New Arrivals · Teen Nonfiction

January 23, 2019
These titles were recently added to the collection of the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County.

Miss Kobayashi's dragon maid

January 22, 2019
Coolkyousinnjya, author, artist.
[Los Angeles, California] : Seven Seas Entertainment, [2016]-
volumes : chiefly illustrations (some color) ; 18 cm
Printed in Japanese right to left format.
First published in Japan in 2013 by Futabasha Publishers Ltd., Tokyo.
Miss Kobayashi lives in an ordinary apartment, along with her new maid, Tohura . . . a dragon girl! Take a peek into the daily life of a hard-working office lady and her inept dragon maid.

Batman, the brave and the bold. The Bronze Age

January 22, 2019
Haney, Bob, author.
Burbank, CA : DC Comics, 2017-
volumes : chiefly color illustrations ; 26 cm
Originally published in single magazine form.
v. 1. Collects The brave and the bold 74-91 -- v. 2 Collects The brave and the bold 91-109

Batman : hush

January 18, 2019
Loeb, Jeph.
New York : DC Comics, c2003-
v. : chiefly col. ill. ; 27 cm.

A thousand sisters : the heroic airwomen of the Soviet Union in World War II

January 18, 2019
Wein, Elizabeth, author.
New York, NY : Balzer + Bray, 2019.
388 pages : illustrations, map ; 24 cm
Documents the contributions of Soviet airwomen during World War II, examining the formation, obstacles, missions, and legacy of Russia's female combat pilot regiments.

America's infrastructure

January 18, 2019
126 pages ; 23 cm.
A quick look at roads of the past and bridges of the present : 99% invisible -- Infrastructure and its supporting institutions must both be redesigned / Thaddeus R. Miller -- Infrastructure suffers because not everyone pays a fair share of taxes / Chuck Collins -- US infrastructure must be improved and maintained / The White House -- Will contamination of water by lead pipes be stopped? / Julia Franz -- How many deaths from collapsed bridges will occur before the infrastructure is repaired? / Dave Schaper -- Overall, infrastructure is not crumbling / Jeffrey Harding -- Latin America must modernize its infrastructure / Marisol Argueta de Barillas -- Bipartisan bickering stalls infrastructure improvements / Heidi Crebo-Rediker -- Multiple factors influence infrastructure improvement / Douglas C. Smith & Kevin L. Kliesen -- Efficiency and private-sector innovation will improve infrastructure / James Pethokoukis -- Urban planning, digital technology, and smart cities' the future is near / Michel Sudarskis -- Local control of infrastructure can make a big difference / Charles Marohn -- Compared to other developed countries, us infrastructure is outdated / Hiba Baroud -- Similar economic benefits in the historical railroad development of US and India / Dave Donaldson -- What are the costs of underinvestment in infrastructure? / Samuel Sherraden and Shayne Henry -- Organizations to contact -- Bibliography -- Index.

Ethical pet ownership : puppy mills, rescue pets, and exotic animal trade

January 18, 2019
New York : Greenhaven Publishing, 2019.
127 pages ; 23 cm

Political corruption

January 18, 2019
125 pages ; 23 cm
Introduction -- 1. Where in the world is corruption most prevalent? / Esteban Ortiz-Ospina and Max Roser -- 2. The founding fathers were corruption fighters / John Joseph Wallis -- 3. Modern-day politics and the abuse of the public trust / Voice of America -- 4. The search for the most corrupt state in the US / Oguzhan Dincer and Michael Johnston -- 5. When is a gift a bribe? / Judy Nadler and Miriam Schulman -- 6. Those with the wealth also have the power / G. William Domhoff -- 7. Wealth inequality data is nonsense / Scott Sumner -- 8. Unleashed campaign spending thanks to Citizens United / Gary Beckner and Richard Posner -- 9. How Citizens United changed the rules of the game / Represent.Us -- 10. Comments on the deeply flawed US electoral system / Andrew Gumbel -- 11. Corruption even worse since the 2016 election / Transparency International -- 12. The roles of fear and relief in fighting corruption / Jermyn Brooks -- 13. Curbing corruption with transparency, tchnology, and more / Augusto Lopez-Claros -- 14. Social media and youth activists in anti-corruption campaigns / Mariana Ceratti -- 15. What could stop corruption in America? / Represent.Us -- Organizations to contact -- Bibliography -- Index.

