• Killers of the Flower Moon: The Osage Murders and the Birth of the FBI : Adapted for Young Readers

    Killers of the Flower Moon: The Osage Murders and the Birth of the FBI : Adapted for Young Readers

    Grann, David

    The Reign of Terror against the Osage people was one of history's most ruthless and shocking crimes. As the Wild West was dying, someone was killing members of the Osage nation who had gotten rich off the oil under their land. Investigators who tried to uncover the truth were disappearing, but still J. Edgar Hoover asked a former Texas Ranger to work with the Osage to unravel the mystery.

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  • The Lemon Tree: An Arab, A Jew, and the Heart of the Middle East

    The Lemon Tree: An Arab, A Jew, and the Heart of the Middle East

    Tolan, Sandy

    "In 1967, Bashir Khairi, a twenty-five-year-old Palestinian, journeyed to Israel with the goal of seeing the beloved stone house with the lemon tree behind it that he and his family had fled nineteen years earlier. To his surprise, when he found the house he was greeted by Dalia Eshkenazi Landau, a nineteen-year-old Israeli college student, whose family left fled Europe for Israel following the Holocaust. On the stoop of their shared home, Dalia and Bashir began a rare friendship, forged in the aftermath of war and tested over the next half century in ways that neither could imagine on that summer day in 1967. Sandy Tolan brings the Israeli-Palestinian conflict down to its most human level, demonstrating that even amid the bleakest political realities there exist stories of hope and transformation"-- Provided by publisher.

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  • Hidden Systems: Water, Electricity, the Internet, and the Secrets Behind Systems We Use Every Day

    Hidden Systems: Water, Electricity, the Internet, and the Secrets Behind Systems We Use Every Day

    Nott, Dan

    "What was the first message sent over the internet? How much water does a single person use every day? How was the electric light invented? For every utility people use each day, there's a hidden history below the surface - a story of intrigue, drama, humor, and inequity. This graphic novel provides a guided tour through the science of the past - and how the decisions people made while inventing and constructing early technology still affect the way people use it today. Full of art, maps, and diagrams, Hidden Systems is a thoughtful, humorous exploration of the history of science, and what needs to be done now to change the future"-- Provided by publisher.

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  • Accountable: The True Story of A Racist Social Media Account and the Teenagers Whose Lives It Changed

    Accountable: The True Story of A Racist Social Media Account and the Teenagers Whose Lives It Changed

    Slater, Dashka

    "When a high school student started a private Instagram account that used racist and sexist memes to make his friends laugh, he thought of it as "edgy" humor. Over time, the edge got sharper. Then a few other kids found out about the account. Pretty soon, everyone knew. Ultimately no one in the small town of Albany, California, was safe from the repercussions of the account's discovery. Not the girls targeted by the posts. Not the boy who created the account. Not the group of kids who followed it. Not the adults--educators and parents--whose attempts to fix things too often made them worse. In the end, no one was laughing. And everyone was left asking: Where does accountability end for online speech that harms? And what does accountability even mean?" -- Page [2] of cover.

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  • Family Style: Memories of An American From Vietnam

    Family Style: Memories of An American From Vietnam

    Pham, Thien

    "Thien's first memory isn't a sight or a sound. It's the sweetness of watermelon and the saltiness of fish. It's the taste of the foods he ate while adrift at sea as his family fled Vietnam. After the Pham family arrives at a refugee camp in Thailand, they struggle to survive. Things don't get much easier once they resettle in California. And through each chapter of their lives, food takes on a new meaning. Strawberries come to signify struggle as Thien's mom and dad look for work. Potato chips are an indulgence that bring Thien so much joy that they become a necessity. Behind every cut of steak and inside every croissant lies a story. And for Thien Pham, that story is about a search-- for belonging, for happiness, for the American dream."--Amazon.

