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Marked

Norah McClintock (author)

Publisher: Orca Book Publishers ISBN: 9781551439969

When Colin accepts the job to clean up the graffiti in an upscale neighborhood he worries that he might be targeted by gangs. But he didn't expect to become a suspect in a series of robberies. Every time he is sent to clean up graffiti, the police are nearby investigating a crime. Colin knows he's done nothing wrong, but even he acknowledges his presence at the crime scenes looks suspicious. The only way he can clear his name is to figure out what is really going on.

It’s Great to Be a Fan in North Carolina

Donna B. McKinney (author)

Publisher: North Star Editions ISBN: 9781641852388

Explores the confluence between sports, history, economics, and geography in North Carolina. Informative text, athlete bios, vibrant pictures, and engaging infographics come together to provide a unique perspective of how sports and culture relate in this state.

It’s Great to Be a Fan in Pennsylvania

Joanne Mattern (author)

Publisher: North Star Editions ISBN: 9781641852401

Explores the confluence between sports, history, economics, and geography in Pennsylvania. Informative text, athlete bios, vibrant pictures, and engaging infographics come together to provide a unique perspective of how sports and culture relate in this state.

It’s Great to Be a Fan in Ohio

Todd Kortemeier (author)

Publisher: North Star Editions ISBN: 9781641852395

Explores the confluence between sports, history, economics, and geography in Ohio. Informative text, athlete bios, vibrant pictures, and engaging infographics come together to provide a unique perspective of how sports and culture relate in this state.

It’s Great to Be a Fan in Florida

Matthew McCabe (author)

Publisher: North Star Editions ISBN: 9781641852326

Explores the confluence between sports, history, economics, and geography in Florida. Informative text, athlete bios, vibrant pictures, and engaging infographics come together to provide a unique perspective of how sports and culture relate in this state.

It’s Great to Be a Fan in Minnesota

Matthew McCabe (author)

Publisher: North Star Editions ISBN: 9781641852364

Explores the confluence between sports, history, economics, and geography in Minnesota. Informative text, athlete bios, vibrant pictures, and engaging infographics come together to provide a unique perspective of how sports and culture relate in this state.

It’s Great to Be a Fan in Texas

Matthew McCabe (author)

Publisher: North Star Editions ISBN: 9781641852418

Explores the confluence between sports, history, economics, and geography in Texas. Informative text, athlete bios, vibrant pictures, and engaging infographics come together to provide a unique perspective of how sports and culture relate in this state.

It’s Great to Be a Fan in Illinois

Todd Kortemeier (author)

Publisher: North Star Editions ISBN: 9781641852333

Explores the confluence between sports, history, economics, and geography in Illinois. Informative text, athlete bios, vibrant pictures, and engaging infographics come together to provide a unique perspective of how sports and culture relate in this state.

It’s Great to Be a Fan in Colorado

Todd Kortemeier (author)

Publisher: North Star Editions ISBN: 9781641852319

Explores the confluence between sports, history, economics, and geography in Colorado. Informative text, athlete bios, vibrant pictures, and engaging infographics come together to provide a unique perspective of how sports and culture relate in this state.

It’s Great to Be a Fan in Massachusetts

Sam Moussavi (author)

Publisher: North Star Editions ISBN: 9781641852340

Explores the confluence between sports, history, economics, and geography in Massachusetts. Informative text, athlete bios, vibrant pictures, and engaging infographics come together to provide a unique perspective of how sports and culture relate in this state.

It’s Great to Be a Fan in Michigan

Tom Streissguth (author)

Publisher: North Star Editions ISBN: 9781641852357

Explores the confluence between sports, history, economics, and geography in Michigan. Informative text, athlete bios, vibrant pictures, and engaging infographics come together to provide a unique perspective of how sports and culture relate in this state.

It’s Great to Be a Fan in New York

Joanne Mattern (author)

Publisher: North Star Editions ISBN: 9781641852371

Explores the confluence between sports, history, economics, and geography in New York. Informative text, athlete bios, vibrant pictures, and engaging infographics come together to provide a unique perspective of how sports and culture relate in this state.

It’s Great to Be a Fan in California

Todd Kortemeier (author)

Publisher: North Star Editions ISBN: 9781641852302

Explores the confluence between sports, history, economics, and geography in California. Informative text, athlete bios, vibrant pictures, and engaging infographics come together to provide a unique perspective of how sports and culture relate in this state.

Lizard in a Zoot Suit

Marco Finnegan (author, illustrator)

Publisher: Lerner Books ISBN: 9781541582361

Los Angeles, 1943. It's the era of the Zoot Suit Riots, and Flaca and Cuata have a problem. It's bigger than being grounded by their strict mother. It's bigger than tensions with the soldiers stationed nearby. And it's shaped like a five-foot-tall lizard. When a lost member of an unknown underground species needs help, the sisters must scramble to keep their new friend away from a corrupt military scientist—but they'll do it in style. Cartoonist Marco Finnegan presents Lizard in a Zoot Suit, an outrageous, historical, sci-fi graphic novel.

Emoji of Doom

Evan Jacobs (author)

Publisher: Saddleback Educational Publishing ISBN: 9781630787783

Travis knew he had mad skills on the court. Off the court his life was pretty sweet too. Everything was chill until Travis dissed a chain email. Who believes in that stuff? Forward it immediately? Nah! Oops! Big mistake.

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.