Presentism : reexamining historical figures through today's lens

January 18, 2019
128 pages ; 23 cm
The problem with presentism is that it blurs our understanding of the past / Lynn Hunt -- Why judging past actions is wrong / G. E. Moore -- Viewing history through ethics can help make better citizens / Marshall Tamuka Maposa -- Our position in the present always affects how we see the past / Sarah Godsell -- Reexamining historical figures through social media / Clarissa Lee -- Is the past to blame for limiting who we celebrate as historical figures? / Ama Biney -- Presentism helps women reclaim recognition for their work / Stephanie Thomson -- Historical narratives offer a skewed view of the past that presentism can fix / David A. Tomar -- Reexamining past female activists shows a more nuanced history than we know / Nancy A. Hewitt -- Reexamining the past helps us bring representation to a wider audience / Ray Filar -- The problem with dishonoring Christopher Columbus / Gerald Korson -- Should we celebrate Christopher Columbus? / Evelyn Red Lodge -- Patrice Lumumba : revisiting a historical figure who is still remembered today / Georges Nzongola-Ntalaja -- Ronald Reagan's legacy: fighting for a united Republican party / L. John Van Til -- Why Ronald Reagan's legacy should be revisited / Jeralyn Merritt -- Organizations to contact.
"The recent wave of statues, building names, and other monuments memorializing figures like Christopher Columbus and Confederate generals being removed from public spaces and college campuses has brought the reassessment of historical figures to the fore. It has raised questions about whom we choose to venerate; how historical narratives form; and whether it is best to erase problematic figures from the historical record, present a new interpretation on them, or attempt to be as unbiased as possible by contemporary attitudes when regarding them. Readers will learn more about this timely and complicated issue through a wide range of perspectives."--Provided by publisher.

The role of religion in public policy

January 18, 2019
128 pages ; 23 cm
Separation of church and state / D. James Kennedy -- Faith, Democratic politics, and the secular age / Anthony Egan -- Religion and Martin Luther King Jr.'s civil rights advocacy / Micheal Curtotti -- The Social Gospel Movement and the Religious Left / Christopher H. Evans -- Catholicism and the Tea Party / John Gehring -- Not all scientists are athiests / Amy McCaig -- Topeka and the Westboro Baptist Church / Southern Poverty Law Center -- Supreme Court rules in favor of Westboro Baptist Church / Nina totenberg -- The social and legal dimensions of the US evolutuon debate / David Masci -- Catholicism and politics in the modern era / The Pontifical Academy of Social Science -- American attitudes on religion in the public schools / Pew Research Center -- President Bush's faith-based initiative / Joseph Loconte -- It's time to separate church and state marriages / Bryan Cones --The Christian right and tne new right /

Troll factories : Russia's web brigades

January 18, 2019
125 pages ; 23 cm
The establishment of a troll state / Vsquare -- Russia's sense of self / Stephen Hutchings and Joanna Szostek -- Information as a weapon / Chris Collison -- A case study in finding an online army / Tatiana Stanovaya -- A case study in using an online army / Miriam Elder -- Today's troll armies / Paul Gallagher -- Russia's troll armies attack Europe / Robert Booth, Matthew Weaver, Alex Hern, Stacee Smith and Shaun Walker -- Troll lives matter? : Russian infiltration of the black lives matter movement / Micah White -- Case studies in troll armies around the world : China / Gary King, Jennifer Pan, and Margaret E. Roberts -- Case studies in troll armies around the world : the Philippines / Chay F. Hofileña -- The redistribution of information / Branko Milanovic -- The trolls move to Facebook / US House of Representatives Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence -- Organizations to contact -- Bibliography -- Index.

