April 2019 Non-Fiction: Young Adult

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    A Cave in the Clouds A Young Woman's Escape from ISIS Badeeah Hassan Ahmed, Susan Elizabeth McClelland
    9781773212357 Hardcover YOUNG ADULT NONFICTION / Biography & Autobiography Grade (CAN) from 11, Grade (US) from 11, Reading age from 16 Publication Date: April 09, 2019
    $18.95 CAD 5.75 x 8.5 x 0.75 in | 248 pages Carton Quantity: 24 Canadian Rights: Y Annick Press
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      Captured by ISIS, her bravery and faith became her pathway to freedom.

      Badeeah Hassan was just 18 when she witnessed firsthand the horrors of the 2014 genocide of the Yazidi people by ISIS forces. Captured by ISIS, known locally as Daesh, Badeeah was among hundreds forced into a brutal human trafficking network made up of women and girls of Yazidi ethnicity, a much-persecuted minority culture of Iraq. Badeeah’s story takes her to Syria where she is sold to a high-ranking ISIS commander known as Al Amriki, the American, kept as a house slave, raped, and routinely assaulted. Only the presence of her young nephew Eivan and her friend Navine, also prisoners, keeps her from harming herself. In captivity, she draws on memories and stories from her childhood to maintain a small bit of control in an otherwise volatile situation. Ultimately, it is her profound sense of faith and brave resistance that lead her to escape with Eivan and reunite with family.

      Since her escape, Badeeah has brought her harrowing story of war and survival to the world’s stage, raising awareness about the strength of her people and the acts of genocide against them. This captivating account of courage extends beyond the confines of her experience; Badeeah’s story is about the resilience of women, girls, and persecuted groups everywhere in the face of seemingly insurmountable oppression.

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      Badeeah Hassan Ahmed was 18 when her village was invaded, and she was abducted by ISIS. Throughout her ordeal, Badeeah managed to keep her and her nephew as well as another abducted woman’s spirits alive by telling folk stories and reminding each other of their strong Yazidi spirituality. She managed to escape, and today studies language and nursing in Germany. Her goal for the future is to share with humanity the gentle, peaceful faith of her Ezidi culture, and give back to her people.



      Susan Elizabeth McClelland is an award-winning journalist and recipient of the 2005 Amnesty International Media Award. She lives in Toronto, Ontario.

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      “It is not easy to read, but it is the current reality and it is well told.” —Youth Services Book Review, 12/18/18


      “A grim but worthy read.” —Kirkus Reviews, 12/19/18


      “Stands out for its coverage of the assault upon a small cultural group, the Ezidis.” —CM Reviews, 02/08/19


      “Deeply personal and immediately real . . . The narrative is authentic . . . poetic and beautiful.” —School Library Journal, *starred review, 03/19


      “Badeeah’s story is one ultimately of hope.” —School Library Connection, 05/19


      “A powerful read . . . and a story that needed to be told.” —Book Time, 04/08/19

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    A Cave in the Clouds A Young Woman's Escape from ISIS Badeeah Hassan Ahmed, Susan Elizabeth McClelland
    9781773212340 Paperback YOUNG ADULT NONFICTION / Biography & Autobiography Grade (CAN) from 11, Grade (US) from 11, Reading age from 16 Publication Date: April 09, 2019
    $12.95 CAD 5.5 x 8.5 x 0.6 in | 248 pages Carton Quantity: 44 Canadian Rights: Y Annick Press
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      Captured by ISIS, her bravery and faith became her pathway to freedom.

      Badeeah Hassan was just 18 when she witnessed firsthand the horrors of the 2014 genocide of the Yazidi people by ISIS forces. Captured by ISIS, known locally as Daesh, Badeeah was among hundreds forced into a brutal human trafficking network made up of women and girls of Yazidi ethnicity, a much-persecuted minority culture of Iraq. Badeeah’s story takes her to Syria where she is sold to a high-ranking ISIS commander known as Al Amriki, the American, kept as a house slave, raped, and routinely assaulted. Only the presence of her young nephew Eivan and her friend Navine, also prisoners, keeps her from harming herself. In captivity, she draws on memories and stories from her childhood to maintain a small bit of control in an otherwise volatile situation. Ultimately, it is her profound sense of faith and brave resistance that lead her to escape with Eivan and reunite with family.

