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Alphamaniacs : builders of 26 wonders of the word by Fleischman, Paul 

BTSB Prebound(Candlewick Studio, 2020)

BTSB #: 340412 Available

Dewey: 400/CAges: 12-16   
Lexile: 890

Subjects: Plays on words Biography Language and culture

Summary: Twenty-six extraordinary individuals for whom love of language is an adventurous endeavor, inspiring them to invent unique wordplay.

22.98 *

Astronauts : women on the final frontier by Ottaviani, Jim 

BTSB Prebound(First Second, 2020)

BTSB #: 694151 Available

Dewey: 629.45/CAges: 9-13   
AR: 4.4 MG Lexile: 590 GN

Subjects: Women astronauts - Biography Space flight Gender role Biographical comic books, strips, etc

Summary: The U.S. may have put the first man on the moon, but it was the Soviet space program that made Valentina Tereshkova the first woman in space. It took years to catch up, but soon NASA's first female astronauts were racing past milestones of their own. They discovered that NASA had plenty to learn about how to make space travel possible for everyone. In graphic novel format.

22.98 *

Box : Henry Brown mails himself to freedom by Weatherford, Carole Boston 

BTSB Prebound(Candlewick Press, 2020)

BTSB #: 924773 Available

Dewey: 973/BAges: 7-9   
AR: 5.3 MG F&P: Y

Subjects: Brown, Henry Box,|d1815 or 1816- Slavery Underground railroad Fugitive slaves Shipment of goods - Fiction

Summary: The life of a man who courageously shipped himself out of slavery.

21.58 *

Bringing back the wolves : how a predator restored an ecosystem by Isabella, Jude 

BTSB Prebound(Kids Can Press, 2020)

BTSB #: 480614 Available

Dewey: 599.773/NAges: 8-12   
Lexile: 1020

Subjects: Gray wolf - Reintroduction - Yellowstone National Park Gray wolf - Ecology - Yellowstone National Park Wildlife recovery Yellowstone National Park - Environmental conditions

Summary: An unintended experiment in Yellowstone National Park, in which an ecosystem is devastated and then remarkably rehabilitated.

22.28 *

Cast away : poems for our time by Nye, Naomi Shihab 

BTSB Prebound(Greenwillow Books, 2020)

BTSB #: 684248 Available

Dewey: 811/NAges: 8-12   

Subjects: Children's poetry

Summary: Poems that shine a spotlight on the things we cast away, from plastic water bottles to refugees.

Into the clouds : the race to climb the world's most dangerous mountain by Olson, Tod 

BTSB Prebound(Scholastic Focus, 2020)

BTSB #: 689620 Available

Dewey: 796.522/NAges: 10-14   
AR: 6.5 MG

Subjects: Mountaineering - Pakistan - K2 (Mountain) K2 (Pakistan : Mountain)

Summary: A nail-biting tale of survival and brotherhood atop one of the deadliest mountains on Earth, K2.

22.28 *

Lifting as we climb : black women's battle for the ballot box by Dionne, Evette 

BTSB Prebound(Viking, 2020)

BTSB #: 280275 Available

Dewey: 324.6/CAges: 10-14   
AR: 9.4 MG+

Subjects: United States.|tConstitution.|n19th Amendment Suffrage - United States - History|y20th century Women - Suffrage - United States African American women - Biography Race relations Women's rights - United States

Summary: Tells the important, overlooked story of black women as a force in the suffrage movement.

Machines that think! [Big Ideas That Changed The World Volume: #2]by Brown, Don 

BTSB Prebound(Amulet Books, 2020)

BTSB #: 158112 Available

Dewey: 6.3/NAges: 10-14   
F&P: W

Subjects: Computers - History Autonomous robots Artificial intelligence

Summary: An exploration in graphic novel format of machines from ancient history to today that perform a multitude of tasks, from making mind-numbing calculations to working on assembly lines to guiding spaceships to the moon. In graphic novel format.

18.78 *

Nacho's nachos : the story behind the world's favorite snack by Nickel, Sandra 

BTSB Prebound(Lee & Low Books, 2020)

BTSB #: 676250 Available

Dewey: 641.81/NAges: 8-12   
AR: 4.4 LG F&P: O

Subjects: Anaya, Ignacio,|d1895-1975 Nachos Waiters - Mexico - Biography Restaurateurs - Texas - Biography

Summary: A picture book biography of Ignacio (Nacho) Anaya, a waiter at the Victory Club in Piedras Negras, Coahuila, Mexico, and the events surrounding the creation, in 1940, of the globally-popular tortilla chip, cheese, and jalapeno pepper snack that bears his name--nachos.

22.26 *

Next president : the unexpected beginnings and unwritten future of America's presidents by Messner, Kate 

BTSB Prebound(Chronicle Books, 2020)

BTSB #: 639763 Available

Dewey: 973.09/CAges: 8-12   
AR: 6.1 MG Lexile: 1080 F&P: T

Subjects: Presidents - United States - Biography Anecdotes United States - History

Summary: An informative book for kids about the past and future of America's presidents.

