New Arrivals · Teen Nonfiction

March 20, 2018
These titles were recently added to the collection of the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County.


March 19, 2018
Matsumoto, Taiyō, 1967-
San Francisco, CA : VIZ Media, LLC, c2013-
v. : chiefly ill. (some color) ; 22 cm.
v. 1. First serialized in Japanese in IKKI, February, March, April, May, June and July 2011 -- v. 2. First serialized in Japanese in IKKI, October, November, December 2011; January, February, and March 2012 -- v. 3. First serialized in Japanese in IKKI, July, August, September, October and November 2012 -- v. 5. First serialized in Japanese in IKKI, December 2013; January, February, March, April and May 2014
Printed in Japanese right to left format.

The young champion's mind : how to think, train, and thrive like an elite athlete

March 19, 2018
Afremow, James A., author.
New York, NY : Rodale Kids, [2018]
xii, 212 pages ; 23 cm
Award-winning coach and sports psychologist Jim Afremow has helped everyone from Olympians to professional athletes train their mind, body, and spirit. Now, in this new young adult edition of his highly praised The Champion s Mind, Dr. Afremow is helping student athletes do and feel their best.

Claiming my place : coming of age in the shadow of the Holocaust

March 16, 2018
Price, Planaria J., author.
xvi, 250 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates ; 24 cm
The true story of a young Jewish woman who survived the Holocaust by escaping to Nazi Germany and hiding in plain sight.

My shot : balancing it all and standing tall

March 16, 2018
Donne, Elena Delle, author.
New York : Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers, [2018]
xv, 253 pages ; 22 cm
Foul trouble. Home -- Growing up in basketball -- High school star -- Free throw champion -- Time off -- Senior year -- Burnout -- Rebound. The hardest summer of my life -- Lyme disease -- Volleyball -- Basketball, take two -- Lyme disease, take two -- Elena international -- China -- Vocal leadership -- NCAA tournament debut -- Seize every moment -- Saying good-bye -- Forward. WNBA draft -- Moving to Chicago -- Toss out your expectations and make goals -- Living and playing differently -- Rest, refocus, and rediscover your passion -- Making sense of loss -- WNBA play-offs -- Building strength -- Lead with confidence -- Attitude is everything -- Comeback kid -- Make adjustments -- WNBA finals -- Slam dunk. Demand excellence -- You're a firework -- MVP award -- Radiate magic -- Be yourself -- Engagement -- Rio -- Gold medal game -- In an instant -- Bad things will happen -- Shake-up -- Take a risk -- The mystics.
The professional basketball player and 2016 Olympic gold medalist shares her inspirational story of overcoming the challenges of competitive sports through balancing hard work and the support of family.

The devil is a part-timer!

March 15, 2018
Wagahara, Satoshi, author.
New York, NY : Yen Press, 2015-
volumes : chiefly illustrations ; 19 cm
Printed in Japanese right to left format.
First published in Japan in 2012 by Kadokawa Corporation, Tokyo.
v. 1. It's tough being evil -- v. 2. Old friends, new enemies! -- v. 3. Speak of the devil, and he'll fry you a burger! -- v. 4. This complication wears a kimono! -- v. 5. Angel vs. devil, franchise vs. franchise!
This comical tale of a demon-lord-turned-fry-slinger follows the daily travails of (former) Devil King Sadao Maou and his general Shiro Ashiya as they navigate the complexities of life in modern-day Tokyo.

How science works : the facts visually explained

March 14, 2018
255 pages : color illustrations ; 24 cm.
Subtitle from cover.
Includes index.


March 14, 2018
Lim, Sung, author.
San Antonio, Texas : Antarctic Press, 2017.
1 volume (unpaged) : chiefly color illustrations ; 26 cm
Originally published as a webcomic.
Manwha manga.
In Unboy, video games are real. Some time ago, a legendary gamer scattered numerous cards imbued with special gaming powers across the globe. Today, players compete with one another in no-holds-barred duels to collect them all. For whoever collects the entire deck will have their greatest wish granted. Chan, a good-natured 13 year-old boy, dreams of challenging the strongest gamers in the world. During a duel with Jin, a ruthless player with a dark past, a new challenger approaches. Now Chan and Jin must work together, or it's game over for both of them!

