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Check out the tabs up top! You'll find everything from the hottest and latest teen reads to homework help ... and fun things to explore when you need a break from homework!

2018 YALSA's Aware for Excellence in Nonfiction Finalists

2018 Finalists


#NotYourPrincess: Voices of Native American Women edited by Mary Beth Leatherdale and Lisa Charleyboy and published by Annick Press

The editors present a stereotype-busting, zine-like collection of personal essays, illustrations, and photos from and about the marginalized experiences of indigenous young women. This energetic showcase of contemporary lives demonstrates the strength and vitality of living heritages through a rich, visually stunning riot of art and memoir.

Eyes of the World: Robert Capa, Gerda Taro, and the Invention of Modern Photojournalism written by Marc Aronson and Marina Budhos and published by Henry Holt, an imprint of Macmillan Children’s Publishing Group

Meet Robert Capo and Gerda Taro, young refugees and fearless pioneers of photojournalism, who documented the savagery of the Spanish Civil War in the 1930s. In capturing a struggle against fascism that presaged World War II, their body of work reflects the evolution of photography as a journalistic medium. Aronson and Budhos use the two as a springboard to an expansive look at a forgotten conflict whose political and philosophical ramifications captured the attention of the world. 

The 57 Bus: A True Story of Two Teenagers and the Crime That Changed Their Lives written by Dashka Slater and published by Farrar Straus Giroux, an imprint of Macmillan Children’s Publishing Group

In the news: an agender teen falls asleep on an Oakland city bus. A black teen sets their skirt on fire. Two young lives, forever entwined because of proximity in a moment, eventually spark an entire community’s shift towards restorative justice.

Vincent and Theo: The Van Gogh Brothers written by Deborah Heiligman and published by Godwin Books/Henry Holt, an imprint of Macmillan Children’s Publishing Group

The bond between brothers was never stronger. Drawing on their lifelong correspondence, Heiligman plumbs their journey from an ascetic upbringing in a Protestant parsonage to the auction houses of Europe as Theo develops business acumen, all the while supporting volatile Vincent’s groundbreaking artistic endeavors both materially and emotionally. Their devotion to each other was so profound that there could have been no Vincent van Gogh without Theo. 

The Whydah: A Pirate Ship Feared, Wrecked, and Found written by Martin W. Sandler, and published by Candlewick Press

Cinematic portrayals of the high seas can’t touch the rollicking realities of life aboard the Eighteenth century ship, The Whydah. This transporting look at the peculiar society of the piratical brotherhood, peppered with first-hand accounts, has much to tell us about successful maritime strategies for maintaining a reign of terror, the Whydah’s wreck and the house-to-house search it inspired, and the truths that artifacts recovered from its discovery off Cape Cod revealed about the golden age of piracy in the American colonies.

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Absolute Boyfriend
Absolute Boyfriend by Yuu Watase, author of Fushigi Yugi and Ceres, brings you a new story about young Riko Izawa, a shy high school student who longs to have a boyfriend. Suckered into a three-day trial with a mysterious 'lover figure' by an odd salesman, Riko agrees, and orders, one of these strange figures. The next day she finds a box on her doorstep with a cute, naked guy inside who just happens to be smart, nice, stylish and great at cooking! Her dream guy has just arrived and he wants to be her boyfriend!

The only problems are that this doll has a million-dollar price tag, and her neighbor has a huge crush of his own on Riko. What is a girl supposed to do with a million-dollar debt, and two young men trying to gain her attentions?

Genre: Romantic Comedy

 

