Young Adult NonFiction - History

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Black Birds in the Sky: The Story and Legacy of the 1921 Tulsa Race Massacre By Brandy Colbert Cover Image
$11.99
ISBN: 9780063056671
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Published: Balzer + Bray - October 4th, 2022

A searing new work of nonfiction from award-winning author Brandy Colbert about the history and legacy of one of the most deadly and destructive acts of racial violence in American history: the Tulsa Race Massacre. Winner, Boston Globe-Horn Book Award.


Don't Look Back: A Memoir of War, Survival, and My Journey from Sudan to America By Achut Deng, Keely Hutton Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9780374389727
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Published: Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR) - October 11th, 2022

In this propulsive memoir from Achut Deng and Keely Hutton, inspired by a harrowing New York Times article, Don't Look Back tells a powerful story showing both the ugliness and the beauty of humanity, and the power of not giving up.

I want life.


A Tide of Dreams: The Untold Backstory of Coach Paul 'Bear' Bryant and Coaches Carney Laslie and Frank Moseley By Carey H. Keefe Cover Image
$21.95
ISBN: 9781646636853
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Published: Koehler Books - October 1st, 2022

With the bombing of Pearl Harbor in December 1941, dreams of young men and women across the nation were sidelined while the country prepared for war. This was true, too, of Coaches Paul "Bear" Bryant, Carney Laslie, and Frank Moseley, three friends and former football teammates from the University of Alabama.


Celebrate Black Women Who Changed History

#1 New Release in Teen & Young Adult Modern History

Embrace Black girl magic and learn about the historical Black women who made their impact on society as we know it. In The Book of Awesome Black Women, celebrate the power of Black women who have shaped, and continue to shape, our future.


Days of Infamy: How a Century of Bigotry Led to Japanese American Internment (Scholastic Focus) By Lawrence Goldstone Cover Image
$19.99
ISBN: 9781338722468
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Published: Scholastic Focus - June 7th, 2022

In another unrelenting look at the iniquities of the American justice system, Lawrence Goldstone, acclaimed author of Unpunished Murder, Stolen Justice, and Separate No More, examines the history of racism against Japanese Americans, exploring the territory of citizenship and touching on fears of non-white immigration to the US -- with hauntingly contemporary echoes.


True or False: A CIA Analyst's Guide to Spotting Fake News By Cindy L. Otis Cover Image
$12.99
ISBN: 9781250833082
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Published: Square Fish - July 26th, 2022

"If I could pick one book to hand to every teen—and adult—on earth, this is the one. True or False is accessible, thorough, and searingly honest, and we desperately needed it." —Becky Albertalli, author of Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda


BIG LIES: from Socrates to Social Media By Mark Kurlansky, Eric Zelz Cover Image
$22.95
ISBN: 9780884489122
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Published: Tilbury House Publishers - October 4th, 2022

On Kirkus' LIST OF 20 BEST BOOKS TO READ IN OCTOBER: Impassioned, thorough, and brilliant: describes the struggle for truth that “keeps the world from descending into chaos.”


A Game for Swallows: To Die, to Leave, to Return: Expanded Edition By Zeina Abirached, Zeina Abirached (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Zeina Abirached, Zeina Abirached (Illustrator)
$14.99
ISBN: 9781728446134
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Published: Graphic Universe (Tm) - August 2nd, 2022

This expanded edition of A Game for Swallows features a new, illustrated afterword, as Abirached reflects on the meaning of her memoir's title, the graffiti that inspired it, and the future of Beirut.


The Heartbeat of Wounded Knee (Young Readers Adaptation): Life in Native America By David Treuer, Sheila Keenan (Adapted by) Cover Image
By David Treuer, Sheila Keenan (Adapted by)
$19.99
ISBN: 9780593203477
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Published: Viking Books for Young Readers - October 18th, 2022

The Heartbeat of Wounded Knee is a story of Native American resilience and reinvention, adapted for young adults from the adult nonfiction book of the same name.


Courageous Queens: 10 Untold Stories of History's Boldest Rulers (Heroic Heroines) By Angela Buckingham, Debora Islas (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Angela Buckingham, Debora Islas (Illustrator)
$24.99
ISBN: 9781922514493
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Published: Five Mile - September 1st, 2022

A story collection about women with power and how they used it.

These queen stories are not fairytales for small children. They are true tales of real women that every young person should know. The clever and brave women in this collection had power and used it to achieve their goals.


Crafting Change: Handmade Activism, Past and Present By Jessica Vitkus Cover Image
$24.99
ISBN: 9780374313326
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Published: Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR) - October 18th, 2022

An informative and inspiring exploration of craftivism — the intersection of handicraft and activism — designed to encourage young creators while providing meaningful historical context.

You don’t have to be old enough to vote to drive political change.


Heroines, Rescuers, Rabbis, Spies: Unsung Women of the Holocaust By Sarah Silberstein Swartz Cover Image
$19.95
ISBN: 9781772602623
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Published: Second Story Press - October 18th, 2022

Discover nine ordinary women who took extraordinary measures to save lives during the Holocaust, resisting terror and torture while undercover or in hiding, in concentration camps, in forests, and in exile.