      Since her escape, Badeeah has brought her harrowing story of war and survival to the world’s stage, raising awareness about the strength of her people and the acts of genocide against them. This captivating account of courage extends beyond the confines of her experience; Badeeah’s story is about the resilience of women, girls, and persecuted groups everywhere in the face of seemingly insurmountable oppression.

      Bio

      Badeeah Hassan Ahmed was 18 when her village was invaded, and she was abducted by ISIS. Throughout her ordeal, Badeeah managed to keep her and her nephew as well as another abducted woman’s spirits alive by telling folk stories and reminding each other of their strong Yazidi spirituality. She managed to escape, and today studies language and nursing in Germany. Her goal for the future is to share with humanity the gentle, peaceful faith of her Ezidi culture, and give back to her people.



      Susan Elizabeth McClelland is an award-winning journalist and recipient of the 2005 Amnesty International Media Award. She lives in Toronto, Ontario.

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      Awards
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      “It is not easy to read, but it is the current reality and it is well told.” —Youth Services Book Review, 12/18/18


      “A grim but worthy read.” —Kirkus Reviews, 12/19/18


      “Stands out for its coverage of the assault upon a small cultural group, the Ezidis.” —CM Reviews, 02/08/19


      “Deeply personal and immediately real . . . The narrative is authentic . . . poetic and beautiful.” —School Library Journal, *starred review, 03/19


      “Badeeah’s story is one ultimately of hope.” —School Library Connection, 05/19


      “A powerful read . . . and a story that needed to be told.” —Book Time, 04/08/19

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    Life Sucks How to Deal with the Way Life Is, Was, and Always Will Be Unfair Michael I. Bennett, Sarah Bennett, Bridget Gibson
    9781524787905 Hardcover YOUNG ADULT NONFICTION / Social Science Age (years) from 12, Grade (US) from 7 On Sale Date: April 09, 2019
    $23.99 CAD 5.81 x 8.63 x 0.75 in | 240 pages Carton Quantity: 12 Penguin Workshop
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      From New York Times best-selling authors Michael I. Bennett, MD and Sarah Bennett—a book for teens that shows readers that we all deal with crap in our lives and how to laugh at some of the things we can’t control.

      Being a teenager can suck. Your friends can become enemies, and your enemies can become friends. Your family can drive you crazy. School and teachers can be a drag. Your body is constantly changing. And everyone seems to tell you to “just be you.” But just who is that?

      With their open and honest approach, father-daughter team Michael I. Bennett and Sarah Bennett’s book is sure to appeal to teenagers and show them they aren’t alone in dealing with fake friends, with parents who think they’re “hip,” and even how high school isn’t everyone’s glory days. Young readers—and their parents—are sure to find this no-nonsense, real-life advice helpful, and it will help them realize that it’s okay to talk to their parents and other advisors around them about big issues that might be uncomfortable to discuss.
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      Dr. Michael I. Bennett, educated at both Harvard College and Harvard Medical School, is a board-certified psychiatrist, Canadian, and Red Sox fan. Aside from writing two books of keenly-phrased advice with his daughter, Sarah Bennett, he also has a private practice in adult and child psychiatry that he’s been running for over thirty years. He lives with his wife and two dogs in Boston and New Hampshire.

      Sarah Bennett has written for the internet, television, a monthly sketch comedy show at the Upright Citizens Brigade Theatre in New York, and the arts section of her high school paper. She’s also written two NYT best-selling books of advice with her father. Mostly, Sarah walks her dog, watches Red Sox games, and enjoys being too old to care that much about most things.


