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    Option B

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    Option B : facing adversity, building resilience, and finding joy

    Sandberg, Sheryl, author.

    "Resilience comes from deep within us and from support outside us. Even after the most devastating events, it is possible to grow by finding deeper meaning and gaining greater appreciation in our lives. Option B illuminates how to help others in crisis, develop compassion for ourselves, raise strong children, and create resilient families, communities, and workplaces. Many of these lessons can be applied to everyday struggles, allowing us to brave whatever lies ahead"--Dust jacket flap.

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    10% happier

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    10% happier : how I tamed the voice in my head, reduced stress without losing my edge, and found self-help that actually works : a true story

    Harris, Dan, 1971-

    "A spiritual book written for--and by--someone who would otherwise never read a spiritual book, 10% HAPPIER is both a deadly serious and seriously funny look at mindfulness and meditation as the next big public health revolution"-- Provided by publisher.

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    Tigerbelle

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    Tigerbelle : the Wyomia Tyus story

    Tyus, Wyomia, author.

    "In 1968, Wyomia Tyus became the first person ever to win gold medals in the 100-meter sprint in two consecutive Olympic Games, a feat that would not be repeated for twenty years or exceeded for almost fifty. Tigerbelle chronicles Tyus's journey from her childhood as the daughter of a tenant dairy farmer through her Olympic triumphs to her post-competition struggles to make a way for herself and other female athletes. The Hidden Figures of sport, Tigerbelle helps to fill the gap currently occupying Black women's place in American history, providing insight not only on what it takes to be a champion but also on what it means to stake out an identity in an hostile world. Tyus's exciting and uplifting story offers inspiration to readers from all walks of life."--Page [4] of cover.

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    Wild things

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    Wild things : the joy of reading children's literature as an adult

    Handy, Bruce, author.

    "Vanity Fair contributing editor Bruce Handy revisits the classics of every American childhood, from fairy tales to The Very Hungry Caterpillar, and explores the back stories of their creators, using context and biography to understand how some of the most insightful, creative, and witty authors and illustrators of their times created their often deeply personal masterpieces. Along the way, Handy learns what The Cat in the Hat says about anarchy and absentee parenting, which themes are shared by The Runaway Bunny and Portnoy's Complaint, and why Ramona Quimby is as true an American icon as Tom Sawyer or Jay Gatsby"-- Provided by publisher.

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    The silent woman

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    Writing a woman's life

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    Writing a woman's life

    Heilbrun, Carolyn G., 1926-

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    The Norton book of women's lives

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    Ancient civilizations

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    Ancient civilizations

    Knight, Judson.

    Profiles sixty men and women who shaped the ancient civilizations in Egypt, Mesopotamia, Israel, China, Asia Minor, and other places.

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    Outrageous women of the Middle Ages

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    Outrageous women of the Middle Ages

    Leon n, Vicki.

    Biographies of some outspoken and influential women who lived in Europe, Africa, and the Far East during the Middle Ages.

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    The Wars of the Roses

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    Kennedy and King

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    Kennedy and King : the president, the pastor, and the battle over civil rights

    Levingston, Steven, author.

    An account of the contentious relationship between the thirty-fifth president and Martin Luther King, Jr. throughout the tumultuous early years of the civil rights movement explores their influence on one another and the important decisions that were inspired by their rivalry.

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    Team of rivals

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    Team of rivals

    Goodwin, Doris Kearns.

