New Arrivals · Teen Nonfiction

September 17, 2019
These titles were recently added to the collection of the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County.

Batman, the caped crusader

September 16, 2019
Starlin, Jim, writer.
Burbank, CA : DC Comics, [2018]-
volumes : chiefly color illustrations ; 26 cm
Writers vary between volumes.
Originally published in single magazine form.
"A new collection featuring the legendary 1980s Batman epics."--Provided by publisher.

Thinking critically : genetic testing and research

September 16, 2019
Steffens, Bradley, 1955- author.
San Diego, CA : ReferencePoint Press, Inc., 2019.
80 pages : color illustrations ; 24 cm.
Is genetic engineering ethical? -- Is genetic testing beneficial? -- Is genetic testing a threat to privacy? -- Are genetically modified foods safe?

Thinking critically : fossil fuels

September 16, 2019
Steffens, Bradley, 1955- author.
San Diego, CA : ReferencePoint Press, Inc., 2019.
80 pages : color illustrations ; 25 cm.
Should the world stop using fossil fuels? -- Is fracking a good way of producing fossil fuels? -- Do fossil fuels threaten the environment? -- Are fossil fuels economical?.
"In the last thirty years, the industrialized nations of Europe and North America have made an effort to move away from the use of fossil fuels as a way of reducing pollution and slowing or even stopping climate change. At the same time, fossil fuels remain vital to their economies and standards of living. Controversies surround the use fossil fuels today and the role they will play in the future"-- Provided by publisher.

The immortal Hulk

September 13, 2019
Ewing, Al, author.
New York, NY : Marvel Worldwide, Inc., [2018]-
volumes : chiefly color illustrations ; 26 cm
Originally published in magazine form.
Artists vary between volumes.
v. 1. Or is he both? -- v. 2. The green door -- v. 3. Hulk in hell -- v. 4. Abomination

Star Wars

September 12, 2019
Aaron, Jason.
[New York] : Marvel Comics, 2015-
volumes : chiefly color illustrations ; 26 cm
Writers and artists vary between volumes.
v. 1. Skywalker strikes -- v. 2. Showdown on the smuggler's moon -- v. 3. Rebel jail -- v. 4. Last flight of the harbinger -- v. 5. Yoda's secret war -- v. 6. Out among the stars -- v. 7. The ashes of Jedha -- v. 8. Mutiny at Mon Cala -- v. 9. Hope dies -- v.10. The escape

Radiant : his light, your life. For teen girls and young women

September 12, 2019
Shirer, Priscilla, 1974- author.
143 pages ; 22 cm
"Did you know that God's light can shine through every facet of your identity? Radiant is an invitation for teen girls and young women to enjoy a candid conversation on identity with bestselling author Priscilla Shirer. You'll hear reflections on life lessons she's gathered from her teen years until now. She'll show you how the light of God's Word shaped her identity, and she'll teach you how it can change and shape your life as well."--Provided by publisher.

Illustrated Bible history of the Old and New Testaments : for the use of Catholic schools

September 12, 2019
Schuster, I. (Ignaz), 1813-1869.
Rockford, Illinois : TAN Books and Publishers, Inc., 2014.
x, 388, iv pages : illustrations, map ; 19 cm
"With illustrations by Philip Schumacher, two colored maps, and a glossary of proper names by the Rev. H.J. Heck."
"Originally published [in 1959] by B. Herder Book Co., St. Louis, Missouri, U.S.A."--Verso t.p.
"This is a famous Bible history that was used in Catholic schools for years and is actually the prototype of Bible histories. Containing 182 chapters covering both the Old and New Testaments, plus study questions for each chapter and 80 classic woodcut illustrations, this book has educated generations of Catholic children from 6th grade through 8th grade--and beyond. Filled with quotes from the Couay-Rheims Bible, Schuster's Bible history conveys the reverence and holiness of the faith as found in the Holy Bible itself. Here is the scriptural background which should form the living heritage of every Catholic and without which a person will be ill-equipped to understand much of the meaning contained in the Gospels and Epistles of the New Testament. Bible history by Ignatius Schuster, D.D. gives an excellent synopsis of the story of the Bible"--Back cover.

