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Best Nonfiction Books for Teens


Author
Stillman, Sarah
Call Number
158.0835 STI
Summary
Stillman guides young women through the complex maze between adolescence and adulthood, directing them to a healthy place where a strong sense of self and direction take center stage.
Author
Osborne, Linda Barrett
Call Number
305.896 OSB
Summary
Told through first-person accounts, photographs, and other primary sources, this book is an overview of racial segregation and early civil rights efforts in the United States.
Author
Anderson, Jodi L.
Call Number
320.6097 AND 2011
Summary
Presents a blend of humor and a civic textbook to cover American politics, international relations, religion and culture
Author
Buller, Laura
Call Number
327.12 TOP
Summary
Explores the tools, gadgets, and strategies used by spies, discusses famous agents and the history of espionage, and describes agencies such as the FBI and MI5, and other related topics.
Author
Kiyosaki, Robert T.
Call Number
332.024 KIY
Summary
Encourages the development of confident and responsible money skills, providing case examples, sidebars, and attitude recommendations that demonstrate how to achieve security in today's challenging job market.
Author
Blumenthal, Karen
Call Number
363.4109 BLU
Summary
A look at the social conditions that led to prohibition and the violent, lawless aftermath that led to its end.
Author
Downer, Ann
Call Number
599.6741 DOW
Summary
Presents an introduction to elephants, describing their types, habitat, herd behavior, how they communicate using sound, touch, and bodily movement, and the dangers they face from poaching.
Author
Jarrow, Gail
Call Number
616.393 JAR 2014
Summary
One hundred years ago, a mysterious and alarming illness spread across America's South, striking tens of thousands of victims. No one knew what caused it or how to treat it. People were left weak, disfigured, insane, and in some cases, dead. Award winning science and history writer Gail Jarrow tracks this disease, commonly known as pellagra, and highlights how doctors, scientists, and public health officials finally defeated it. Illustrated with 100 archival photographs, includes stories about real life pellagra victims and accounts of scientific investigations.
Author
Tompkins, Michael A.
Call Number
618.9285 TOM
Summary
Offers ways for teens to improve their interpersonal skills, manage stress, handle panic attacks, and decide whether medication is right for them.
Author
Baines, Emily Ansara
Call Number
641.5 BAI
Summary
Presents recipes inspired by the Hunger Games trilogy, including lamb stew, roasted parsnips, and dark chocolate cake.
Author
Kidd, Chip
Call Number
740 KID 2013
Summary
By the award-winning graphic designer Chip Kidd, this stunning introduction to the ways in which a designer communicates his or her ideas to the world will help you learn the secret of how to make things dynamic and interesting.
Author
Reef, C.
Call Number
759.972 REE 2014
Summary
Explores the tumultuous lives, marriage, and work of Mexican artists Frida Kahlo and Diego Rivera.
Author
Macy, Sue
Call Number
796.608 MAC
Summary
Through vintage photographs, advertisements, cartoons, and songs, a lively look at women's history transports young readers to bygone eras to see how women used the bicycle to improve their lives.
Author
Hanley, Victoria
Call Number
808.02 HAN
Summary
Supplemented by interviews with successful authors of teen fiction, this book presents the elements of fiction, from creating believable dialogue to executing an exciting plot.
Author
Pipe, Jim
Call Number
909 PIP
Summary
Presents an illustrated look at life over different eras around the world, from prehistory to the present and beyond.
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