2017 Teens' Top Ten Winners!
  1. Don't Get Caught by Kurt Dinan. Think of all the pranks you have ever wanted to pull. The pranks in this story will top your wildest dreams. Don't get Caught is a story of a competition between two teams of pranksters. The new kids on the block vs. the anonymous Chaos Club. In this war, cunningness and lots of luck will be the way to victory. Let the pranks begin!
  2. Scythe by Neal Shusterman. Humanity has overcome hunger, disease, war, and even death. Now only Scythes can take life. What will happen to Citra and Rowan when they are chosen to be Scythe apprentices? Follow them as they struggle with their task and morality.
  3. The Sun is Also a Star by Nicola Yoon. Natasha and Daniel are polar opposites- Tasha believes in reason, science, and things that can be proven. Daniel is a poet at heart and believes in Fate, the "meant to be," and true love. When circumstances beyond their control force them together, they have exactly one day - one day to stop Tasha's family from being deported, one day for Daniel to realize that doing what's expected of you doesn't mean you should do it. And above all else, one day to fall in love.
  4. Lady Midnight by Cassandra Clare. It's been five years since the events of City of Heavenly Fire that brought the Shadowhunters to the brink of oblivion. Emma Carstairs is no longer a child in mourning, but a young woman who just wants to prove that her parents weren't killed by Sebastian in the Dark War. Now she has the chance to do just that, and get Mark back from the wild hunt.
  5. This is Where it Ends by Marieke Nijkamp. Four students, all connected in one way or another, speak from their perspective over a terrifying 54 minutes when, after a school-wide assembly, the auditorium doors won't open and someone begins shooting.
  6. Heartless by Marissa Meyer. The infamous line "Off with his head!" made her a terror in Wonderland. But before that she was just a girl with a dream, who fell in love. In this curious prequel inspired by Lewis Carroll's famous Alice in Wonderland, Meyer's tale of eccentricity, phenomenon, and, ultimately, ruination will keep you on the edge of your seat as you realize how Cath led her life to become the Queen of Hearts.
  7. P.S. I Like You by Kasie West. Music has the power to bring people together. When Lily writes a lyric of her favorite indie band on her desk, someone else responds. Lily and her mysterious friend seem to get closer and closer through their anonymous notes. What happens when she finds the true author of the notes?
  8. Love & Gelato by Jenna Evans Welch. After the death of her mother, Lina goes to visit Italy at her mother's wish, as she'd lived in Italy for part of her life and loved it immensely. While in Italy, Lina discovers some well-kept secrets about her mother's life there and Lina's mysteriously absent father.
  9. Genius: The Game by Leopoldo Gout. Dive into a new type of teen-genius novel as Gout pulls you into a rollercoaster of a plot. Hilarious and smart, Cai, Tunde, and Tex show readers what the next generation of innovation looks like.
  10. If I Was Your Girl by Meredith Russo. When Amanda moves to Lambertville, Kentucky after a string of bullying incidents led her to attempt suicide all she wants is to lead a normal life, make friends, and generally be happy for once. All of this seems possible until she meets Grant, who causes her to let down the walls around her heart. But the problem is that Amanda's past is haunting her. And in her past, she wasn't Amanda, she was Andrew.

Teen eMagazines For You!
If you have a library card from any of our Navajo County Public Libraries, you can download a free subscription to these teen eMagazines to read on your smartphone, tablet, or computer. Click on the link below the magazines or Click on this link to see over 120 other eMagazines you can subscribe to and have available to read 24/7. You first need to register for an account, and after that, you're ready to download hundreds of issues.
 
Cicada Cicada Girls' Life Girls' Life Seventeen Seventeen

 

Khan Academy can help with AP-Classes
Khan Academy's free AP videos, articles, and practice exercises are designed to build the knowledge and skills needed for AP-level courses. Teachers can use them as part of their class, and students can use them anytime for extra help. Check them out:

                            Ancient Mesopotamia
 
Learn why Mesopotamia is considered to be the "cradle of civilization" by clicking here.







                             Indus Valley Civilization
 
Explore the technology, art, architecture, and agriculture of this ancient civilization by clicking here.







                             Pre-contact Americas
 
Journey through sixteen thousand years of history in the Americas by clicking here.






 

