Popular Nonfiction Books for Teens
Hundreds of books are added to the Library's collection each month. Here are the most popular Nonfiction books for teens.
It's Trevor Noah: Born A Crime : Stories From A South African Childhood : Adapted for Young Readers
The comedian traces his coming of age during the twilight of apartheid in South Africa and the tumultuous days of freedom that followed, offering insight into the farcical aspects of the political and social systems of today's world.
Format: Book - 2019
Holds: 23 on 9 copiesView this item
Open Borders: The Science and Ethics of Immigration
"American policy-makers have long been locked in a heated battle over whether, how many, and what kind of immigrants to allow to live and work in the country. Those in favor of welcoming more immigrants often cite humanitarian reasons, while those in favor of more restrictive laws argue the need to protect native citizens. But economist Bryan Caplan adds a new, compelling perspective to the immigration debate: He argues that opening all borders could eliminate absolute poverty worldwide and usher in a booming worldwide economy--greatly benefiting humanity. With a clear and conversational tone, exhaustive research, and vibrant illustrations by Zach Weinersmith, Open Borders makes the case for unrestricted immigration easy to follow and hard to deny"--Amazon.
Format: Graphic Novel - 2019
Holds: 12 on 19 copiesView this item
Magic the Gathering Strategy and Deck Building Tips: A Complete Guide to Building A Magic Deck That Wins!
Inside you'll discover: how to craft the optimal size deck, how much mana you should really include in your deck to harness the best advantage, what a mana curve is and why it so important to winning the game, a proven card selection strategy that increases your odds of drawing a great hand, ways to construct a deck around key cards that can generate a win, tips on developing a winning strategy for any type of deck, how a deck theme can work to your advantage and help you dominate your opponent, a break down of what exactly makes up a good card with numerous examples of good cards versus bad cards, crucial game play tips you must consider if you want to win the game, and so much more!--from back cover.
Format: Book - 2013
Holds: 12 on 3 copiesView this item
You Failed Us: Students of Color Talk Seattle Schools
An exploration of the experience that students of color have in the schools they attend around the Seattle area. It incorporates direct quotes from interviewed students, as well as the author's own personal experiences from when they were in elementary school, to now, about to enter their senior year of high school. Digging into these experiences allows us to find meaning, and understand the factors that create them. -- Publisher description.
Format: Book - 2019
Holds: 10 on 9 copiesView this item
Volo's Guide to Monsters
The esteemed loremaster Volothamp Geddarm is back! And never has his research been so dangerous-- he's compiled a dissertation on iconic monsters! Elminster doesn't believe Volo got some the details quite right-- but you'll discover the stories and lairs of giants, mind flayers, orcs, goblinoids, and much more. They're monsters-- but will they be your friends or your foes?
Format: Book - 2016
Holds: 9 on 6 copiesView this item
Kawaii: How to Draw the Supercute Characters of Japanese Comics
Kawaii -so cute it hurts! You probably know this already, but the superpopular manga genre of Kawaii is everywhere! From Hello Kitty to Pokemon, these supercute Kawaii creatures are taking over. These characters are intensely cute, simple to draw, and colorfully graphic. The Kawaii genre puts its supercute stamp on a variety of well-known manga staples from adorable anthros to lovable monsters and animals to dark-but-still-cute Goths. Even the breathtaking and beautiful ladies of the Kawaii subgenre moe get their turn in the spotlight. The undisputed master of manga, Christopher Hart provides you with all the tools and techniques you will need to bring these beloved Kawaii characters to life. The supercute drawings and step-by-step directions provide you with everything you need to draw with Kawaii-style charm and personality. From color contrasts to simplifying designs, Manga for the Beginner Kawaii provides the complete inside scoop on what it takes to make it as a Kawaii artist. This is the ultimate guide to bringing supercute characters from manga's most adorable genre to life. (syndetics)
Format: Book - 2012
Holds: 8 on 3 copiesView this item
Understanding Comics: The Invisible Art
"You must read this book." --Neil Gaiman The bestselling international classic on storytelling and visual communication Praised throughout the cartoon industry by such luminaries as Art Spiegelman, Matt Groening, and Will Eisner, Scott McCloud's Understanding Comics is a seminal examination of comics art: its rich history, surprising technical components, and major cultural significance. Explore the secret world between the panels, through the lines, and within the hidden symbols of a powerful but misunderstood art form. (syndetics)
Format: Book - 1993
Holds: 8 on 5 copiesView this item
Being Jazz: My Life as A (transgender) Teen
Jazz Jennings is one of the youngest and most prominent voices in the national discussion about gender identity. At the age of five, Jazz transitioned to life as a girl, with the support of her parents. A year later, her parents allowed her to share her incredible journey in her first Barbara Walters interview, aired at a time when the public was much less knowledgeable or accepting of the transgender community. This groundbreaking interview was followed over the years by other high-profile interviews, a documentary, the launch of her YouTube channel, a picture book, and her own reality TV series--I Am Jazz--making her one of the most recognizable activists for transgender teens, children, and adults. In her remarkable memoir, Jazz reflects on these very public experiences and how they have helped shape the mainstream attitude toward the transgender community. But it hasn't all been easy. Jazz has faced many challenges, bullying, discrimination, and rejection, yet she perseveres as she educates others about her life as a transgender teen. Through it all, her family has been beside her on this journey, standing together against those who don't understand the true meaning of tolerance and unconditional love. Now Jazz must learn to navigate the physical, social, and emotional upheavals of adolescence--particularly high school--complicated by the unique challenges of being a transgender teen. Making the journey from girl to woman is never easy--especially when you began your life in a boy's body.
Format: Book - 2017
Holds: 7 on 8 copiesView this item
Eberron: Rising From the Last War
Whether aboard an airship or a train car, embark on thrilling adventures shrouded in intrigue! Discover secrets buried by years of devastating war, in which magic-fueled weapons threatened an entire continent. In the post-war world, magic pervades everyday life, and people of all sorts flock to Sharn, a city of wonders where skyscrapers pierce the clouds. Will you find your fortune on mean city streets or scouring the secrets of haunted battlefields? Will you throw in your lot with the mighty dragonmarked houses, ruthless families who control whole nations? Will you seek truth as a newspaper reporter, a university researcher, or a government spy? Or will you forge a destiny that defies the scars of war? This book provides tools that both players and Dungeon Masters need to explore the world of Eberron, including the artificer character class--a master of magical invention--and monsters birthed by ancient warmongering forces. Will Eberron enter a prosperous new age or will the shadow of war descend once again?
Format: Book - 2019
Holds: 7 on 8 copiesView this item
An essential reference for every Dungeons & Dragons roleplayer, this text contains rules for character creation and advancement, backgrounds and skills, exploration and combat, equipment, spells, and much more. (1/19/2020 10:22:37 AM)
Format: Book - 2014
Holds: 6 on 22 copiesView this item