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Victoria: Portrait of a Queen Cover Image
ISBN: 9780544716148
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Published: Clarion Books - November 7th, 2017

Catherine Reef brings history vividly to life in this sumptuously illustrated account of a confident, strong-minded, and influential woman.

To Look a Nazi in the Eye: A Teen's Account of a War Criminal Trial Cover Image
ISBN: 9781772600407
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Published: Second Story Press - September 12th, 2017

The true story of nineteen-year-old Jordana Lebowitz's time at the trial of Oskar Groening, known as the bookkeeper of Auschwitz, a man charged with being complicit in the death of more than 300,000 Jews. A granddaughter of Holocaust survivors, Jordana attended the trail.

Turtle Island: The Story of North America's First People Cover Image
ISBN: 9781554519446
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Published: Annick Press - September 12th, 2017

Unlike most books that chronicle the history of Native peoples beginning with the arrival of Europeans in 1492, this book goes back to the Ice Age to give young readers a glimpse of what life was like pre-contact. The title, Turtle Island, refers to a Native myth that explains how North and Central America were formed on the back of a turtle.

Feminism from A to Z Cover Image
ISBN: 9781433827211
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Published: Magination Press - October 23rd, 2017

Written by the author of the Stonewall Award-winning book, This Day in June, Feminism From A to Z is an alphabetical primer on feminism for teen girls. Each chapter examines a topic that offers call-to-action exercises incorporated into each lesson.

Raising America's Zoo: How Two Gorillas Helped Transform the National Zoo Cover Image
ISBN: 9781684011704
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Published: Mascot Books - October 3rd, 2017

In 1955, a young former Marine ventured to the Belgian Congo on a month-long adventure safari to view Africa's diverse wildlife. When Arthur "Nick" Arundel boarded a commercial airliner for home, he carried a baby gorilla in each arm.

Marco Polo: Dangers and Visions Cover Image
By Marco Tabilio, Marco Tabilio (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9781512430691
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Published: Graphic Universe - September 1st, 2017

The son of a traveling merchant, Marco Polo spent his early years among the ports of Venice, Italy. As a young man, he headed eastward with his father and his uncle toward the lands of the Mongol emperor Kublai Khan. Their journey from Europe into Asia, marked by risks, setbacks, and discoveries, transformed every person involved.

The Making of a Navy Seal: My Story of Surviving the Toughest Challenge and Training the Best Cover Image
ISBN: 9781250144430
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Published: St. Martin's Griffin - September 5th, 2017


Adapted from Webb's Adult Bestseller The Red Circle for a Young Adult Audience

The Great American Dust Bowl Cover Image
ISBN: 9781328740878
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Published: Houghton Mifflin - October 10th, 2017

* "A complete visual package." --Booklist, starred review On a clear, warm Sunday, April 14, 1935, a wild wind whipped up millions upon millions specks of dust to form a duster--a savage storm--on America's high southern plains. The sky turned black, sand-filled winds scoured the paint off houses and cars, trains derailed, and electricity coursed through the air.

Tropical Secrets: Holocaust Refugees in Cuba Cover Image
ISBN: 9781250129819
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Published: Square Fish - December 12th, 2017

Turned away from the shores of New York, a young Jewish boy seeks refuge in Cuba during WWII. Here in this tropical sanctuary, so far away from Germany, will he be safe from Nazi influence?

A stunning new novel in verse from Margarita Engle, the Pura Belpre Award-winning author of The Poet Slave of Cuba

Taking Hold: From Migrant Childhood to Columbia University Cover Image
ISBN: 9781328742094
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Published: Houghton Mifflin - October 17th, 2017

"Simply written but full of beautiful details, this book should inspire every citizen of our diverse and changing world." --VOYA In this fourth book in his award-winning memoir series, Francisco Jimenez leaves everything behind in California--a loving family, a devoted girlfriend, and the culture that shaped him--to attend Columbia University in New York City.

Tommy: The Gun That Changed America Cover Image
ISBN: 9781250115409
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Published: Square Fish - August 1st, 2017

The fascinating and topical nonfiction story of how one gun changed American courtrooms, streets, and homes, told for a YA audience by award-winning author Karen Blumenthal

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