Coco Chanel : pearls, perfume, and the little black dress

March 13, 2018
Rubin, Susan Goldman, author.
New York : Abrams Books for Young Readers, 2018.
viii, 133 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 22 cm
"Award-winning author Susan Goldman Rubin introduces readers to the most well-known fashion designer in the world, Coco Chanel. Beginning with the difficult years Chanel spent in an orphanage, Goldman Rubin traces Coco's development as a designer and demonstrates how her determination to be independent helped her gain worldwide recognition. Coco Chanel focuses on the obstacles Chanel faced as a financially independent woman in an era when women were expected to marry; as well as her fierce competition with the Italian fashion designer Elsa Schiaparelli; and some of her most memorable firsts for the fashion industry, including the little black dress, the quilted purse with gold chain, and the perfume Chanel No. 5. The book includes a bibliography, a list of where to see her work, and an index."--Provided by publisher.

Brazen : rebel ladies who rocked the world

March 13, 2018
Bagieu, Pénélope, author, illustrator.
New York : First Second, an imprint of Roaring Book Press, 2018.
291 pages : chiefly color illustrations ; 23 cm
"Originally published in French by Gallimard in 2016 as Culottées: Des femmes qui ne font que ce quʹelles veulent, tome I and in 2017 as Culottées: Des femmes qui ne font que ce quʹelles veulent, tome II"--Colophon.
Clementine Delait, Bearded lady -- Nzinga, Queen of Ndongo and Matamba -- Margaret Hamilton, Terrifying actress -- Las Mariposas, Rebel sisters -- Josephina van Gorkum, Obstinate lover -- Loxen, Warrior and shaman -- Annette Kellerman, Mermaid -- Delia Akeley, Explorer -- Josephine Baker, Dancer, French Revolution Resistance Fighter, Matriarch -- Tove Jansson, Painter, creator of Trolls -- Agnodice, Gynecologist -- Leymah Gbowee, Social worker -- Giorgina Reid, Lighthouse keeper -- Christine Jorgensen, Reluctant celebrity -- Temple Grandin, Animal whisperer -- Sonita Alizadeh, Rapper -- Cheryl Bridges, Athlete -- Therésè Clerc, Utopian realist -- Betty Davis, Singer-songwriter -- Nellie Bly, Journalist -- The Shaggs, Rock stars -- Katia Krafft, Volcanologist -- Jesseyln Radack, Lawyer -- Hedy Lamarr, Actress and inventor -- Naziq al-Abid, Activist aristocrat -- Frances Glessner Lee, Crime miniaturist -- Mae Jemison, Astronaut -- Peggy Guggenheim, Lover of modern art.
With her characteristic wit and dazzling drawings, celebrated graphic novelist Penelope Bagieu profiles the lives of these feisty female role models, some world famous, some little known. From Nellie Bly to Mae Jemison or Josephine Baker to Naziq al-Abid, the stories in this comic biography are sure to inspire the next generation of rebel ladies.

The story of Saiunkoku

March 12, 2018
Yukino, Sai.
San Francisco : Viz Media, [2010]-
v. : chiefly ill. ; 19 cm.
Published in Japanese back to front format.
First published in Japan in 2006 by Kadokawa Shoten.

