The burning: Black Wall Street and the Tulsa Race Massacre of 1921
"One of the worst acts of racist violence in American history took place in 1921, when a White mob numbering in the thousands decimated the thriving Black community of Greenwood in Tulsa, Oklahoma. The Burning recreates Greenwood at the height of its prosperity, explores the currents of hatred, racism, and mistrust between its Black residents and Tulsa's White population, narrates events leading up to and including Greenwood's devastation, and documents the subsequent silence that surrounded this tragedy. Delving into history that's long been pushed aside, this is the true story of Black Wall Street and the Tulsa Race Massacre, with updates that connect the historical significance of the massacre to the ongoing struggle for racial justice in America." -- inside front jacket flap.
A young adult adaptation of Tim Madigan's The Burning, which discusses the circumstances of the Tulsa Race Massacre of 1921.
Trans futures now: a queer guided journal on finding your allies, demanding liberation, and using your voice
With Trans Futures Now, YouTuber and social justice activist Milo Stewart compiles stories of trans and nonbinary people to give readers insight into the fight for trans rights. Each chapter shares anecdotes from both Stewart and other creatives of all identities both within and outside the gender binary (Stewart themself being nonbinary), as well as narratives on transgender history, the varied trans liberation experience, and the effects of the gender binary on both cis and transgender communities.
Duet: our journey in song with the northern mockingbird
"The story of the impactful partnership between humans and mockingbirds--a case study in courage, resiliency, and the power of a song--written by nonfiction powerhouse Phil Hoose"--
How to be a difficult bitch: claim your power, ditch the haters, and feel good doing it
"Being a powerhouse is a choice, a lifestyle, a code of ethics. It takes work, a thick skin, and perseverance. Learn the basics of being a Difficult Bitch, from school to friends to body to life"--
One of the most empowering things you can do as a human being is to figure out who you are, and be that person unapologetically. The authors know sometimes that is easier said then done. They are here to help you be a "difficult bitch" -- an agent of change-- all in the name of self-love, confidence, and the greater good. -- adapted from back cover
The lady and the octopus: how Jeanne Villepreux-Power invented aquariums and revolutionized marine biology
"Follow the remarkable journey of Jeanne Villepreux-Power from her childhood in a small French village to her life as a naturalist in nineteenth century Messina, Sicily, where she conducted groundbreaking research and invented aquariums"--
Socrates: a life worth living
"Socrates: A Life Worth Living traces the life and ideas of one of Western Civilization's founding philosophers, whose influence is still felt more than two thousand years later. Socrates is famous for how he died, executed by the Athenian government for corrupting the youth of Athens, but his most important contribution was to challenge the people around him to test their ideas and beliefs in conversation with each other, in the belief that in this way we could become a society that knows the difference between truth and falsehood, and find what makes a life worthwhile. He did not claim to have definitive answers, but he knew that knowledge was the key to finding them, and he invited everyone he met to join him in his quest"--
The teen witches' guide to palm reading
"Master the secrets of divination through hand shapes, minor and major lines, and the art of palmistry. Find out what your hands say about your personality, what your life path has in store for you--and delight your friends by giving them accurate readings too"--Page 4 of cover.
Become an app inventor: the official guide from MIT App Inventor : your guide to designing, building, and sharing apps
"Have you ever wanted to build your own mobile apps? App Inventor, a free and revolutionary online program from MIT, lets you do just that. With the help of this companion guide chock-full of colorful graphics and easy-to-follow instructions, readers can learn how to create six different apps, including a working piano, a maze game, and even their own chat app to communicate with friends--then use what they've learned to build apps of their own imagination. User-friendly code blocks that snap together allow even beginners to quickly create working apps. Readers will also learn about young inventors already using their own apps to make a difference in their communities, such as the girls from Moldova whose app helps alert residents when local well water is contaminated. Or the boys from Malden, Massachusetts, whose app lets users geotag potholes to alert city hall when repairs are needed. With this inspiring guide, curious young dreamers can become real inventors with real-world impact."--Publisher's website.