      Author Residence: Boston and New Hampshire

      Bridget Gibson is a freelance illustrator, concept artist, comic artist based on the Jersey Shore (yes, that Jersey Shore).
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        Marketing: National media campaign

        Radio satellite tour

        Consumer advertising campaign

        Online promotion and social media outreach

        Blogger outreach

        Promotion at national school and library conferences

        Librarian and educator outreach

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    9781626727700 Hardcover YOUNG ADULT NONFICTION / Biography & Autobiography Age (years) from 14 - 18 On Sale Date: April 30, 2019 Print Run: 40000
    $24.99 CAD 5.48 x 8.57 x 0.82 in | 208 pages Carton Quantity: 28 Canadian Rights: Y Roaring Brook Press
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      With his signature acerbic wit and hilarious voice, twenty-something author, blogger, and entrepreneur Shane Burcaw is back with an essay collection about living a full life in a body that many people perceive as a tragedy. From anecdotes about first introductions where people patted him on the head instead of shaking his hand, to stories of passersby mistaking his able-bodied girlfriend for a nurse, Shane tackles awkward situations and assumptions with humor and grace.

      On the surface, these essays are about day-to-day life as a wheelchair user with a degenerative disease, but they are actually about family, love, and coming of age.

      Bio
      Shane Burcaw has Spinal Muscular Atrophy and a wicked sense of humor. He runs a blog about his experiences and is the founder of a nonprofit organization dedicated to providing adaptive technology to people living with muscular dystrophy. He is the author ofLaughing at My Nightmareand the picture bookNot So Different. He lives in Minneapolis, Minnesota, with his girlfriend.
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      "Equal parts humorous, tender, and insightful, the pieces give an unfettered look at Burcaw’s life and the assumptions others make about living with a disability." -School Library Journal

      "With the same frankness and gallows humor that marked his Laughing at My Nightmare(2014)...An accessible, smart-assed, and unexpectedly tender exploration of life, love, and disability." -Kirkus

      "His capacity for self-reflection offers a good model for readers struggling to do the same, and his negotiation of independence will have resonance for many young people. People with disabilities still don’t get the kind of #ownvoices space they merit, andBurcaw’s voice makes him just plain good literary company in this approachable, enjoyable, and often edifying title." - Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books,Starred Review

      "Withuncompromised self-confidence and contagious humor, his no-holds-barred essays address some of the curious, quirky, and even intimate questions folks have about his condition... Written in his frank, often earthy, style,this will hold readers mesmerized." -Booklist

      "Burcaw doesn’t shy away from topics that might be considered delicate; instead, he emphasizes the awkwardness, celebrating highs and lows alike. Above all, [he] succeeds in illustrating that 'disability does not equal sadness.'” -Publishers Weekly