Batgirl : Stephanie Brown

March 8, 2018
Miller, Bryan Q., author.
Burbank, CA : DC Comics, [2017]-
volumes : chiefly color illustrations ; 26 cm
Originally published in single magazine form.
v. 1. Collects Batgirl 1-12 -- v. 2. Collects Batgirl 13-24, Bruce Wayne: The Road Home: Batgirl 1, Batman Incorporated: Leviathan Strikes! 1

All-star Batman

March 8, 2018
Snyder, Scott, author.
Burbank, CA : DC Comics, [2017]-
volumes : chiefly color illustrations ; 26 cm.
Originally published in single magazine form.
Artist vary between volumes.
v. 1. My own worst enemy -- v. 2. Ends of the Earth

I have the right to : a high school survivor's story of sexual assault, justice, and hope

March 8, 2018
Prout, Chessy, author.
404 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
The numbers are staggering: nearly one in five girls ages fourteen to seventeen have been the victim of a sexual assault or attempted sexual assault. This is the true story of one of those girls. In 2014, Prout was a freshman at St. Paul's School, a prestigious boarding school in New Hampshire, when a senior boy sexually assaulted her as part of a ritualized game of conquest. She reported her assault to the police and testified against her attacker in court. In the face of unexpected backlash from her once-trusted school community, she shed her anonymity to help other survivors find their voice.

The boy who carried bricks

March 8, 2018
Carter, Alton, author.
Oklahoma City : The RoadRunner Press, 2015.
179 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Abandoned by his father, neglected by his mother, and shuttled between foster homes and a boys' ranch, a young African-American man refuses to succumb to the fate that the world says should be his. Told by the man who lived it.

Develop fusion energy

March 8, 2018
Hulick, Kathryn, author.
80 pages : color illustrations ; 24 cm.
Inside the sun and all stars, atoms slam together and fuse, generating lots of energy. Here on Earth, fusion has the potential to fuel human civilization without worsening climate change or polluting the environment. But building a star on Earth is a huge engineering challenge. Scientists are working on a variety of different devices that they hope will one day provide fusion energy.

Global access to clean water

March 8, 2018
Kallen, Stuart A., 1955- author.
San Diego, CA : ReferencePoint Press, Inc., 2018.
80 pages : color illustrations ; 24 cm.
Clean water in a dirty world -- How clean water is provided -- Pollution, waste, and drought -- Transforming seawater to freshwater -- Recycling wastewater -- Transporting water.
Freshwater makes up only one percent of all water on Earth but rivers, lakes, and aquifers are under threat from pollution, drought, and overuse. This book covers the cutting-edge research of scientists and engineers who are developing new techniques for desalination, wastewater recycling, and other technologies meant guarantee humanity s freshwater needs in the future.

Boruto : Naruto next generations

March 7, 2018
Kodachi, Ukyo, 1979- author.
San Francisco, CA : Viz Media, LLC, 2016-
volumes (unpaged) : chiefly illustrations ; 19 cm.
Printed in Japanese right to left format.
"First published in Japan in 2016 by Shueisha Inc., Tokyo."--T.p. verso.
v. 1. Uzumaki Boruto!! -- v. 2. Stupid old Man! -- v. 3. My story!!

Right on track : run, race, believe

March 7, 2018
Richards-Ross, Sanya, author.
Grand Rapids, Michigan : Zondervan, [2017]
218 pages ; 22 cm
"Track and field champion Sanya Richards-Ross knows what it takes to achieve the impossible. With multiple Olympic gold medals and World Championship accolades, Sanya has long been a role model for young runners around the world. In her first-ever book for young adults, Sanya shares her advice and wisdom when it comes to chasing your dreams. Filled with hands-on success strategies and personal anecdotes, Right on Track: Run, Race, Believe will help readers face wins and losses with grace, strength, and faith. With chapters discussing setting goals, staying focused on the finish line, and being true to yourself, this book is perfect for teens and graduates. Empowering and inspiring, Right on Track encourages teens to dream big and take the ups and downs of life in stride."

