Young Adult NonFiction - Social Topics

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Dissenter on the Bench: Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s Life and Work Cover Image
ISBN: 9780544973640
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Published: Clarion Books - June 4th, 2019

The life and career of the fiercely principled Supreme Court Justice, now a popular icon, with dramatic accounts of her landmark cases that moved the needle on legal protection of human rights, illustrated with b/w archival photographs.

Dramatically narrated case histories from Justice Ginsburg's stellar career are interwoven with an account of RBG’s life

Positively Teen: A Practical Guide to a More Positive, More Confident You Cover Image
ISBN: 9780316528900
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Published: Poppy - July 16th, 2019

An uplifting and optimistic guide to navigating the ups and downs of teen years and preparing for adulthood.

Your Brain Needs a Hug: Life, Love, Mental Health, and Sandwiches Cover Image
ISBN: 9781250307859
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Published: Imprint - August 13th, 2019

Imbued with a sense of humor, understanding, and hope, Your Brain Needs a Hug is a judgment-free guide for living well with your mind.

Girlish Cover Image
ISBN: 9780806539393
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Published: Citadel - July 30th, 2019

TRUTH BOMB: Being a girl freakin’ rocks! But that doesn’t mean it’s always easy.

You Can Change the World!: Everyday Teen Heroes Making a Difference Everywhere Cover Image
By Margaret Rooke, Kara McHale (Illustrator), Taylor Richardson (Foreword by)
ISBN: 9781785925023
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Published: Jessica Kingsley Publishers - June 21st, 2019

This inspirational book tells the stories of more than 50 of today's teenagers who've dared to change the world they live in. It's been written to show other teens they can do the same.

Troublemaker for Justice: The Story of Bayard Rustin, the Man Behind the March on Washington Cover Image
ISBN: 9780872867659
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Published: City Lights Books - August 6th, 2019

A biography for younger readers about one of the most influential activists of our time, who was an early advocate for African Americans and for gay rights.

"Bayard had an unshakable optimism, nerves of steel, and, most importantly, a faith that if the cause is just and people are organized, nothing can stand in our way."--President Barack Obama

Brave Face: A Memoir Cover Image
ISBN: 9781534431515
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Published: Simon Pulse - May 21st, 2019

Critically acclaimed author of We Are the Ants—described as having “hints of Vonnegut’s Slaughterhouse-Five (School Library Journal)—opens up about what led to an attempted suicide in his teens, and his path back from the experience.

“I wasn’t depressed because I was gay.

The Anger Workbook for Teens: Activities to Help You Deal with Anger and Frustration Cover Image
ISBN: 9781684032457
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Published: Instant Help Publications - May 2019

Fully revised and updated based on reader feedback This second edition of The Anger Workbook for Teens includes brand-new activities to help you understand and interact with your anger, and tips for managing it in constructive ways.

My Body My Choice: The Fight for Abortion Rights Cover Image
ISBN: 9781459817128
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Published: Orca Book Publishers - May 7th, 2019

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, tens of thousands of women die from unsafe abortions every year.

I Am a Feminist: Claiming the F-Word in Turbulent Times Cover Image
ISBN: 9781459818927
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Published: Orca Book Publishers - May 7th, 2019

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.

Always Smile: Carley Allison's Secrets for Laughing, Loving and Living Cover Image
ISBN: 9781525300400
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Published: Kids Can Press - May 7th, 2019

Not long ago, seventeen-year-old Carley Allison had it all. She was on the edge of fame as a singer and composer. She was reaching for the highest levels as a competitive skater. She had a brand-new boyfriend and a golden future waiting after graduation. Her world came crashing down when she was diagnosed with a rare kind of cancer in her trachea. Her case, doctors said, was one in 3.5 billion.

Obviously: Stories from My Timeline Cover Image
ISBN: 9781101998908
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Published: Razorbill - September 24th, 2019

"A refreshingly funny and blisteringly unsentimental coming-of-age memoir." -John Green, #1 New York Times bestselling author of Turtles All The Way Down and The Fault in Our Stars

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