New Non-Fiction for Grades 7-12

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Careers for People Who Love Comics, Animation, and Manga
There are many different forms of entertainment, but comics, animation, and-increasingly-manga are among the most popular. Many people dream of working in these fields, but some may find the prospect of finding a job without a college education daunting. However, there are countless opportunities for those with a passion for these crafts, whether they’re artists or simply enthusiasts. This title will help readers lay a solid foundation for figuring out what jobs in this exciting industry they may be qualified for-without even knowing it.

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The Sports Book: the Sports, the Rules, the Tactics, the Techniques
The ultimate guide to sports. Discover the origins, rules, and key players for more than 200 sports – from equestrian sports, athletics and gymnastics to winter sports and extreme sports. Learn the key skills and tactics of the world’s best competitors, along with the latest facts and statistics, including updated world and Olympic records. The Sports Book is perfect for any sports buffs in need of an ultimate quick-reference guide, or anyone looking to top up their sports knowledge.

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Channel kindness: stories of kindness and community by Lady Gaga
For Lady Gaga, kindness is the driving force behind everything she says and does. Within these pages, you’ll meet young changemakers who found their inner strength, who prevailed in the face of bullies, who started their own social movements, who decided to break through the mental health stigma and share how they felt, who created safe spaces for LGBTQ+ youth, and who have embraced kindness with every fiber of their being by helping others without the expectation of anything in return.

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Band Nerds Awards: Nominations from the 13th Chair Trombone Player by DJ Corchin
The Marching Band Nerd Awards are not your typical awards. But do any other awards even matter? Could you win the award for the Most Texts Sent During Rehearsal? Or the Fastest Person with a Tuba award? These hilarious awards will have band nerds of all ages picking winners.


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The Black Friend: On Being a Better White Person by Frederick Joseph
Frederick Joseph call up race-related anecdotes from his past, explaining why they were hurtful and how he might handle things now. Each chapter features the voice of at least one artist or activist, including Angie Thomas, author of The Hate U Give; April Reign, creator of #OscarsSoWhite; Jemele Hill, sports journalist and podcast host; and eleven others. Touching on everything from cultural appropriation to power dynamics, “reverse racism” to white privilege, microaggressions to the tragic results of overt racism, this book serves as conversation starter, tool kit, and invaluable window into the life of a former “token Black kid” who now presents himself as the friend many readers need.

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Painless Writing by Jeffrey Strausser
This new edition of Painless Writing provides students with a lighthearted, step-by-step approach to understanding writing techniques.

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6 Super Skills for Executive Functioning: Tools to Help Teens Improve Focus, Stay Organized & Reach Their Goals
All teens need help staying focused–in school and in life. In this book, attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) expert Lara Honos-Webb offers six powerful “super skills” to help teen readers pay attention, increase productivity, and get organized so they can achieve their goals. With this guide, teens will also learn to regulate their emotions and boost motivation, so they can be their very best.

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The Complete Cookbook for Teens: 120+ Recipes to Level Up Your Kitchen Game by Julee Morrison
Includes straightforward instructions for easy-to-make recipes, information on different cooking techniques, kitchen safety tips, and instructions for setting up a kitchen station and plating food.

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Politics Is… by Simon Adams
Traces the history of politics, looking at the beliefs of political thinkers, leaders, and activists from around the world, and investigates the role of such external factors as protest and the media in political decision-making.

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Cute Animals for Hard Times
It seems like there is rarely a day that goes by without an upsetting headline. Whether it’s politics, climate change, violence, the economy, disease, or any number of the terrifying topics we can’t escape, we all need a respite from the constant barrage of bad news. CUTE ANIMALS FOR HARD TIMES is the perfect palate cleanser- over 70 extremely adorable animal photos specifically selected to distract you from the current bad news.

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DNA Doesn’t Lie: is the Real Criminal Behind Bars?
This book introduces the reader to Forensic Science. Included in this book: Case closed? : a jury hands down its verdict. Has the right man been convicted? — Crime scene investigators — DNA on the case : DNA evidence can lock up the guilty, and free the innocent — The world’s smallest Instruction manual — Questionable evidence : the Innocence Project takes the case — DNA dos and don’ts…and more!

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