December Events in History
December 1: School Fire - Chicago 1958
December 1: Rosa Parks Keeps Her Bus Seat 1955
December 2: Femi and the First Self-Sustaining Nuclear Reaction 1942
December 3: Andrew Jackson, a Controversial U.S. President, Is Elected 1828
December 3: Galileo and the Telescope 1621
December 4: Sherman's March to the Sea 1864
December 4: General George Washington ''Retires'' 1783
December 5: Japanese ships steal towards the Hawaiian Islands in 1941
December 5: Prohibition is over today ... in 1933
December 6: Halifax Explosion 1917
December 6: Destruction of the Babri Mosque 1992
December 7: Galileo - A Spacecraft Visits Jupiter 1989
December 7: Pearl Harbor Attack 1941
December 8: Remembering John Lennon 1980
December 8: Napoleon Crowns Himself Emperor 1804
December 9: Harsh Treatment in Puritan America 1640
December 9: John Milton 1608
December 10: George Macdonald - "Father of Fantasy" - Born 1824
December 10: Luther Burns the Papal Edit
December 11: Abdication of King Edward VIII 1936
December 11: Whaling - The Real World of Moby Dick
December 11: Louis XVI - Charged with Treason 1792
December 12: Keiko, the Orca in "Free Willy" 2003
December 12: When Beethoven met Hayden 1792
December 12: Edvard Munch 1863
December 13: Meet Charles Dickens 1843
December 13: Charles Dickens - In Animated Fashion 1843
December 13: A Christmas Carol - by Charles Dickens 1843
December 13: The Battle of Fredericksburg 1862
December 14: Princess Mary becomes Mary, Queen of Scots
December 14: George Washington Dies at Mt Vernon 1799
December 15: Gone with the Wind 1939
December 15: Death of Sitting Bull 1890
December 16: Boston Tea Party, Part 2 1773
December 16: Battle of the Bulge 1944
December 16: Boston Tea Party 1773
December 17: Wright Brothers - How Did They Do It? 1903
December 17: First Powered Flight 1903
December 17: Wright Brothers - Powered Flight at Kitty Hawk 1903
December 18: Japanese-American Internment Ends
December 18: Battle of Verdun Finally Ends
December 18: Archduke Franz Ferdinand Born 1863
December 19: Titanic, the Movie, Opens 1997
December 19: Thomas Paine and His Pamphlets 1776
December 19: The Hubble Telescope Gets 'Glasses' 1993
December 20: Branch Rickey Breaks MLB's Color Line - Born 1881
December 20: Richard the Lion-Heart Captured
December 21: Plymouth Rock and the Pilgrims
December 21: Marie and Pierre Curie Discover Radium
December 21: Lockerbie Disaster
December 22: Battle of the Bulge - 101st Airborne in Trouble
December 22: Beethoven and His Freezing-Cold Concert
December 23: Clement Moore's Night before Christmas 1822
December 23: Vincent van Gogh and the Ear Episode 1888
December 24: Who Was St. Nicholas? 343
December 24: Scrooge Gets a Ghostly Visit from Old Marley
December 25: Fall of the Wall Concert - Beethoven's 9th Symphony 1989
December 25: "A Christmas Carol," by Charles Dickens
December 25: William the Conqueror Becomes King of Britain 1066
December 25: Fighting Foot Soldiers, Part 2 1066
December 26: Churchill's Address to the American Congress 1941
December 26: Massive Earthquake and Tsunami 2004
December 27: The Story of Peter Pan 1904
December 27: Louis Pasteur is Born 1822
December 28: Wilhelm Roentgen Publishes His X-Ray Paper 1895
December 28: Solzhenitsyn Publishes GULAG Archipelago
December 29: Murder of Gregory Rasputin 1916
December 29: Murder of Thomas Becket 1170
December 30: Vladimir Lenin Forms the Soviet Union 1922
December 30: Rudyard Kipling and His Famous Poems 1865
December 31: Anthony Hopkins and His Multi-Role Career 1937
December 31: General George Marshall's Birthday 1880
 
 

Shmoop tests your knowledge of the Internet:

6 Things You Didn't KnowAbout the Internet

1. It's physical.

The internet might seem intangible, but it still relies on a physical system. It's an entire web of connected wires and cables. Try not to trip over 'em.
 

2. It has a very small vocabulary.

Computers may seem really smart, but they only work with 1s and 0s. Really. All that high-speed calculation and rapid information processing comes down to the manipulation of two numbers. 

3. It takes up space.

Just because you can store something in the cloud doesn't mean that it doesn't take up space somewhere. When you send an email, upload a file, or Skype your friends across the ocean, that data has to exist somewhere and…it does. Through a server.

4. It knows where you live.

Every computer on the internet connects from a unique IP address. It's just like a regular address, except that the actual numbers for individual IP addresses can change every session. Your Internet Service Provider (ISP) holds on to a bank of addresses and sends your computer a new one any time you log in.

5. The Cold War is its mom.

When the Soviet Union launched Sputnik in 1957, President Eisenhower saw that little antennae-decorated space ball shoot into the sky and rounded up a group of the nation's brightest scientists to address the concern. Yada yada yada...the internet was born.

6. All those acronyms mean something.

That http at the beginning of a URL? That stands for hypertext transfer protocol. Speaking of URL, that one stands for uniform resource locator, the character-based address of a particular file on the internet. And of course there's www, the world wide web. Get friendly with more acronyms with our internet glossary.




 

Freading eBooks for School Help
There is no need to worry about school if your prepared. More reading to make this school year a great one includes:
 
Mathematics Minus Fear
Does the thought of a math exam make you freeze with fright? Your not alone. 'Mathematics Minus Fear' can help. It covers concepts such as fractions and percentages with humor and clear language.
 
