New Arrivals · Teen Nonfiction

January 23, 2015
These titles were recently added to the collection of the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County.

The life of Bessie Coleman : first African-American woman pilot

January 22, 2015
Plantz, Connie, author.
Berkeley Heights, NJ : Enslow Publishers, Inc., [2015]
96 pages : portraits ; 24 cm
Originally published: Bessie Coleman. Berkeley Heights, NJ : Enslow Publishers, 2001.
Flying with a purpose -- Growing up southern -- Seeking independence -- Passing the test -- Showing off -- Crashing in California -- Taking charge -- Gambling with death -- Searching for the truth -- Leading the way.

How do video games affect society?

January 21, 2015
Netzley, Patricia D., author.
San Diego, CA : ReferencePoint Press, [2015]
80 pages : color illustrations ; 25 cm.

Fairy tail

January 19, 2015
Mashima, Hiro, 1977-
|3v. 13- : New York : Kodansha Comics.
v. : chiefly ill. ; 19 cm.
Printed in Japanese right to left format.
Del Rey manga.
v. 1. The wicked side of wizardry -- v. 2. The book of secrets -- v. 3. Musical murders -- v. 4. "S" is for screwup -- v. 5. Gray-out -- v. 6. Demon rising -- v. 7. Guild war -- v. 8. Ultimate duel -- v. 9. Fading wizard -- v. 11. When checkmate means death! -- v. 12. The doomsday weapon -- v. 13. The doomsday weapon -- v. 14. The demon's rebirth -- v. 15. A team of dragons -- v. 16. A team of dragons (cont.) -- v. 17. With the lights out, it's less dangerous? -- v. 18. Nirvana rising -- v. 19. Killed by zero -- v. 20. One shall stand! One shall fall! -- v. 21. A parallel world -- v. 22. A royal double-cross -- v. 23. Dragon slaying -- v. 24. Premonitions & promotions -- v. 25. This ain't the SAT! -- v. 26. Master against master -- v. 27. That's the spirit? -- v. 28. Knock on wood -- v. 29. Pawns vs. Grandmaster -- v. 30. The black dragon and the end of fairy tail -- v. 31. Back to square one -- v. 32. An old rivalry rekindled -- v. 33. Defeats and evil portents -- v. 34. Castle crashing -- v. 35. Dragon slayer deathmatch -- v. 36. A dragon king's gruesome coronation -- v. 37. A reckless rescue -- v. 38. And the winner is... v. 39. Return of the dragons -- v. 40. Dragons vs. wizards -- v. 41. Fairy tots -- v. 42. Fight like a demon -- v. 43. Face off -- v. 44. The wrath of Zeref -- v. 45. The gaping maw of hell

Birds of prey

January 19, 2015
Swierczynski, Duane.
New York, NY : DC Comics, c2012-
v. : chiefly col. ill. ; 26 cm.
Originally published in single magazine form.
v. 1. Trouble in mind -- v. 2. Your kiss might kill -- v. 3. A clash of daggers -- v. 4. The cruelest cut -- v. 5. Soul crisis

Uncanny X-Men

January 19, 2015
Bendis, Brian Michael.
New York, NY : Marvel Worldwide, c2014-
v. : chiefly col. ill. ; 26 cm.
Contains material originally published in magazine form.
v. 1. Revolution -- v. 2. Broken -- The good, the bad, the inhuman

Alice in the country of clover. The lizard aide

January 19, 2015
QuinRose (Firm), author.
1 volume (unpaged) : chiefly illustrations (some color) ; 21 cm
Printed in Japanese right to left format.
First published in Japan in 2010 by Ichijinsha Inc., Tokyo.
A new Alice oneshot that focuses on her romance with one-time assassin Gray Ringmarc. Former assassin Gray Ringmarc serves his master Nighmare in the Tower of Clover. Known for his mature personality and kindness to animals, Gray also has a dark side. When Alice is whisked off by an adversary, Gray's inner darkness emerges in a fit of jealousy. Now there will be hell to pay. Can Alice tame his reptilian heart?

