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New Arrivals - Teen Nonfiction

Traces the story of the Russian Revolution, the lives of the Romanov family and the story of their tragic deaths, in an account that draws on primary source materials and includes period photography.

Presents, in graphic novel format, the adventures of explorer Ernest Shackleton in the Antarctic.

Deciding what to do after high school is one of the biggest decisions you'll ever make. This book will help you come to grips with this often-overwhelming time of transition. It begins by helping students think seriously about who they are and what they want and then moves on to dissect the various options that are available after high school, such as enrolling in a training program, attending a community college, taking a gap year, enlisting in the military, or pursuing a traditional four-year degree, and more. It also takes an in-depth look at what you can expect to earn, the kind of lifestyle you may lead, and the possible pitfalls of all of these scenarios. Full of checklists, anecdotes, brainstorming activities, and journal exercises.--From publisher description.

"In Puerto Rico, there is a girl, Isabel Sanchez, who could be like any other girl you see in high school, except for the creature who lives inside of her that's a ruthless killing machine"--From publisher description.

"This book is packed with everything you won't learn from your guidance counselor, including: tips to make your roommate love you ; decor that will turn your dorm into the coolest place to hang out ; sneaky ways to save cash on campus ; details on what really goes down at college parties ; plus lots more!"--Page [2] of cover.

"The Great Tokyo Earthquake. Ten years ago, it destroyed lives as it tore buildings asunder. Among those who lived through the disaster was Ganta Igarashi, now a middle school student finally getting a footing in his own life-- that is, until the day the 'Red Man' appears at his school and turns his world upside down again. Ganta's entire class is brutally murdered, and although innocent of the crime, Ganta is sentenced to death and sent to the bizarre prison known as 'Deadman Wonderland.' There, a brutal game of survival begins, where Ganta must discover the truth behind his classmates' murder. Can Ganta break out of Deadman Wonderland-- or will it break him first?"--P. [4] of cover (v. 1).

After stepping on the scale and seeing the number 230, Whitney Holcombe decided to make some drastic changes in her life. Follow Whitney's journey to better health as she offers advice on how you can become healthier and improve your self esteem.

After discovering that she was born in a prison to a heroin-addicted mother, the author recalls her subsequent descent into drugs and crime and her recovery as she finds forgiveness and acceptance for both her real and adopted mothers.

"The story of Jordan Romero, who at the age of 13 became the youngest person ever to reach the summit of Mount Everest. At age 15, he reached the summits of the world's 7 highest mountains"-- Provided by publisher

"Zita the Spacegirl has saved planets, battled monsters, and wrestled with interplanetary fame. But she faces her biggest challenge yet in the third and final installment of the Zita adventures. Wrongfully imprisoned on a penitentiary planet, Zita has to plot the galaxy's greatest jailbreak before the evil prison warden can execute his plan of interstellar domination!" -- from publisher's web site.

Life is tough enough for eighteen-year-old gang leader Gene Young due to his pretty face that often gets him mistaken for a girl, but after he becomes the victim of a vampire attack, he is not only transformed into a vampire, but into a girl as well.

"Usagi Tsukino is a normal girl until she meets up with Luna, a talking cat, who tells her that she is Sailor Moon. As Sailor Moon, Usagi must fight evils and enforce justice, in the name of the Moon and the mysterious Moon Princess. She meets other girls destined to be Sailor Senshi (Sailor Scouts), and together, they fight the forces of evil!"--Provided by publisher.

Mizuki, a girl who pretends to be a boy at an all-boys school, finds it hard to keep her secret with such distractions as a snoopy reporter, a cross-dressing contest, a persistent photographer, and visits by friends who know the truth.

"In a technologically advanced future, college student Travis tracks down a girl named Charley after he meets her at a party, only to find out she's an experimental robot"-- Provided by publisher.

Akira, a boy who looks like a girl, wants to be in the all-girl band in which Mizuki, who looks like a boy, is the lead guitarist, but Mizuki is reluctant to let him join the band or to give in to the attraction between them.

Covering everything from negotiating the terms of an apartment rental to attending school-sponsored lectures, a guide to enhancing a college career through strategic life-skill and cultural activities shares related advice for staying on a budget.

"After the failure of his uncle's business, the brilliant realist William Twining finds himself penniless. To make matters worse, demons appear before him, insisting he has the power to appoint the next King of Hell! The demons offer to pay his school tuition in exchange for his help. While his principles as a staunch realist prevent him from believing in them how can William resist such a generous offer?"--back of cover.