New Arrivals · Teen Nonfiction

September 22, 2018
These titles were recently added to the collection of the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County.

Unbroken : 13 stories starring disabled teens

September 21, 2018
New York : Farrar Straus Giroux, 2018.
310 pages ; 22 cm
The long road / Heidi Heilig -- Britt and the Bike God / Kody Keplinger -- The leap and the fall / Kayla Whaley -- Per aspera ad astra / Katherine Locke -- Found objects / William Alexander -- Plus One / Karuna Riazi -- The day the dragon came / Marieke Nijkamp -- Captain, my captain / Francisco X. Stork -- Dear Norah James, you know nothing about love / Dhonielle Clayton -- A play in many parts / Fox Benwell -- Ballad of weary daughters / Kristine Wyllys -- Mother Nature's youngest daughter / Keah Brown -- A curse, a kindness / Corinne Duyvis.
An anthology of stories in various genres, each featuring disabled characters and written by disabled creators. The collection includes stories of interstellar war, a journey to Persia, a dating debacle. The teenaged characters reflect diverse colors, genders, and orientations-- without obscuring the realities of their disabilities.

Can your conversation change the world?

September 21, 2018
Paisley, Erinne, 1997- author.
[Victoria, British Columbia, Canada] : Orca Book Publishers, 2018.
149 pages : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 20 cm.
"This work of nonfiction in the PopActivism series for teens looks at the importance of talking about feminism and continuing to fight for equal rights."-- Provided by publisher.

Demon slayer = Kimetsu no yaiba

September 21, 2018
Gotoge, Koyoharu, 1988- author, artist.
San Francisco, CA : VIZ Media, LLC, [2018]-
volumes : chiefly illustrations ; 19 cm
Translation of: Kimetsu no yaiba.
First published in Japan in 2016 by Shueisha Inc., Tokyo.
v. 1. Cruelty
In Taisho-era Japan, Tanjiro Kamado is a kindhearted boy who makes a living selling charcoal until his peaceful life is shattered when a demon slaughters his family and turns his sister into another demon, forcing Tanjiro on a dangerous journey to destroy the demon and save his sister.

We are not yet equal : understanding our racial divide

September 18, 2018
Anderson, Carol (Carol Elaine), author.
New York : Bloomsbury, 2018.
270 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
"We are not equal is a young adult adaptation of White rage by Carol Anderson, first published in 2016 by Bloomsbury USA." --title verso page.

1968 : today's authors explore a year of rebellion, revolution, and change

September 13, 2018
Somerville, Massachusetts : Candlewick Press, 2018.
ix, 198 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
January-March: Nightly news, winter / by Elizabeth Partridge ; Biker's ed / by Paul Fleischman ; The Red Guard / by Leonore Look ; The student view from Paris / by Kate MacMillan -- April-June: Nightly news, spring / by Elizabeth Partridge ; The death of the dream / by Kekla Magoon ; The wrong side of history / by Laban Carrick Hill ; Gym crow / by Jennifer Anthony ; Robert F. Kennedy / by Mark Kuriansky -- July-September: Nightly news, summer / by Elizabeth Partridge ; People, get ready / by Susan Campbell Bartoletti ; Prague spring / by Mark Kuriansky ; Running with sharp schticks / by David Lubar -- October-December: Nightly news, fall / by Elizabeth Partridge ; Student sacrifices / by Omar Figueras ; Running into history / by Jim Murphy ; The code wars / by Loree Griffin Burns ; Douglas Engelbart / by Marc Aronson.
"Nineteen sixty-eight was a pivotal year that grew more intense with each day. As thousands of Vietnamese and Americans were killed in war, students across four continents took over colleges and city streets. Assassins murdered Dr. King and Robert F. Kennedy. Demonstrators turned out in Prague and Chicago, and in Mexico City, young people and Olympic athletes protested. In those intense months, generations battled and the world wobbled on the edge of some vast change that was exhilarating one day and terrifying the next. To capture that extraordinary year, editors Marc Aronson and Susan Campbell Bartoletti created an anthology that showcases many genres of nonfiction. Some contributors use a broad canvas, others take a close look at a moment, and matched essays examine the same experience from different points of view. As we face our own moments of crisis and division, 1968 reminds us that we've clashed before and found a way forward -- and that looking back can help map a way ahead."-- Publisher's website.