Guns and crime

January 19, 2015
Farmington Hills, Mich : Greenhaven Press, a part of Gale/Cengage Learning, [2015]
112 pages ; 24 cm.
Gun crime and violence have declined in recent years / Michael Planty and Jennifer L. Truman -- Many children and teens are killed or injured by guns every year / Children's Defense Fund -- Guns, mental illness, and Newtown / David Kopel -- The solution to gun violence is clear / Fareed Zakaria -- The dishonest gun-control debate / Kevin D. Williamson -- Crime soared with Mass. gun law / Jeff Jacoby -- Stricter gun control would likely lead to more gun violence / Jeffrey Miron -- Gun ownership with stricter controls could reduce gun violence / Jeffrey Goldberg -- Increased civilian gun ownership will not reduce crime / Alex Seitz-Wald -- Face it: guns are here to stay / Trevor Burrus -- Treasure the Second Amendment, but ban assault rifles / Judith Miller -- A ban on assault weapons would not reduce crime / National Rifle Association Institute for Legislative Action (NRA-ILA) -- There is no easy solution to preventing gun violence / Richard A. Epstein.
A compendium of opinion on the issue of guns and crime, including whether more stringent gun control would increase or decrease violence.

Doable : the girls' guide to accomplishing just about anything

January 16, 2015
Reber, Deborah, author.
New York : Simon Pulse ; Hillsboro, Oregon : Beyond Words, 2015.
197 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
The doable way -- Step 1: define your to do -- Step 2: detail the little tasks -- Step 3: defend against obstacles -- Step 4: develop support systems -- Step 5: determine what success looks like -- Step 6: do the work -- Step 7: deal with setbacks -- Step 8: deliver the goods -- How doable became doable.
"Got goals? This empowering guide shows how to tackle your to-dos with confidence and enthusiasm so that you can transform anxiety into accomplishment."--Provided by publisher.

The many faces of Josephine Baker : dancer, singer, activist, spy

January 16, 2015
Caravantes, Peggy, 1935-
Chicago, Illinois : Chicago Review Press, 2015.
195 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm.
"A complete biographical look at the complex life of a world-famous entertainer With determination and audacity, Josephine Baker turned her comic and musical abilities into becoming a worldwide icon of the Jazz Age. The Many Faces of Josephine Baker: Dancer, Singer, Activist, Spy provides the first in-depth portrait of this remarkable woman for young adults. Author Peggy Caravantes follows Baker's life from her childhood in the depths of poverty to her comedic rise in vaudeville and fame in Europe. This lively biography covers her outspoken participation in the U.S. Civil Rights Movement, espionage work for the French Resistance during World War II, and adoption of 12 children--her "rainbow tribe." Also included are informative sidebars on relevant topics such as the 1917 East St. Louis riot, Pullman railway porters, the Charleston, and more. The lush photographs, appendix updating readers on the lives of the rainbow tribe, source notes, and bibliography make this is a must-have resource for any student, Baker fan, or history buff"-- Provided by publisher.

Cyber attack

January 16, 2015
Gitlin, Marty.
Minneapolis, MN : Twenty-First Century Books, [2015]
72 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 22 cm

Exposing torture : centuries of cruelty

January 16, 2015
Marcovitz, Hal.
Minneapolis, MN : Twenty-First Century Books, [2015]
112 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 22 cm
Introduction: pain and suffering -- Cruel and unusual punishment -- Torture endures -- The push for human rights -- Blood on American hands -- Recovering from the wounds of torture -- Blowing the whistle on torture.

Thrift shopping : discovering bargains and hidden treasures

January 16, 2015
Donovan, Sandra, 1967-
Minneapolis : Twenty-First Century Books, [2015]
64 pages : color illustrations ; 24 cm

A list of things that didn't kill me : a memoir

January 15, 2015
Schmidt, Jason, 1972- author.
New York : Farrar Straus Giroux, 2015.
viii, 421 pages ; 22 cm
Jason Schmidt wasn't surprised when he came home one day during his junior year of high school and found his father, Mark, crawling around in a giant pool of blood. Things like that had been happening a lot since Mark had been diagnosed with HIV, three years earlier. Jason's life with Mark was full of secrets--about drugs, crime, and sex. If the straights--people with normal lives--ever found out any of those secrets, the police would come. Jason's home would be torn apart. So the rule, since Jason had been in preschool, was never to tell the straights anything. A List of Things That Didn't Kill Me is a funny, disturbing memoir full of brutal insights and unexpected wit that explores the question: How do you find your moral center in a world that doesn't seem to have one?