Fever year : the killer flu of 1918 : a tragedy in three acts

September 11, 2019
Brown, Don, 1949- author, illustrator.
96 pages : chiefly color illustrations ; 27 cm
"New Year's Day, 1918. America has declared war on Germany and is gathering troops to fight. But there's something coming that is deadlier than any war. When people begin to fall ill, most Americans don't suspect influenza. The flu is known to be dangerous to the very old, young, or frail. But the Spanish flu is exceptionally violent. Soon, thousands of people succumb. Then tens of thousands . . . hundreds of thousands and more. Graves can't be dug quickly enough. What made the influenza of 1918 so exceptionally deadly--and what can modern science help us understand about this tragic episode in history?"

Algebra : essential practice for advanced math topics.

September 11, 2019
Greensboro, N.C. : Carson-Dellosa, [2014]
128 pages : illustrations ; 28 cm
"Grades 7+"--Cover.
Common core state standards alignment: Algebra -- Ratios and proportional relationships -- Expressions and equations: radicals and integer exponents -- Expressions and equations: fractional equations -- Expressions and equations: solving linear equations -- Expressions and equations: lines and linear equations -- Expression and equations: equation pairs and systems -- Functions -- Answer key.
Offers in-depth practice and review for challenging middle school math topics such as radicals and exponents; factoring; and solving and graphing equations. --Publishers description.

The complete guide to the gap year : the best things to do between high school and college

September 11, 2019
White, Kristin, 1972-
San Francisco, CA : Jossey-Bass, [2009]
xx, 237 pages ; 24 cm
Includes index.
Part 1: Fundamentals of the gap year. The gap year : it's not a vacation ; College as the ultimate goal : what do deans of college admissions think of the gap year? ; The postgraduate year : a bridge between high school and college ; Financing your gap year ; The year of national service : a free gap year option ; The gap year decision : it is right for you? -- Part 2: Directory of gap year programs. Volunteer programs : multiple countries ; Volunteer programs : Africa ; Volunteer programs : United States ; Cultural immersion programs ; Adventure programs ; Language study programs ; Art, music, theatre, and media programs ; Sailing and tall ship programs ; Conservation, environment, and marine life programs ; Outdoor and wilderness programs ; Sport programs ; Miscellaneous programs ; Postgraduate year programs ; International postgraduate programs ; Gap year resources.
This is the go-to book for anyone considering a year to re-charge, to follow a passion, to become immersed in another culture, or to find their love of learning again. It includes everything a student, parent, or guidance counselor would want to know about the gap year; including what a gap year is, what it is not, and why it can have a positive impact on a young life. --publisher.

I am home : portraits of immigrant teenagers

September 11, 2019
Berkeley, California : Parallax Press, [2018]
119 pages : color portraits ; 26 cm
Foreword / by Thi Bui -- Introduction: Homecoming -- Portraits -- Afterward -- About Oakland International High School -- Immigration resources.
"Meet the faces and voices behind the conversations around immigration. These portraits and stories of teenagers who are recent immigrants to the US from all over the world show the diversity, beauty, and potential of the people who now call the United States home"-- Provided by publisher.


September 11, 2019
Burton, Jennifer, 1969- author.
Philadelphia, PA : Mason Crest Publishers, [2018]
112 pages : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 24 cm
What is Sikhism? -- The history of Sikhism -- Daily observance of the Sikh faith -- Family matters and ceremonies -- Sikhism and the modern world -- Religious demographics -- Quick reference: Sikhism -- Sikhism timeline -- Series glossary of key terms -- Organizations to contact -- Further reading -- Internet resources -- Index -- Photo credits/About the author.
Sikhism originated in the Indian region known as Punjab during the fifteenth century. Sikhs follow the teachings of ten holy men, known as gurus, who lived between the years of 1469 and 1708. The gurus taught that all people were equal a concept that went against the dominant caste system of Hinduism, the major religion of India. Since the death of the last guru, Sikhs have continued to revere their teachings, some of which are recorded in a book of wisdom known as the Guru Granth Sahib. Today, there are approximately 23 million Sikhs in the world, making Sikhism the world s fifth-largest religion. More than 93 percent of all Sikhs live in or near the Indian subcontinent, while North America is home to the second-largest Sikh communities. The MAJOR WORLD RELIGIONS series provides information about six of the most important religious faiths practiced around the world. More than 75 percent of the world's population over 5.2 billion people observes the tenets of one of these six religions.

