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Yes She Can: 10 Stories of Hope & Change from Young Female Staffers of the Obama White House

Molly Dillon · Schwartz & Wade
Pages: 288
Format: Hardcover

"An excellent guide to the how and why of a life of public service." --Amy PoehlerReturn to President Obama's White House in this anthology for young women by young women, featuring stories from ten inspiring young staffers who joined his administration in their 20s with the hope...
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They Called Us Enemy

George Takei · Top Shelf Productions
Pages: 192
Format: Paperback

A stunning graphic memoir recounting actor/author/activist George Takei's childhood imprisoned within American concentration camps during World War II. Experience the forces that shaped an American icon -- and America itself -- in this gripping tale of courage, country, loyalty, and love.George...
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It's Trevor Noah: Born a Crime: Stories from a South African Childhood (Adapted for Young Readers)

Trevor Noah
Format: Hardcover

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Draw Like an Artist: 100 Flowers and Plants: Step-by-Step Realistic Line Drawing * A Sourcebook for Aspiring Artists and Designers

Melissa Washburn · Quarry Books
Pages: 112
Format: Paperback

Featuring 600 sketches depicting a vast array of beautiful botanicals, floral forms, plant structures, and more, Draw Like an Artist: 100 Flowers and Plants is a must-have visual reference book for student artists, botanical illustrators, urban sketchers, and anyone seeking to improve...
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Draw Like an Artist: 100 Faces and Figures: Step-by-Step Realistic Line Drawing *A Sketching Guide for Aspiring Artists and Designers*

Chris Legaspi · Quarry Books
Pages: 112
Format: Paperback

Featuring 600 sketches depicting a vast array of human expressions, movements, and more, Draw Like an Artist: 100 Faces and Figures is a must-have visual reference book for student artists, illustrators, cartoonists, urban sketchers, and anyone seeking to improve their realistic drawing...
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Funny, You Don't Look Autistic: A Comedian's Guide to Life on the Spectrum

Michael McCreary · Annick Press
Pages: 176
Format: Paperback

Like many others on the autism spectrum, 20-something stand-up comic Michael McCreary has been told by more than a few well-meaning folks that he doesn't "look" autistic. But, as he's quick to point out in this memoir, autism "looks" different for just about...
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Strangers Assume My Girlfriend Is My Nurse

Shane Burcaw · Roaring Brook Press
Pages: 208
Format: Hardcover

With his signature acerbic wit and hilarious voice, twenty-something author, blogger, and entrepreneur Shane Burcaw is back with an essay collection about living a full life in a body that many people perceive as a tragedy. From anecdotes about first introductions where people patted him on the head...
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How to College: What to Know Before You Go

Andrea Malkin Brenner · St. Martin's Griffin
Pages: 304
Format: Paperback

The first practical guide of its kind that helps students transition smoothly from high school to collegeThe transition from high school -- and home -- to college can be stressful. Students and parents often arrive on campus unprepared for what college is really like. Academic standards...
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My Body My Choice: The Fight for Abortion Rights

Robin Stevenson
Format: Paperback

Abortion is one of the most common of all medical procedures. But it is still stigmatized,  and all too often people do not feel they can talk about their experiences. Making abortion illegal or hard to access doesn't make it any less common; it just makes it dangerous. Around the world,...
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Parkland Speaks: Survivors from Marjory Stoneman Douglas Share Their Stories

Sarah Lerner · Crown Books for Young Readers
Pages: 192
Format: Paperback

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,...
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No More Excuses: Dismantling Rape Culture

Amber J. Keyser · Twenty First Century Books
Pages: 144
Format: Library Binding

Soon after the sexual misconduct allegations against film producer Harvey Weinstein became public in late 2017, the #MeToo movement went viral, opening up an explosive conversation about rape culture around the globe. In the US, someone is sexually assaulted every 98 seconds. More than...
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VIRAL: The Fight Against AIDS in America

Ann Bausum · Viking Books for Young Readers
Pages: 176
Format: Hardcover

Groundbreaking narrative nonfiction for teens that tells the story of the AIDS crisis in America.Thirty-five years ago, it was a modern-day, mysterious plague. Its earliest victims were mostly gay men, some of the most marginalized people in the country; at its peak in America, it killed...
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I'm Afraid of Men

Vivek Shraya · Penguin Canada
Pages: 96
Format: Hardcover

"Emotional and painful but also layered with humour, I'm Afraid of Men will widen your lens on gender and challenge you to do better. This challenge is a necessary one--one we must all take up. It is a gift to dive into Vivek's heart and mind."--Rupi Kaur, bestselling...
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The Stonewall Riots: Coming Out in the Streets

Gayle E Pitman · Abrams Books for Young Readers
Pages: 208
Format: Hardcover

This book is about the Stonewall Riots, a series of spontaneous, often violent demonstrations by members of the gay (LGBTQ ) community in reaction to a police raid that took place in the early morning hours of June 28, 1969, at the Stonewall Inn in the Greenwich Village neighborhood...
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A Queer History of the United States for Young People

Michael Bronski · Beacon Press
Pages: 336
Format: Paperback

Queer history didn't start with Stonewall. This book explores how LGBTQ people have always been a part of our national identity, contributing to the country and culture for over 400 years.It is crucial for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer youth to know their history. But this...
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I Am a Feminist: Claiming the F-Word in Turbulent Times

Monique Polak · Orca Book Publishers
Pages: 176
Format: Paperback

What is feminism? Why does it still matter? What exactly does intersectionality mean? In order to answer these (and many other) questions, I Am a Feminist first examines the history of feminism and then addresses the issues girls and women continue to face today. The book also looks...
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A Quick & Easy Guide to Queer & Trans Identities

Mady G. · Limerence Press
Pages: 96
Format: Paperback

A great starting point for anyone curious about queer and trans life, and helpful for those already on their own journeys!In this quick and easy guide to queer and trans identities, cartoonists Mady G and JR Zuckerberg guide you through the basics of the LGBT world! Covering essential...
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Positively Teen: A Practical Guide to a More Positive, More Confident You

Nicola Morgan · Poppy
Pages: 208
Format: Paperback

An uplifting and optimistic guide to navigating the ups and downs of teen years and preparing for adulthood.Author Nicola Morgan is an international expert on teen development and mental health. During her talks to parents of pre-teens, she immediately sensed two overriding emotions: fear...
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