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Heads Up

Melanie Siebert (author) Belle Wuthrich (illustrator)

Publisher: Orca Book Publishers ISBN: 9781459819122

Featuring real-life stories of people who have found hope and meaning in the midst of life’s struggles, Heads Up: Changing Minds on Mental Health is the go-to guide for teenagers who want to know about mental health, mental illness, trauma and recovery. For too long, mental health problems have been kept in the shadows, leaving people to suffer in silence, or worse, to be feared, bullied or pushed to the margins of society where survival is difficult. This book shines a light on the troubled history of thinking about and treating mental illness and tells the stories of courageous pioneers in the field of psychiatry who fought for more compassionate, respectful and effective treatments. It provides a helpful guide to the major mental health diagnoses along with ideas and resources to support those who are suffering. But it also moves beyond a biomedical focus and considers the latest science that shows how trauma and social inequality impact mental health. The book explores how mental health is more than just “in our heads” and includes the voices of Indigenous people who share a more holistic way of thinking about wellness, balancing mind, body, heart and spirit. Highlighting innovative approaches such as trauma-informed activities like yoga and hip-hop, police mental health teams, and peer support for youth, Heads Up shares the stories of people who are sparking change.

Theodosia Burr: Teen Eyewitness to the Founding of the New Nation

Karen Cherro Quiñones (author)

Publisher: Lerner Books ISBN: 9781541581753

Theodosia Burr, daughter of Vice President Aaron Burr, came of age in New York City when the New Nation was growing up. She attended the inauguration of President George Washington in 1789, was at her father's side on the campaign trail and at his inauguration in 1801, attended presidential addresses to Congress, and hosted the most prominent politicians and thinkers of her time. The Burrs' ideas about educating young women were revolutionary. Theodosia was an experiment in the equal treatment of women—regardless of social status—in education, family life, society, and the law. The family believed that women had an important role to play in the New Nation, and Theodosia was fully prepared. Based on research at libraries and archives, and from the rich body of letters Theodosia and her family left behind, this historical narrative introduces readers to a most unusual girl who pursued a radical new path for women.

Frida Kahlo Artist and Activist

Matt Doeden (author)

Publisher: Lerner Books ISBN: 9781541583061

Decades after her death, Mexican artist Frida Kahlo remains an icon for Chicanos as well as for the feminist and LGBTQ+ movements. Read about her life as an artist and political activist.

Stephen Hawking: His Life and Legacy

Emily Schlesinger (author)

Publisher: Saddleback Educational Publishing ISBN: 9781645982098

Stephen Hawking was one of the brightest minds of our time. A physicist and a lifelong learner, Hawking overcame serious obstacles and made discoveries that changed the world of science. Hawking was diagnosed with a terminal illness at an early age, but beat the odds time and again. Through humor, he helped make science more accessible to millions of people. This is his story.

Sir Francis Drake and the Trip Around the World

Blake Hoena (author) Tate Yotter (illustrator)

Publisher: Bellwether Media Inc. ISBN: 9781681037684

Stories tell about Sir Francis Drake and his famous voyage, but fewer tell about the real reason behind the trip: attacking and looting Spanish towns and ships! This high-interest graphic novel explores Drake’s pirate side, nicknamed El Draque, or the Dragon, by the Spanish. Stunning full-color illustrations detail the early days of Drake’s piracy through his knighthood from Queen Elizabeth herself. Maps, additional facts, and a timeline make this an engaging introduction to the Queen’s favorite pirate.

Mary Read: Pirate in Disguise

Christina Leaf (author) Tate Yotter (illustrator)

Publisher: Bellwether Media Inc. ISBN: 9781681037677

Disguised as a man, Mary Read set sail from Holland in the 1700s. Her thirst for adventure led her into daring acts, from cannonfire-filled raids to heroic duels. This graphic title traces Read’s life from her early days in the military to her adventures on the high seas as a privateer, mutineer, and feared pirate. Engaging dialogue and detailed illustrations draw readers in, while quotes, a map, and a timeline add historical context. Readers will love learning about the swashbuckling life of the Caribbean’s most fierce pirate in disguise!

Henry Morgan: Feared Buccaneer of the New World

Blake Hoena (author)Tate Yotter (illustrator)

Publisher: Bellwether Media Inc. ISBN: 9781681037660

For decades, Spanish colonists in the Caribbean lived in fear of one man: Henry Morgan. Attacking towns that others would not think to attack, Morgan quickly made a name for himself, and piles of gold as well! In this graphic narrative, reluctant readers will learn about the real-life exploits of this bold buccaneer through detailed illustrations and engaging dialogue. Quotes, a timeline, and a map provide historical context for this high-interest title.