When the world runs dry: earth's water in crisis
"A narrative nonfiction account of the worldwide water crisis, explaining what's happening to the world's water supply, from industrial pollution to harmful algal blooms, and what kids can do about it"--
Black Internet effect
"Musician and technology phenom Shavone Charles explores how curiosity and nerve led her from a small college in Merced, California, to some of the most influential spaces in the tech world: from Google to Twitter to eventually landing a spot on the coveted Forbes 30 Under 30 list. Grateful for being the first in many spaces, but passionate about being neither the last nor the only, Charles tells her story in the hopes of guiding others and shaping a future where people, particularly women of color, feel empowered to make space for themselves and challenge society's status quos"--
Hanged!: Mary Surratt & the plot to assassinate Abraham Lincoln
"The thrilling story of Mary Surratt, the first woman to be executed by the US government for her alleged involvement in the plot to assassinate Abraham Lincoln"--
"Red Kenny is on a road trip for spring break with five friends: Her best friend - the older brother - his perfect girlfriend - a secret crush - a classmate - and a killer. When their RV breaks down in the middle of nowhere with no cell service, they soon realize this is no accident. They have been trapped by someone out there in the dark, someone who clearly wants one of them dead. With eight hours until dawn, the six friends must escape, or figure out which of them is the target. But is there a liar among them? Buried secrets will be forced to light and tensions inside the RV will reach deadly levels. Not all of them will survive the night"--
The teen witches' guide to crystals
Tune into the mysterious powers of the Earth with this invaluable guide to crystals and gemstones. With everything you need to know about this exciting branch of witchcraft, this is a must-have for every girl who's ready to explore the hidden magic of the universe ... and discover the dazzling power of crystals!
Luminary: a magical guide to self-care
"Self-care is not only necessary, it's magical! Your road to self-care can be a mystical journey that leaves you feeling more confident, determined and ready to accomplish all those bucket-list items and dreams you have scribbled in your journal. So why not start that journey now? Within Luminary you will find both mystical and practical tools to help deal with stress, depression, and other challenges. Gorgeously illustrated and highly designed, this guide offers different creative ways of living a heart-centered, mindful, and magical life through concrete tools for self-care and advice from a diverse group of practitioners in areas like tarot, astrology, energy work, and much more. Luminary is a book of practical magic that will empower you to pursue mental wellness with curiosity and confidence. But it's also a book of possibility that pushes the boundaries of what self-help can be"--
White fragility: why understanding racism can be so hard for white people : adapted for young adults
"A reimagining of the best-selling book that gives young adults the tools to ask questions, engage in dialogue, challenge their ways of thinking, and take action to create a more racially just world"--
The teen witches' guide to astrology
Use the ancient discipline of astrology to discover the secrets of zodiac signs, and harness the power of the planets to uncover insights about your personality and life. Inside you will find everything you need to explore the hidden wisdom of the cosmos, and shine a light on your own life.
The teen witches' guide to spells
"Discover the wisdom and wonder of ancient and modern spellcraft in this invaluable introductory guide to magic. Inside you'll find everything that you need to get started with potions, charms, and enchantments. There is magic inside everyone just waiting to be unleashed--and this book will show you how"--Page 4 of cover.
More than stress: understanding anxiety disorders
"Many teens struggle with anxiety disorders, the symptoms of which include elevated stress hormone levels, depression, and heart problems. The prevalence of anxiety disorders among today, and teens makes this a timely, informative, and helpful book for readers. Learn about the causes, symptoms, and diagnosis of anxiety disorders as well as coping strategies and treatments. Resources for identifying, managing, and treating anxiety disorders are provided in the text"--
Buildings that breathe: greening the world's cities
"Urban planners, architects, and scientists are developing high-rise forests that seek to balance human activity and natural regeneration. Discover how green infrastructure will transform the urban landscape and how we think about our future"--
Not just about food: understanding eating disorders
"In the United States, approximately 30 million people suffer from an eating disorder. The prevalence of disordered eating among teens and young adults makes this a timely, informative, and helpful book for readers. Learn about the causes, symptoms, and diagnosis of eating disorders as well as treatments. Resources for identifying, treating, and recovering from eating disorders are provided in the text"--
"From first kisses to embarrassing encounters, dark secrets to heroic moments--these tales, recorded on Storybooth, the wildly popular YouTube channel, connect you to someone you never knew. A real person, sharing their own experience"--Back cover.
Life skills for teenage girls: how to be healthy, avoid drama, manage money, be confident, fix your car, unclog your sink, and other important skills teen girls should know!
"Getting through life as a teenage girl is no easy feat! From dealing with body changes to perfecting your personal hygiene routine, maintaining good physical health, and prioritizing your mental health, there's a lot you can expect to go through over the next few years. And while it may seem challenging, having a copy of Life Skills for Teenage Girls can make navigating your teenage years much more manageable. Life Skills for Teenage Girls details some of the most common yet hardly discussed situations and experiences young women have as they age. If you often feel like you have nowhere to turn while dealing with the trials and tribulations of life, reading this book can help you understand how to overcome different situations and focus more on making yourself a priority!"--Amazon.
