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Chuck Close by
Call Number: JUV 92 Close
Publication Date: 2012-04-01
Presents an autobiography about the author's artistic life, describing the creative processes he uses in the studio and his struggles with his disabilities.
Claudette Colvin by
Call Number: JUV 92 Colvin 2009
Publication Date: 2009-01-20
Presents the first in-depth account of an important yet largely unknown civil rights figure, skillfully weaving her dramatic story into the fabric of the historic Montgomery bus boycott and court case that would change the course of American history.
Eyes of the World by
Call Number: JUV 920 Aronson 2017
Publication Date: 2017-03-28
Recounts the achievements of photojournalism pioneers Robert Capa and Gerda Taro as they captured the tragedies of the Spanish Civil War and documented the fight against Fascism.
How They Croaked by
Call Number: JUV 920Bragg
Publication Date: 2011-03-15
A look at the deaths of several famous people throughout history and the circumstances surrounding those deaths.
Meet Cindy Sherman by
Call Number: JUV 92 Sherman 2017
Publication Date: 2017-10-17
The biography of legendary artist Cindy Sherman, exploring both her life and her approach to photography.
Mountains Beyond Mountains (Adapted for Young People) by
Publication Date: 2014-04-08
Chronicles the life of Paul Farmer, focusing on his efforts to diagnose and cure infectious diseases and to bring modern medicine to the countries and people who need them most.
Samurai Rising by
Call Number: JUV 92 Minamoto 2016
Publication Date: 2016-02-02
Documents the true story of the legendary samurai who was raised in the household of the enemies who killed his father before being sent to live in a monastery where, against the odds, he learned and perfected his fighting skills.
Vincent and Theo by
Call Number: JUV 92 Gogh 2017
Publication Date: 2017-04-18
The true story of the relationship between brothers Theo and Vincent van Gogh, drawing from their correspondence with each other.
Call Number: 92 Sandifer 2010
Publication Date: 2010-08-01
A graphic novel based on the true story of Robert "Yummy" Sandifer, an eleven-year old African American gang member from Chicago who shot a young girl and was then shot by his own gang members.
The Faithful Spy by
Call Number: JUV 92 Bonhoeffer 2018
Publication Date: 2018-09-18
Uses text and illustrations to tell the story of Dietrich Bonhoeffer, a German pastor who spoke out against the Nazi regime.
Boots on the Ground by
Call Number: JUV 959.704 P275bo 2018
Publication Date: 2018-04-10
An exploration of the Vietnam War from many different perspectives including an American soldiers, a nurse, and a Vietnamese refugee
The Borden Murders by
Call Number: JUV 345 M647bo 2016
Publication Date: 2016-01-12
Examines the Borden murders, using newspaper articles to recreate the events and the trial and acquittal of Lizzie Borden and exploring Lizzie's story to theorize on what may have happened.
The Boys Who Challenged Hitler by
Call Number: JUV 940.53 H789bo
Publication Date: 2015-05-12
Deeply ashamed of his nation's leaders, fifteen-year-old Knud Pedersen resolves with his brother and a handful of schoolmates to take action against the Nazis if the adults will not.
The Family Romanov by
Call Number: JUV 947.083F597fa
Publication Date: 2014-07-08
When Russia's last tsar, Nicholas II, inherited the throne in 1894, he was unprepared to do so. With their four daughters (including Anastasia) and only son, a hemophiliac, Nicholas and his reclusive wife, Alexandra, buried their heads in the sand, living a life of opulence as World War I raged outside their door and political unrest grew.
Call Number: JUV 740K46go
Publication Date: 2013-10-08
Chip Kidd is "the closest thing to a rock star" in the design world (USA Today), and in Go he explains not just the elements of design, including form, line, color, scale, typography, and more, but most important, how to use those elements in creative ways.
The Good, the Bad, and the Barbie by
Call Number: JUV 688.7S8792g
Publication Date: 2010-10-14
Readers learn about Mattel Toys and the background behind Barbie's concept and development, how it was a solution for girls who wanted to imagine adult roles rather than just play mother, and details about inventor Ruth Handler.
Most Dangerous by
Call Number: JUV 959.704 S543mo 2015
Publication Date: 2015-09-22
The story of Daniel Ellsberg and his decision to steal and publish secret documents about America's involvement in the Vietnam War.
Pure Grit by
Call Number: JUV 940.54 F245pu
Publication Date: 2014-02-25
The story of American nurses serving in the Philippines when the Japanese attacked the islands on December 8, 1941.
Call Number: JUV 306.76 B351st
Publication Date: 2015-05-05
A dramatic retelling of the Stonewall riots of 1969, introducing teen readers to the decades-long struggle for gay rights.
The Story of Buildings by
Call Number: JUV 690D579st
Publication Date: 2014-03-11
From the pyramid erected so that an Egyptian pharaoh would last forever to the dramatic, machine-like Pompidou Center designed by two young architects, Patrick Dillon's stories of remarkable buildings--and the remarkable people who made them--celebrates the ingenuity of human creation.