Ching Shih: The World's Most Successful Pirate

Christina Leaf (author) Tate Yotter (illustrator)

Publisher: Bellwether Media Inc. ISBN: 9781681037653

Storming aboard a government trade ship, Ching Shih and her band of followers demand payment—or else! The traders soon come to fear Ching Shih, paying her for passage through the pirate-infested waters of the South China Sea. In this high-interest graphic title, readers will learn how Ching Shih became a pirate so fierce that even the government stood down to her power. They’ll discover her real-life feats through engaging dialogue and sharp illustrations, as well as historical quotes, a timeline, and a map.

Blackbeard: Captain of the Queen Anne's Revenge

Blake Hoena (author) Tate Yotter (illustrator)

Publisher: Bellwether Media Inc. ISBN: 9781681037646

Charging into battle surrounded by smoking fuses, Blackbeard was a terrifying foe to face! In this action-packed graphic narrative, colorful illustrations and engaging dialogue tell the true story of Blackbeard, from his days as Edward Teach to his infamous blockade of Charleston. Historical quotes, a timeline, and a map give the story additional context for this high-interest title on the world’s most notorious pirate!

Anne Bonny: Pirate Queen of the Caribbean

Christina Leaf (author) Tate Yotter (illustrator)

Publisher: Bellwether Media Inc. ISBN: 9781681037639

Many sailors once believed that women were bad luck on ships. But Anne Bonny quickly proved them wrong! This fearless pirate held her own during raids and battles, wielding a pistol and cutlass to cut down rivals. In this engaging graphic novel, reluctant readers will follow Anne Bonny from her childhood in Ireland to her days as a privateer-turned-pirate in the Caribbean. Historic quotes, a map, and a timeline add historical context. Readers of this seafaring text will soon understand why Anne Bonny is considered the pirate queen of the Caribbean!

Dian Fossey: Animal Rights Activist and Protector of Mountain Gorillas

Diane Dakers (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427180933

For nearly two decades, Dian Fossey immersed herself in the study of mountain gorillas in Africa. She became known as a highly respected primatologist - a scientist who studies apes and other primates - and a fiercely devoted champion of their safety and preservation. Fossey had made powerful enemies because of her opposition to the gorilla-related tourism industry and her knowledge of animal trafficking among members of the government. In 1985, she was found murdered in her cabin in Rwanda. The case remains unsolved to this day, but her intense love for this endangered species helped create a legacy that survives in the work of others to this day.

Amelia Earhart: Pioneering Aviator and Force for Women's Rights

Diane Dakers (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427180926

As a girl, Amelia Earhart aspired to a future that would take her beyond the family and medical problems of her younger years, as well as the restrictions imposed on her because she was female. Widely celebrated for her long-distance flights, she also set records for altitude and speed, and helped develop passenger airline service. As a writer and magazine editor, Earhart also further advanced the cause of flight and of women in aviation. Her disappearance during a daring around-the-world flight in 1937 has been a source of intrigue for over 80 years. Earhart’s life and career have provided inspiration to generations of young people, particularly those whose paths have been beset with obstacles and barriers.

Connected Lives: Ariana Grande/Camila Cabello

Saddleback Editors (author)

Publisher: Saddleback Educational Publishing ISBN: 9781645980810

Connected Lives, a contemporary nonfiction series for teens, features the fascinating life stories of popular artists. Each book presents two singers in a similar musical genre who have lived extraordinary lives, exploring how their lives interconnect and how they are different. As similar as these artists may seem, their rise to fame may have been very different. Multiple musical genres are represented across the series, including pop, hip-hop, jazz, and country. Graphic elements, such as timelines, charts, and Venn diagrams, are featured in every chapter.

Connected Lives: Nicki Minaj/Cardi B

Saddleback Editors (author)

Publisher: Saddleback Educational Publishing ISBN: 9781645980803

Connected Lives, a contemporary nonfiction series for teens, features the fascinating life stories of popular artists. Each book presents two singers in a similar musical genre who have lived extraordinary lives, exploring how their lives interconnect and how they are different. As similar as these artists may seem, their rise to fame may have been very different. Multiple musical genres are represented across the series, including pop, hip-hop, jazz, and country. Graphic elements, such as timelines, charts, and Venn diagrams, are featured in every chapter.