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  • Taylor Swift: Country Music's American Sweetheart

    Taylor Swift: Country Music's American Sweetheart

    Heatley, Michael

    When Taylor Swift's fourth full-length album "Red" sold 1.2 million copies during its first week of release in the fall of 2012, it registered the biggest single-week sales since Eminem's "The Eminem Show" a full decade earlier. It was her second consecutive album to top a million in its debut week and confirmed the talented 22-year-old as one of America's biggest stars. Like Eminem, she moved from a cult figure to become nationally (and internationally) known - but hers was far from a deprived childhood. The daughter of an investment banker, Swift emerged from a small town in Pennsylvania to become a star by sheer force of will. Her girl-next-door image was no pretense, but her most impressive achievement was crossing over from the country market, at which she'd originally been aimed, and making inroads on the mainstream charts. Her confessional brand of singer-songwriting has always been inspired by real life, so the fact she was dating Conor Kennedy from the famous political family in 2012 not only made headlines in the gossip columns but was also noted by fans as potential for future songs. This small-town girl with the big talent had become America's sweetheart - and seemed set to remain so. (syndetics)

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  • Unstoppable!: My Journey From World Champion to Athlete A to 8-time NCAA National Gymnastics Champion and Beyond

    Unstoppable!: My Journey From World Champion to Athlete A to 8-time NCAA National Gymnastics Champion and Beyond

    Nichols, Maggie

    "Maggie Nichols' official memoir is an inspirational tell-all about the abuse she suffered under the USA national gymnastic team and how she managed to redefine herself in the face of adversity. In 2015, Maggie risked everything when she revealed to her coach how USAG doctor Larry Nassar had been sexually abusing the athletes under his care. What ensued was an investigation that would capture the nation, involving multiple faculty members of the gymnastics team, and multiple gymnasts. An inspirational tell-all and intimate look into the world of elite gymnastics - from the Ku00e1rolyi's to the politics of Olympic tryouts to grueling daily routines - Maggie now tells this story in her words: a story of trauma, reclaiming, and triumph. Featured in critically acclaimed documentaries including Netflix's Athlete A (2020) and HBO's At the Heart of Gold (2019), the story of Nassar's abuse - and the length members of the team took to cover it up - is a critical look into this harrowing history, now told for the first time in memoir by Maggie Nichols. *Content warning for: sexual abuse"-- Provided by publisher.

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  • Different Kinds of Minds: A Guide to your Brain

    Different Kinds of Minds: A Guide to your Brain

    Grandin, Temple

    "With her knack for making science easy to understand, Temple Grandin explains different types of thinkers, who are good with language, and visual thinkers, who think in pictures and patterns. You will discover all kinds of minds and how we need to work together to create solutions to help solve real-world problems."-- Front jacket flap.

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  • You Don't Have to Be Everything: Poems for Girls Becoming Themselves

    You Don't Have to Be Everything: Poems for Girls Becoming Themselves

    Poetry awakens your inner world and makes all your feelings come alive. The poems in this collection-- chosen with girls in mind-- sing of diversity, self-discovery, and self-acceptance. Grouped by emotional experience, the poems give the reader permission to let go of shame and perfectionism. By accepting your own contradictions, you can embrace the fullness of who you are-- and of who you are becoming. -- adapted from flaps.

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  • This Indian Kid: A Native American Memoir

    This Indian Kid: A Native American Memoir

    Chuculate, Eddie D.

    "Award-winning author Eddie Chuculate recounts his experience growing up in rural Oklahoma, from boyhood to young manhood, in an evocative and vivid voice. "Granny was full-blooded Creek, but the Bureau of Indian Affairs insisted she was thirteen-sixteenths. She showed her card to me. I'd sit at the kitchen table and stare at her when she was eating, wondering how you could be thirteen-sixteenths of anything and if so, what part of her constituted the other three-sixteenths." Growing up impoverished and shuttled between different households, it seemed life was bound to take a certain path for Eddie Chuculate. Despite the challenges he faced, his upbringing was rich with love and bountiful lessons from his Creek and Cherokee heritage, deep-rooted traditions he embraced even as he learned to live within the culture of white, small-town America that dominated his migratory childhood. Award-winning author Eddie Chuculate brings his childhood to life with spare, unflinching prose. This book is at once a love letter to his Native American roots and an inspiring and essential message for young readers everywhere, who are coming of age in an era when conversations about acceptance and empathy, love and perspective are more necessary than ever before."-- Provided by publisher. (5/20/2024 7:42:08 AM)

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