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Best Nonfiction Books for Teens


Author
Miller, Michael
Call Number
070.43 MIL
Summary
This title explores journalistic and fact-checking standards, Constitutional protections, and real-world case studies, helping readers identify the perpetrators, motives, and psychology of fake news. A final chapter explores methods for assessing and avoiding the spread of fake news.
Author
Gurtler, Janet
Call Number
176.4 YOU
Summary
A collection of essays inspired by the #MeToo movement. When #MeToo went viral, Janet Gurtler began to reflect on her past experiences. She needed teens to know what she had not: that no young person should be subject to sexual assault, or made to feel unsafe, less than or degraded.
Author
Hasak-Lowy, Todd
Call Number
303.61 HAS
Summary
We Are Power brings to light the incredible individuals who have used nonviolent activism to change the world. It shows how nonviolent movements have succeeded again and again in a variety of ways, in all sorts of places, and always in the face of overwhelming odds.
Author
Yousafzai, Malala
Call Number
305.2309 YOU
Summary
Malala's experiences visiting refugee camps caused her to reconsider her own displacement. In a time of immigration crises, Malala not only explores her own story, but she also shares the personal stories of some of the incredible girls she has met on her journey.
Summary
Tatum argues that straight talk about our racial identities is essential if we are serious about enabling communication across racial and ethnic divides. These topics have only become more urgent as the national conversation about race is increasingly acrimonious.
Author
Reynolds, Jason
Call Number
305.8009 REY
Summary
The construct of race has always been used to gain and keep power, to create dynamics that separate and silence. Racist ideas are woven into the fabric of this country, and the first step to building an antiracist America is acknowledging America's racist past and present.
Author
Johnson, Maureen
Call Number
320.082 HOW
Summary
Find hope and support through voices that are at turns personal, funny, irreverent, and instructive. This incredibly impactful collection will appeal to readers who are feeling adrift in the current political environment.
Author
Kuklin, Susan
Call Number
325.21 KUK
Summary
The award-winning creator of Beyond Magenta documents the true stories of five courageous refugees who escaped impossible hardships in their homelands, from war to slavery, before pursuing resettlement and citizenship in America.
Author
McGuire, Kara
Call Number
332.024 MCG
Summary
Provides a comprehensive guide for teenagers to saving, spending, and earning money, and includes information on starting a business, preparing for interviews, opening a bank account, and purchasing a car.
Author
Slater, Dashka
Call Number
364.1555 SLA
Summary
One teenager in a skirt. One teenager with a lighter. 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.
Author
Castaldo, Nancy F.
Call Number
591.513 CAS
Summary
Reveals just what's going on inside the minds of animals, and through understanding animal intelligence we discover more about ourselves, including far more similarities than one might expect.
Author
Smith, Remmi
Call Number
641.5622 SMI
Summary
Smith, a teen chef and entrepreneur, is on a mission to bring healthy food options and easy recipes to busy teens. These recipes encourage readers to discover the joys of cooking by taking a culinary journey around the world.
Author
Kidd, Chip
Call Number
740 KIDD
Summary
This innovative book offers an introduction to the basic concepts of graphic design from one of the most successful designers working today.
Author
Heiligman, Deborah
Call Number
759.9492 HEI
Summary
The true story of the relationship between brothers Theo and Vincent van Gogh. Through personal letters written from Vincent to Theo, learn how their deep enduring friendship shaped both brothers’ lives.
Author
Ignotofsky, Rachel
Call Number
796.0925 IGN
Summary
Illustrated profiles of fifty pioneering female athletes who paved the way for future generations.
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