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Boying Up: How to Be Brave, Bold and Brilliant
by Mayim Bialik

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English

Pages

208

Publication Date

May 08, 2018

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<b>Mayim Bialik, star of<i> The Big Bang Theory</i> and author of the #1 bestseller <i>Girling Up,</i> puts her Ph.D. to work to talk to teen boys about the science and pressures of growing up male in today's world. A must-have book for all teenage boys!</b><br /><br />Why does my voice crack like that? What should I eat to build muscle? How do I talk to someone I have a crush on? What do I do if someone calls me names or bullies me?<br /><br />Growing from a boy to a man is no easy task. Bodies are changing, social circles are evolving, hair is appearing in places it never was before -- and on top of it all, there's the ever-present pressure to conform to the typical idea of what it means to be "manly" and masculine. But it's easier to do if you're armed with facts.<br /><br />Using personal anecdotes as an overly observant mother of two boys and plenty of scientific information from her life as a neuroscientist, Mayim Bialik, PhD, star of <i>The Big Bang Theory</i>, talks directly to teen boys about what it means to grow from a boy to a man biologically, psychologically, and sociologically. Using the same cool, fun, and friendly tone that she took in <i>Girling Up</i>, Mayim takes boys--and their parents!--through the challenges and triumphs of Boying Up today.<br /><br />In six sections (How Boys Bodies Work; How Boys Grow; How Boys Learn; How Boys Cope; How Boys Love; and How Boys Make a Difference), she takes a look at what it means for boys to come of age in today's world, how can they take control of their paths, and what can they do to help shape the types of futures they want for themselves.<br /><br /><b>Praise for </b><b><i>Boying Up</i></b><b>:</b><br /><br />"A matter-of-fact mirror that reflects reality and respect, not bewildered embarrassment." --<i>Kirkus Reviews</i>
The Truth About Animals: Stoned Sloths, Lovelorn Hippos, and Othe...
by Lucy Cooke

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English

Pages

352

Publication Date

April 17, 2018

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<div><b>Mary Roach meets Bill Bryson in this "surefire summer winner" (Janet Maslin, <i>New York Times</i>), an </b><b >uproarious tour of the basest instincts and biggest mysteries of the animal world</b></div><div><br /></div><div>Humans have gone to the Moon and discovered the Higgs boson, but when it comes to understanding animals, we've still got a long way to go. Whether we're seeing a viral video of romping baby pandas or a picture of penguins "holding hands," it's hard for us not to project our own values--innocence, fidelity, temperance, hard work--onto animals. So you've probably never considered if moose get drunk, penguins cheat on their mates, or worker ants lay about. They do--and that's just for starters. In <i>The Truth About Animals</i>, Lucy Cooke takes us on a worldwide journey to meet everyone from a Colombian hippo castrator to a Chinese panda porn peddler, all to lay bare the secret--and often hilarious--habits of the animal kingdom. Charming and at times downright weird, this modern bestiary is perfect for anyone who has ever suspected that virtue might be unnatural.</div><div><br /></div>
I Have the Right To: A High School Survivor's Story of Sexual Ass...
by , Jenn Abelson

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English

Pages

416

Publication Date

March 06, 2018

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A young survivor tells her searing, visceral story of sexual assault, justice, and healing in this gutwrenching memoir.<BR><BR>The numbers are staggering: nearly one in five girls ages fourteen to seventeen have been the victim of a sexual assault or attempted sexual assault. This is the true story of one of those girls.<BR> <BR>In 2014, Chessy Prout was a freshman at St. Paul’s School, a prestigious boarding school in New Hampshire, when a senior boy sexually assaulted her as part of a ritualized game of conquest. Chessy bravely reported her assault to the police and testified against her attacker in court. Then, in the face of unexpected backlash from her once-trusted school community, she shed her anonymity to help other survivors find their voice.<BR> <BR>This memoir is more than an account of a horrific event. It takes a magnifying glass to the institutions that turn a blind eye to such behavior and a society that blames victims rather than perpetrators. Chessy’s story offers real, powerful solutions to upend rape culture as we know it today. Prepare to be inspired by this remarkable young woman and her story of survival, advocacy, and hope in the face of unspeakable trauma.
I Will Always Write Back: How One Letter Changed Two Lives
by , Caitlin Alifirenka

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English

Pages

393

Publication Date

April 14, 2015

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<b>The <i>New York Times </i>bestselling true story of an all-American girl and a boy from Zimbabwe and the letter that changed both of their lives forever.<br /></b><br />It started as an assignment. Everyone in Caitlin's class wrote to an unknown student somewhere in a distant place. <div><br /></div><div>Martin was lucky to even receive a pen-pal letter. There were only ten letters, and fifty kids in his class. But he was the top student, so he got the first one.<br /><br />That letter was the beginning of a correspondence that spanned six years and changed two lives.<br /><br />In this compelling dual memoir, Caitlin and Martin recount how they became best friends --and better people--through their long-distance exchange. Their story will inspire you to look beyond your own life and wonder about the world at large and your place in it. </div>
Farewell to Manzanar
by , James D. Houston

