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In Good Hands

Remarkable Female Politicians from Around the World Who Showed Up, Spoke Out and Made Change

by Stephanie MacKendrick
edition: Hardcover
  • age: 14 to 18
  • Grade: 9 to 12
tagged: women, politics & government, political

Written for young women interested in running for office, this book is unlike any other, with inspiring stories of eighteen women role models along with the all the tools and resources needed to get a campaign off the ground.

Stephanie MacKendrick, a former journalist now dedicated to women's career advancement, believes the time for women in politi …



The Towers in the World and the World in the Towers

by Katerina Cizek, adapted by Kristy Woudstra
edition: Hardcover
  • age: 13 to 17
  • Grade: 8 to 12
tagged: sociology, architecture

Adapted from the Emmy-winning, multimedia interactive documentary of the same name, Highrise is an in-depth exploration of the world's highrises and the people who live inside them.

From the multi-story dwellings of Ancient Rome to the soaring glass skyscrapers of today, humans have used highrises for thousands of years to house the poor, protect …


Drawing Fantastic Dragons

Create Amazing Full-Color Dragon Art, including Eastern, Western and Classic Beasts

by Sandra Staple
edition: Paperback
  • age: 9 to 18
  • Grade: 4 to 13
tagged: drawing, techniques, folklore & mythology

Create and Customize the Dragon of Your Dreams!

If you can dream it, this book will show you how to bring it to life in distinct and dramatic color. With easy-to-follow, step- by-step instructions, Drawing Fantastic Dragons teaches the tricks and techniques to create your own amazing art.

Start with a sketch of the dragon’s body form. Then add the …


Eyes and Spies

How You're Tracked and Why You Should Know

illustrated by Belle Wuthrich, by Tanya Lloyd Kyi
edition: eBook
also available: Hardcover Paperback
  • age: 10 to 13
  • Grade: 5 to 8
tagged: politics & government, bullying, media studies

Who is watching you… and why? Written for middle-grade and older readers, Eyes and Spies looks at the way information and data about us is collected and used by individuals, governments, companies, and organizations. Each chapter covers one aspect of the subject, from data collection to computer surveillance to personal privacy. Arguments for bot …


Can Your Outfit Change the World?

by Erinne Paisley
edition: Paperback
  • age: 12 to 100
  • Grade: 8 to 12
tagged: recycling & green living, fashion

What you choose to wear becomes part of your identity, but it doesn't affect just you. Your clothing sends a message to the world, whether you want it to or not! And often we don't know what that message really is. Can Your Outfit Change the World? looks at how and where clothes are made, how the people who make the clothes are treated and how the …


Turtle Island

The Story of North America's First People

by Eldon Yellowhorn & Kathy Lowinger
edition: eBook
  • age: 11 to 100
  • Grade: 6 to 17
tagged: aboriginal & indigenous, ancient, customs, traditions, anthropology


Unlike most books that chronicle the history of Native peoples beginning with the arrival of Europeans in 1492, this book goes back to the Ice Age to give young readers a glimpse of what life was like pre-contact. The title, Turtle Island, refers to a Native myth that explains how North and Central America were formed on the back of a turtle. Base …


How Samantha Smart Became a Revolutionary

by Dawn Green
edition: Paperback
  • age: 13 to 100
  • Grade: 8 to 17
tagged: coming of age, politics & government

Samantha Smart is the girl-next-door: student, captain of the soccer team, best friend — revolutionary!? In a world eerily similar to our own where a close election leads to a torn nation, an average girl is thrust into the social-media spotlight, labeled a terrorist, and given the title: revolutionary. From highschool kid to rebel chief Samantha …

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