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Quick Picks for Teens - Nonfiction

 

 

Careers: The Graphic Guide to Finding the Perfect Job For You by Sarah Pawleski

With career paths, skills guides, industry profiles, and more, this book is guaranteed to show you the way from high school to the right job for you.

 

The Infographic Guide to College: A Visual Reference for Everything You Need to Know by Diane Garcia

There's so much more to college than course guides and picking your dorm. From doing your own laundry to making friends to scoring a job and staying healthy, there's no shortage of things to figure out! No need to panic. The Infographic guide to college has you covered with illustrated, realistic advice on how to: avoid the freshman 15, ace your exams, declare a major, master study habits, get around town, get along with your roommate, apply for a loan, and so much more!

 

The 57 Bus: A True Story of Two Teenagers and the Crime That Changed Their Lives by Dashka Slater

Tells the true story of an agender teen who was set on fire by another teen while riding a bus in Oakland, a crime that focuses on the concepts of race, class, gender, crime, and punishment.

 

Hidden Figures: the American Dream and the Untold Story of the Black Women Mathematicians Who Helped Win the Space Race by Margot Lee Shetterly

An account of the previously unheralded but pivotal contributions of NASA's African-American women mathematicians to America's space program describes how they were segregated from their white counterparts by Jim Crow laws in spite of their groundbreaking successes.

 

Very, Very, Very Dreadful: The Influenza Pandemic of 1918 by Albert Marrin

Of all diseases, the 1918 flu was by far the worst that has ever afflicted humankind; not even the Black Death of the Middle Ages comes close in terms of the number of lives it took. In the space of eighteen months in 1918-1919, about 500 million people--one-third of the global population at the time--came down with influenza. This book examines the history, science, and impact of this great scourge--and the possibility for another worldwide pandemic today.

 

The Geeky Chef Cookbook: Unofficial Recipes from Doctor Who, Game of Thrones, Harry Potter and More: Real Life Recipes for Your Favorite Fantasy Foods by Cassandra Reeder

From Game of Thrones and The Hunger Games, to Doctor Who , Legend of Zelda, and World of Warcraft , The Geeky Chef Cookbook features over 60 recipes you can re-create in your own kitchen!

 

Kawaii Doodle Class: Sketching Super-cute Tacos, Sushi, Clouds, Flowers, Monsters, Cosmetics, and More by Zainab Khan

The Japanese word kawaii translates to "cute," and this how-to book is chock-full of super-adorable images of tacos , sushi , smoothies , clouds , rainbows , cacti , doodle monsters , Christmas trees , lipsticks , teacups , and more for your adoration along with simple step-by-step instructions.

 

The Comic Book Story of Video Games: The Incredible History of the Electronic Gaming Revolution by Johnathan Hennessey

Presents the history of video games in graphic novel format, tracing the art form's origins through today's app-based games, and analyzing its impact on society.

 

Vincent and Theo: The Van Gogh Brothers by Deborah Heiligman

In this book the true story of the relationship between brothers Theo and Vincent van Gogh is told through their own letters to each other.

 

Eyes of the World: Robert Capa, Gerda Taro, and the Invention of Modern Photojournalism by Marc Aronson

Recounts the achievements of photojournalism pioneers Robert Capa and Gerda Taro as they captured the tragedies of the Spanish Civil War and documented the fight against Fascism.

 

The Amazing Book is Not On Fire: The World of Dan and Phil by Dan Howell and Phil Lester

YouTube stars Dan Howell and Phil Lester tell the humorous story of growing up, becoming YouTube stars, and give advice to their followers.

 

The Zombie Survival Guide: Complete Protection From the Living Dead by Max Brooks

A guide to surviving an attack by hordes of the predatory undead explains zombie physiology and behavior, the most effective weaponry and defense strategies, how to outfit one's home for a long siege, and how to survive in any terrain.

 

Most Dangerous: Daniel Ellsberg and the Secret History of the Vietnam War by Steve Sheinkin

The story of Daniel Ellsberg and his decision to steal and leak the Pentagon Papers, secret documents about America's involvement in the Vietnam War, to members of the press in 1971.

 

#NotYourPrincess: Voices of Native American Women edited by Mary Beth Leatherdale and Lisa Charleyboy

This book presents an eclectic collection of poems, essays, interviews, and art that combine to express the experience of being a Native woman. Stories of abuse, humiliation, and stereotyping are countered by the voices of passionate women making themselves heard and demanding change.

 

Samurai Rising: The Epic Life of Minamoto Yoshitsune by Pamela S. Turner

This book documents the true story of the legendary samurai who was raised in the household of the enemies who killed his father before being sent to live in a monastery where, against the odds, he learned and perfected his fighting skills.

 

 
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