Connected Lives: Kendrick Lamar/Travis Scott

Saddleback Editors (author)

Publisher: Saddleback Educational Publishing ISBN: 9781645980797

Connected Lives, a contemporary nonfiction series for teens, features the fascinating life stories of popular artists. Each book presents two singers in a similar musical genre who have lived extraordinary lives, exploring how their lives interconnect and how they are different. As similar as these artists may seem, their rise to fame may have been very different. Multiple musical genres are represented across the series, including pop, hip-hop, jazz, and country. Graphic elements, such as timelines, charts, and Venn diagrams, are featured in every chapter.

Connected Lives: Kacey Musgraves/Maren Morris

Saddleback Educational Publishing (author)

Publisher: Saddleback Educational Publishing ISBN: 9781645980827

Connected Lives, a contemporary nonfiction series for teens, features the fascinating life stories of popular artists. Each book presents two singers in a similar musical genre who have lived extraordinary lives, exploring how their lives interconnect and how they are different. As similar as these artists may seem, their rise to fame may have been very different. Multiple musical genres are represented across the series, including pop, hip-hop, jazz, and country. Graphic elements, such as timelines, charts, and Venn diagrams, are featured in every chapter.

Connected Lives: John Legend/Michael Bublé

Saddleback Educational Publishing (author)

Publisher: Saddleback Educational Publishing ISBN: 9781645980780

Connected Lives, a contemporary nonfiction series for teens, features the fascinating life stories of popular artists. Each book presents two singers in a similar musical genre who have lived extraordinary lives, exploring how their lives interconnect and how they are different. As similar as these artists may seem, their rise to fame may have been very different. Multiple musical genres are represented across the series, including pop, hip-hop, jazz, and country. Graphic elements, such as timelines, charts, and Venn diagrams, are featured in every chapter.

Connected Lives: Halsey/Billie Eilish

Saddleback Educational Publishing (author)

Publisher: Saddleback Educational Publishing ISBN: 9781645980773

Connected Lives, a contemporary nonfiction series for teens, features the fascinating life stories of popular artists. Each book presents two singers in a similar musical genre who have lived extraordinary lives, exploring how their lives interconnect and how they are different. As similar as these artists may seem, their rise to fame may have been very different. Multiple musical genres are represented across the series, including pop, hip-hop, jazz, and country. Graphic elements, such as timelines, charts, and Venn diagrams, are featured in every chapter.

Connected Lives: Kane Brown/Sam Hunt

Saddleback Educational Publishing (author)

Publisher: Saddleback Educational Publishing ISBN: 9781645980766

Connected Lives, a contemporary nonfiction series for teens, features the fascinating life stories of popular artists. Each book presents two singers in a similar musical genre who have lived extraordinary lives, exploring how their lives interconnect and how they are different. As similar as these artists may seem, their rise to fame may have been very different. Multiple musical genres are represented across the series, including pop, hip-hop, jazz, and country. Graphic elements, such as timelines, charts, and Venn diagrams, are featured in every chapter.

Dalai Lama

Melissa Gish (author)

Publisher: The Creative Company ISBN: 9781640002807

A biography of Tibetan Buddhist leader Tenzin Gyatso, examining his position as the 14th Dalai Lama and his exile to India, as well as his emphasis on nonviolence and other social stances.

Gautama Buddha

Melissa Gish (author)

Publisher: The Creative Company ISBN: 9781640002814

A biography of Siddhartha Gautama, the Buddha, examining his position as the founder of Buddhism, as well as his emphasis on compassion and the lifestyle of the Middle Way.

Mahatma Gandhi

Laura K. Murray (author)

Publisher: The Creative Company ISBN: 9781640002821

A biography of Indian activist Mahatma Gandhi, examining his position as a leader of nonviolent civil disobedience, as well as his emphasis on fasting and other social stances.

Martin Luther King Jr.

Valerie Bodden (author)

Publisher: The Creative Company ISBN: 9781640002838

A biography of American civil rights leader Martin Luther King Jr., examining his position as a voice of the movement, as well as his emphasis on nonviolent resistance and other social stances.

Mother Teresa

Laura K. Murray (author)

Publisher: The Creative Company ISBN: 9781640002845

A biography of Albanian-born nun Mother Teresa, examining her position as a leader of the Missionaries of Charity in India, as well as her emphasis on compassion and other social stances.

Nelson Mandela

Valerie Bodden (author)

Publisher: The Creative Company ISBN: 9781640002852

A biography of South African humanitarian Nelson Mandela, examining his long imprisonment and position as South Africa’s first black president, as well as his emphasis on reconciliation and other social stances.