Be The Best At Science by Rebecca Risman
Award-winning children's author Rebecca Risman offers this fun and fascinating introduction to science for younger children. It's an an excellent way get younger students interested in the importance of science.
 
Up Your Score SAT 2016-2017
This SAT guide is written completely by students who have received top scores on the SAT's. It gives tips on everything from the most effective methods of preparation to ways to relax at exam time. Because its written by students, it's as fun to read as it is helpful. 
 
The Naked Roommate
This New York Times Best Selling Guide is a must read for all college students. It gives advice on how to deal with roommates, tips on getting through difficult classes, and much more. 
 
"This was recommended by a counselor at my son's college. He is not a big reader but he loved this book and said it helped him a lot."
-An Amazon. com reader review

 Click here to go to the FREADING site

 

Great Homework Help Site - Khan Academy
Explore fascinating historical events, meet the “father of geometry”, and marvel at the phenomenon of light this month with Khan Academy. Happy learning!
The Khan Academy team

Looking for scholarships?
GoodCall offers a database filled with available scholarships! Check out their site here.
 

Top 10 Most Popular College Majors
Shmoop - We speak student

1. Psychology 

The only major that grows when people are shrinking. See: Psychology of Influence for a slice or Psychology, Semester A for the bigger picture.

2. Biology 

Perfect for cell-centered people. See: Biology, Semester A.

3. Business

The major where your business is everyone's business. See: Financial Literacy.

4. Computer Science

We're not scary computer hacker nerds, we promise. (And there's no prior experience necessary thanks to our Digital Literacy course.)

5. Health Sciences 

For those who have a healthy obsession with health. See: Body Image and Eating Disorders.

6. English 

Book-lovers and grammar queens unite. See: Contemporary Literature...or the zillion other English courses we have.

7. Political Science 

The major where students play president. See: Social Contract Theory or Politics and the Media, depending on how old-school or new-school you want to get.

8. Engineering 

We hate to break it to you, but if you're going to be an engineer, you'll need math. See: Algebra I, Semester A. (Before you get to studying, narrow it down to which type of engineering you're interested in: Aerospace, Biomedical, Chemical, Civil, Electrical, Environmental, Mechanical...whatever floats your boat.)

9. Criminology 

You have the right to remain silent...but that's no fun. See: Cyberbullying.

10. Economics 

Our econ resources put the "cent" in "incentive." See: Poverty in America.

Nothing jumping out at you? Don't sweat it. We've got loads more majors for you to consider, each with stats on college life, jobs for the major, and long-term prospects.

Hope the wait is worth it, SHMOOP

 


Math games
      Check out the Math Nook for LOTS of games, videos, tutorials, and fun stuff.
 
        http://www.mathnook.com/
 
 
 
 
 

SAT Scores of the Rich and Famous
A New York Times article recently posted the SAT scores of some well-known people that were posted after the College Board announced that it was returning tot he old 1,600 trading scale for the SAT exam:
 
1. Ben Affleck: "Ben had almost perfect SAT scores in high school.”
2. Ke$ha: 1,500
3. Bill Gates: 1,590
4. George W. Bush: 1,206
5. Al Gore: 1,355
6. Scarlett Johansson: 1,080
7. Bill Cosby: 500
8. Steve Wozniak: 800 on the math section
9. Ben Bernanke: 1,590
10. Jesse Eisenberg: 1,260
11. Alex Rodriguez: 910
12. James Franco: "Near-perfect.”

Wonderopolis Wonder of the Day
Learn something new every day in a fun and interesting way. Wonderopolis's "Wonder of the Day" introduces new topics daily. You can even subscribe to them via email so you don't miss a single one. Bookmark this link and start learning a little something each day.
Great Science Links!
Read about fascinating scientific news and developments.

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http://www.sciencenews.org/
http://www.newscientist.com/
http://www.popsci.com/
http://www.nationalgeographic.com/
http://www.scientificamerican.com/
http://discovermagazine.com/
http://naturalhistorymag.com/
http://www.nasa.gov/news/index.html
http://www.space.com/
http://scienceblogs.com/
http://www.sciencedaily.com/
http://www.sciencenow.org/

Featured Career - Magician
IllusionShmoop's website has many articles on different careers. The currently featured career is Magician. Find out what types of careers are available in this exciting field, including Stage Illusionists, Table Illusionists, Escape Artists, and Mentalists. Which is best for you? It depends on your skills and interests. Check out this article and get started right now.
Take Shmoop's Career Test
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Teens Create Their Own App Development Business
Fourteen-year-olds Max Colbert and Matt Dillabough are really taking their Computer Science dreams to the next level. Two years ago, they started the Menlo App Academy, which teaches sixth- through ninth-graders how to create apps. They've taught over 125 students, and the number is growing: they're looking to secure a grant to train up to 2,500 students. Yowza.