Athletes, ethics, and morality

January 18, 2019
New York : Greenhaven Publishing, 2019.
197 pages ; 23 cm.
What responsibilities do we place on athletes? With leadership comes responsibility / Dr. Chris Stankovich -- Few people believe athletes are role models / Daryl Adair -- Choose wisely when considering role models? / Frank L. Smoll -- Don't heap the burden of role model on athletes / Daniel Gallan -- Athletes should not protest on the field / Joe Elerson -- Athletes can be agents of social change if we let them / Clark Mindock -- Are athletes paid fairly? Rich college programs need to pay their athletes / Kareem Abdul-Jabbar -- The NCAA argues for amateurism / Jon Solomon -- Student athletes must make academics a priority / Kimberly S. Miloch and Michelle Buggs -- The fans are to blame for athletes' salaries / Gene Callahan -- Athletes' high salaries are a good sign for all of us / William L. Anderson -- Athletes have a right to go for the money and success / Tangient LLC -- What responsibilities do athletes have to their leagues? Some teams have an unfair advantage / Northwestern Business Review -- The MLB needs a salary cap / Duncan Weinstein -- Team owners are reaping most of the rewards / Jim Pagels -- Do NBA owners care about balance? / Dave Berri -- Athletes are getting away with doping / David Epstein -- Gender pay equity in sports is only fair? / Kevin Netto -- What responsibility do team owners have to their players? Team owners are guardians of their teams and communities / Father Raymond J. de Souza -- The United States is a haven for carpetbagging sports owners / Jakub Frankowicz -- US sports leagues are given too much latitude / Ken Reed -- NFL regulation of team relocation is an uphill battle / Beau Lynott -- Local governments should buy the franchise instead of the stadium / Neil deMause -- Why should public money be used to build stadiums? / Elaine S. Povich -- Cities are making bad investments on sports teams / Alexis Garcia.
"Athletes have a unique power in our world today. Their astronomical salaries, enviable lifestyles, and celebrity have tremendous influence over young people. This is reflected in advertising dollars as well as merchandise and ticket sales. For every athlete who uses their platform for charitable, political, and social good, there are many whose unethical or even criminal behavior sends the wrong message. What is the responsibility of athletes to their fans, to their teams, and to their leagues? And how much responsibility do we hold for holding them in such high esteem? The viewpoints in this volume explore this complicated issue" -- Provided by publisher.

Campaign finance

January 18, 2019
New York : Greenhaven Publishing LLC, 2019.
198 pages ; 23 cm.
Are there benefits to publicly financed campaigns? There are constitutional issues to public financing of campaigns / Adam Wolkoff -- Public financing fosters electoral diversity / Mimi Murray, Digby Marziani, and Adam Skaggs -- Third party candidates face a high hurdle in the electoral college / Walter Berns -- Public funding drove politicians to spend more time with voters / Andrew Prokop -- Public financing is in the interest of all people / Joan Mandle -- Why is private campaign financing the most popular way to raise funds? State campaign finance laws have a history / National Conference of State Legislatures -- Limits on campaign contributions stifle citizens' power / Bradley A. Smith -- Private financing can result in blurred messaging / Matt Motyl -- How do we fix campaign finance? / Sanoja Bhaumik -- The US has different priorities than other countries when it comes to campaign rules / Paul Waldman -- Do corporate donations need more or less regulation? Every election year promises record spending / Kim Barker and Marian Wang -- Political donations corrupt democracy in ways we might not realize / Warwick Smith -- Corporate political donations are state-sanctioned bribery / Paul Karp -- Donors gain far superior access to influential policy makers / John Wihbey -- Why is transparency in campaign financing important to fair elections? After Citizens United the disconnect between average citizens and elected officials grew / Brennan Center for Justice -- The rules surrounding campaign finance are increasingly complex / Citizen Joe -- As more money flows into campaigns, Americans worry about its influence / Drew Desilver and Patrick van Kessel -- It is difficult to determine when joint fundraising committees violate campaign laws / Peter Overby -- Campaign finance reform restructured campaigns and the political world / Laura MacCleery.

