Young Adult NonFiction - History

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Unequal: A Story of America Cover Image
ISBN: 9780759557017
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Published: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers - May 3rd, 2022

New York Times bestselling author Michael Eric Dyson and critically acclaimed author Marc Favreau show how racial inequality permeates every facet of American society, through the lens of those pushing for meaningful change. 
The true story of racial inequality—and resistance to it—is the prologue to our present.

Devotion (Adapted for Young Adults): An Epic Story of Heroism and Friendship Cover Image
ISBN: 9780593481455
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Published: Delacorte Press - May 24th, 2022

A young adult adaptation of the national bestseller that details the true story of two Navy pilots from divergent racial and economic backgrounds who forge a deep friendship during the Korean War as they face extraordinary circumstances. Soon to be major motion picture starring Jonathan Majors and Glen Powell, with supporting cast including Joe Jonas.

Days of Infamy: How a Century of Bigotry Led to Japanese American Internment (Scholastic Focus) Cover Image
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.

Socrates: A Life Worth Living (Philosophy for Young People) Cover Image
ISBN: 9781644211366
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Published: Triangle Square - July 12th, 2022

A lively and accessible introduction to the quintessential philosopher, and the civilized world’s first enemy of the state.

Celebrate Black Women Who Changed History

#1 New Release in Teen & Young Adult Modern History

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

A Few Red Drops: The Chicago Race Riot of 1919 Cover Image
ISBN: 9780358667995
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Published: Clarion Books - June 28th, 2022

This mesmerizing narrative nonfiction draws on contemporary accounts as it traces the roots of an explosion that had been building for decades in race relations, politics, business, and clashes of culture.

Coretta Scott King Award winner * Carter G. Woodson Book Award from the National Council for the Social Studies

World War I: The Great War to End All Wars (Inquire & Investigate) Cover Image
By Julie Knutson, Micah Rauch (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9781619309722
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Published: Nomad Press (VT) - June 15th, 2022

An interdisciplinary book for students ages 12 to 15 that delves into one of the most horrific periods in global history. An excellent roadmap for today's political climate. The basic human losses of World War I can be made plain with these staggering casualties: 9 million dead soldiers, 7 million civilian lives lost, millions more wounded.

Murder Among Friends: How Leopold and Loeb Tried to Commit the Perfect Crime Cover Image
ISBN: 9780593177426
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Published: Anne Schwartz Books - March 29th, 2022

How did two teenagers brutally murder an innocent child...and why? And how did their brilliant lawyer save them from the death penalty in 1920s Chicago? Written by a prolific master of narrative nonfiction, this is a compulsively readable true-crime story based on an event dubbed the "crime of the century."

Close-Up on War: The Story of Pioneering Photojournalist Catherine Leroy in Vietnam Cover Image
By Mary Cronk Farrell, Nick Ut (Preface by), Peter Arnett (Foreword by)
ISBN: 9781419746611
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Published: Amulet Books - March 22nd, 2022

The incredible story of Catherine Leroy, one of the few woman photographers during the Vietnam War, told by an award-winning journalist and children’s author

From award-winning journalist and children’s book author Mary Cronk Farrell comes the inspiring and fascinating story of the woman who gave a human face to the Vietnam War.

And We Rise Cover Image
ISBN: 9780593352526
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Published: Viking Books for Young Readers - February 1st, 2022

A powerful, impactful, eye-opening journey that explores through the Civil Rights Movement in 1950s-1960s America in spare and evocative verse, with historical photos interspersed throughout.

Cramm This Book: So You Know WTF Is Going On in the World Today Cover Image
ISBN: 9780593352168
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Published: Philomel Books - February 15th, 2022

From the founder of The Cramm, a news outlet by and for the incredible Gen Z activists who are already shaping our global future (really!), this book is a dive into the history that's made the world what it is today.

American Shoes: A Refugee's Story Cover Image
ISBN: 9781582708522
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Published: Beyond Words - February 15th, 2022

Commended as a "moving and hopeful story of courage and perseverance" in a starred review by BooklistAmerican Shoes is a profound mosaic of memories recounting 15-year-old Rosemarie Lengsfeld Turke’s escape from Nazi Germany, leaving her life and family behind to forge ahead in an America she left as a small child.

Set against a backdrop