Young Adult NonFiction - History

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We Hereby Refuse: Japanese American Resistance to Wartime Incarceration Cover Image
$19.95
ISBN: 9781634059763
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Published: Chin Music - May 18th, 2021

Deftly upends the compliant narrative with impeccably documented stories of resistance and rebellion ... Made urgent yet again, the trio's courageous refusals to accept the U.S.--their --government's heinous miscarriage of justice should irrefutably embolden new generations ... Their collective history will resonate with older teens. Also highly recommended for high-school and college classrooms.


Atomic Women: The Untold Stories of the Scientists Who Helped Create the Nuclear Bomb Cover Image
$11.99
ISBN: 9780316489607
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Published: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers - May 18th, 2021

Bomb meets Code Girls in this nonfiction narrative about the little-known female scientists who were critical to the invention of the atomic bomb during World War II.

They were leaning over the edge of the unknown and afraid of what they would discover there—meet the World War II female scientists who worked in the secret sites of the Manhattan Project.


From a Whisper to a Rallying Cry: The Killing of Vincent Chin and the Trial that Galvanized the Asian American Movement Cover Image
$19.95
ISBN: 9781324002871
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Published: Norton Young Readers - April 20th, 2021

A compelling account of the killing of Vincent Chin, the verdicts that took the Asian American community to the streets in protest, and the groundbreaking civil rights trial that followed. 


A Time of Fear: America in the Era of Red Scares and Cold War Cover Image
$24.99
ISBN: 9780525644293
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Published: Knopf Books for Young Readers - March 30th, 2021

From National Book Award Finalist and Sibert Honor Author Albert Marrin, a timely examination of Red Scares in the United States, including the Rosenbergs, the Hollywood Ten and the McCarthy era.


Violet and Daisy: The Story of Vaudeville's Famous Conjoined Twins Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9780593119723
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Published: Schwartz & Wade - April 27th, 2021

From the author of The Miracle & Tragedy of the Dionne Quintuplets and The Borden Murders comes the absorbing and compulsively readable story of Violet and Daisy Hilton, conjoined twins who were the sensation of the US sideshow circuits in the 1920s and 1930s.


Everything You Wanted to Know About Indians But Were Afraid to Ask: Young Readers Edition Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9781646140459
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Published: Levine Querido - April 6th, 2021

From the acclaimed Ojibwe author and professor Anton Treuer comes an essential book of questions and answers for Native and non-Native young readers alike.


Paul Robeson: No One Can Silence Me: The Life of the Legendary Artist and Activist (Adapted for Young Adults) Cover Image
By Martin Duberman, Jason Reynolds (Foreword by)
$19.99
ISBN: 9781620976494
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Published: New Press - March 9th, 2021

The inspiring life and legacy of vocal artist and civil rights icon Paul Robeson--one of the most important public figures in the twentieth century--adapted for young adults by the acclaimed Robeson biographer

As an artist I come to sing, but as a citizen, I will always speak for peace, and no one can silence me in this. --Paul Robeson


A Peacemaker for Warring Nations: The Founding of the Iroquois League Cover Image
$18.95
ISBN: 9781937786878
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Published: Wisdom Tales - April 1st, 2021

The League of the Iroquois was a true representational democracy--so much so that the United States Constitution is said to have been modeled on some of its tenets. But how, perhaps a thousand years before the time of Columbus, did the Five Iroquois Nations (the Mohawk, Onondaga, Oneida, Cayuga, and Seneca) come to end the bitter eye-for-eye warfare among them?


Stamped: el racismo, el antirracismo y tú / Stamped: Racism, Antiracism, and You: A Remix of the National Book Award-winning Stamped from the Beginning Cover Image
$13.95
ISBN: 9781644731086
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Published: Vintage Espanol - May 18th, 2021

Bestseller del New York Times y del USAToday

Una exploración oportuna y crucial del racismo y el antirracismo en Estados Unidos

Este NO es un libro de historia.
Este es un libro sobre el aquí y el ahora.
Un libro que nos ayudará a comprender mejor por qué estamos donde estamos.


Games of Deception: The True Story of the First U.S. Olympic Basketball Team at the 1936 Olympics in Hitler's Germany Cover Image
$10.99
ISBN: 9780525514657
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Published: Penguin Books - March 2nd, 2021

*"Rivaling the nonfiction works of Steve Sheinkin and Daniel James Brown's The Boys in the Boat....Even readers who don't appreciate sports will find this story a page-turner." --School Library Connection, starred review

*"A must for all library collections." --Booklist, starred review

Winner of the 2020 AJL Sydney Taylor Honor!  


Fly Like a Girl: One Woman's Dramatic Fight in Afghanistan and on the Home Front Cover Image
$10.99
ISBN: 9780593117781
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Published: Penguin Books - March 2nd, 2021

A Young Readers Edition of a compelling story of courage and triumph, this is the inspiring true story of Major Mary Jennings Hegar--a brave and determined woman who gave her all for her country, her sense of justice, and for women everywhere.


Trailblazing Women!: Amazing Americans Who Made History Cover Image
$16.95
ISBN: 9781578597291
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Published: Visible Ink Press - March 1st, 2021

Impressive Innovative Influential Discover and celebrate the amazing stories and achievements of 120 of America's most inspiring women

Women have accomplished incredible things throughout American history. They've made and changed history. They've contributed revolutionary new ideas and moved science forward.