Star Wars : Thrawn

September 11, 2018
Houser, Jody, author.
New York : Marvel Worldwide, Inc., 2018.
1 volume (unpaged) : chiefly color illustrations ; 26 cm.
Contains material originally published in magazine form as Star Wars : Thrawn #1-6.
"Now, discover how Grand Admiral Thrawn became one of the most feared military tacticians in a galaxy far, far away. "--Back cover

Wonder Woman

September 10, 2018
Rucka, Greg, author.
Burbank, CA : DC Comics, [2017]-
volumes : chiefly color illustrations ; 26 cm
Writers and artist vary between volumes.
Originally published in single magazine form.
v. 1. The lies -- v. 2. Year one -- v. 3. The truth -- v. 4. Godwatch -- v. 5. Heart of the Amazon -- v. 6. Children of the Gods

All-star Batman

September 10, 2018
Snyder, Scott, author.
Burbank, CA : DC Comics, [2017]-
volumes : chiefly color illustrations ; 26 cm.
Originally published in single magazine form.
Artist vary between volumes.
v. 1. My own worst enemy -- v. 2. Ends of the Earth -- v. 3. The first ally

Giles. Season 11, Girl blue

September 10, 2018
Whedon, Joss, 1964- author.
Milwaukie, OR : Dark Horse Books, 2018.
100 pages : chiefly color illustrations ; 26 cm
"Series tie-in"--Back cover.
"From the world of Buffy the vampire slayer"--Cover.
From Joss Whedon and Erika Alexander comes a series that returns Buffy's Rupert Giles to high school! But this time--as a grown man living in a teenage body--Giles will be a student instead of a teacher. At an inner-city LA-area school, when a mystical influence is detected and teachers start to go missing, Giles enrolls to investigate. What he finds is more than vampires and demons; something unusual and frightening is happening here. If Giles can get through one day as a student, he'll have a chance to find out who, what, and where--but high school is still hell, y'all.--Back cover.

Steal this country : a handbook for resistance, persistence, and fixing almost everything

September 6, 2018
Styron, Alexandra, author.
New York, New York : Viking, 2018.
212 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
The why -- The who -- The what. Climate change ; Immigration ; LGBTQIA rights ; Racial justice ; Religious understanding ; Women's rights ; Intersectionality ; Disability issues -- The how.
Styron's stirring call for resistance and citizen activism will be clearly heard by young people who want to make sure everybody gets an equal piece of the American pie, and who know that the future of the planet is now. She dives into several key issues: climate change, racial justice, women's rights, LGBTQIA rights, immigration, religious understanding, and intersectionality. Each chapter includes a summary of key questions, interviews with movers and shakers, and spotlights on progressive organizations. The book's final section is packed with how-to advice on ways to engage, from organizing, marching, rallying, and petitioning to individual actions like voting with your wallet, and using social activism to get out a progressive message. -- adapted from info

Captain America : promised land

September 6, 2018
Waid, Mark, 1962- author.
New York, NY : Marvel Worldwide, Inc., [2018]
1 volume (unpaged) : chiefly color illustrations ; 26 cm
Contains material originally published in magazine form.

Nevertheless, we persisted : 48 voices of defiance, strength, and courage

September 5, 2018
New York : Alfred A. Knopf, [2018]
308 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
"A powerful collection of essays from actors, activists, athletes, politicians, musicians, writers, and teens, including Senator Amy Klobuchar, actress Alia Shawkat, actor Maulik Pancholy, poet Azure Antoinette, teen activist Gavin Grimm, and many, many more, each writing about a time in their youth when they were held back because of their race, gender, or sexual identity--but persisted. 'Aren't you a terrorist?' 'There are no roles for people who look like you.' 'That's a sin.' 'No girls allowed.' They've heard it all. Actress Alia Shawkat reflects on all the parts she was told she was too "ethnic" to play. Former NFL player Wade Davis recalls his bullying of gay classmates in an attempt to hide his own sexuality. Teen Gavin Grimm shares the story that led to the infamous "bathroom bill," and how he's fighting it. Holocaust survivor Fanny Starr tells of her harrowing time in Aushwitz, where she watched her family disappear, one by one. What made them rise up through the hate? What made them overcome the obstacles of their childhood to achieve extraordinary success? How did they break out of society's limited view of who they are and find their way to the beautiful and hard-won lives they live today? With a foreword by Minnesota senator and up-and-coming Democratic party leader Amy Klobuchar, these essays share deeply personal stories of resilience, faith, love, and, yes, persistence."

