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  • Ghosts of war : the true story of a 19-year-old GI

    Ghosts of war : the true story of a 19-year-old GI2010

    by Ryan Smithson

    (1,346)

    Summary: Ryan Smithson joined the Army Reserve when he was seventeen. Two year later, he was deployed to Iraq as an Army engineer. In this memoir, readers march along one GI's tour of duty. This is an...  more »

    BOOK

    Call #: 956.7044 SMI YA

    Location: YA Nonfiction

    copies in: 1 of 1 details

  • Red scarf girl : a memoir of the Cultural Revolution

    Red scarf girl : a memoir of the Cultural Revolution1998

    by Ji-li Jiang

    (14,130)

    Summary: An outstanding student and much admired leader of her class, Ji-Li Jiang was poised for a shining future in the Communist party until the Cultural Revolution of 1966. Told with simplicity, innocence...  more »

    BOOK

    Call #: 951.056 JIA YA

    Location: YA Nonfiction

    copies in: 1 of 1 details

  • March. Book three

    March. Book three2016

    by John Lewis

    Series: March

    (19,098)

    Summary: Welcome to the stunning conclusion of the award-winning and best-selling MARCH trilogy. Congressman John Lewis, an American icon and one of the key figures of the civil rights movement, joins...  more »

    BOOK

    Call #: 323.1 LEW YA

    Location: YA Nonfiction

    copies in: 0 of 1 details

  • Hiroshima

    Hiroshima1989

    by John Hersey

    (72,228)

    Summary: On August 6, 1945, Hiroshima was destroyed by the first atom bomb ever dropped on a city. This book, John Hersey's journalistic masterpiece, tells what happened on that day. Told through the memories...  more »

    BOOK

    Call #: 940.5425 HER YA

    Location: YA Nonfiction

    copies in: 1 of 1 details

  • March. Book two

    March. Book two2015

    by John Lewis

    Series: March

    (26,768)

    Summary: After the success of the Nashville sit-in campaign, John Lewis is more committed than ever to changing the world through nonviolence -- but as he and his fellow Freedom Riders board a bus into the...  more »

    BOOK

    Call #: 323.1 LEW YA

    Location: YA Nonfiction

    copies in: 0 of 1 details

  • The family Romanov : murder, rebellion & the fall of Imperial Russia

    The family Romanov : murder, rebellion & the fall of Imperial Russia2014

    by Candace Fleming

    (10,643)

    Summary: From the acclaimed author of Amelia Lost and The Lincolns comes a heartrending narrative nonfiction page-turner--and a perfect resource for meeting Common Core standards. When Russia's last tsar,...  more »

    BOOK

    Call #: 947 FLE YA

    Location: YA Nonfiction

    copies in: 1 of 1 details

  • Angry birds : hatching a universe : behind the scenes of a phenomenon

    Angry birds : hatching a universe : behind the scenes of a phenomenon2013

    by Danny Graydon

    (23)

    Summary: A look inside the creative process at Rovio that has driven the success of multimedia sensation Angry Birds.

    BOOK

    Call #: 794.8 ANG YA

    Location: YA Nonfiction

    copies in: 1 of 1 details

  • Kanji in Mangaland

    Kanji in Mangaland2007

    by Marc Bernabe

    (27)

    BOOK

    Call #: 495.6 BER YA

    Location: YA Nonfiction

    copies in: 1 of 1 details

  • The Shakespeare book

    The Shakespeare book2015

    (541)

    Summary: "Whether you are new to the poetry and proses of Shakespeare, and in need of a guide through the complex plots and unfamiliar language, or looking for a fresh perspective on his much-loved plays and...  more »

    BOOK

    Call #: 822.33 SHA YA

    Location: YA Nonfiction

    copies in: 1 of 1 details

  • Leave this song behind : teen poetry at its best

    Leave this song behind : teen poetry at its best2016

    (127)

    Summary: This anthology of poems written by teens was selected and assembled from the 27 years of submissions to Teen Ink magazine.

    BOOK

    Call #: 811 LEA YA

    Location: YA Nonfiction

    copies in: 1 of 1 details

  • Enchanted air : two cultures, two wings : a memoir

    Enchanted air : two cultures, two wings : a memoir2015

    by Margarita Engle

    (3,058)

    Summary: In this poetic memoir Engle, the first Latina woman to receive a Newbery Honor, tells of growing up as a child of two cultures during the Cold War. Her heart was in Cuba, her mother's tropical island...  more »

    BOOK

    Call #: 811.54 ENG YA

    Location: YA Nonfiction

    copies in: 1 of 1 details

  • I am a SEAL Team Six warrior : memoirs of an American soldier

    I am a SEAL Team Six warrior : memoirs of an American soldier2012

    by Howard E Wasdin

    (1,612)

    Summary: Discusses an elite group that is trained to do very difficult missions.

