of the twentieth century unmasks the man behind the FBI, his family history, and relationships, and explores his own need for secrecy, deceit, and control, and the broad trends in society that shaped hi....

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    Green card youth voices : immigration stories from a Minneapolis high school

    Green Card Youth Voices: Immigration Stories from a Minneapolis High School is a unique collection of thirty personal essays written by students from Wellstone International High School. Coming from thirteen different countries, these youth share stories ....

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    The great Nijinsky : god of dance

    Curlee, Lynn, author.

    Dance prodigy, sex symbol, gay pioneer, cultural icon--Vaslav Nijinsky rose to fame as the star of the Ballets Russes in Paris before mental illness stole his career and the last thirty years of his life. A tragic story of a great genius, this compelling ....

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    Claiming my place : coming of age in the shadow of the Holocaust

    Price, Planaria J, author.

    Barbara Reichmann-- once known as Gucia Gomolinska-- was a Jew growing up in predominantly Catholic Poland during the 1920s and '30s. Her world was turned upside down when Nazis invade Poland and established a Jewish ghetto in her town. Gucia's blond hair....

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    Girl mogul : dream it. do it. change the world

    Pham, Tiffany, author.

    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 --Provided by Publis....

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    Shout : a poetry memoir

    Anderson, Laurie Halse, author.

    When she was thirteen years old, Anderson was a shy, bookish girl who was raped by a boy she trusted. She has since become known for the unflinching way she writes about, and advocates for, survivors of sexual assault. Inspired by her fans and enraged by ....

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    Life sucks : how to deal with the way life is, was, and will always be unfair

    Bennett, Michael, 1945- author.

    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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