Easy Street

Jeff Ross (author)

Publisher: Orca Book Publishers ISBN: 9781459824027

Three years ago Rob’s brother, Adam, was sent to jail for his part in the death of a girl who overdosed at a rave. But now that he has been released, Rob hopes that things can go back to the way they used to be. He soon realizes this is impossible. His brother has changed, the times have changed, and Rob has changed. Adam tells his mom and brother that he is planning to apply to a college in Toronto. He has already discovered how difficult it can be for someone with a criminal record to land a job and thinks he needs to get some education under his belt. He invites Rob to go on a road trip to the city to check out the college. However, Rob suspects that Adam hasn’t asked him along just for company. Adam still believes that there’s an easy way to get to where he wants to be. And if Rob can’t find a way to save Adam from himself, he just might go down with him.

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.

The King of Jam Sandwiches

Eric Walters (author)

Publisher: Orca Book Publishers ISBN: 9781459825574

Thirteen-year-old Robbie leads a double life. It's just Robbie and his dad, but no one knows that his dad isn't like most parents. Sometimes he wakes Robbie up in the middle of the night to talk about dying. Sometimes he just leaves without telling Robbie where he’s going. Once when Robbie was younger, he was gone for more than a week. Robbie was terrified of being left alone but even more scared of telling anyone in case he was put into foster care. No one can know. Until one day when Robbie has to show the tough new girl, Harmony, around school. Their first meeting ends horribly and she punches Robbie in the face. But eventually they come to realize that they have a lot more in common than they thought. Can Robbie's new friend be trusted to keep his secret?

Kiyo Sato: From a WWII Japanese Internment Camp to a Life of Service

Connie Goldsmith (author)

Publisher: Lerner Books ISBN: 9781728401584

We are internees, not prisoners. Here's the truth: I am now a non-alien, stripped of my constitutional rights. I am a prisoner in a concentration camp in my own country. I sleep on a canvas cot under which is a suitcase with my life's belongings: a change of clothes, underwear, a notebook and pencil. Why?" In 1941 Kiyo Sato and her eight younger siblings lived with their parents on a small farm near Sacramento, California, where they grew strawberries, nuts, and other crops. Kiyo had started college the year before when she was eighteen, and her eldest brother, Seiji, would soon join the US Army. The younger children attended school and worked on the farm after class and on Saturday. The Satos were an ordinary American family. Until they weren't. On December 7, 1941, Japan bombed the US naval base at Pearl Harbor, Hawaii. The next day, US president Franklin Roosevelt declared war on Japan and the United States officially entered World War II. Soon after, in February and March 1942, Roosevelt signed two executive orders which paved the way for the military to round up all Japanese Americans living on the West Coast and incarcerate them in isolated internment camps for the duration of the war. Kiyo and her family were among the nearly 120,000 internees.

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.

Folding Tech: Using Origami and Nature to Revolutionize Technology

Karen Latchana Kenney (author)

Publisher: Lerner Books ISBN: 9781541580916

Space probes, self-assembling robots, crash-absorbing cars, and designer proteins all have one thing in common: their use of folding technologies. To develop these technologies, engineers are taking inspiration from an unusual source—origami, the ancient art of paper folding. Examine origami's origins, how it intersects with mathematics, and how it became a tool to solve some of the most complicated challenges in engineering, architecture, technology, and medicine today. Plus, get a close-up look at these technologies with two augmented reality images included in the book!

Ever After

Olivia Vieweg (author, illustrator)

Publisher: Lerner Books ISBN: 9781541599499

Vivi and Eva are two travelers in a countryside filled with the undead. After a train breaks down, stranding them between safe zones, the young women partner up to stay alive. Vivi is struggling with grief—and guilt—over the loss of her sister. Eva is hiding the start of a horrifying transformation. Together they'll face heat, zombie hordes, and their own inner demons, searching for signs of life in a land of the dead. This graphic novel addition to an enduring genre is thoughtful and emotion-driven, but also full of zombie scares and action.

Distant Stars

MariNaomi (author, illustrator)

Publisher: Lerner Books ISBN: 9781541582415

In the final volume of the Life on Earth trilogy, celebrated cartoonist MariNaomi concludes her tale of growing up, falling in and out of love, and possible alien interventions. Shy, self-deprecating Paula Navarro is coming into her own—and it's making her new girlfriend, Johanna, a little nervous. Paula's former friend Emily Baker is learning to look inward. Brett Hathaway, Emily and Paula's mutual ex-hook-up, is torn about reconnecting with his estranged dad. And Nigel Jones is smitten with his tutor, Claudia—whose disappearance and reappearance remains a mystery to everyone around her. As Claudia and her guardians put the final plan in motion, they'll reveal the truth that links everyone's fate. Book 3 in the series

How to Do It Now Because It's Not Going Away

Leslie Josel (author)

Publisher: Lerner Books ISBN: 9781728401621

With distance learning, teens are having to manage their time and attention now more than ever. Procrastination is especially tough for young adults. Getting started is overwhelming, it's hard to get motivated, not knowing how long things take messes up planning, and distractions are everywhere. We are all wired to put things off, but we can learn tools and techniques to kick this habit. This book is a user-friendly guide to help teens get their tasks done. Simple, straightforward, and with a touch of humor, it's packed with practical solutions and easily digestible tips to stay on top of homework, develop a sense of time, manage digital distractions, create easy-to-follow routines, and get unstuck.