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    Series: Green Card Youth Voices
    Immigration Stories from a St. Paul High School Green Card Youth Voices Tea Rozman Clark, Rachel Lauren Mueller, Bao Phi
    9781949523041 Paperback YOUNG ADULT NONFICTION / Social Topics Age (years) from 12 On Sale Date: May 03, 2019
    $29.95 CAD 5 x 9 x 0 in | 176 pages Carton Quantity: 42 Canadian Rights: Y Green Card Voices
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      "Green Card Youth Voices: Immigration Stories from a St. Paul High School" is a collection of thirty personal essays written by immigrant students from LEAP High School in St. Paul, Minnesota. Includded with each essay is a link to a first-persona video narrative. Comming from thirteen different countries, these young people share their life journeys in their own words. Some fled xenophobia, others came to be reunited with family, and all left behind loved ones: parents, children, friends. Throughout it all, each of these young people exhibits tremendous resiliency, courage, and unbashed hope as they imagine their future in this new country. The digital and written narratives in this book are exceptional resources for anyone looking to learn more about the human side of the immigrant experience. By seeing ourselves reflected in each of these stories, we begin to build the necessary bridges that will bring us towards a deeper understanding of one another. Including: study guide, glossary, and links to video narratives.
      Bio
      AUTHORS: Lah Lah: Myanmar; Ahmed Hamza (C.R) Mahamed: Saudi Arabia; Anta Thosaengsiri: Thailand; Nathanael Valera: Mexico; Day Nya Moo: Myanmar; Aye Aye Win: Thailand; Nima Ahmed: Djibouti; Isaac Flores: El Salvador; Jae Nay Htoo: Thailand; Ah Bay Yan: Myanmar; Tatiana Anariba Osorio: Honduras; Sha Lay Paw:Thailand; Yomiyu Gafesu: Ethiopia; Christ Taw: Myanmar; Say Hay Taw: Thailand; Cristina Vasquez: El Salvador; Huoy Lin Mao: Cambodia; Eh Sa Kaw: Thailand; Aisha Abdullahi: Somalia; OhKler: Myanmar; Hla Yu Htoo: Thailand; Iya Xiong: Laos; Nelly Beltran-Espitia; Mexico; Wah Soe: Thailand; Pare Meh: Myanmar; Abshir Mohamed: Somalia; Kzee Ya: Myanmar; Javier Arreola Martell: Mexico; Ma Ka Lah: Thailand; Lu Lue: Myanmar
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      "This book helps to close the gap between the perceptions of who we are as Minnesotans and the realities. These young perspectives of those who have crossed borders are needed now more than ever, reminding us that history is now." -Wing Young Huie, Photographer, Owner Third Street Gallery “Currently, America is struggling with making sense of its growing immigrant diversity in a time when the global migration of people is larger now more than any other time in history. This collectionof stories - beautiful and raw and authentic - of the lives of Americans who arise from that diaspora of humanity is needed for us to arrive at a place where we can fulfill the promise of our democracy and be a nation where our differences are seen as the substance of our collective strength.” -Carlos Mariani, MN State Representative
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    The Great Nijinsky God of Dance Lynn Curlee, Lynn Curlee
    9781580898003 Hardcover YOUNG ADULT NONFICTION / Biography & Autobiography Age (years) from 12, Grade (US) from 7 On Sale Date: April 09, 2019
    $23.99 CAD 7.88 x 10.31 x 0.61 in | 120 pages Carton Quantity: 20 Charlesbridge Teen
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      Dance prodigy, sex symbol, gay pioneer, cultural icon—Vaslav Nijinsky rose to fame as the star of the Ballets Russes in Paris before mental illness stole his career and the last thirty years of his life. A tragic story of a great genius, this compelling work of narrative nonfiction chronicles a life of obsessive artistry, celebrity, and notoriety.

      With one grand leap off the stage at the 1909 premiere of the Ballets Russes’s inaugural season, Nijinsky became an overnight sensation and the century’s first superstar, in the days before moving pictures brought popular culture to the masses. Perhaps the greatest dancer of the twentieth century, Nijinsky captured audiences with his sheer animal magnetism and incredible skill.

      He was also half of the most famous (and openly gay) couple of the Edwardian era: his relationship with Serge Diaghilev, artistic director and architect of the Ballets Russes, pushed boundaries in a time when homosexuality and bisexuality were rarely discussed. Nijinsky’s life was tumultuous—after marrying a female groupie he hardly knew, he was kicked out of the Ballets Russes and placed under house arrest during World War I. Unable to work as he once did, his mental health deteriorated, and he spent three decades in and out of institutions.

      Biographical narrative is interspersed with spotlights on the ballets the dancer popularized: classic masterworks such as Afternoon of a Faun, The Firebird, and of course, the shockingly original Rite of Spring, which caused the audience to riot at its premiere. Illustrated with elegant, intimate portraits as well as archival art and photographs.
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      Lynn Curlee has a master’s degree in art history and has both written and illustrated more than a dozen books for children, including Trains, Skyscraper, Ballpark: The Story of America’s Baseball Fields, and Capital. His work has been exhibited in Los Angeles, New York City, and Long Island.