    Winner of the Lincoln Prize Acclaimed historian Doris Kearns Goodwin illuminates Abraham Lincoln's political genius in this highly original work, as the one-term congressman and prairie lawyer rises from obscurity to prevail over three gifted rivals of national reputation to become president. On May 18, 1860, William H. Seward, Salmon P. Chase, Edward Bates, and Abraham Lincoln waited in their hometowns for the results from the Republican National Convention in Chicago. When Lincoln emerged as the victor, his rivals were dismayed and angry. Throughout the turbulent 1850s, each had energetically sought the presidency as the conflict over slavery was leading inexorably to secession and civil war. That Lincoln succeeded, Goodwin demonstrates, was the result of a character that had been forged by experiences that raised him above his more privileged and accomplished rivals. He won because he possessed an extraordinary ability to put himself in the place of other men, to experience what they were feeling, to understand their motives and desires. It was this capacity that enabled Lincoln as president to bring his disgruntled opponents together, create the most unusual cabinet in history, and marshal their talents to the task of preserving the Union and winning the war. We view the long, horrifying struggle from the vantage of the White House as Lincoln copes with incompetent generals, hostile congressmen, and his raucous cabinet. He overcomes these obstacles by winning the respect of his former competitors, and in the case of Seward, finds a loyal and crucial friend to see him through. This brilliant multiple biography is centered on Lincoln's mastery of men and how it shaped the most significant presidency in the nation's history.

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    Real american

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    Real american A Memoir

    Lythcott-Haims, Julie.

    Author Julie Lythcott-Haims pulls no punches in her recollections of growing up a biracial black woman in America. Bringing a poetic sensibility to her prose to stunning effect, Lythcott-Haims briskly and stirringly evokes her personal battle with the low self-esteem that American racism routinely inflicts on people of color. The only child of a marriage between an African-American father and a white British mother, she shows indelibly how so-called "micro" aggressions in addition to blunt force insults can puncture a person's inner life with a thousand sharp cuts. courage and compassion.

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    Real American

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    Real American A Memoir

    Lythcott-Haims, Julie.

    A fearless memoir in which beloved and bestselling How to Raise an Adult author Julie Lythcott-Haims pulls no punches in her recollections of growing up a black woman in America. Bringing a poetic sensibility to her prose to stunning effect, Lythcott-Haims briskly and stirringly evokes her personal battle with the low self-esteem that American racism routinely inflicts on people of color. The only child of a marriage between an African-American father and a white British mother, she shows indelibly how so-called "micro" aggressions in addition to blunt force insults can puncture a person's inner life with a thousand sharp cuts. Real American expresses also, through Lythcott-Haims's path to self-acceptance, the healing power of community in overcoming the hurtful isolation of being incessantly considered "the other.".

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    BTS Rise of Bangtan

    Stevens, Cara J.

    This unofficial biography tells the story of K-Pop boy band BTS and their global ARMY, which helped propel them to the top of the charts all over the world. Extensively researched, Rise of Bangtan explores the lives of RM, J-Hope, Suga, Jimin, V, Jin, and Jungkook, the story behind how they all got together, and their amazing rise to fame from their start in Southeast Asia to their dominance across the globe. If you love BTS and everything K-Pop, this celebration of your favorite band is what you've been waiting for.

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    Dear America Notes of an Undocumented Citizen

    Vargas, Jose Antonio.

    An "account from Jose Antonio Vargas, a ... journalist who happens to be the most well-known undocumented immigrant in the United States. Born in the Philippines and brought to the U.S. illegally as a 12-year-old, Vargas hid in plain-sight for years, writing for some of the most prestigious news organizations in the country ... while lying about where he came from and how he got here. After publicly admitting his undocumented status, ... Vargas has challenged the definition of what it means to be an American, and has advocated for the human rights of immigrants and migrants during the largest global movement of people in modern history"-- Provided by publisher.

    Dear america \ Querida America (Spanish edition)

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    Dear america \ Querida America (Spanish edition)

    Vargas, Jose Antonio.

