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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
Anderson, Jodi L.
Call Number
320.6097 AND
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.
Summary
A history of forensic science advancements including profiling, fingerprinting, DNA evidence, blood splatter analysis and more.
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
Marrin, Albert
Call Number
553.28 MAR
Summary
A history of the slick and foul-smelling substance that drives our existence and that becomes scarcer as our dependence on it grows.
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
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
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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