      Author Residence: Norwich, CT

      Author Hometown: High Point, NC
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        Marketing: Select advertising in industry media, as well as Dance Magazine and Pointe Magazine

        Direct mail postcard to retailers

        Literacy poster to distribute at conferences and via White Box

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        Select author events in the CT/NYC area

        Book trailer on Charlesbridge.com



        Publicity: Pitch to arts media, including print, radio, and online

        Outreach to dance blogs, such as Energetiks and 4Dancers

        Share with LGBTQ media

        Send to mental health press, such as Psychology Today



        Author Website: www.curleeart.com

        Author Social Media: www.facebook.com/lynn.curlee; www.instagram.com/lynncurlee/
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      The story of Vaslav Nijinsky’s life—onstage and off, in all its glamour and tragedy—unfolds. Originally drawn to Nijinsky by photos of the ballet dancer in costume, Curlee (Trains, 2009, etc.) engaged in extensive research and details major events in Nijinsky’s life, beginning with his birth to traveling Polish performers and continuing through to his eventual confinement in various asylums and death in 1950. While much of the content focuses on Nijinsky’s art, both his dancing and choreography, time is also spent on his personal life. The text includes short biographical sketches of important artists, such as Diaghilev and Stravinsky, with whom Nijinsky crossed paths as well as explorations of Nijinsky’s romantic relationships and mental health. These discussions are frank, and though they never devolve into titillation, they do occasionally include questionable descriptions (“He was…what some would term stark raving mad”) and label Nijinsky’s sexual orientation using modern terms. Interspersed between chapters are stylized programs detailing various ballets that Nijinsky performed or choreographed, including descriptions of the ballet’s history and plot and paintings by the author. Quotations from contemporaries and occasionally the dancer himself breathe further life into the narrative. The photographs and illustrations add interest and points of engagement in what is an otherwise tragic tale of a brooding artist. A glossy introduction to the highs and lows of Nijinsky’s life and work. 

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      Born to Polish parents who worked as traveling performers, Vaslav Nijinsky was raised to be onstage. After training at the Imperial Ballet School in Russia, Nijinsky began performing and his undeniable skills amazed audiences. He also began choreographing, bringing new and sensational pieces such as The Rite of Spring to the stage. In this biography, Nijinsky’s accomplishments on the stage are detailed, accompanied by paintings by the author and archival photographs. “Programs” for Nijinsky’s performances, including facts and summaries of the ballets, separate the chapters. The biography focuses on more than just Nijinksy’s art, delving into his personal life, including his relationships, sexuality, and his mental health. Curlee provides context for Nijinsky’s life and introduces readers to the art scene of the time, including brief biographical sketches of other figures such as Fokine and Stravinsky. Appropriate for preliminary research, and simply for those interested in learning more about Nijinsky, the included back matter provides readers looking to delve deeper with avenues to continue exploring. VERDICT While contemporary conceptions of sexual identity and mental illness cannot easily be superimposed over historical biographies, readers nevertheless are presented with a full picture of Nijinsky’s life.
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      Riveting, richly saturated acrylic-on-canvas paintings highlight the latest from Curlee (Mythological Creatures: A Classical Bestiary), about the celebrated early-20th-century dancer Vaslav Nijinsky and his times. More than just a biography, this homage to the “god of dance” often strays from Nijinsky’s life story to introduce other great artists of the era—composer Igor Stravinsky, dancer/choreographer Mikhaile Fokine, designer Léon Bakst, and, especially, impresario Sergei Diaghilev—whose combined talents made the Ballets Russes company, where Nijinsky made his name, a sensation. Curlee follows the dancer’s life from his birth in Kiev to itinerant Polish entertainer parents, through his early years at the Russian Imperial Ballet School, to his discovery by Diaghilev and spectacular 1909 Parisian debut, tracing his remarkable, brief career as well as his descent into mental illness. In frank accounts, Curlee discusses Nijinsky’s bisexuality, including his open affair with Diaghilev, seen as scandalous at the time, and his impetuous marriage to a Hungarian socialite. The book’s spacious pages—heavily illustrated with original paintings, vintage photos, and simulated programs—elevate the moving story, making for a memorable volume that captures the dancer’s singular talent, fame, and notoriety. Ages 12-up.—Publishers Weekly