Total teen : Tracy Anderson's guide to health, happiness, and ruling your world

March 7, 2018
Anderson, Tracy, author.
xix, 220 pages : color illustrations ; 24 cm
Includes index.
Connect -- Eat -- Move -- Appendix -- Vocabulary.
Fitness pioneer Tracy Anderson presents a guide to help teenagers to be their best physically, mentally, and emotionally

Big pharma and drug pricing

March 7, 2018
New York : Greenhaven Publishing, 2018.
208 pages ; 23 cm.
What are the ethics behind charging astronomical prices for prescription drugs? -- The ethics of pharmaceutical benefit management are blurry / Stephan L. Burton, Lauren Randel, Karen Titlow, and Ezekiel J. Emanuel -- Americans spend more on prescriptions than most other countries / Steve Morgan and Jae Kennedy -- Nothing stops drug companies from charging the highest market price / AARP -- Encouraging competition is the answer to affordable pharmaceuticals / Charles L. Hooper and David R. Henderson -- Prescription demand is why Americans pay so much for drugs / Valerie Paris -- Will we see legislative changes to the way drugs are priced? -- Government reforms can address consumer concerns / Rachel Sachs -- Big pharma has too much influence over politicians / Mike Ludwig -- Transparency bills are the key to lowering drug prices / Michael Ollove -- It's time to rein in exorbitant pharmaceutical prices / Rafi Mohammed -- The government doesn't deserve the blame for high drug prices / David Blumenthal, M.D. and David Squires -- Pharma companies game the system to keep drugs expensive / Erin Fox.
Americans pay among the highest prices for prescription drugs, thanks to government legislation and the powerful pharmaceutical lobbies. The effect has been disastrous, with many citizens obtaining cheaper medicine from Canada, and others forgoing it altogether at the risk of their health. These crippling prices are set by "big pharma," at the insistence of those who support free trade. Consumers call the pharmaceutical companies greedy and selfish, but these companies also enact change, through scientific research, curing of diseases, and community outreach. What is the answer to this complex issue? Readers will learn about the conflicts and potential solutions in this compelling volume.

Hacking and freedom of information

March 7, 2018
208 pages ; 23 cm.
The importance of opposing viewpoints -- Introduction -- Why is hacking a concern? -- Cyber espionage is changing the shape of modern warfare / Dana Rubenstein --Our medical data is vulnerable to compromise / David Schultz -- How much does cybercrime cost us? / Peter Maass and Megha Rajagopalan -- It is essential to protect systems against hackers / G.C. Eric Brumfield --How does hacking affect the political process? -- The 2016 election tampering was an attack on democracy / Richard Forno -- Hacktivists and whistleblowers are an emerging hybrid threat / Jakub Simek -- Hacking emails is not the same as whistleblowing / Jonathan Zittrain -- Even the perception of voting fraud can be difficult to counteract / Ben Buchanan and Michael Sulmeyer -- The United States has used hacking as an excuse to subvert democracy / Andre Damon --Are hackers criminals? -- All hackers are not created equal / Haylee -- Hacker organizations are contributing to society / Sebastian Kubitschko -- Hackers very often wear gray hats / Roderick S. Graham -- Penalties for hacking should be reformed / Sangkyo Oh and Kyungho Lee -- Civic hacking is key for contemporary creativity / Tanya Snook --Does the Freedom of Information Act provide sufficient government transparency? -- Public access to government documents must be improved / Ginger McCall -- The FOIA has excessive accessibility failures / ProPublica -- We have to keep fighting for freedom of information / David L. Hudson Jr. -- Freedom of information is being used as a tool for harassment / Jack Payne -- Citizens need easy FOIA access to "Watch the Watchers" / Stephan Neidenbach -- Periodical and Internet sources bibliography -- For further discussion -- Organizations to contact -- Bibliography of books -- Index.
We know there are white hat hackers and black hat hackers, but what about the gray area in between? Some hackers consider themselves activists and have justified their cyberattacks on media, political figures, universities, and even governments as a search for truth. Is information indeed free in a democracy? Does uncovering secrets that the public may have a right to know justify security breaches? Are WikiLeaks and the Anonymous group providing an important service to citizens, or are they traitors? Through a progression of authoritative viewpoints, readers will learn that there are no easy answers to this debate.

