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My story starts here : voices of young offenders
Jamar found refuge in a gang after leaving an abusive home where his mother stole from him. Fred was arrested for assault with a weapon, public intoxication and attacking his mother while on drugs. Jeremy first went to court at age fourteen (Court gives ....View in Catalog
The (other) F word : a celebration of the fat & fierce
Chubby. Curvy. Fluffy. Plus-size. Thick. Fat. The time has come for fat people to tell their own stories. The F Word combines personal essays, prose, poetry, fashion tips, and art to create a relatable and attractive guide about body image and body positi....View in Catalog
Queer : the ultimate LGBTQ guide for teens
Belge, Kathy, author.
Teen life is hard enough, but for teens who are LGBTQ, it can be even harder. When do you decide to come out? Will your friends accept you? And how do you meet people to date? Queer is a humorous, engaging, and honest guide that helps LGBTQ teens come out....View in Catalog
Trans+ : love, sex, romance, and being you
Gonzales, Kathryn, author.
Trans+ : Love, Sex, Romance, and Being You by Karen Rayne, PhD, and Katherine Gonzales, MBA, is an all-inclusive, uncensored guide for teens who are transgender, nonbinary, gender-nonconforming, or gender-fluid. TRANS+ answers all your questions, easy and....View in Catalog
The Manga artist's handbook : drawing basic characters
Morozumi, Junka, author.
Popular manga artists Junka Morozumi and Tomomi Mizuna guide you through a series of carefully graded lessons to build up your skills gradually. Each pose and scene has a star skill level, so you can build your way up from 1 to 5! ....View in Catalog
Beneath the surface : a teen's guide to reaching out when you or your friend is in crisis
Hugstad, Kristi, author.
Depression and mental illness don't discriminate. Even in the most picture-perfect life, confusion and turmoil are often lurking beneath the surface. For a teenager in a world where anxiety, depression, and other mental illnesses are commonplace, life can....View in Catalog
Debunk it, fake news edition : how to stay sane in a world of misinformation
Grant, John, 1949- author.
We live in an era of misinformation, much of it spread by authority figures, including politicians, religious leaders, broadcasters, and, of course, apps and websites. In this second edition, author John Grant uses ripped-from-the-headlines examples to cl....View in Catalog
Things that make white people uncomfortable : adapted for young readers
Bennett, Michael, 1985- author.
Michael Bennett is a Super Bowl Champion, a three-time Pro Bowl defensive end, a fearless activist, a feminist, an organizer, and a change maker. He's also one of the most humorous athletes on the planet, and he wants to make you uncomfortable. Bennett ad....View in Catalog
The other side : stories of Central American teen refugees who dream of crossing the border
Villalobos, Juan Pablo, 1973- author.
Every year, thousands of migrant children and teens cross the U.S.-Mexico border. The journey is treacherous and sometimes deadly, but worth the risk for migrants who are escaping gang violence and poverty in their home countries. And for those refugees w....View in Catalog
One person, no vote : how not all voters are treated equally
Anderson, Carol (Carol Elaine), author.
In her New York Times bestseller White Rage, Carol Anderson laid bare an insidious history of policies that have systematically impeded black progress in America, from 1865 to our combustible present. With One Person, No Vote, she chronicles a related his....View in Catalog
Playlist : the rebels and revolutionaries of sound
Rhodes, James, 1975- author.
"Open your mind to some of the most breathtaking and magnificent pieces of music ever created, and find out why the rebels and revolutionaries who wrote them are responsible for every track on your phone today. Discover their backstories and how each one ....View in Catalog
Enough is enough : how students can join the fight for gun safety
McCann, Michelle Roehm, 1968- author.
Young people are suffering the most from the epidemic of gun violence-as early as kindergarten students are crouching behind locked doors during active shooter drills. Teens are galvanizing to speak up and fight for their right to be safe. They don't just....View in Catalog
Obviously : stories from my timeline
Hughes, Akilah, 1989- author.
In Akilah Hughes's world, family--and life--are often complicated, but always funny. Through intimate and hilarious essays, Akilah takes readers along on her journey from the small Kentucky town where she was born--and eventually became a spelling bee cha....View in Catalog
Spies : the secret showdown between America and Russia
Favreau, Marc, 1968- author.
A thrilling account of the Cold War spies and spycraft that changed the course of history, perfect for readers of Bomb and The Boys Who Challenged Hitler. The Cold War spanned five decades as America and the USSR engaged in a battle of ideologies with glo....View in Catalog
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