      Vaslav Nijinsky (1890–1950) was the brightest star of the Ballets Russes, a virtuoso dancer and choreographer the likes of whom no one had ever before seen. This heartfelt biography traces Nijinsky’s trajectory from a lonesome childhood through his 1909 Paris debut, ensuing mega-stardom, and notoriety as a boundary-breaking choreographer to his diagnosis of schizophrenia and, at age thirty, his institutionalization. In his five short years with the Ballet Russes, “Vatsa” originated several of ballet’s most iconic roles and created the landmark modernist works The Afternoon of a Faun and The Rite of Spring (the latter considered so scandalous its premiere incited a riot). Curlee sensitively explores Nijinsky’s contradictions as a magnetic, expressive dancer with little social grace; a provocative performer and sex symbol tormented by his own sexual desires and behaviors; a bisexual man who has retroactively become a celebrated “gay icon” but who passively “followed in [the] wake” of his out-and-proud partner, impresario Sergei Diaghilev; and a visionary artist intent on documenting his descent into mental illness. Beautifully designed, the book is punctuated with theater program–like spreads with brief descriptions of ballets accompanied by Curlee’s striking jewel-toned portraits and archival photographs.
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      Attendees of the May 18, 1909, performance of Sergei Diaghilev’s
       Ballets Russes were in for a surprise. Accustomed to a more staid, conservative ballet, they were shocked to their feet by the electrifying leaps and jumps of Vaslav Nijinsky, making his solo debut. Flamboyant, creative, and single-mindedly dedicated to dance, Nijinsky established himself as one of the greatest dancers in history, paving the way for dancers such as Rudolf Nureyev and Mikhail Baryshnikov. Curlee’s biography incorporates his own lush paintings into a luxurious volume with creamy thick paper and crisp, clear type. Interspersed through the text are program-style pages, which describe the ballets performed and include quotes and commentary on the performances. Photographs of Nijinsky and the people in his life punctuate and amplify the text. Curlee’s narrative is lucid and smooth, and source notes, a bibliography, and an index round out the book. This elegant volume has a place in any collection.
      —Booklist
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    A Quick & Easy Guide to Queer & Trans Identities Mady G., J.R. Zuckerberg, Mady G., J.R. Zuckerberg
    9781620105863 Paperback YOUNG ADULT NONFICTION / LGBT Publication Date: April 23, 2019
    $12.99 CAD 127 x 177.8 x 10.16 mm | 96 pages Carton Quantity: 90 Canadian Rights: Y Limerence Press
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      A great starting point for anyone curious about queer and trans life, and helpful for those already on their own journeys!

      In this quick and easy guide to queer and trans identities, cartoonists Mady G and JR Zuckerberg guide you through the basics of the LGBT+ world! Covering essential topics like sexuality, gender identity, coming out, and navigating relationships, this guide explains the spectrum of human experience through informative comics, interviews, worksheets, and imaginative examples. A great starting point for anyone curious about queer and trans life, and helpful for those already on their own journeys!

      And don't miss A Quick & Easy Guide to They/Them Pronouns by Archie Bongiovanni and Tristan Jimerson!
      Bio
      J.R. Zuckerberg is a cartoonist, illustrator and craftsperson living in Brooklyn, NY. They grew up in the woods of northern Westchester and have always drawn inspiration from their observations of nature on a very small scale. They are so excited to debut the microcosm of the Sproutlings in A Quick & Easy Guide to Queer & Trans Identities!