    "Fascinante y valiente. Este libro de memorias debe ser lectura obligatoria para todos". €€”Michelle Alexander, autora de The New Jim Crow, bestseller de The New York Times. "Lloré leyendo este libro, comprendí plenamente lo que mis padres tuvieron que aguantar". €€”Amy Tan, autora de Club de la Buena Estrella, bestseller de The New York Times "Este libro no puede ser más relevante y necesario." €€”Dave Eggers, autor de El Círculo El periodista Jose Antonio Vargas, ganador del Premio Pulitzer y "el inmigrante indocumentado más conocido de los Estados Unidos," aborda una de las cuestiones más urgentes de nuestro tiempo en este libro explosivo y profundamente personal. Natural de Filipinas, Vargas fue llevado ilegalmente a los Estados Unidos cuando tenía 12 años. Durante más de dos décadas, vivió oculto de todos, logrando escribir para algunos de las publicaciones más prestigiosas de EE. UU., como The Washington Post y The New Yorker. Pero en 2011, Vargas reveló públicamente su estatus de indocumentado, arriesgando su carrera y seguridad personal. Desde entonces, Vargas ha cuestionado la que significa de ser estadounidense y dedica su vida a dar voz a los inmigrantes y defender sus derechos, no solamente en EE. UU sino también en el mundo entero. Querida América: Notas de un ciudadano indocumentado no es un libro sobre la política de inmigración. Es una defensa íntima y apasionada de ciudadanía y el sentido de pertenencia. "Después de 25 años viviendo ilegalmente en un país que no me consideró uno de los suyos, este libro es lo más cercano a libertad que tengo." €€”Jose Antonio Vargas, Querida América.

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    Educated A Memoir

    Westover, Tara.

    #1 NEW YORK TIMES, WALL STREET JOURNAL, AND BOSTON GLOBE BESTSELLER €€ø NAMED ONE OF THE TEN BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY THE NEW YORK TIMES BOOK REVIEW €€ø ONE OF PRESIDENT BARACK OBAMA'S FAVORITE BOOKS OF THE YEAR €€ø BILL GATES 'S HOLIDAY READING LIST €€ø FINALIST FOR THE NATIONAL BOOK CRITIC CIRCLE'S AWARD IN AUTOBIOGRAPHY FINALIST FOR THE NATIONAL BOOK CRITICS CIRCLE'S JOHN LEONARD PRIZE FOR BEST FIRST BOOK €€ø FINALIST FOR THE PEN/JEAN STEIN BOOK AWARD NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY The Washington Post €€ø O: The Oprah Magazine Time NPR Good Morning America €€ø San Francisco Chronicle The Guardian €€ø The Economist €€ø Financial Times Newsday New York Post theSkimm Refinery29 Bloomberg Self Real Simple €€ø Town & Country Bustle Paste Publishers Weekly Library Journal LibraryReads BookRiot Pamela Paul, KQED New York Public Library An unforgettable memoir about a young girl who, kept out of school, leaves her survivalist family and goes on to earn a PhD from Cambridge University Born to survivalists in the mountains of Idaho, Tara Westover was seventeen the first time she set foot in a classroom. Her family was so isolated from mainstream society that there was no one to ensure the children received an education, and no one to intervene when one of Tara's older brothers became violent. When another brother got himself into college, Tara decided to try a new kind of life. Her quest for knowledge transformed her, taking her over oceans and across continents, to Harvard and to Cambridge University. Only then would she wonder if she'd traveled too far, if there was still a way home. "Beautiful and propulsive . . . Despite the singularity of [Tara Westover's] childhood, the questions her book poses are universal: How much of ourselves should we give to those we love? And how much must we betray them to grow up?"€€” Vogue "Westover has somehow managed not only to capture her unsurpassably exceptional upbringing, but to make her current situation seem not so exceptional at all, and resonant for many others."€€” The New York Times Book Review.

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    Educated A Memoir

    Westover, Tara.

    Traces the author's experiences as a child born to survivalists in the mountains of Idaho, describing her participation in her family's paranoid stockpiling activities and her resolve to educate herself well enough to earn acceptance into a prestigious university and the unfamiliar world beyond.

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    Woodson, Jacqueline.

    Jacqueline Woodson, one of today's finest writers, tells the moving story of her childhood in mesmerizing verse. Raised in South Carolina and New York, Woodson always felt halfway home in each place. In vivid poems, she shares what it was like to grow up as an African American in the 1960s and 1970s, living with the remnants of Jim Crow and her growing awareness of the Civil Rights movement. Touching and powerful, each poem is both accessible and emotionally charged, each line a glimpse into a child's soul as she searches for her place in the world. Woodson's eloquent poetry also reflects the joy of finding her voice through writing stories, despite the fact that she struggled with reading as a child. Her love of stories inspired her and stayed with her, creating the first sparks of the gifted writer she was to become. Praise for Jacqueline Woodson: Ms. Woodson writes with a sure understanding of the thoughts of young people, offering a poetic, eloquent narrative that is not simply a story . . . but a mature exploration of grown-up issues and self-discovery."-- The New York Times Book Review.

