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 by Ho Che Anderson
Re-creates in comic-book format  the major events in Martin Luther King Jr.’s life, and shows the behind-the-scenes political maneuverings that helped mobilize millions of people toward a common goal.

Witch-Hunt by Marc Aronson
A vivid narrative of the Salem Witch Trials, this book challenges readers to come to their own conclusions about what really happened during those terrifying months of accusations, trials, and executions.

New Complete Babysitter’s Handbook by Carol Barkin
Full of practical information, this will give babysitters the skills and confidence they need. Includes games and activities, and advice about mealtime, bathtime and bedtime for children of all ages.

How To Be a Teenage Millionaire by Art Beroff
Using modern and historical business whiz kids as examples, this book teaches enterprising adolescents everything they need to know to become teenage entrepreneurs.

33 Things Every Girl Should Know about Women’s History edited by Tonya Bolden.
Poems, essays, letters, photographs and more present the actions and achievements of women in the U.S., from colonial times to the 20th Century.

And Not Afraid to Dare by Tonya Bolden
Profiles of 10 African-American women who have made significant contributions to American life in spite of racial and gender barriers.

To Be A Princess by Hugh Brewster
Stories of twelve real princesses reveal what life behind the palace walls is really like. From Mary Tudor to contemporary royals, get to know some of the world's most-loved princesses.

Under the Black Flag: The Romance and Reality of Life Among the Pirates by David Cordingly
Unlike charming Hollywood swashbucklers, most pirates were brutal social outcasts and some were outright psychopaths. Examine the lives and careers of both the infamous and the obscure pirates from history.

The World of King Arthur and His Court by Kevin Crossley-Holland
Information about: Arthur, Excalibur and Mordred; the enchanters Merlin and Morgan le Fay; Lancelot and Guinevere; the daily lives of knights and ladies; the search for the Holy Grail; and much more.

King of the Mild Frontier: An Ill-Advised Autobiography  by Chris Crutcher
The Award-winning author recounts the childhood discoveries of profound, simple truths that led to his career writing honest and gritty young-adult books.

We Beat the Street: How a Friendship Pact Led to Success by Sampson Davis
The three boys could easily have followed their childhood friends into drug dealing, gangs, and prison. But they all wanted to overcome the odds, and made a pact to attend college and then medical school. Along the way they made mistakes, but by working hard and supporting each other, they achieved their goals – and more.

Who Killed My Daughter? by Lois Duncan
After her 18-year-old daughter was murdered, the police called it a random shooting. Not satisfied with that answer, Duncan followed up on every lead, sought the help of psychics and private investigators, and discovered secrets about her daughter’s life in the process.

Phineas Gage: a Gruesome but True Story about Brain Science by John Fleischman
In 1848, an accidental explosion shot a 3ft-long iron rod through the brain of blasting expert Phineas Gage. He survived the accident, but his personality changed drastically. This book  combines the incredible true story with a history of brain research.

Hole in My Life by Jack Gantos
Gantos relates how, as a young man, he became a drug user and smuggler, was arrested, did time in prison, and eventually got out and went to college, all the while hoping to become a writer.

The Cartoon History of the Universe by Larry Gonick
From the Big Bang theory to the "evolution of everything," three billion years – from the origins of cellular life to the fossil and dinosaur periods, right up to the first appearance of hominids – are depicted with humorous cartoon drawings.

Stick Figure: A Diary of My Former Self by Lori Gottlieb
Feeling as though she has lost control over her rapidly changing world, Lori focuses all her concentration on one subject: dieting. Her life narrows to a single goal – to be "the thinnest 11-year old on the entire planet."

Reallionaire: Nine Steps to Becoming Rich from the Inside Out by Farrah Gray
A remarkable teenager who went from public assistance to a million dollar net worth shares his story and offers 9 key principles to success.

Soul Surfer by Bethany Hamilton
Bethany Hamilton, a young surfer, lost her arm in a shark attack off the coast of Hawaii. But the loss of her arm cannot keep her from returning to the sport she loves.

Survive: Stories of Castaways and Cannibals by Nate Hardcastle     
The people in these stories find themselves in nightmarish circumstances – cut off from civilization, starving or dying of thirst – and must struggle to survive at any cost.

My Sisters’ Voices: Teenage Girls of Color Speak Out by Iris Jacob
A collection of essays and poems detailing the coming-of-age experiences of an ethnically diverse group of young women.