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English

Pages

242

Publication Date

April 29, 2002

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<DIV><P>During World War II a community called Manzanar was hastily created in the high mountain desert country of California, east of the Sierras. Its purpose was to house thousands of Japanese American internees. One of the first families to arrive was the Wakatsukis, who were ordered to leave their fishing business in Long Beach and take with them only the belongings they could carry. For Jeanne Wakatsuki, a seven-year-old child, Manzanar became a way of life in which she struggled and adapted, observed and grew. For her father it was essentially the end of his life.<BR /><BR /> At age thirty-seven, Jeanne Wakatsuki Houston recalls life at Manzanar through the eyes of the child she was. She tells of her fear, confusion, and bewilderment as well as the dignity and great resourcefulness of people in oppressive and demeaning circumstances. Written with her husband, Jeanne delivers a powerful first-person account that reveals her search for the meaning of Manzanar.<BR /><BR /><I>Farewell to Manzanar</I> has become a staple of curriculum in schools and on campuses across the country. Last year the <I>San Francisco Chronicle</I> named it one of the twentieth century’s 100 best nonfiction books from west of the Rockies.<BR /><BR /> First published in 1973, this new edition of the classic memoir of a devastating Japanese American experience includes an inspiring afterword by the authors. </P></DIV>
A Beautiful Mind, A Beautiful Life: The Bubz Guide to Being Unsto...
by Lindy Tsang

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English

Pages

231

Publication Date

December 12, 2017

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<p>From humble beginnings as an outsider, growing up one of the few Chinese students at her primary school in Ireland, to YouTube stardom and her own line of beauty products, Lindy Tsang, aka Bubzbeauty, has earned a unique perspective that she’s shared with her nearly 3 million YouTube subscribers.<br /></p><p><br />Now, for the first time ever, Lindy’s experiences and insights have been put into a brand-new book, <I>A Beautiful Mind, a Beautiful Life: The Bubz Guide to Being Unstoppable</I>.<br /></p><p><br />In <I>A Beautiful Mind, a Beautiful Life</I>, Lindy details her childhood, her family, the ups, downs, and most importantly, the lessons that she’s learned along the way.
A Little History of the World (Little Histories)
by E. H. Gombrich

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English

Pages

309

Publication Date

October 07, 2008

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<div><div>E. H. Gombrich’s bestselling history of the world for young readers tells the story of mankind from the Stone Age to the atomic bomb, focusing not on small detail but on the sweep of human experience, the extent of human achievement, and the depth of its frailty. The product of a generous and humane sensibility, this timeless account makes intelligible the full span of human history. In forty concise chapters, Gombrich tells the story of man from the stone age to the atomic bomb. In between emerges a colorful picture of wars and conquests, grand works of art, and the spread and limitations of science. This is a text dominated not by dates and facts, but by the sweep of mankind’s experience across the centuries, a guide to humanity’s achievements and an acute witness to its frailties.</p><BR><BR></p></div></div>
The 7 Habits Of Highly Effective Teens
by Sean Covey

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English

Pages

293

Publication Date

January 18, 2011

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Being a teenager is both wonderful and challenging. In <I>The 7 Habits of Highly Effective Teens,</I> author Sean Covey applies the timeless principles of the 7 Habits to teens and the tough issues and life-changing decisions they face. In an entertaining style, Covey provides a step-by-step guide to help teens improve self-image, build friendships, resist peer pressure, achieve their goals, get along with their parents, and much more. In addition, this book is stuffed with cartoons, clever ideas, great quotes, and incredible stories about real teens from all over the world. <I>The 7 Habits of Highly Effective Teens</I> will engage teenagers unlike any other book.<BR><BR>An indispensable book for teens, as well as parents, grandparents, and any adult who influences young people, <I>The 7 Habits of Highly Effective Teens</I> is destined to become the last word on surviving and thriving as a teen and beyond.
The 57 Bus: A True Story of Two Teenagers and the Crime That Chan...
by Dashka Slater

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English

Pages

308

Publication Date

October 17, 2017

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<p>One teenager in a skirt. <br />One teenager with a lighter.<br />One moment that changes both of their lives forever. </p><p>If it weren’t for the 57 bus, Sasha and Richard never would have met. Both were high school students from Oakland, California, one of the most diverse cities in the country, but they inhabited different worlds. Sasha, a white teen, lived in the middle-class foothills and attended a small private school. Richard, a black teen, lived in the crime-plagued flatlands and attended a large public one. Each day, their paths overlapped for a mere eight minutes. But one afternoon on the bus ride home from school, a single reckless act left Sasha severely burned, and Richard charged with two hate crimes and facing life imprisonment. </p><p><i>The 57 Bus </i>is Dashka Slater's true account of the case that garnered international attention and thrust both teenagers into the spotlight.</p>
It''s Your Universe: You Have the Power to Make It Happen
by Ashley Eckstein

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English

Pages

208

Publication Date

May 08, 2018

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Ashley Eckstein grew up inspired by all things Disney. She launched Her Universe, an apparel company catering to fan girls, which has become a preferred partner for Disney and their girl power initiative. In IT'S YOUR UNIVERSE Ashley will use her story as a launching pad to inspire and empower teen girls.

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