22.28 *

On the horizon by Lowry, Lois 

BTSB Prebound(Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2020)

BTSB #: 589559 Available

Dewey: 940.54/NAges: 10-12   
AR: 4.2 MG Lexile: 580 HL

Subjects: World War, 1939-1945 - Casualties Pearl Harbor (Oahu, Hawaii), Attack on, 1941 World War, 1939-1945 - Hawaii World War, 1939-1945 - Japan - Hiroshima-shi World War, 1939-1945 - Autobiographies Hiroshima-shi (Japan) - History|yBombardment, 1945 Hiroshima-shi (Japan) - History

Summary: A moving account of the lives lost in two of WWII's most infamous events: Pearl Harbor and Hiroshima.

Rise and fall of Charles Lindbergh by Fleming, Candace 

BTSB Prebound(Schwartz & Wade Books, 2020)

BTSB #: 341209 Available

Dewey: 629.1309/BAges: 12-16   
Lexile: 980

Subjects: Lindbergh, Charles A.|q(Charles Augustus),|d1902-1974 Air pilots - United States - Biography

Summary: A riveting biography of one of America's most celebrated heroes, and most complicated, troubled men.

22.28 *

Sarah Bernhardt : the divine and dazzling life of the world's first superstar by Reef, Catherine 

BTSB Prebound(Clarion, 2020)

BTSB #: 742760 Available

Dewey: 792.02/BAges: 12-16   

Subjects: Bernhardt, Sarah,|d1844-1923 Actresses - France - Biography Celebrities - Biography Eccentrics and eccentricities - Biography

Summary: A biography on Sarah Bernhardt, the first international celebrity and one of the greatest actors of all time, who lived a highly unconventional, utterly fascinating life.

21.58 *

Stamped : racism, antiracism, and you by Reynolds, Jason 

BTSB Prebound(Little, Brown, 2020)

BTSB #: 748959 Available

Dewey: 305.8009/NAges: 12-16   
AR: 7.4 MG+ Lexile: 1000 F&P: Z+

Subjects: Racism - United States - History United States - Race relations - History

Summary: A history of racist and antiracist ideas in America, from their roots in Europe until today.

Star-spangled : the story of a flag, a battle, and the American anthem by Grove, Tim 

BTSB Prebound(Abrams Books for Young Readers, 2020)

BTSB #: 405166 Available

Dewey: 973.5/NAges: 10-14   
AR: 8.1 MG F&P: Y

Subjects: Key, Francis Scott,|d1779-1843 Star-spangled banner (Song) Baltimore (Md.), Battle of, 1814 Flags - United States - History|y19th century National songs United States - History|yWar of 1812 - Flags

Summary: The inspiring story behind America's national anthem, flag, and the War of 1812.

22.98 *

Strong voices : fifteen American speeches worth knowing by Bolden, Tonya 

BTSB Prebound(Harper, 2020)

BTSB #: 130496 Available

Dewey: 808.85/NAges: 8-12   

Subjects: American speeches

Summary: Fifteen of the speeches that shaped and defined freedom in America explained by an expert.

Tracking pythons : the quest to catch an invasive predator and save an ecosystem by Messner, Kate 

BTSB Prebound(Millbrook Press, 2020)

BTSB #: 639812 Available

Dewey: 597.96/NAges: 9-14   
AR: 7.4 MG Lexile: 1110 F&P: W

Subjects: Burmese pythons - Florida Predatory animals - Control - Florida Ecosystem management - Florida

Summary: Burmese pythons, native to Southeast Asia, started showing up in Florida in 1979. Pet pythons that escaped or were released by their owners started breeding in the wild, and now a group of scientists is tracking Burmese pythons to find ways to stop their spread.

25.78 *

We are power : how nonviolent activism changes the world by Hasak-Lowy, Todd 

BTSB Prebound(Abrams Books for Young Readers, 2020)

BTSB #: 424368 Available

Dewey: 303.6/NAges: 10-14   
AR: 8.6 MG+ F&P: Z+

Subjects: Nonviolence - History Protest movements - History Political participation - History Social change - History

Summary: An inspiring look at nonviolent activism, from Gandhi to the high school students of Parkland, showing how nonviolent movements have succeeded again and again.

22.28 *

We had to be brave : escaping the Nazis on the Kindertransport by Hopkinson, Deborah 

BTSB Prebound(Scholastic Focus, 2020)

BTSB #: 463400 Available

Dewey: 940.53/NAges: 8-12   
AR: 7.5 UG Lexile: 990

Subjects: Holocaust, 1939-1945 Kindertransports (Rescue operations) Jewish refugees - Great Britain Refugee children - Great Britain - History|y20th century Jewish children - Great Britain - History|y20th century Jewish children - Germany - History|y20th century World War, 1939-1945 - Jews - Rescue

Summary: Through the moving and often heart-wrenching personal accounts of Kindertransport survivors, the timely and devastating story of how the rise of Hitler and the Nazis tore apart the lives of so many families and what they were forced to give up in order to save these children.

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