Identity politics

March 7, 2018
216 pages ; 23 cm.
How has identity politics historically shaped policy and law? -- All politics is identity politics / Matthew Yglesias -- Compassion is more useful then identity politics / Jamie Heckert -- Identity politics has become a zero-sum game / Joan D. Mandle -- White nationalism is a powerful political force / Ned Resnikoff -- White nationalism is becoming more accepted in the United States / Alexis Terrazas, Atticus Morris -- How has identity politics incorporated or ignored intersectionality? -- There are psychological consequences to identity politics / Beverly Amsel -- Identity politics is a good thing that can be destructive when used to exclude / Julia Serano -- Intersectionality can be left out of identity politics / Hugh Ryan -- White privilege has led to a stronger alt-right movement / Maria Murriel -- We need a new approach to discussing religion / Daniel Trilling -- How has identity politics ignored other useful ways of political organizing? -- Identity is socially constructed to maintain state power / Ramona -- Identity politics is an important modern political movement / Jason Blakely -- Class should be an integral part of identity politics / Fred Mazelis -- Identity politics has eroded free speech / Richard L. Cravatts -- We need a Marxist identity politics / Albert L. Terry, III -- How can identity politics become a more useful political organizing tool in the future? -- Leftist identity politics shares much in common with White Supremacy / Ben Debney -- Identity politics is not working / Douglas Williams -- Identity politics is part of the American experience / Ron Daniels -- The Women's March exemplifies the power of identity politics / M. J. Kaplan -- The end of identity politics is near / Victor Davis Hanson -- A political revolution is coming / Michael Lind.
In an age of divisiveness, perhaps more than America has seen in decades, identity politics has taken its share of the blame. Those who have cheered on progressive ideology often write off detractors as racists, homophobes, and misogynists. And those who rail against political correctness often feel their own voices are not being heard or, worse, are being censored. Do identity politics come at a cost to national empathy and unity? Or do they reflect and address legitimate discrimination? Through multiple perspectives, readers will learn why this topic has become a hot button issue.

Online filter bubbles

March 7, 2018
205 pages ; 23 cm.
How personalized is our online world? -- Media habits can polarize political views / Amy Mitchell, Jeffrey Gottfried, Jocelyn Kiley, Katerina Eva Matsa -- Social algorithms act as ideological filters / David Lazer -- Confirmation bias allows the spread of misinformation online / Walter Quattrociocchi -- Filter bubbles are a threat to democracies / Engin Bozdag, Jeroen van den Hoeven -- How do online filter bubbles affect the information we consume? -- We can burst our own filter bubbles / Sidharth Sreekumar -- Misinformation was widely circulated during the 2016 Presidential election / Claire Wardle -- Filter bubbles are not the media's real problem / Bharat N. Anand -- The Internet fuels conflict and threatens democracy / Vyacheslav Polonski -- How do online filter bubbles affect the choices we make? -- Intense emotions fuel the spread of suspicious thinking / Kim Mortimer -- Beware the dark side of Internet personalization / Cory Doctorow -- Media education is a tenet of democratic education / Jeremy Stoddard -- Online filter bubbles may impact our votes / Dominic DiFranzo, Kristine Gloria-Garcia -- Is there hope of bursting online filter bubbles? -- Employ critical thinking to detect false stories / Nsikan Akpan -- There is no need to be concerned about online filter bubbles / Frederik J. Zuiderveen Borgesius, Damian Trilling, Judith Möller, Balázs Bodó, Claes H. de Vreese, Natali Helberger -- The Internet offers a host of content outside our bubbles / Jonathan Stray -- Technology can save us from lies online / Filippo Menczer -- Online content should be personalized in an entirely different way / Jonathan Stray.
Every time we check our feeds we create safety bubbles around ourselves. Thanks to technological algorithms, we are living an increasingly narrow existence, one in which the news we read, the products we purchase, and the people we interact with are tailor-made for each of us. We might feel informed and comfortable, but we are isolating ourselves from anything outside our bubble? Are online filters just an efficient way to connect, or do they spell the end of democracy? Anyone who reads this book will understand the potential dangers of a society whose assumptions are never challenged.