Snakes & reptiles

September 11, 2019
Cleave, Andrew, author.
Broomall, Pennsylvania : Mason Crest, [2018]
82 pages : color illustrations ; 30 cm
SNAKES & REPTILES is a colorful account of the variety and uniqueness of these often misunderstood creatures. Because most reptiles are predators, they have well-developed sensory systems to aid them in finding prey and avoiding danger. Reptiles are cold-blooded and rely on the temperature of their surroundings to control their body heat. Readers will discover these and many other facts, in addition to color pictures, in SNAKES & REPTILES. Explore the great variety of snakes for example, boa constrictors, pythons, cobras, and rattlesnakes from around the world. Learn how to tell those that are poisonous apart from the many that are not. In addition, you ll find details about other types of reptiles, including iguanas, geckoes, chameleons, alligators, and crocodiles. SNAKES & REPTILES will fascinate anyone seeking a better understanding of these resourceful and remarkably adaptable groups of animals.

Health care & science

September 11, 2019
Lewis, Daniel, 1977- author.
110 pages : color illustrations ; 24 cm.
Includes index.
Occupational therapist aide/Physical therapist aide -- Dental assistant -- Dispensing optician -- Medical receptionist -- Veterinary assistant/Laboratory animal caretaker -- Emergency medical technician/Paramedic -- Dialysis technician -- Nursing assistant.
An introduction to the types of jobs available for high school graduates in the health care industry.

The royal tutor

September 10, 2019
Akai, Higasa, author, artist.
New York, NY : Yen Press, 2017-
volumes : chiefly illustrations (some color) ; 19 cm
Printed in Japanese right to left format.
Originally published as an eBook in August 2015 by Yen Press.
Accepting the post of royal tutor at the court of the king of Granzreich, Heine Wittgenstein is a little professor with a big job ahead of him! Each of the kingdom's four princes has a rather distinct personality. Does their diminutive new instructor have what it takes to lay down some learning? It's a comedy of educational proportions!

The girl from the other side : siúil, a rún

September 10, 2019
Nagabe, author, artist.
[Los Angeles, California] : Seven Seas Entertainment, LLC, [2017]-
volumes : chiefly illustrations (some color) ; 18 cm
Printed in Japanese right to left format.
v. 1. Once upon a time... -- v. 2. Untouchable -- v. 3. Homecoming -- v. 4. A fate worse than death -- v. 5. The accursed child -- v. 7. Of monsters and men
"In a world split between the Inside and the Outside, those living in both realms are told never to cross over to the other side, lest they be cursed. A young girl named Shiva lives on the other side, in a vacant village with a demonic guardian known only as Teacher. Although the two are forbidden to touch, they seem to share a bond that transcends their disparate appearances.


September 10, 2019
Okada, Atsushi, author, artist.
New York, NY : Yen Press, 2019-
volumes : chiefly illustrations ; 19 cm
Printed in Japanese right to left format.
First published in Japan by Kadokawa Corporation, Tokyo.

Harley Quinn : breaking glass

September 10, 2019
Tamaki, Mariko, author.
Burbank, CA : DC Comics, 2019.
201 pages : chiefly color llustrations ; 23 cm
"With just five dollars and a knapsack to her name, fifteen-year-old Harleen Quinzel is sent to live in Gotham City. She's not worried, though--she's battled a lot of hard situations as a kid, and knows her determination and outspokenness will carry her through life in the most dangerous city in the world. And when Gotham's finest drag queen, Mama, takes her in, it seems like Harley has finally found a place to grow into her most "true true" with new best friend Ivy at Gotham High. But when Mama's drag cabaret becomes the next victim in the wave of gentrification that's taking over the neighborhood, Harley's fortune takes another turn. Now Harleen is mad. In turning her anger into action, she is faced with two choices: Join activist Ivy, who's campaigning to make the neighborhood a better place to live, or team up with her anarchist friend Jack, who plans to take down Gotham one corporation at a time"-- Provided by publisher.