Want to start your own business to prop up your college application? Find out what it takes to be an entrepreneur here.


No Ladies Took AP Computer Science in Three States
File this under "needs improvement." Not one female student in Mississippi, Montana, or Wyoming took the  AP Computer Science test in 2013. On top of that shocking stat, only 20% of the 30,000 students who took the exam were female. This is extra sad because several studies have shown that computer science-related majors have the lowest rates of unemployment and the highest earning potential. Read more.
 
If you ladies are intrigued by computers or science or both of them together, check out this free  AP Computer Science A Practice Test.

Time Warp Trio
Based on the Time Warp Trio television series, this site offers educational games and adventures that help you learn about history in a fun way.
http://www.timewarptrio.com/

Teen eBooks through Freading!
  Young Adult and Children Collections are growing larger every week from Freading, our eBook supplier! If you haven't tried an eBook, click here to see what is available, as well as check out these suggestions:

                                STUDY HELP

If you or someone in your life is currently a student, don't forget that Freading has a profusion of exceptionally helpful study guides in addition to many titles at that are required reading. Need help studying for that exam about World War I or writing an essay about The Great Gatsby? Sparknotes are like tutors that are available to you 24 hours a day. 

 

     

  

ODDKINS: A Fable for All Ages

by DEAN KOONTZ 

Blockbuster author Dean Koontz’s first novel for young readers.  A beautifully illustrated and visually stunning story about a magical band of living toys who learn to overcome the fears we all face in the dark.

*This is a great book for grades 2-6 (too scary for the little ones!)

GREAT BOOKS FOR YOUNG ADULTS

  • Being Henry David by Cal Armistead
  • County Line Road by Marie Etzler
  • Instructions for a Broken Heart by Kim Culbertson
  • Twice Shy by  Patrick Freivald
  • Lost in Clover by Travis Richardson
  • Extreme Elvin by Chris Lynch
  • Liv, in the Moment by Tracy Dale
  • Purgatory Reign by LM Preston
  • The Locker by Richie Tankersley Cusick
  • The Other Shepards by Adele Griffin

LET'S HEAR IT FOR THE BOYS

Boys love books too!  

Here are some books with no frilly girly stuff!

  • The Heart of the Enemy by M. Zachary Sherman
  • Zeke Meeks vs the Horrifying TV-Turnoff Week by D.L. Green
  • Undertakers: The Rise of the Corpses by Ty Drago
  • Revenge: Jason Steed by Mark Cooper
  • The Devil's Sword by Douglas E. Richards
  • Last Stop (Watchers #1) by Peter Lerangis
  • The Twisted Window by Lois Duncan
  • The Mapmaker's Sons by V.L Burgess
  • Keeper of the Black Stones by PT McHugh
  • Wanderer by Roger Davenport

  

 


Cool Jobs!
Shart Traffic CopWhat do you think a cool job would be? Archaeologist? Astronaut? Oceanographer? How about a Flavor Chemist, or a Hacker, or even a Shark Traffic Cop?
 
 
Check out these enlightening videos about Cool Jobs from Discovery.com


62 Magical Facts About . . .Harry Potter
Harry Potter's birthday is July 31, the same day as his creator, J.K. Rowling. Click here for those 62 magical facts about the series.
Research Help
Do you have a big project coming up at school? Check out these web resources - they can get you information or point you in the right direction!
  • From NoodleTools : If you're not sure where to start, this chart can give you some direction on which web sites or search engines can provide you with the best information on your topic.
  • KidsClick! : Broken down by category, this site provides a list of web resources on every subject imaginable - designed by librarians.

College info

Are you trying to decide which college you'd like to attend? http://Study.com has basic admissions information on major colleges and universities in each state. They offer statistics on the colleges themselves as well as the cities that surround them. Check out the stats here.

 

If you're looking to take some free online courses, check out the list Education-Portal.com has put together. Listed by general subject area - including business, technology, science, and liberal arts - this site lists free online courses from some of the country's top universities.