    BOOK

    Call #: 359 WAS YA

    Location: YA Nonfiction

    copies in: 1 of 1 details

  • The Nazi hunters

    The Nazi hunters2013

    by Neal Bascomb

    (4,826)

    Summary: Recounts how, sixteen years after the end of World War II, a team of undercover Israeli agents captured the Nazi war criminal, Adolf Eichmann, in a remote area of Argentina and brought him to trial in Israel for crimes committed during the Holocaust.

    BOOK

    Call #: 364.15 BAS YA

    Location: YA Nonfiction

    copies in: 1 of 1 details

  • Outcasts united : the story of a refugee soccer team that changed a town

    Outcasts united : the story of a refugee soccer team that changed a town2012

    by Warren St. John

    (7,869)

    Summary: American-educated Jordanian Luma Mufleh founds a youth soccer team comprised of children from Liberia, Iraq, Afghanistan, and the Balkan states, and elsewhere in the refugee settlement town of...  more »

    BOOK

    Call #: 796.334 ST. J YA

    Location: YA Nonfiction

    copies in: 1 of 1 details

  • March. Book One
    Staff Pick

    March. Book One2013

    by John Lewis

    Series: March

    (52,232)

    Summary: This graphic novel is a first-hand account of Congressman John Lewis' lifelong struggle for civil and human rights, meditating in the modern age on the distance traveled since the days of Jim Crow...  more »

    BOOK

    Call #: 323.1 LEW YA

    Location: YA Nonfiction

    copies in: 0 of 1 details

  • Beyond magenta : transgender teens speak out

    Beyond magenta : transgender teens speak out2014

    by Susan Kuklin

    (4,308)

    Summary: "Author and photographer Susan Kuklin met and interviewed six transgender or gender-neutral young adults and used her considerable skills to represent them thoughtfully and respectfully before,...  more »

    BOOK

    Call #: 306.768 KUK YA

    Location: YA Nonfiction

    copies in: 1 of 1 details

  • The freedom summer murders

    The freedom summer murders2014

    by Don Mitchell

    (673)

    Summary: Coinciding with the fiftieth anniversary of the Freedom Summer murders, traces the events surrounding the KKK lynching of three young civil rights activists who were trying to register African Americans for the vote.

    BOOK

    Call #: 323.1 MIT YA

    Location: YA Nonfiction

    copies in: 1 of 1 details

  • Eyes wide open : going behind the environmental headlines

    Eyes wide open : going behind the environmental headlines2014

    by Paul Fleischman

    (416)

    Summary: "We're living in an aha moment. Take 250 years of human ingenuity. Add abundant fossil fuels. The result: a population and lifestyle never seen before. The downsides weren't visible for centuries,...  more »

    BOOK

    Call #: 363.7 FLE YA

    Location: YA Nonfiction

    copies in: 1 of 1 details

  • The warrior's heart : becoming a man of compassion and courage

    The warrior's heart : becoming a man of compassion and courage2012

    by Eric Greitens

    (1,127)

    Summary: An adaptation of 'The heart and the fist' for teens.

    BOOK

    Call #: 359.984 GRE YA

    Location: YA Nonfiction

    copies in: 1 of 1 details

  • Vietnam : a history of the war

    Vietnam : a history of the war2016

    by Russell Freedman

    (217)

    BOOK

    Call #: 959.7043 FRE YA

    Location: YA Nonfiction

    copies in: 0 of 1 details

  • The U.S. intelligence community

    The U.S. intelligence community2011

    Series: Opposing Viewpoints Series

    (1)

    Summary: This volume explores the topic of the U.S. intelligence community by presenting varied expert opinions that examine many of the different aspects that surround this issue. The viewpoints are selected...  more »

    BOOK

    Call #: 327.12 U.S. YA

    Location: YA Nonfiction

    copies in: 1 of 1 details

  • Most dangerous : Daniel Ellsberg and the secret history of the Vietnam War

    Most dangerous : Daniel Ellsberg and the secret history of the Vietnam War2015

    by Steve Sheinkin

    (5,399)

    Summary: From Steve Sheinkin, the award-winning author of "The Port Chicago 50" and "Bomb "comes a tense, exciting exploration of what the Times deemed "the greatest story of the century": how Daniel Ellsberg...  more »