Gentrification and the housing crisis

January 18, 2019
200 pages ; 23 cm.
Does gentrification help improve urban environments? The results of gentrification are mixed / Rachel Meltzer -- Small businesses are being driven out of their neighborhoods / Abigail Savitch-Lew -- Urban green space projects are revitalizing US cities / Joanna Parkman -- Green spaces come at a price that not everyone can afford / Brentin Mock -- Urban revitalization doesn't have to lead to gentrification / Jared Green -- Does gentrification contribute to the housing crisis? Gentrification squeezes out people who make a city run / Victoria Livingstone -- Low-income renters aren't moving out of gentrifying neighborhoods / Jarrett Murphy -- The housing crisis is worse without gentrification / Jake Blumgart -- In urban areas, change means there are winners and losers / PBS -- Urban renewal ignores affordable housing / Jack Brook -- The consequences of displacement by gentrification are harmful / Justin Feldman -- Does gentrification diminish a community's history and culture? Gentrification can sever social ties / World Bank -- Efforts can be made to retain a neighborhood's identity / Rachel Kaufman -- America's Chinatowns are losing their cultural identity / Melissa Hung -- Chinatowns are not unexplored frontiers waiting to be conquered / Kartik Naram -- Historic neighborhoods evoke strong emotions / Charles William Lawrence -- Gentrifiers prefer neighborhoods that are already white / Jackelyn Hwang -- Does gentrification have economic benefits? Everyone can benefit from gentrification with equitable development / Beth McConnell -- There are solutions to the economic imbalances of gentrification / Daniel Fernández -- Gentrification can save smaller cities / Jonathan Wynn and Andrew Deener -- Enforce stricter regulations to stop greedy landlords / Brad Lander -- Gentrification of low-income neighborhoods does not result in gains to local employment / Rachel Meltzer and Pooya Ghorbani -- The government must strive for balance in urban renewal / Maryluz Barragán.

Politics and journalism in a post-truth world

January 18, 2019
New York : Greenhaven Publishing, 2019.
176 pages ; 23 cm.
Is the post-truth world a permanent reality? Politicians lie to us every day / Allan H. Meltzer -- The 24-hour news cycle can be detrimental / Iman Amrani -- Presidents have too much power / Patricio Navia -- The search for the truth can never stop / Harold Pinter -- People no longer trust the media / Andrew Harrison -- How secure is the politician-media marriage? American journalism is failing democracy / Robert Jensen -- Bias is natural for journalists / Thor Benson -- Politics and media are changing / Sunder Katwala, Ben Whitford and Carlos Ottery -- The media needs a watchdog / Geert Linnebank -- Is there a place for morals in politics today? Backing an alleged criminal in favor of his political party is no longer inexcusable / Martin Pengelly -- Politicians have a reasonable right to privacy / Dennis F. Thompson -- Place the blame on a scandal-mongering press / Ross Benes -- Political adversity might be strengthening journalism / Ryan J. Thomas -- Are special interests corrupting politics? In the United States money controls politics / Jon Schwarz -- Candidates are increasingly beholden to special interest groups / Jonathan Backer -- Political parties might be corrupting politics / Ezra Klein -- Bernie Sanders did not cost Hillary Clinton the election / Robert Wheel.

Parkland speaks : survivors from Marjory Stoneman Douglas share their stories

January 16, 2019
New York : Crown Books for Young Readers, [2019]
1 volume (unpaged) : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 21 cm
"Featuring art and writing from the students of the Parkland tragedy, this is a raw look at the events of February 14, and a poignant representation of grief, healing, and hope. The students of Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School share their emotional journeys that began on February 14, 2018, and continue today. This revealing and unfiltered look at teens living in the wake of tragedy is a poignant representation of grief, anger, determination, healing, and hope. The intimate collection includes poetry, eyewitness accounts, letters, speeches, journal entries, drawings, and photographs from the events of February 14 and its aftermath. Full of heartbreaking loss, a rally cry for change, and hope for a safe future, these artistic pieces will inspire readers to reflect on their own lives and the importance of valuing and protecting the ones you love"-- Provided by publisher.

Girl called Echo

January 15, 2019
Vermette, Katherena, 1977-
Winnipeg, Manitoba : Highwater Press, [2017]
47 pages : chiefly color illustrations ; 26 cm.
v. 1. Pemmican wars -- v. 2. Red river resistance

Stephen McCranie's Space Boy

January 15, 2019
McCranie, Stephen, 1987- author, artist.
Milwaukie, OR : Dark Horse Books, 2018-
volumes : chiefly color illustrations ; 21 cm
v. 1. Collects Space Boy episodes 1-16 -- v. 2 Collects Space Boy episodes 17-32

Himouto! Umaru-Chan

January 11, 2019
Head, Sankaku, author, artist.
[Los Angeles, California] : Seven Seas Entertainment, 2018-
volumes : chiefly illustrations ; 18 cm
Printed in Japanese right to left format.
"Inspiration for the hit anime"--Cover.