Black lives matter

September 5, 2018
New York : Greenhaven Publishing, 2019.
200 pages ; 24 cm.
Do Black lives matter, or do all lives matter? -- Does Black lives matter have the wrong focus? -- Black lives matter: peaceful protesters or fermenters of violence? -- Are African-Americans really treated worse by law enforcement?
In 2012, a seventeen-year-old African American boy named Trayvon Martin was murdered in cold blood by a neighborhood vigilante. When the murderer was acquitted, shockwaves ran through African American communities across the United States. The frustration over the perceived lack of value of African Americans in the United States spurred #BlackLivesMatter. The activist group mobilized as a rash of killings of unarmed African Americans by police seemed to plague the country. But many whites didn't understand their cause and responded with All Lives Matter. The viewpoints in this resource ask important questions regarding race in the United States.

Net neutrality

September 5, 2018
200 pages ; 23 cm.
Chapter 1: Is Internet Service a Basic Need? -- Chapter 2: Should the Internet be Regulated by the Government? -- Chapter 3: Will the Internet Become Segregated Without Net Neutrality? -- Chapter 4: Is it Necessary to Have a Free and Open Internet in the United States?

Batman: detective comics

September 4, 2018
Tynion, James, IV, author.
Burbank, CA : DC Comics, [2017]-
volumes : chiefly color illustrations ; 26 cm.
Originally published in single magazine form.
v. 1. Rise of the Batmen -- v. 2. The victim syndicate -- v. 3. League of shadows -- v. 4. Deus ex machina -- v. 5. A lonely place of living -- v. 6. Fall of the Batmen -- v. 7. Batmen eternal

Skip beat

August 29, 2018
Nakamura, Yoshiki.
San Francisco, CA : Viz Media, c2006-
v. : chiefly ill. ; 19 cm.
Printed in Japanese right to left format.
First published in Japan in 2002 by Hakusensha, Inc., Tokyo.

Star Wars. Darth Vader : dark lord of the Sith

August 29, 2018
Soule, Charles, author.
New York, NY : Marvel Worldwide, Inc, [2017]-
volumes : chiefly color illustrations ; 26 cm
Originally published in magazine form.
v. 1. Imperial machine -- v. 2 Legacy's end
"Picking up directly where Star Wars: Episode III - Revenge of the Sith ends, follow Vader as he receives his legendary red lightsaber and witness Vader's rise to power as a Dark Lord of the Sith!"

Harvey Milk : the first openly gay elected official in the United States

August 29, 2018
Hollander, Barbara Gottfried, 1970- author.
New York : Rosen YA, 2018.
48 pages : color illustrations ; 25 cm.
Hope will never be silent -- Introducing the Milks -- Being young Harvey -- Discovering his sexuality -- Going to college -- Desiring honorable discharge -- Finding romance -- Writing love letters -- Keeping the secret -- Becoming Harvey -- Struggling with double identity -- Moving to Castro Street -- What's happening in America? -- Becoming political -- Living on the political edge -- Assassinating the mayors -- Creating prideful hope -- Glossary.
Harvey Milk dreamed of a better tomorrow filled with love and equal rights for all. In 1977, Milk was elected to San Francisco's Board of Supervisors, only to be assassinated less than a year after he took office. Through his personal and professional life, Harvey Milk became a role model and beacon of hope for many members of the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender (LGBT) community. Readers will examine the life of this civic hero, including his struggles as a young man, who inspired the first National March on Washington for Lesbian and Gay Rights.

Onibi : diary of a Yokai ghost hunter

August 28, 2018
Atelier Sentō, author, artist.
Tokyo : Tuttle Publishing, [2018]
115 pages : chiefly color illustrations, color maps ; 26 cm
"Originally published as Onibi: Carnets du Japon Invisible by Issekinicho Editions, Shiltigheim, France. 2016."
The adventures of two young foreigners as they travel to a remote and mysterious corner of Japan. Along the way, they purchase an old camera that has the unique ability to capture images of Japan's invisible spirit world. Armed with their magical camera, they explore the countryside and meet people who tell them about the forgotten ghosts, ghouls and demons who lie in wait ready to play tricks on them. These Yokai, or supernatural beings, are sometimes kind, sometimes mischievous, and sometimes downright dangerous!