    BOOK

    Call #: 959.7043 SHE YA

    Location: YA Nonfiction

    copies in: 1 of 1 details

  • The Cold War

    The Cold War2002

    Series: Turning Points In World History

    (5)

    BOOK

    Call #: 973.92 COL YA

    Location: YA Nonfiction

    copies in: 1 of 1 details

  • The American dream? : a journey on Route 66 discovering dinosaur statues, muffler men, and the perfect breakfast burrito

    The American dream? : a journey on Route 66 discovering dinosaur statues, muffler men, and the perfect breakfast burrito2019

    by Shing Yin Khor

    (813)

    Summary: An illustrated comic travelogue about an American immigrant driving alone through all that's left of "The Mother Road," Route 66.

    BOOK

    Call #: 325.1 KHO YA

    Location: YA Nonfiction

    copies in: 1 of 1 details

  • Captured : an American prisoner of war in North Vietnam

    Captured : an American prisoner of war in North Vietnam2019

    by Alvin Townley

    (210)

    Summary: Naval aviator Jeremiah Denton was captured in North Vietnam in 1965. As a POW, Jerry Denton led a group of fellow American prisoners in withstanding gruesome conditions behind enemy lines. They...  more »

    BOOK

    Call #: 959.7043 TOW YA

    Location: YA Nonfiction

    copies in: 1 of 1 details

  • Eiffel's tower : the story of the 1889 World's Fair for young people

    Eiffel's tower : the story of the 1889 World's Fair for young people2019

    by Jill Jonnes

    (30)

    Summary: Weaving together the behind-the-scenes history of the Eiffel Tower with an account of the 1889 World's Fair in Paris for which the tower was built, Jonnes creates a vivid, lively pageant of people...  more »

    BOOK

    Call #: 944 JON YA

    Location: YA Nonfiction

    copies in: 1 of 1 details

  • Fly girls : how five daring women defied all odds and made aviation history

    Fly girls : how five daring women defied all odds and made aviation history2019

    by Keith O'Brien

    (91)

    Summary: Keith O'Brien weaves together the stories of five remarkable women: Florence Klingensmith, a high school dropout who worked for a dry cleaner in Fargo, North Dakota; Ruth Elder, an Alabama housewife;...  more »

    BOOK

    Call #: 629.13 O'BR YA

    Location: YA Nonfiction

    copies in: 1 of 1 details

  • The lady is a spy : Virginia Hall, World War II hero of the French resistance

    The lady is a spy : Virginia Hall, World War II hero of the French resistance2019

    by Don Mitchell

    (217)

    Summary: When Hitler invaded Poland on September 1, 1939, Virginia Hall was traveling in Europe. Which was dangerous enough, but as fighting erupted across the continent, instead of returning home, she headed...  more »

    BOOK

    Call #: 940.5486 MIT YA

    Location: YA Nonfiction

    copies in: 1 of 1 details

  • Parkland speaks : survivors from Marjory Stoneman Douglas share their stories

    Parkland speaks : survivors from Marjory Stoneman Douglas share their stories2019

    (717)

    Summary: February 14, 2018: a gunman opened fire at a high school in Parkland, Florida, killing seventeen students and staff members and injuring seventeen others. Here, the students of Marjory Stoneman...  more »

    BOOK

    Call #: 371.782 PAR YA

    Location: YA Nonfiction

    copies in: 1 of 1 details

  • Shackles from the deep : tracing the path of a sunken slave ship, a bitter past, and a rich legacy

    Shackles from the deep : tracing the path of a sunken slave ship, a bitter past, and a rich legacy2017

    by Michael H. Cottman

    (201)

    Summary: A pile of lime-encrusted shackles discovered on the sea floor in the remains of a ship called the Henrietta Marie, lands Michael Cottman, a Washington, D.C.-based journalist and avid scuba diver, in...  more »

    BOOK

    Call #: 306.362 COT YA

    Location: YA Nonfiction

    copies in: 1 of 1 details

  • Free lunch

    Free lunch2019

    by Rex Ogle

    (5,333)

    Summary: Rex Ogle's story of starting middle school on the free lunch program is timely, heartbreaking, and true. Rex and his baby brother often went hungry, wore secondhand clothes, and were short of school...  more »

    BOOK

    Call #: 362.7 OGL YA

    Location: YA Nonfiction

    copies in: 1 of 1 details

  • Dreamland : the true tale of America's opiate epidemic

    Dreamland : the true tale of America's opiate epidemic2019

    by Sam Quinones

    (211)