      Mady G. is a cartoonist and illustrator based in Los Angeles, CA. No stranger to wildlife and natural wonders, they spent most of their childhood exploring in the northeastern US and in southwestern Canada, surrounded by all kinds of flora and fauna. They are passionate about LGBT and human rights, especially the rights of transgender and gender non-conforming people, and hope to contribute to a more loving and less judgemental world.
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      "This nonfiction graphic novel by #OwnVoices collaborators Mady G. and Zuckerberg packs a lot of useful information into a slim volume."
      "This is a comic full of wisdom, full of whimsy, and really, really full of love."
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    Polar Explorer Jade Hameister
    9781250317681 Hardcover JUVENILE NONFICTION / Adventure & Adventurers Age (years) from 13 - 18 On Sale Date: April 02, 2019 Print Run: 50000
    $23.50 CAD 6.76 x 8.46 x 0.92 in | 240 pages Carton Quantity: 20 Canadian Rights: Y Feiwel & Friends
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      Polar Explorer is an inspiring and empowering story by sixteen-year-old Jade Hameister, chronicling her feat of being the youngest person to complete the Polar Hat Trick...
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      JADE HAMEISTER is a 16-year-old student from Melbourne, Australia who loves being active and the outdoors. In addition to her polar feats, Jade has delivered a TEDx Talk in August 2016 and in early 2017, and she's appeared on "The Today Show" with Megyn Kelly. Jade is passionate about shifting the focus for young women from how they appear to the possibilities of what they can do and also about raising awareness about the impact of climate change on the Earth's beautiful and fragile polar regions.
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    Series: Green Card Youth Voices
    Immigration Stories from a Fargo High School Green Card Youth Voices Tea Rozman Clark, Rachel Lauren Mueller, Betty Gronneberge
    9781949523027 Paperback YOUNG ADULT NONFICTION / Social Topics Age (years) from 12 On Sale Date: April 19, 2019
    $29.95 CAD 5 x 9 x 0 in | 176 pages Carton Quantity: 42 Canadian Rights: Y Green Card Voices
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      “Green Card Youth Voices: Immigration Stories from a Fargo High School” is a collection of thirty personal essays written by students from Fargo South High School. Included with each essay is a first-person video narrative. These are the memories, realities, and hopes of young people from twenty-two different countries, who by the turning of countless events were brought together into one classroom. In their own voices, these students describe their childhoods, reasons for leaving,first impressions of this land and dreams of how they will contribute to it. These digital and written stories highlight the resilience, bravery, and courage that these new Americans have gained as they have overcome tremendous adversity to be a part of this country. From classrooms to book clubs, from the individual interested in learning more about his immigrant neighbor to the business owner looking to understand her employees and business partners, this book is an important resource for allAmericans. The included video links, glossary, and study guide add a multimedia dimension to this already dynamic collection.
      Bio
      AUTHORS: Muhend Abakar: Sudan; Ruth Mekoulom: Chad; Pal Garung: Nepal; Nakafu Kahasha: Democratic Republic of the Congo; Akberet Tewelde: Eritrea; Biak Sung: Burma; Anjana Chuwan: Nepal; Musoni Mudatinya: Democratic Republic of the Congo; Tristen Hagen: China; Joyce Showers: Sierra Leone; Badal Mongar: Nepal; Divine Lubungo: Democratic Republic of the Congo; Quazeem Adeyinka: Liberia; Aziza Kabura: Zambia; Ashti Mohamed Ali: Iraq; Pleasure Jerue: Cote d'Ivoire; Mesaged Abakar: Sudan; Roshika Nepal: Nepal; Alvin Johnson: Liberia; Esperance Mfurakazi: Democratic Republic of the Congo; Godwin Kouhe: Togo; Glorioza Nduwimana: Tanzania; Deo Katuwal: Nepal; Marai Castillo Fonseca: Mexico; Francese Manya: Democratic Republic of the Congo; Sowda Shube: Kenya; Nobin Gurung: Nepal; Iraguha Yvette: Tanzania; Osman Osman: Eritrea; Van Tran: Vietnam; Zakariye Muhudin Abdulle: Somalia
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      “A must-read for anyone who wants to go beyond the headlines and really see people for who they are. Youth voices always deserve to be heard. Without a doubt this collection of stories will leave you wanting to hear more.”- Jessica Thomasson, CEO, Lutheran Social Services of North Dakota, Lutheran Social Services Housing "Green Card Youth Voices: Immigration Stories from a Fargo High School" gives us heartfelt glimpses into the world that has come to us. It's personal, provocative and empowering. Read it and then share it."- John Strand, Fargo City Commissioner
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    Girl Mogul Dream It. Do It. Change the World Tiffany Pham
    9781250298966 Hardcover YOUNG ADULT NONFICTION / Inspirational & Personal Growth Age (years) from 14 - 18 On Sale Date: April 02, 2019 Print Run: 75000
    $25.99 CAD 7.26 x 9.17 x 0.92 in | 224 pages Carton Quantity: 16 Canadian Rights: Y Imprint
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      "If you know an aspirational teen who's destined for the big leagues, or if you just want to make sure you're doing everything right in today's weird economy,Girl Mogul is the perfect book to help." —Bustle

