Sr. High Nonfiction

Life Sucks: How to Deal With The Way Life Is, Was, and Always Will be Unfair

Written by Michael I. Bennett, M.D. and Sarah Bennett Life Sucks provides solid, healthy advice for teens dealing with the complexities of navigating life in the real world. Topics include Friendship, School, Cultural Differences, Bodies, Homes, and Sexuality. Each chapter is structured to include situations, advice, what you really want to do and why you …

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Ordinary Hazards: A Memoir

Written by Nikki Grimes In this memoir, Nikki Grimes talks about her childhood and how while growing up she used writing to help her cope with difficult situations. Her mother suffered from schizophrenia and Grimes was eventually placed in foster care. She goes through childhood separated from her sister but realizes the magic of writing. …

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Torpedoed: The True Story of the World War II Sinking of “The Children’s Ship”

Written by Deborah Heiligman It was so refreshing reading a book about a part of World War II that I was unfamiliar with. I loved how Heiligman located interviews, letters, and news articles of the incident and was able to weave the story to feel like I was hearing the account told by the individuals …

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