Spotlight On: Teen Nonfiction

Teen Nonfiction: These books are nonfiction books geared towards teens. The subjects include College, Cooking, Arts and Crafts, and biographies about people teens might be interested in. The books are arranged by the Dewey Decimal System, and over the labels they all have blue tape which denotes that they are teen nonfiction. These books are located in the teen area, on the middle bookshelf, all the way to the end by the emergency exit.

What Teens Need to Succeed / Peter Benson, Judy Galbraith, Pamela Espeland

What Teens Need to Succeed inspires and empowers teens to build their own assets. It invites readers to identify the assets they already have and the ones they need, clearly describes the 40 assets identified as most essential, then gives hundreds of suggestions teens can use to develop the assets at home, at school, in the community, in the congregation, with friends, and with youth organizations. (YA 158.1 BEN)

Because I Was a Girl: True Stories for Girls of All Ages / Melissa De La Cruz

The collection includes writings from an impressive array of girls and women who are trailblazers in their fields, including bestselling authors Victoria Aveyard, Libba Bray, and Margaret Stohl; industry pioneers like Dolores Huerta, Trish McEvoy, and Holly Knight; renowned chef Katie Button; aerospace and mechanical engineer Emily Calandrelli; and many more. (YA 305.4 DEL)

Cool Colleges 101

The brief, but detailed, descriptions focus on what college life and campus environment have to offer students. The bright and vibrant full-color photos provide much needed visual information that complete the picture of student life at college and universities. (YA 378.73 COO)


Startalk: Everything You Ever Need to Know About Space Travel, Sci-Fi, the Human Race, the Universe, and Beyond / Neil deGrasse Tyson

This illustrated companion to the popular podcast and National Geographic Channel show is an eye-opening journey for anyone curious about our universe, space, astronomy and the complexities of the cosmos. (YA 523.1 TYS)

How to Cook in 101 Easy Lessons / Wendy Sweetser

Young chefs will learn key skills and practical techniques from a professional chef that will help them become experts in the kitchen in no time. Easy-to-follow recipes then help guide kids as they practice their newfound cooking skills. (YA 641.5123 SWE)


The Duct Tape Book: 25 Projects to Make With Duct Tape / Jolie Dobson

This book contains 25 fascinating, original new projects — some useful, all fun to do — that are sure to capture the attention of duct tape artists everywhere. Easy to follow instructions and color photographs combine to guide anyone to producing unique and useful duct tape projects. (YA 745.5 DOB)

Vincent and Theo: The Van Gogh Brothers / Deborah Heiligman

The deep and enduring friendship between Vincent and Theo Van Gogh shaped both brothers’ lives. Confidant, champion, sympathizer, friend―Theo supported Vincent as he struggled to find his path in life. They shared everything, swapping stories of lovers and friends, successes and disappointments, dreams and ambitions. (YA 759.9492 HEI)

How Dare the Sun Rise: Memoirs of a War Child / Sandra Uwiringiyimana

This profoundly moving memoir is the remarkable and inspiring true story of Sandra Uwiringiyimana, a girl from the Democratic Republic of the Congo who tells the tale of how she survived a massacre, immigrated to America, and overcame her trauma through art and activism. (YA 921 UWIRINGIYIMANA)

The Family Romanov: Murder, Rebellion, and the Fall of Imperial Russia / Candace Fleming

Here is the tumultuous, heartrending, true story of the Romanovs—at once an intimate portrait of Russia’s last royal family and a gripping account of its undoing. (YA 947.8 FLE)


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