Transformers vs. G.I. Joe

January 14, 2015
Scioli, Tom, author.
California : IDW publishing, [2014]-
volumes : chiefly color illustrations ; 26 cm
Earth makes contact with an alien race, and G.I. Joe is on the front lines of first contact! But when the Transformers arrive, well, let's just say you've never seen Transformers or G.I. Joe like this!

Bullied kids speak out : we survived--how you can too

January 12, 2015
Blanco, Jodee, 1964-
Avon, Massachusetts : Adams Media, [2015]
206 pages ; 22 cm
Includes index.
Ethan -- Taylor -- Cameron -- Brianna -- Zach -- Aamina -- Trinity -- Joshua -- Tiffany -- Autumn -- Hunter -- Riley -- Aaron -- Gemma -- Gabe -- Connor -- Savannah.
Collects personal accounts from teenagers who have been bullied and describes how each person found the courage to stand up to their bullies and reclaim their lives.


January 12, 2015
Farmington Hills, Mich. : Greenhaven Press, a part of Gale, Cengage Learning, [2015]
236 pages : illustrations, map ; 24 cm.
What are security issues in Afghanistan? The United States needs to reach a negotiated settlement with the Taliban / Stephen Biddle -- Talks with the Taliban: first failure, then humiliation / Isaac Chotiner -- The United States should completely withdraw forces from Afghanistan / Ivan Eland -- The United States should retain troops in Afghanistan / Lisa Curtis -- Iran is central to solving the Afghan conflict / Aaron Ellis -- The Saudi-Iranian rivalry is central to the Afghan conflict / Shahrbanou Tadjbakhsh -- What issues confront Afghan democracy? Banyan: not a pleasant prospect / The Economist -- Afghanistan's culture does not support democracy / Thomas H. Johnson as told to Greg Bruno -- The growth of media shows progress in Afghan democracy / Associated Press -- US policy is responsible for high levels of corruption in Afghanistan / Anthony H. Cordesman -- Afghan officials are responsible for high levels of corruption in Afghanistan / Brian Cloughley -- U.S. to temper stance on Afghan corruption / Greg Jaffe -- Taliban preys on Afghanistan's corrupt police force / Brian Brady -- What are economic issues in Afghanistan? The Afghan war is driven by desire for Afghanistan's mineral resources / Michel Chossudovsky -- The Afghan war is not driven by desire for resources / Daily Bell -- Afghanistan needs to transition from opium to other crops / Alfred McCoy -- Poppies for pain relief / Charli Carpenter -- Afghanistan is making substantial economic progress / J. Alexander Thier as told to Jayshree Bajoria -- Afghanistan's economy continues to struggle as a result of war / Gopal Ratnam -- What is the human rights situation in Afghanistan? Western presence has improved the situation for women in Afghanistan / Tracy McVeigh -- Women's rights in Afghanistan depends on where one lives / Stuart Whatley -- US presence has hurt women in Afghanistan / Bretigne Shaffer -- Drone strikes are an unethical violation of human rights / Conor Friedersdorf -- Drone strikes are an ethical response to terrorism / David Aaronovitch.
Provides readers with opposing viewpoints on the issue of postwar reconstruction in Afghanistan.