Diet information for teens : health tips about nutrition fundamentals and eating plans including facts about vitamins, minerals, food additives, and weight-related concerns.

August 28, 2018
xii, 373 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm.
Nutrition fundamentals -- Vitamins and minerals -- Other elements inside food -- Smart eating plans -- Eating and weight-related concerns -- Eating and disease -- If you need more information.
"Provides basic consumer health information for teens on diet, nutrition, weight control, and related medical conditions. Includes index and resource information"-- Provided by publisher.

Genetics and medicine

August 28, 2018
Allman, Toney.
San Diego, CA : ReferencePoint Press, Inc., [2018]
80 pages : color illustrations ; 25 cm
Understanding genes and DNA -- Personalized medicine -- Creating new medicines -- Gene therapy and genetic disease -- Prenatal genetic testing.
The science of genetics is revolutionizing the practice of medicine. Using genetics, drugs are being developed from bacteria, viruses are carrying new coding instructions into human bodies, cancer treatments are targeting the specific gene mutations from which the disease arises, and individual genetic profiles are determining both the risk of and treatments for some diseases. From diagnosing genetic disorders prenatally to replacing faulty genes with normal ones, medical researchers are paving the way to a future in which previously fatal diseases can be eliminated.

Putting peace first : 7 commitments to change the world

August 28, 2018
Dawson, Eric David, author.
New York : Viking, [2018]
150 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Includes index.
"Seven strategies that children can use to make an impact in their communities and promote peace and tolerance"-- Provided by publisher.

Robotics and medicine

August 28, 2018
Hulick, Kathryn, author.
San Diego, CA : ReferencePoint Press, Inc., [2018]
80 pages : color illustrations ; 25 cm.
The first robots -- Robotic surgery -- Helper bots -- Diagnosis, care, and treatment -- From therapy to cyborgs.
Robots are poised to transform the health care industry. In some places they are already carrying meals to patients, carting away dirty laundry, disinfecting floors, dispensing medication, assisting with surgeries, and helping patients with limited mobility. Medical robots are designed to help people live longer, healthier lives.

Trans teen survival guide

August 27, 2018
Fisher, Owl, author.
221 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
So you're trans? -- Gender roles are dead -- Telling the world (or not!) -- What do I call you? -- Being you (whoever that is) -- Dysphoria: the monster -- Puberty and how to cope -- Hormone therapy -- Genitals, parts, junk: what suits best? -- Surgeries -- Dating as a trans person -- Awkward trans tales -- Dealing with the media -- Documenting your journey -- Don't get mad, get even! -- More than just trans -- Self-care and how to help others -- Hopes for the future -- Resources and cool people -- Appendix: Young trans kids and how to support them -- Glossary.
"Frank, friendly, and funny, the Trans Teen Survival Guide will inform, empower, and arm you with all the tips, confidence, and practical advice needed to navigate life as a trans teen. Wondering how to come out to your family and friends, what it's like to go through cross-hormonal therapy, or how to put on a packer? Trans youth activists Owl and Fox have stepped in to answer everything that trans teens and their families need to know. With a focus on self-care, expression, and being proud of your unique identity, the guide is packed full of invaluable advice from people who understand the realities and complexities of growing up trans. Having been there, done that, Owl and Fox are able to honestly chart the course of life as a trans teen, from potentially life-saving advice on dealing with dysphoria or depression, to hilarious real-life awkward trans stories." -- Back cover.

Cancer information for teens : health tips about cancer prevention, risks, diagnosis, and treatment including facts about cancers of most concern to teens and young adults, coping strategies, survivorship, and dealing with cancer in loved ones.

August 27, 2018
Detroit, MI : Omnigraphics, [2018]
xii, 457 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm.
"Provides consumer health information for teens about cancer risk factors, prevention, and treatment, along with tips for coping with cancer at home and school, and helping a friend or family member who has cancer. Includes index, resource information, and recommendations for further reading"-- Provided by publisher.

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