A thousand heartbeats
"Princess Annika has lived a life of comfort--but no amount of luxuries can change the fact that her life isn't her own to control. The king, once her loving father, has gone cold, and Annika will soon be forced into a loveless marriage for political gain. Miles away, small comforts are few and far between for Lennox. He has devoted his life to the Dahrainian army, hoping to one day help them reclaim the throne that was stolen from them. For Lennox, the idea of love is merely a distraction--nothing will stand in the way of fighting for his people. But when love, against all odds, finds them both, they are bound by its call. They can't possibly be together--but the irresistible thrum of a thousand heartbeats won't let them stay apart." --
Time travel for love and profit
When math prodigy Nephele invents a time travel app so she can redo her terrible freshman year of high school, there are unexpected consequences.
Nephele's friend made new friends in high school. Now as Nephele looks ahead, all she can see is three very lonely years. A whip-smart lover of math and science, she makes a plan: Step one: invent time travel. Step two: go back in time, do-over 9th grade, become beloved and popular. Nephele creates a time loop, and she's the only one looping. Now, facing ninth grade for the tenth time, Nephele knows what to expect-- or does she? She's figured out how to go back-- has she found something worth staying for? -- adapted from jacket
Unravel the mystery of the missing four months between Grace and Hudson--when she finds herself trapped with the last boy she ever expected, and certainly the most obnoxious one she's ever met. If he doesn't shut up, she just might kill him...if she doesn't kiss him first. He's under my skin...
My real name is Hanna
"A riveting story of courage and strength in the face of Nazi terror ... about Hanna, a young Jewish girl, age 14, from a small Ukrainian village and how she and her family survived the Holocaust and eventually emigrated to America."--
Hanna Slivka is on the cusp of fourteen when Hitler's army crosses the border into Soviet-occupied Ukraine. The Gestapo is determined to make the shtetele she lives in "free of Jews." Now she, her friend Leon, and their families are forced to flee and hide in the forest, and then in the dark caves beneath the rolling meadows, rumored to harbor evil spirits. They battle sickness and starvation. When Hanna's father disappears, it's up to Hanna to find him-- and to find a way to keep the rest of her family, and friends, alive. -- adapted from jacket
The great G.O.A.T. debate: the best of the best in everything from sports to science
"This book will expand the horizons of teen and pre-teen readers in an exciting and engaging way, by debating the Greatest of All Time in a variety of categories. Topics include the greatest athlete of all time, greatest band, greatest inventor, greatest scientist, greatest writer, greatest sci-fi franchise, and more"--
Friendship: insights and tips for teenagers
"In this age of social media, where so many friendships exist almost solely online, this book explores the greater meaning of friendship as an enduring and emotionally important area of life. It is a valuable resource for teenagers who are struggling to make friends, are in a toxic friendship, or just want to build more meaningful relationships"--
Written in starlight
Banished from Inkasisa to the Yanu Jungle, Catalina knows her life is in danger but is absolutely certain her destiny is to rule. Rescued by the son of her former general, she is incorporated into a years-in-progress plan to ally with the fierce Illari people and raise an army to retake her throne -- and Catalina's abilities as a seer may be the only thing that will convince them to help. If only she was actually able to predict the future....
Braiding sweetgrass for young adults: indigenous wisdom, scientific knowledge, and the teachings of plants
"Botanist Robin Wall Kimmerer's best-selling book Braiding Sweetgrass is adapted for a young adult audience by children's author Monique Gray Smith, bringing Indigenous wisdom, scientific knowledge, and the lessons of plant life to a new generation"--
A collection of stories that span the time when humans live in a world without hunger, disease, or death and Scythes act as the living instruments of population control.
The truth about everything
Gut a fish. Rewire a truck. Survive the collapse of the US government. All lessons fifteen-year-old Lark has learned during "homeschool" with her conspiracy-theorist-Doomsday-prepping parents. If only she'd also learned the fundamentals of human biology or even how to read. When Lark gets her first period and realizes how much she doesn't know, she ignores her fears of everything outside their rural Montana farm and secretly attends school for the first time. At high school, Lark discovers the world is very different than she has been told, from the basics of the internet to government takeovers that never happened. Lark uncovers the holes in her parents' beliefs and realizes that she must decide her own truth. But it won't come without sacrifices.