Domestic terrorism

January 12, 2015
Farmington Hills, Mich. : Greenhaven Press, a part of Gale, Cengage Learning, [2015]
230 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
How should the domestic terrorism threat be assessed or defined? Homegrown terror isn't just Islamist / Risa Brooks -- The definition of domestic terrorism is too broad / Ms. Smith -- There are many misconceptions about the threat of domestic terrorism / Jack Levin -- Domestic terrorism is a persistent threat in the United States / Scott Stewart -- The threat of domestic terrorism is often overlooked / Daryl Johnson -- What groups present the greatest risk of domestic terrorism? Islamic radicalization is a danger to US security / Melvin Bledsoe -- The threat of Islamic radicalization has been exaggerated / Faiza Patel -- Growing threat of extreme right-wing violence / Peter Bergen and Jennifer Rowland -- Right-wing extremists should not be classified as a major threat to US security / Jonah Goldberg -- Lone-wolf terrorism is a growing threat / Jim Kouri -- The threat of the lone-wolf terrorist is exaggerated / Scott Stewart -- How might the threat of domestic terrorism be averted or prevented? Profiling would help identify potential domestic terrorists / Tim Sorrick -- Profiling is a flawed counterterrorism policy / Elizabeth Goitein and Faiza Patel -- Empowering communities and local law enforcement is essential to counterterrorism efforts / Janet napolitano -- Better outreach to the American Muslim community should improve counterterrorism efforts / Toni Johnson -- Confronting prejudice and hate speech is key to addressing the domestic terrorism threat / Kenneth Robinson -- How should domestic terrorism be treated? Why should I care that no one's reading Dzhokar Tsarnaev his Miranda rights? / Emily Bazelon -- Domestic terrorism suspects should be interrogated before being read their Miranda rights / Daniel Greenfield -- Domestic terrorists should be prosecuted in civilian courts / Melanie Getreuer -- Boston bomber acted as "enemy combatant" / Michael M. Rosen -- Different standards should not be applied to different kinds of domestic terrorists / Jill Filipovic -- Domestic terrorists should be charged with treason / Lauren Prunty.
Provides readers with opposing viewpoints on the subject of domestic terrorism.

The Flash

January 9, 2015
Manapul, Francis.
New York : DC Comics, c2012-
v. : chiefly col. ill. ; 26 cm.
Originally published in single magazine form.
v. 1. Move forward -- v. 2. Rogues revolution -- v. 3. Gorilla warfare -- v. 4. Reverse
Struck by a bolt of lightning and doused in chemicals, Central City Police scientist Barry Allen was transformed into the Fastest Man Alive. But there are some things even the Flash can't outrun. After years spent on the hunt for vengeance, one of the Flash's oldest friends has returned, with new enemies hot on his trail-- an unstoppable mob that seems to grow quicker than the Flash can stop them. In the supermax prison called Iron heights, the Flash's most dangerous enemy plans his escape, dreams of revenge, and prepares to put the Flash on ice for good-- driven by a personal grudge the Flash can't see coming. And deep within the Flash himself, incredible new powers are ready to be unleashed-- unforeseen, unexplored abilities fueled by the same Speed Force that makes the Flash run, and which could be his greatest weapon-- or worst nightmare.

Green Lantern Corps

January 9, 2015
Tomasi, Peter.
New York : DC Comics, c2012-
v. : chiefly col. ill. ; 26 cm.
Originally published in single magazine.
v. 1. Fearsome -- v. 2. Alpha war -- v. 3. Willpower -- v. 4. Rebuild -- v. 5. Uprising

The amazing Spider-Man

January 9, 2015
Slott, Dan.
New York, NY : Marvel Worldwide, 2014-
volumes : chiefly color illustrations ; 26 cm
Contains material originally published in magazine form.
v. 1. The Parker luck -- v. 1.1. Learning to crawl -- v. 2. Spider-verse prelude

Place hacking : venturing off limits

January 9, 2015
Rosen, Michael J., 1954-
Minneapolis : Twenty-First Century Books, [2015]
72 pages : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 26 cm

Running dry : the global water crisis

January 9, 2015
Kallen, Stuart A., 1955-
Minneapolis : Twenty-First Century Books, 2015.
64 pages : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 24 cm

Meteor Men

January 7, 2015
Parker, Jeff, 1966- author.
Portland, OR : Oni Press, Inc., 2014.
133 pages : chiefly color illustrations ; 23 cm
On a summer night, Alden Baylor sits in a field watching the largest meteor shower in human history. What begins as teenage adventure becomes something more - the celestial event brings travelers who will change the world completely, and Alden discovers a connection to one of them. How does a young man who had to grow up fast handle the invasion of his planet? Can Alden keep humanity from oblivion? From writer Jeff Parker (Aquaman, Hulk) and artist Sandy Jarrell (Batman '66) comes this story of adolescence, friendship, and hard decisions."


January 2, 2015
Waid, Mark, 1962-
New York, N.Y. : Marvel Worldwide, c2012-
v. : chiefly col. ill. ; 26 cm.
Contains material originally published in magazine form.

G.I. Joe, America's elite : disavowed

January 2, 2015
Casey, Joe.
San Diego, California : IDW, c2013-
v. : chielfy col. ill. ; 26 cm.
Originally published by Devil's Due in 2006.

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