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Author
McPherson, Stephanie
Call Number
YA 006.3 MCP
Summary
Artificial intelligence promises to make our lives easier and better. Learn about the accelerated pace of technology as things that were once science fiction become science fact.
Author
Swanson, James
Call Number
YA 323.092 SWA
Summary
Offers an inside look into the lives of Martin Luther King, Jr. and his assassin, James Earl Ray, discussing the history of the time and systematically examining the assassination and its aftermath.
Author
Conkling, Winifred
Call Number
YA 324.623 CON
Summary
Relates the story of the 19th Amendment and the fight for voting rights for women, covering not only the suffragists' achievements and politics, but also the journeys that led them to become women's champions.
Author
Slater, Dashka
Call Number
YA 364.1555 SLA
Summary
Tells the true story of an agender teen who was set on fire by another teen while riding a bus in Oakland, a crime that focuses on the concepts of race, class, gender, crime, and punishment.
Author
Marrin, Albert
Call Number
YA 614.518 MAR
Summary
Examines the history, science, and impact of the deadly 1918 flu pandemic, as well as the possibility for another worldwide pandemic.
Author
Sheinkin, Steve
Call Number
YA 796.332 SHE
Summary
A great American sport and Native American history come together in this true story of how Jim Thorpe and Pop Warner created the legendary Carlisle Indians football team.
Author
Partridge, Elizabeth
Call Number
YA 959.703 PAR
Summary
In over a decade of fighting, the Vietnam War claimed the lives of more than 58,000 American soldiers. Decades after America left Vietnam the war remains controversial and divisive both in the U.S. and abroad.
Author
Abdul-Jabbar, Kareem
Call Number
YA BIO ABDUL-JABBAR
Summary
The story of Kareem’s life growing up in New York, becoming the basketball star he's known to be, and getting involved in the world around him as an activist for social change.
Author
Brockenbrough, Martha
Call Number
YA BIO HAMILTON
Summary
Describes the life, career, and accomplishments of Alexander Hamilton, from his humble early life in the West Indies to his position of power in colonial America as a founding father.
Author
Bergreen, Laurence
Call Number
YA BIO MAGELLAN
Summary
A chronicle of Ferdinand Magellan's 16-century voyage around the world draws on first-person accounts and describes his crew's experiences with mutiny, navigation, death, and Magellan's ruthless leadership.
Author
Turner, Pamela S.
Call Number
YA BIO MINAMOTO
Summary
Documents the true story of the legendary samurai who was raised in the household of the enemies who killed his father before being sent to live in a monastery where he learned and perfected his fighting skills.
Author
Raisman, Aly
Call Number
YA BIO RAISMAN
Summary
Shares the author's journey to Olympic gold, including when she began her gymnastics training, how she dealt with naysayers, and how she surrounded herself with a strong support system.
Author
Saedi, Sara
Call Number
YA BIO SAEDI
Summary
In San Jose, California, in the 1990s, teenaged Sara keeps a diary of life as an Iranian American and her discovery that she and her family entered as undocumented immigrants.
Author
Mazzeo, Tilar
Call Number
YA BIO SENDLER
Summary
The story of a Holocaust rescuer reveals the formidable risks she took to save some 2,500 children from death and deportation in Nazi-occupied Poland during World War II.
Title
Poe
Author
Hinds, Gareth
Call Number
YA COMICS HINDS
Summary
A volume of graphic novel renderings of some of Edgar Allan Poe's best-known works includes "The Cask of Amontillado," "The Tell-Tale Heart" and "The Raven."
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