Geeks: How Two Lost Boys Rode the Internet Out of Idaho by Jon Katz
The story of two self-described geeks with no future who used technology to change their lives and alter their destiny.

Into Thin Air: A Personal Account of the Mount Everest Disaster by John Krakauer
Only a handful of people have stood atop Everest. Krakauer is one of them, but the story he tells here is not of glorious triumph, but  a true account of death and survival.

I Was a Teenage Professional Wrestler by Ted Lewin
Vivid stories depict a close-knit world of men who were mixed and matched from makeshift rings to Madison Square Garden, where they assumed roles and played crowds that could be as dangerous as any opponent.

Yoga for Teens by Thia Luby
Explains the philosophy and benefits of yoga and provides photographs and step-by-step instructions for a variety of poses.

Learn to Surf by James MacLaren
An introductory guide that teaches the fundamentals of surfing with detailed, step-by-step instructions for the complete beginner.

Makes Me Wanna Holler by Nathan McCall
Describes the author’s life as a boy in a black neighborhood, his participation in violent criminal acts, and his eventual imprisonment for armed robbery. While imprisoned, he worked as inmate librarian and was so moved by Richard Wright's books that he decided to become a writer.

More Than a Label: Why What You Wear and Who You’re with Doesn’t Define Who You Are by Aisha Muharrar
Preppy. Techie. Geek. Freak. Goth. Jock. These are just a few of the labels teens endure every day. This book reveals how labels limit, stereotype, and often hurt, and empowers readers to stand up for themselves, understand others, and consider the power of words.

The Boy’s War: Confederate and Union Soldiers Talk about the Civil War by Jim Murphy
Includes diary entries, personal letters, and archival photographs to describe the experiences of boys, sixteen years old or younger, who fought in the Civil War.

In My Hands: Memories of a Holocaust Rescuer by Irene Opdyke    
During the Holocaust, a Polish teenager is separated from her family, sexually assaulted by soldiers, arrested and interrogated, and witnesses much casual brutality before becoming a German Major’s housekeeper. She plots to shelter 12 Jews in her employer’s cellar, and helps them escape into the wild.

Shout, Sister, Shout! by Roxane Orgill
Through numerous photographs, interviews, and tidbits of little-known information, this book profiles ten outstanding female singers of popular music in the 20th Century.

Highs!: Over 150 Ways to Feel Really, Really Good…Without Alcohol or Other Drugs by Alex J. Packer
Over 150 safe, creative, and natural ways to find contentment, pleasure, excitement, insight, or peace without the use of alcohol or drugs.

How Angel Peterson got his Name: And Other Outrageous Tales about Extreme Sports by Gary Paulsen
The author tells tales from his youth, when he and his friends tried to go over a waterfall in a barrel, break the world record for speed on skis, hang glide with an Army surplus parachute, and other daredevilish stunts.

Dreams by Tucker Shaw
Learn the answers to your questions about the unknown causes and hidden meanings of your dreams.   

Odd Girl Speaks Out by Rachel Simmons
Essays, poems, and letters written by teen girls about popularity, jealousy, cliques and bullies, and advice on coping with the “hidden culture of aggression in girls.” 

Girls Think of Everything: Stories of Ingenious Inventions by Women by Catherine Thimmesh
Tells the story of how women throughout the ages have responded to situations confronting them in daily life by inventing correction fluid, space helmets, and disposable diapers.

Secrets of a Civil War Submarine: Solving the Mysteries of the H.L. Hunley  by Sally M. Walker
Tells the history of the Hunley's design and construction and its place in Civil War and naval history, and explains the complex techniques and loving care used in raising the craft, recovering its contents, and even reconstructing models of the crewmembers' bodies.

145 Things to Be When You Grow Up by Jodi Weiss
Find a career that suits your interests, values, and skills. Complete profiles of 145 different professions and information on high school activities, college majors, and work experience to help you achieve your career goals.

The Diet for Teenagers Only by Carrie Latt Wiatt
A breakthrough diet plan specifically designed with teenagers in mind – with recipes, tips, inspiration, and all the information teens need to make smart food choices.

Life in Prison by Stanley “Tookie” Williams
A realistic account of the author’s life in San Quentin State Prison where he has lived in a small cell on death row for 16 years because of a murder conviction.