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    A few seconds of radiant filmstrip

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    A few seconds of radiant filmstrip : a memoir of seventh grade

    Brockmeier, Kevin.

    "At age twelve, [the American novelist] Kevin Brockmeier is ready to become a different person: not the boy he has always been--the one who cries too easily and laughs too easily, who lives in an otherland of sparkling daydreams and imaginary catastrophes--but someone else altogether. Over the course of one school year--seventh grade--he sets out in search of himself"--Page 4 of cover.

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    Steve Jobs

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    Steve Jobs

    Isaacson, Walter.

    " Based on more than forty interviews with Jobs conducted over two years--as well as interviews with more than a hundred family members, friends, adversaries, competitors, and colleagues--Walter Isaacson has written a riveting story of the roller-coaster life and searingly intense personality of a creative entrepreneur whose passion for perfection and ferocious drive revolutionized six industries." Provided by publisher.

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    The misadventures of Awkward Black Girl

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    The misadventures of Awkward Black Girl

    Rae, Issa, author.

    "A collection of humorous essays on what it's like to be unabashedly awkward in a world that regards introverts as hapless misfits, and Black as cool ... [from] Issa Rae, the creator of the Shorty Award-winning ... series The Misadventures of Awkward Black Girl"-- Provided by publisher.

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    My beloved world

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    My beloved world

    Sotomayor, Sonia, 1954-

    "An instant American icon--the first Hispanic on the U.S. Supreme Court--tells the story of her life before becoming a judge in an inspiring, surprisingly personal memoir."--Provided by publisher.

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    Sum it up

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    Sum it up : 1,098 victories, a couple of irrelevant losses, and a life in perspective

    Summitt, Pat Head, 1952-

    Pat Summitt, the all-time winningest coach in NCAA basketball history and bestselling author, tells for the first time her story of victory and resilience, as well as facing down her greatest challenge: early-onset Alzheimer's disease.

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    Black man in a white coat

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    Heroic stories

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    Biography today : scientists and inventors series

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    Biography today : scientists and inventors series : profiles of people of interest to young readers

    Features John Bardeen, Sylvia Earle, Dian Fossey, Jane Goodall, Bernadine Healy, Jack Horner, Mathilde Krim, Edwin Land, Louis Leakey, Mary Leakey, Rita Levi-Montalcini, J. Robert Oppenheimer, Albert Sabin, Carl Sagan, James D. Watson.

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    How they croaked

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    How they croaked : the awful ends of the awfully famous

    Bragg, Georgia.

    Shares the sometimes gruesome details of the deaths of nineteen famous historical figures, including King Tut, Pocahontas, George Washington, Edgar Allan Poe, and Marie Curie.

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    The hero project

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    The hero project : 2 teens, 1 notebook, 13 extraordinary interviews

    Hatch, Robert.

    A collection of interviews in which some of the most famous, accomplished people in sports, music, politics, and the arts discuss what motivates them and how they made their dreams come true.

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    My first book of biographies

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    My first book of biographies : great men and women every child should know

    Marzollo, Jean.

    Highlights the contributions in various fields of endeavor of famous men and women from around the world, including Marie Curie, Abraham Lincoln, Rachel Carson, Hokusai, and Martin Luther King.

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    Rad girls can

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    Rad girls can : stories of bold, brave, and brilliant young women

    Schatz, Kate.

    "A . . . collection of stories and art about inspiring and accomplished girls who have made positive impacts on the world before the age of 20. . . Learn about a diverse group of young women who are living rad lives, whether excelling in male-dominated sports like boxing, rock climbing, or skateboarding; speaking out against injustice and discrimination; expressing themselves through dance, writing, and music; or advocating for girls around the world, . . . featuring both contemporary and historical figures"--Provided by publisher.

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