Strike the zither
As three warring fractures try to gain control of the kingdom, orphaned Zephyr, a strategist serving Xin Ren, infiltrates an enemy camp where she encounters the enigmatic Crow, an opposing strategist who might just be her match.
The year is 414 of the Xin Dynasty, and chaos abounds. A puppet empress is on the throne. The realm has fractured into three factions and three warlordesses hoping to claim the continent for themselves. But Zephyr knows it's no contest. Orphaned at a young age, Zephyr took control of her fate by becoming the best strategist of the land and serving under Xin Ren, a warlordess whose loyalty to the empress is double-edged--while Ren's honor draws Zephyr to her cause, it also jeopardizes their survival in a war where one must betray or be betrayed. When Zephyr is forced to infiltrate an enemy camp to keep Ren's followers from being slaughtered, she encounters the enigmatic Crow, an opposing strategist who is finally her match. But there are more enemies than one--and not all of them are human.--
Inuunira: my story of survival
"In this harrowing survival story, Brian Koonoo takes off on a hunting trip in Canada's Arctic. After his snowmobile breaks down, his GPS loses signal, and his camping fuel runs low, Brian is left alone to survive for seven days. He experiences close encounters with planes, blizzards, and hunger, all while much of his gear is lost, and walking 60 kilometres in search of safety. He uses the knowledge his father and Elders taught him--modern and traditional means of navigation, finding water, making shelters, and keeping his spirits up--to continue on. This true tale of survival is presented in a journal style with illustrations, photos, and diagrams."--
Music mavens: 15 women of note in the industry
"Music Mavens transports readers around the world (and beyond)--to a jazz performance in Genoa, an instrument lab in London, a Tokyo taiko dojo, a New York City beatbox battle, and even a film scoring session aboard the starship Enterprise, to name a few. Along the way, it spotlights artists whose work spans musical genres and industry roles, including composing and songwriting, performing and conducting, audio engineering, producing, and rock photography. In Music Mavens, 15 extraordinary women reveal how they turned their passions into platforms and how they use their power to uplift others."--Amazon website.
We are all we have
After her mom is taken by ICE, seventeen-year-old Rania's hopes and dreams for the future are immediately put on hold as she figures out how take care of her younger brother and survive in a country that seems to be closing around them.
Her mom said their case with immigration was fine. If this was a lie, what else is? Alone in Brooklyn with her younger brother, Kamal, Rania will have to figure out how to survive. When they wind up in a home with other kids waiting to hear if they can stay in this country, she meets Carlos. He persuades Rania to go to her high school graduation. And from there, they just keep driving. Feeling trapped by circumstances beyond their control, Rania begins to fall for Carlos. She uncovers painful truths about her family, and this country, where being an asylum seeker or an undocumented immigrant can mean anything but freedom. -- adapted from jacket and Goodreads
I could not do otherwise: the remarkable life of Dr. Mary Edwards Walker
"This book explores the extraordinary life and work of Mary Edwards Walker, a Civil War surgeon, a spy captured by the Confederacy, and the only woman to have ever been awarded the Medal of Honor."--
Heroines, rescuers, rabbis, spies: unsung women of the Holocaust
Overlooked by history, these nine stories reveal ordinary women who took extraordinary measures to save lives during the Holocaust, resisting terror and torture while undercover or in hiding, in concentration camps, in forests and in exile.
The heartbeat of Wounded Knee: life in Native America
"Since the late 1800s, it has been believed that Native American civilization has been wiped from the United States. The Heartbeat of Wounded Knee argues that Native American culture is far from defeated-if anything, it is thriving as much today as it was one hundred years ago. The Heartbeat of Wounded Knee looks at Native American culture as it exists today-and the fight to preserve language and traditions"--
"From the author of The City Beautiful comes a haunting fantasy following Toma, adopted daughter of the benevolent undead, making her way across a civil war-torn continent to save her younger sister as she discovers she might possess magical powers herself. The Kosa empire roils in tension, on the verge of being torn apart by a proletarian revolution between magic-endowed elites and the superstitious lower class, but seventeen-year-old Toma lives blissfully disconnected from the conflict in the empire with her adoptive family of benevolent undead. When she meets Vanya, a charming commoner branded as a witch by his own neighbors, and the dethroned Tsar Mikhail himself, the unlikely trio bonds over trying to restore Mikhail's magic and protect the empire from the revolutionary leader, Koschei, whose forces have stolen the castle. Vanya has his magic, and Mikhail has his title, but if Toma can't dig deep and find her power in time, all of their lives will be at Koschei's mercy.
