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NYPL Recommends: New YA Nonfiction, April Showers Edition

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The great new young-adult titles just keep coming this spring! Check out five exciting true stories for young adults, all published in the last few months.

girl rising

Girl Rising: Changing the World One Girl at a Time by Tanya Lee Stone

This book grew out of the Girl Rising documentary, which traced the lives of nine girls in the developing world, and it adds more depth and complexity to the stories of education and breaking the cycle of poverty. Great for fans of Malala Yousafzai's work

This book is: moving, persuasive, photographic. 

 

 

 

girl code

Girl Code: Gaming, Going Viral, and Getting It Done by Andrea Gonzales and Sophie Houser

Meet the women behind the viral video game Tampon Run! In this true story, the creators share their experiences with in the Girls Who Code program and talk about how girls and women can get started in the world of coding. 

This book is: compelling, easy to understand, a true story.

 

 

 

 

last

The Last Message Received, ed. by Emily Trunko

This sobering, eye-catching compilation presents 100+ final texts, emails, and other messages people submitted to the Tumblr by the same name.

This book is: haunting, hopeful, melancholy.

 

 

 

undefeated

Undefeated: Jim Thorpe and the Carlisle Indian School Football Team by Steve Sheinkin

A master of children's and YA nonfiction is back with a well-researched narrative about Thorpe, a Native American super-athlete, football superhero Pop Warner, and the Carlisle Indian School in Pennsylvania. Good for sports-lovers and history fans.

This book is: engaging, journalistic, moving.

 

 

 

feminism

Here We Are: Feminism for the Real World, edited by Kelly Jensen

A "scrapbook-style guide" that introduces teens to some of the most important, interesting, and cool feminist voices writing today.

This book is: full of original voices, thought-provoking.

 

 

 

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