    Summary: In 1929, in the blue-collar city of Portsmouth, Ohio, a company built a swimming pool the size of a football field. Named Dreamland, it became the vital center of the community. Now, addiction has...  more »

    BOOK

    Call #: 362.293 QUI YA

    Location: YA Nonfiction

    copies in: 1 of 1 details

  • Born to fly : the first women's air race across America

    Born to fly : the first women's air race across America2019

    by Steve Sheinkin

    (441)

    Summary: Just nine years after American women finally got the right to vote, a group of trailblazers soared to new heights in the 1929 Air Derby, the first women's air race across the U.S. Follow the...  more »

    BOOK

    Call #: 797.52 SHE YA

    Location: YA Nonfiction

    copies in: 1 of 1 details

  • Poisoned water : how the citizens of Flint, Michigan, fought for their lives and warned the nation

    Poisoned water : how the citizens of Flint, Michigan, fought for their lives and warned the nation2020

    by Candy J Cooper

    (322)

    Summary: In 2014, Flint, Michigan was a cash strapped city that had been built up, then abandoned, by General Motors. As part of a plan to save money, government officials decided that Flint would temporarily...  more »

    BOOK

    Call #: 977.4 COO YA

    Location: YA Nonfiction

    copies in: 1 of 1 details

  • Sisters of the war : two remarkable true stories of survival and hope in Syria

    Sisters of the war : two remarkable true stories of survival and hope in Syria2020

    by Rania Abouzeid

    (239)

    Summary: Since the civil war in Syria began in 2011, over 500,000 civilians have been killed and more than 12 million Syrians have been displaced. Rania Abouzeid, one of the foremost journalists on the topic,...  more »

    BOOK

    Call #: 956.91 ABO YA

    Location: YA Nonfiction

    copies in: 1 of 1 details

  • Torpedoed : the true story of the World War II sinking of

    Torpedoed : the true story of the World War II sinking of "The Children's Ship"2019

    by Deborah Heiligman

    (1,028)

    Summary: As German bombs rained over England during World War II, British parents by the thousands sent their children out of the country to avoid harm's way. In September 1940, passenger liner SS City of...  more »

    BOOK

    Call #: 940.5429 HEI YA

    Location: YA Nonfiction

    copies in: 1 of 1 details

  • To fly among the stars : the hidden story of the fight for women astronauts

    To fly among the stars : the hidden story of the fight for women astronauts2020

    by Rebecca Siegel

    (79)

    Summary: It's the 1960's, and the United States and the Soviet Union are locked in a heated race to launch the first human into space. NASA selects seven men, superstar test pilots and former military air...  more »

    BOOK

    Call #: 629.45 SIE YA

    Location: YA Nonfiction

    copies in: 1 of 1 details

  • Maus I : a survivor's tale : my father bleeds history

    Maus I : a survivor's tale : my father bleeds history1986

    by Art Spiegelman , illustrator

    (295,070)

    Summary: The author-illustrator traces his father's imprisonment in a Nazi concentration camp through a series of disarming and unusual cartoons arranged to tell the story as a novel.

    BOOK

    Call #: 940.5318 SPI YA

    Location: YA Nonfiction

    copies in: 2 of 2 details

  • Maus. Book 2, A survivor's tale : and here my troubles began

    Maus. Book 2, A survivor's tale : and here my troubles began1991

    by Art Spiegelman

    (136,675)

    Summary: This second volume, moves us from the barracks of Auschwitz to the bungalows of the Catskills. Genuinely tragic and comic by turns, it attains a complexity of theme and a precision of thought new to...  more »

    BOOK

    Call #: 940.5318 SPI YA

    Location: YA Nonfiction

    copies in: 1 of 2 details

  • A storm too soon : a remarkable true survival story in 80-foot seas

    A storm too soon : a remarkable true survival story in 80-foot seas2017

    by Mike Tougias

    (375)

    Summary: When a forty-seven-foot sailboat disappears in the Gulf Stream in the throes of a disastrous storm, it leaves behind three weary passengers struggling to stay alive. This adaptation of an adult...  more »

    BOOK

    Call #: 910.9 TOU YA

    Location: New YA Nonfiction

    copies in: 1 of 1 details

  • Art In the Barn
    Friday, October 21st, 2022
    5:30pm-8:30pm

    An exhibition of works by local artists, live music, and appetizers, wine, and craft beer are included with the $20 admission to this annual fundraiser for the Johnston Public Library.

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