Miss Peregrine's museum of wonders: an indispensable guide to the dangers and delights of the peculiar world for the instruction of new arrivals
"Gloriously rich and utterly delightful, Miss Peregrine's Museum of Wonders is an indispensable guide to the peculiar world, perfect for longtime fans and new readers alike. Covering everything from how to blend in with suspicious normals to the most popular time loops to visit as a temporal tourist, this essential volume is ideal for anyone curious about the world of Miss Peregrine: its strange history, curious practices, fascinating places, most famous (and infamous) names, and much more. Written in Miss Peregrine's inimitable style, it's also a dramatic expansion of the universe fans have already come to love, introducing countless new peculiars, enemies, time loops, stories, and secrets, in addition to hundreds of never-before-seen vintage found photographs and select illustrations"--
The 99 boyfriends of Micah Summers
"Micah Summers runs a popular Instagram full of drawings of his numerous imaginary boyfriends (ninety-nine so far)--though he's never had a real boyfriend before. But when a meet-cute with Boy 100 goes wrong, Micah embarks on a Prince Charming-like quest throughout Chicago to find true love--for real this time."--Amazon.
When the angels left the old country
"Uriel the angel and Little Ash (short for Ashmedai) are the only two supernatural creatures in their shtetl (which is so tiny, it doesn't have a name other than Shetl). The angel and the demon have been studying together for centuries, but pogroms and the search for a new life have drawn all the young people from their village to America. When one of those young people, Essie, goes missing. Uriel and Little Ash set off to find her. Along the way the angel and demon encounter humans in need of their help, including Rose Cohen, whose best friend (and the love of her life) has abandoned her to marry a man, and Malke Shulman, whose father died mysteriously on his way to America. But there are obstacles ahead of them as difficult as what they've left behind. Medical exams (and demons) at Ellis Island. Corrupt officials, cruel mob bosses, murderers, poverty. The streets are far from paved with gold. With cinematic sweep and tender observation, Sacha Lamb presents a totally original drama about individual purpose, the fluid nature of identity, and the power of love to change and endure."--
The killing code
Kit Sutherland moves to Washington, DC to work as an codebreaker at Arlington Hall, but when she stumbles onto a bloody homicide scene, she joins forces with other girl codebreakers to find the man killing Government girls.
What big teeth
Returning to Maine after years at boarding school, Eleanor Zarrin barely remembers her monstrous family, but she sets off a series of events that could destroy them all.
Lark & Kasim start a revolution
Seventeen-year-old nurodivergent and nonbinary Lark pretends that they are the creator of a viral thread that their ex-best friend, Kasim, accidentally posted onto their Twitter account, declaring his unrequited love, but living a lie takes its toll on Lark, forcing them to deal with their own messy emotions.
Lark Winters wants to be a writer, and for now that means posting on their social media accounts--anything to build their platform. When former best friend Kasim accidentally posts a thread on Lark's Twitter declaring his love for a secret, unrequited crush, Lark's tweets are suddenly the talk of the school--and beyond. To protect Kasim, Lark decides to take the fall, pretending they accidentally posted the thread in reference to another classmate. It seems like a great idea: Lark gets closer to their crush, Kasim keeps his privacy, and Lark's social media stats explode. But living a lie takes a toll--as does the judgment of thousands of Internet strangers. Lark tries their best to be perfect at all costs, but nothing seems good enough for the anonymous hordes--or for Kasim, who is growing closer to Lark, just like it used to be between them . . . In the end, Lark must embrace their right to their messy emotions and learn how to be in love.
"Alyssa Farshot never wanted to rule the empire. But to honor her uncle's dying wish, she participated in the crownchase, a race across the empire's 1,001 planets to find the royal seal and win the throne. Alyssa tried to help her friend, Coy, win the crownchase, but just as victory was within their grasp, Edgar Voles killed Coy--and claimed the seal for himself. Broken-hearted over her friend's death, Alyssa is hell-bent on revenge. But Edgar is well protected in the kingship. Alyssa will have to rally rivals, friends, and foes from across the empire to take him down and change the course of the galaxy"--Amazon
Soul of the deep
When signs of the eight ajogun begin to appear, Simi teams up with the corrupt trickster god Esu to stop the demon warlords before they enter the human realm and ruin humankind.