      Welcome toGirl Mogul! No matter who you are or where you come from, this book can help you define success, envision it, and make it happen—in school, in your personal life, and at work. Get ready to awaken all the awesomeness that is already inside of you.

      You are fierce.
      You are bold.
      You are unique.
      You are driven.
      You are inspiring.
      YOU ARE A GIRL MOGUL

      Tiffany Pham, founder and CEO of Mogul, created one of the most successful platforms for girls worldwide, reaching millions of people to enact true change in their lives, after receiving thousands of emails asking for advice. InGirl Mogul, she speaks directly to teens and young adults, sharing insights from her own life as well from the lives of the most incredible and inspiring women on Mogul. Tiffany has proven that with the right attitude, the right people, and the right vision, there’s nothing girls can’t do.

      An Imprint Book

      "If you know an aspirational teen who's destined for the big leagues, or if you just want to make sure you're doing everything right in today's weird economy, Girl Mogul is the perfect book to help." —Bustle

      "An empowering guide to hustling before you're out of high school." —Kirkus Reviews

      Bio
      Tiffany Pham is the founder and CEO of Mogul, one of the largest worldwide platforms for women, enabling them to connect, share information, and access knowledge from one another. As a coder, she developed the first version of Mogul, reaching millions of women per week across 196 countries and 30,470 cities. Tiffany was named one ofForbes’s “30 Under 30” in media,Business Insider’s “30 Most Important Women Under 30” in technology,ELLE Magazine’s “30 Women Under 30 Who Are Changing the World,” among many other honors. Tiffany is a judge on the TLC TV showGirl Starter, and cohost of the showPositive Pushback. She speaks at the United Nations, Microsoft, Hearst, Viacom, Bloomberg,The New York Times, Wharton Business School, Scripps Research Institute, SXSW, and around the world. She is a graduate of Yale and Harvard Business School. She is the author ofGirl Mogul.
      Marketing & Promotion
    • Awards & Reviews

      Awards
      Reviews

      "If you know an aspirational teen who's destined for the big leagues, or if you just want to make sure you're doing everything right in today's weird economy, Girl Mogul is the perfect book to help." —Bustle

      "An empowering guide to hustling before you're out of high school." —Kirkus Reviews

      "Solid, realistic, and relatable advice... Whether they're seeking tips on ending a toxic relationship or achieving world domination... teens will find useful encouragement in this worthy addition to the self-actualization canon." —Booklist

      "The writing is clear and friendly, and attractively packaged... especially useful for enthusiastic go-getters who are on their way to reaching their goals in life." —School Library Journal

      "Like Eleanor Roosevelt, Tiffany Pham is a mentor and role model for so many young women around the world.Girl Mogul is an inspiring book that provides girls everywhere with the roadmap to achieve success across all areas of life and career, no matter who you are or where you come from."
      — Nina Roosevelt Collmer, Great-Granddaughter of Eleanor Roosevelt & President Franklin D. Roosevelt

      "Tiffany has written an inspiring manual for a whole new generation of girls to make their dreams a reality.Girl Mogul teaches us that no matter what obstacles we face, anything is within reach."
      — Arlan Hamilton, Founder & Managing Partner of Backstage Capital

      "Girl Mogul is a beautiful and inspiring guide for girls to know that any dream is possible with hard work, confidence, and determination. Whether wanting to build a company or run for President, this book is a powerful roadmap for creating success in all the areas of your life."
      — Kiersten Rich, Founder of The Blonde Abroad

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