Nonfiction for Teens / Teen Reads

Books for teens categorized for your consideration by library staff!

"Heart of a Warrior: 7 Ancient Secrets to a Great Life" by James Langlas

'Heart of a Warrior: 7 Ancient Secrets to a Great Life' by James Langlas

The inspiration for this book comes from the ancient Korean history of the Hwarang— young student-warriors who worked to strengthen their spirits as well as their fighting skills. Author Jim Langlas, an educator and Taekwondo master, presents seven principles that are rooted in the long tradition of Taekwondo and are also tied to modern character education: courtesy, integrity, perseverance, self-control, indomitable spirit, community service, ...

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"Choosing a College" by Norah Piehl

'Choosing a College' by Norah Piehl

Focusing on topics of special concern to students, this series makes complex issues less intimidating and more accessible; each book presents 10 to 14 readings from a variety of perspectives that allow readers to better understand the topic.; This title introduces some of the factors young people consider as they evaluate their college options. Through articles from a variety of sources, the book provides an overview of practical considerations s ...

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"The Boy on the Wooden Box" by Leon Leyson

'The Boy on the Wooden Box' by Leon Leyson

★★★★★ Ten-year-old Leon Leyson’s idyllic days playing on the streets and streetcars of Krakow, Poland quickly changed to a life of fear, degradation, humiliation and a day-to-day struggle to stay alive. Why? He was Jewish. His detailed memoir recounts these horrific days when the Third Reich invaded their town and began their increasingly brutal effort to annihilate every Jew they could locate. Hope came in his father’s fortunate association ...

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"Bomb: The Race to Build—and Steal—the World's Most Dangerous Weapon" by Steve Sheinkin

'Bomb: The Race to Build—and Steal—the World's Most Dangerous Weapon' by Steve Sheinkin

In December of 1938, a chemist in a German laboratory made a shocking discovery: When placed next to radioactive material, a Uranium atom split in two. That simple discovery launched a scientific race that spanned 3 continents. In Great Britain and the United States, Soviet spies worked their way into the scientific community; in Norway, a commando force slipped behind enemy lines to attack German heavy-water manufacturing; and deep in the desert ...

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"Doomsday Preppers Complete Survival Manual: Expert Tips for Surviving Calamity, Catastrophe, and the End of the World" by Michael Sweeney

'Doomsday Preppers Complete Survival Manual: Expert Tips for Surviving Calamity, Catastrophe, and the End of the World' by Michael Sweeney

This custom companion to the blockbuster National Geographic Channel series Doomsday Preppers is filled with how-to illustrations, "Prepper Profiles" of people in the show, and survival tips from preppers themselves. Handy and comprehensive, the manual offers valuable life-saving information to help prepare for the most devastating calamities. Episodes of this highly original show, which debuted in February 2012, explore the lives o ...

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"The Unofficial Hunger Games Cookbook: From Lamb Stew to "Groosling" - More Than 150 Recipes Inspired by the Hunger Games Trilogy" by Emily Ansara Baines

'The Unofficial Hunger Games Cookbook: From Lamb Stew to Groosling - More Than 150 Recipes Inspired by the Hunger Games Trilogy' by Emily Ansara Baines

"Here's some advice. Stay alive." --Haymitch AbernathyWhen it comes to The Hunger Games, staying alive means finding food any way possible. Katniss and Gale hunt live game, Peeta's family survives on the bread they make, and the inhabitants of the Seam work twelve-hour days for a few handfuls of grain--all while the residents of the Capitol gorge themselves on delicacies and desserts to the heart's desire.For the first time, you w ...

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"Wheels of Change: How Women Rode the Bicycle to Freedom" by Sue Macy

'Wheels of Change: How Women Rode the Bicycle to Freedom' by Sue Macy

NCSS—Notable Social Studies Trade Books in the Field of Social Studies 2012School Library Journal Best Books of 2011Finalist YALSA Excellence in Non Fiction for Young AdultsSLJ’s 100 Magnificent Children’s Books of 2011Amelia Bloomer ListTake a lively look at women's history from aboard a bicycle, which granted females the freedom of mobility and helped empower women's liberation. Through vintage pho ...

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"How They Croaked: The Awful Ends of the Awfully Famous" by Georgia Bragg

'How They Croaked: The Awful Ends of the Awfully Famous' by Georgia Bragg

Over the course of history men and women have lived and died. In fact, getting sick and dying can be a big, ugly mess-especially before the modern medical care that we all enjoy today. How They Croaked relays all the gory details of how nineteen world figures gave up the ghost. For example:It is believed that Henry VIII's remains exploded within his coffin while lying in state. Doctors "treated" George Washington by drain ...

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"Start It Up: The Complete Teen Business Guide to Turning Your Passions Into Pay" by Kenrya Rankin Naasel

'Start It Up: The Complete Teen Business Guide to Turning Your Passions Into Pay' by Kenrya Rankin Naasel

Do you have a passion you want to turn into pay? Or maybe you are looking for a way to make some extra cash in high school? Start It Up shows teens how to turn their hobbies and talents into full-fledged businesses. Inside you’ll find comprehensive and fun information on how to • know what’s the best business for you,• pull together a company, and• sell your product and let the world know about it! Whether your business ...

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"Doing It Right: Making Smart, Safe, and Satisfying Choices About Sex" by Bronwen Pardes

'Doing It Right: Making Smart, Safe, and Satisfying Choices About Sex' by Bronwen Pardes

An experienced sex educator gets up front and personal in this updated reissue of an informative and candid guide aimed directly at teens.Enjoy responsibly. Sex. Sometimes it feels like everybody's doing it. Maybe you are. Maybe you're thinking about it. Maybe it's years away. Whatever. You need to be ready -- in your head, and down there. You have to know the right stuff in orde ...

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"Change the Way You See Everything Through Asset-Based Thinking for Teens" by Kathryn D. Cramer

'Change the Way You See Everything Through Asset-Based Thinking for Teens' by Kathryn D. Cramer

From corporate coach Kathryn Cramer and marketing genius Hank Wasiak comes the first asset-based thinking (ABT) book for young adults that will change the way they see everything! This brilliant and simple book on the philosophy of ABT instills success-oriented habits in even the most stubborn teens. By focusing on the positive situations in life instead of the negative, teens will be able to not only set goals, but achieve them, too. Combining f ...

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