Dating and sex : a guide for the 21st century teen boy

January 11, 2019
Smiler, Andrew P., 1965-
Washington, DC : Magination Press, [2016]
288 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
Dating and hooking up -- Asking someone out -- Making love last : how to have a long-term relationship -- Dating and being sexual : private relationships and public knowledge -- Consent : giving it and receiving it -- Solo sex : being sexual with yourself -- Partnered sex : being sexual with someone else -- Being sexual and being safe : protecting yourself and your partner -- Realities and stereotypes : gender roles and sexual orientation -- Looking good : body and appearance -- Puberty : physical and personal.
Presents information about dating and sex for teenage boys, including such topics as puberty, asking someone out on a date, and sexual orientation.

The life of Frederick Douglass : a graphic narrative of a slave's journey from bondage to freedom

January 10, 2019
Walker, David, 1968- author.
California : Ten Speed Press, [2018]
ix, 181 pages : chiefly color illustrations ; 26 cm
The early life of Frederick Douglass -- Lesson: A brief history of slavery in America -- Coming to understand slavery -- Unfit to be a slave -- The escape -- Life as a runaway slave -- Lesson: Photography and Frederick Douglass -- England and freedom -- A voice grows louder -- Lesson: A brief explanation of the Civil War -- The war against slavery -- Later years.

Black enough : stories of being young & black in America

January 9, 2019
New York, NY : Balzer + Bray, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers, [2019]
xiv, 400 pages ; 22 cm
Half a Moon / Renée Watson -- Black enough / Varian Johnson -- Warning, color may fade / Leah Henderson -- Black. Nerd. Problems / L. R Giles -- Out of the silence / Kekla Magoon -- Ingredients / Jason Reynolds -- Oreo / Brandy Colbert -- Samson and the Delilahs / Tochi Onyebuchi -- Stop playing / Liara Tamani -- Wild horses, wild hearts / Jay Coles -- Whoa! / Rita Williams-Garcia -- Gravity / Tracey Baptiste -- The trouble with drowning / Dhonielle Clayton -- Kissing Sarah Smart / Justina Ireland -- Hackathon summers / Coe Booth -- Into the starlight/ Nic Stone -- The (R)evolution of Nigeria Jones / Ibi Zoboi.
A collection of short stories explore what it is like to be young and black, centering on the experiences of black teenagers and emphasizing that one person's experiences, reality, and personal identity are different than someone else.

Fake news : separating truth from fiction

January 9, 2019
Miller, Michael, 1958- author.
Minneapolis : Twenty-First Century Books, [2019]
112 pages : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 24 cm

Living simply : a teen guide to minimalism

January 9, 2019
McGraw, Sally, author.
Minneapolis : Twenty-First Century Books, [2019]
112 pages : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 24 cm
"There is a new way to be cool. It's not about flaunting the latest fashion or driving the flashiest car. Just the opposite. The new cool is minimalism, and it's about using less, minimizing harm to the environment, and owning only items that you truly need." - publisher.

Forest talk : how trees communicate

January 9, 2019
Koch, Melissa, author.
Minneapolis, MN : Twenty-First Century Books, [2019]
96 pages : color illustrations ; 24 cm
Reconnecting with trees -- Our trees, our life -- Healthy trees, healthy humans -- Trees talk to one another -- The forest canopy's cry for help -- Listening to forests -- Next steps.

Spider-Man/Iron Man: Marvel Team-up

January 7, 2019
Conway, Gerry, author.
New York : Marvel Comics , 2018.
201 pages : chiefly color illustrations ; 26 cm.
Originally published in magazine form as Marvel Team-Up (1972) 9-11, 48-51, 72, 110, 145.
"When the Avengers are captured, Spider-Man and Iron Man find themselves caught in a tussle through time between Kang the Conqueror and Zarrko the Tomorrow Man - a saga that draws in the Human Torch and the Inhumans! Spidey and Iron Man will need a little help from Doctor Strange if they are to survive the mind-bending powers of the Wraith!"--Back cover

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