Careers for tech girls in audio engineering

September 9, 2019
Nieuwland, Jackson, author.
80 pages : color illustrations ; 24 cm.
Breaking down audio engineering -- Getting the band heard -- Movies aren't silent anymore -- Putting sound on the airwaves -- The newest sounds -- Sound is everywhere, jobs aren't -- Surviving as an audio engineer.
"From the music industry to movies, television, and gaming, audio engineers are responsible for recording, editing, and mixing the sounds all around us, and with careers in tech forming some of the most lucrative employment opportunities out there, audio engineering is a solid choice for audiophiles who excel at STEM. This book introduces young women to the ins-and-outs of audio engineering, including the basics about equipment, software, and the career paths they can pursue. With a crafted blend of career guidance and social guidance for young women in the workforce, this isn't your typical guide to landing the dream job. This volume helps women understand the unique challenges they face in the workforce and how to stand up to them, paving the way for equal pay, respect in the workplace, and a fulfilling career path crafting the soundtracks to our world" --

Careers for tech girls in e-commerce

September 9, 2019
Nieuwland, Jackson, author.
80 pages : color illustrations ; 24 cm
Introduction -- Why should I want to work in e-commerce? -- Market research analyst -- Developer -- Computer systems analyst -- Job search -- You've got the job, now what? -- Glossary -- For more information -- For further reading -- Bibliography -- Index -- About the author.
"You can buy anything online these days, but just because you're not taking your shopping cart up to the counter and handing money to a cashier doesn't mean there aren't people behind the scenes making those transactions happen. Since the majority of e-commerce sales are driven by women, e-commerce companies are realizing they need more women working in the industry. This accessible guide introduces girls to the world of e-commerce, describing the different jobs available in the field and providing practical advice on job preparation, as well as tips for dealing with the realities of working in the male-dominated tech industry" --

Citizen science : how anyone can contribute to scientific discovery

September 9, 2019
Hulick, Kathyrn, author.
San Diego, CA : Reference Point Press, ©2020.
80 pages : color illustrations ; 24 cm
Science for everyone -- Unexpected experts -- Gathering a team -- Patterns and puzzles - Empowering people.
Citizen science has opened up the world of scientific research to anybody and everybody. It is being done in all areas of science including zoology, biology, astronomy, chemistry, and more. Some projects involve going outside and observing nature while others revolve around data obtained and shared over the internet. And whether one has scientific training or not, the contributions being made by citizen scientists are making a difference.

Incredible African-American jazz musicians

September 9, 2019
Feinstein, Stephen.
Berkeley Heights, NJ : Enslow Publishers, ©2013.
112 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 25 cm.
Louis Armstrong -- Duke Ellington -- Ella Fitzgerald -- Dizzy Gillespie -- Charlie Parker -- Miles Davis -- John Coltrane -- Herbie Hancock.
Profiles eight of the greatest jazz artists. Learn how these musicians got started and what gifts they brought to the world of music.

Blue exorcist

September 6, 2019
Katō, Kazue, 1980-
San Francisco, Calif. : Viz, 2011-
v. : chiefly ill. ; 20 cm.
Printed in Japanese right to left format.
"First published in Japan in 2009 by Shueisha Inc., Tokyo"--Colophon.

Animal farm

September 6, 2019
Odyr, illustrator, adapter.
175 pages : chiefly color illustrations ; 26 cm
First published with the title A revolução dos bichos in Brazil by Editora Schwarcz s.a. ©2018.
All text included in this volume is true to George Orwell's original work.
"A beautiful graphic adaptation of George Orwell's timeless and timely allegorical novel"--Provided by publisher.

Teen guide to mental health

September 6, 2019
Nardo, Don, 1947- author.
San Diego, CA : ReferencePoint Press, Inc., 2020.
80 pages : color illustrations ; 24 cm
Balancing home life with school life -- Friendship and dating -- Healthy and unhealthy body image -- Major life transitions -- Signs of trouble.
Todays teens face and are expected to deal with a wide array of personal, social, and other issues involving home-life, school, dating, body image, sexual orientation, major life transitions, and in some cases physical and mental problems, including eating disorders and depression. This volume examines how many teens have learned to cope with and survive these often stressful trials and tribulations of modern youth.

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