Western democracy at risk

March 7, 2018
New York : Greenhaven Publishing, [2018]
208 pages ; 23 cm.
Is democracy too demanding for today's citizens? -- Citizens United has damaged US democracy / Liz Kennedy -- Higher taxes on the wealthy would violate constitutional property rights / James A. Dorn -- Smaller governments require less-informed citizens / Bruce Thornton -- Uninformed voters weaken democracy / Ilya Somin -- The US system of government virtually guarantees low voter turnout / Eric Black -- Can Western democracies withstand the recent trend toward authoritarianism? -- The ability for anyone to become president is one of democracy's greatest weaknesses / Hans-Hermann Hoppe -- The Democrats lost in 2016 because they did not represent the working class / Josh Hollands -- The Founders believed education was central to the government they had created / Alan Taylor -- Populism may not be what you think it is / John Emerson -- Democracy in the west is not as robust as most people believe / Roberto Stefan Foa and Yascha Mounk -- Does the US system of representation preclude a true democracy? -- The United States is not and was never intended to be a democracy / Matt Peppe -- Real democracy takes active participation on the part of citizens / Camilla Hansen --- We need to return the power of government to the people / Jeffrey Fuller -- The US Senate gives citizens in states with small populations an unfair advantage / Corey Robin -- We're stuck with a lousy system / Andrew Prokop -- What does the future hold for Western democracy? -- Democracies are healthier with educated citizens / Cindy Miller -- To be successful, you need more than knowledge / Michael Schrage -- The media does not make up fake news, but it does have biases / Eric R. Mandel -- The death of honesty could mean the death of democracy / William Damon -- Weakness of democracy in the West weakens democratic progress worldwide / Carl Gershman.
America's founding principles have long been held up as model of success to the rest of the world. Somewhat suddenly however, these principles don't seem as solid as they once did. Globalization has created economic growth, but has also widened the gap between rich and poor. A rising conflict between multiculturalism and nationalism has fragmented western populations and caused a surge of nativism. Fake news and filters undermine free speech and a free press. Political parties have fragmented, and election tampering is a valid concern. The viewpoints in this resource address the current state of western democracy.

The fifth estate : extreme viewpoints from alternative media

March 7, 2018
New York : Greenhaven Publishing, 2018.
200 pages ; 23 cm.
What potential does alternative media have to influence society? -- Google's safe browsing list is censoring alternative media / Christof Lehmann -- WikiLeaks may have influenced the presidential election / Mary Louise Kelly -- "Principled Leaking" might rightly lead to extended censorship and data surveillance / Päivikki Karhula -- Hacktivists are hacking for a cause / Jenni Bergal -- How does alternative media enable extremist civil conflict? -- The language of moral panic: "Radicalization" vs. "Extremism" / Ben Debney -- Alternative narratives can counter extremist messaging / Ed Husain -- The media has been complicit in the rise of ISIS and other extremist groups / Bouthania Shaaban -- When it comes to news, what sells matters / Reuters Instititue for the Study of Journalism -- How does technology help alternative media? -- Restrictions on media undermine democracy / Barbara Unmüßig -- Human rights are at stake on the Internet / Hamza Ben Mehrez -- Cyberterrorism is on the rise / Fawzia Cassim -- Satellite broadcasts can circumvent national controls around the world / Naomi Sakr -- Censoring information on the Internet has harmful effects on a society / Haiping Zheng -- Is it advantageous to utilize alternative media? -- New media is broadening its scope / Denise Robbins -- Free speech is at risk / Jim Sleeper -- The tendency to self-censure limits digital media / SARTRE -- Alternative media has taken over "Fake News" / Maggie Hennefeld -- Satire has risen up to become a legitimate news source / Sophia A. McClennen.
The influence of what is known as The Fifth Estate, which is viewpoints and journalism generated outside of the mainstream press, has risen thanks to the emergence of blogs and social media. How effective are these alternate sources in raising public consciousness, changing government policy, and stirring grassroots movements? Are they held to the same standards as mainstream journalism? In this age of fake news, WikiLeaks, and the president's so-called war on the press, readers will find the varied and provocative viewpoints that are explained in this book incredibly relevant and enlightening.

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