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1919 THE YEAR THAT CHANGED AMERICA
by Sandler, Martin W., author.
TEEN 973.913 SAN
"Some of the most important issues of our time were no less important 100 years ago. America in 1919, at the close of World War I, was shaken from the events of large-scale warfare, fearing a Communist takeover, and facing an incredible amount of social and political change. From Prohibition to women's suffrage, the labor strikes to the violence of the Red Summer and the Red Scare, this book explores each major movement of 1919. Showing how these events were interrelated and examining their continued relevance to our country a century later, Martin Sandler offers a unique historical perspective on the trajectory of the major movements of the 20th century. Showing readers how every current event has unique and fascinating history preceding it, this book will help them better understand the world they live in and the change many still seek today, offering educators a framework for discussing historical perspective and progress"-- Provided by publisher.
COVER-UPS & SECRETS : THE COMPLETE GUIDE TO GOVERNMENT CONSPIRACIES, MANIPULATIONS, AND DECEPTIONS
"Fake news, alternative facts, outright lies, fears of nuclear war, widespread surveillance of the population, mass shootings, the rise of a totalitarian state and more have led millions of us to distrust the word of government. And with good reason, too. There are countless conspiracy theories in circulation that suggest the world as we see it is not as it really is. Disinformation campaigns try to tell us that up is down and right is wrong.More and more people are beginning to realize that we are being manipulated and lied to. We are denied access to secrets that shouldn't be secrets. Our politicians obfuscate, deny, and outright lie. No one knows whom to trust. The nightly news is being replaced by carefully orchestrated propaganda. Our iPhones are monitored as are our laptops and our landlines. As for social media, that too is ripe for spying by men in black suits. No wonder, then, that the last few years have seen an incredible rise in conspiracy theories about deceptions and cover-ups. They range from the controversial to the shocking and from the nightmarish to the downright terrifying." -- Provided by publisher.
THE DOZIER SCHOOL FOR BOYS : FORENSICS, SURVIVORS, AND A PAINFUL PAST
by Murray, Elizabeth A. (Elizabeth Ann), 1958- author.
TEEN 365.42 MUR
"From the outside, the Dozier School for Boys in Florida looked utterly charming. Carefully manicured lawns and attractive plantings adorned walkways and drives. But the reality of life at Dozier was ugly. In 2008, almost one hundred years after the reform school's founding, Robert Straley and Roger Dean Kiser discovered they shared similar abusive experiences while students at the Dozier School for Boys. They recalled vicious punishments at a campus building called the white house, where staff used a leather strap to beat inmates. Straley was also raped at Dozier. In their shared grief and trauma, the two men reached out to filmmaker and civil rights activist Michael O'McCarthy. He too had experienced abuse at Dozier. He contacted Miami Herald journalist Carol Marbin Miller to tell their story. As the details went public, investigations into Dozier began. The State of Florida finally closed the school in 2011 and officially apologized to survivors in 2017. A forensic investigation took place on the campus, including digging up its cemetery, since it was alleged that some boys had investigative or scientific work could prove any of the allegations. No perpetrators could be brought to justice. In the end, survivors and their families must live with the knowledge that justice may never be served."-- Dust jacket.
THE HEART OF A BOY : CELEBRATING THE STRENGTH AND SPIRIT OF BOYHOOD
by Parker, Kate T., author.
TEEN 155.432 PAR
Against the backdrop of a growing national conversation about how to raise sons to become good people, Kate T. Parker is leading the way by turning her lens on boys. Author of the bestselling book about girls Strong Is the New Pretty, she now shows the true heart of a boy in 200 compelling photographs.
THE MIRACLE & TRAGEDY OF THE DIONNE QUINTUPLETS
by Miller, Sarah, 1979- author.
TEEN B DIONNE
"When they were born on May 28, 1934, quintuplets Yvonne, Annette, Cécile, Émilie, and Marie captivated the world, defying medical history with every breath they took. In an effort to protect them from hucksters and showmen, the Ontario government took custody of the quints, sequestering them in a private, custom-built hospital across the road from their family. Here, Sarah Miller reconstructs their unprecedented upbringing with depth and subtlety, illustrating not only their resilience, but also the unique bond of their sisterhood"-- Provided by publisher.
REACH FOR THE SKAI : HOW TO INSPIRE, EMPOWER, AND CLAPBACK
by Jackson, Skai, author.
TEEN B JACKSON
"Actress and activist Skai Jackson shares her lessons on life and her rise to stardom in this vibrant memoir about self-acceptance, girl empowerment, and the classy clapback"-- Provided by publisher.
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Leading readers on a fast-paced journey through different parts of the United States and the world, Volponi reveals fascinating pieces of information on pop culture, history, science, literature, and a slew of other subjects through the lens of sports. While examining how teams from a variety of sports received their names, he also includes segments on Native Americans, minorities overcoming prejudice, and the growth of women’s sports.

 


 

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