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    • Stressed out! for teens : how to be calm, confident, and focused
      Stressed out! for teens : how to be calm, confident, and focused
      Dr. Ben Bernstein.
      Outlines principles for success that teenagers can use to manage stress and pursue goals, sharing recommendations for tapping creative energies and enabling positive interactions in all areas of life.
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    • Unbroken : an Olympian's journey from airman to castaway to captive
      Unbroken : an Olympian's journey from airman to castaway to captive
      Laura Hillenbrand.
      On a May afternoon in 1943, an American military plane crashed into the Pacific Ocean and disappeared, leaving only a spray of debris and a slick of oil, gasoline, and blood. Then, on the ocean surface, a face appeared. It was that of a young lieutenant, the plane's bombardier, who was struggling to a life raft and pulling himself aboard. So began one of the most extraordinary sagas of the Second World War. The lieutenant's name was Louis Zamperini. As a boy, he had been a clever delinquent, breaking into houses, brawling, and stealing. As a teenager, he had channeled his defiance into running, discovering a supreme talent that carried him to the Berlin Olympics. But when war came, the athlete became an airman, embarking on a journey that led to his doomed flight, a tiny raft, and a drift into the unknown. Ahead of Zamperini lay thousands of miles of open ocean, leaping sharks, a sinking raft, thirst and starvation, enemy aircraft, and, beyond, a trial even greater. Driven to the limits of endurance, Zamperini would respond to desperation with ingenuity, suffering with hope and humor, brutality with rebellion. His fate, whether triumph or tragedy, would hang on the fraying wire of his will.
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    • The short and tragic life of Robert Peace : a brilliant young man who left Newark for the Ivy League
      The short and tragic life of Robert Peace : a brilliant young man who left Newark for the Ivy League
      Jeff Hobbs.
      Peace was a talented young African-American man who escaped the slums of Newark for Yale University, only to succumb to the dangers of the streets -- and of one's own nature -- when he returned home. When Hobbs arrived at Yale University, he became fast friends with Peace, his college roommate for four years. Peace's life was rough from the beginning in the crime-ridden streets of Newark in the 1980s, and he carried with him the difficult dual nature of his existence, "fronting" in Yale and at home. Through an honest rendering of Peace's relationships, Hobbs examines the collision of two fiercely insular worlds.
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    • The Salem witch trials
    • 50 Cent : hip-hop mogul
      50 Cent : hip-hop mogul
      Jeff Burlingame.
      "In this biography of Hip-Hop mogul 50 Cent, learn about the struggles the star went through, including selling crack cocaine and being shot nine times"-- Provided by publisher.
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    • Eminem : hip-hop mogul
      Eminem : hip-hop mogul
      Jeff Burlingame.
      "In this biography of Hip-Hop mogul Eminem, learn everything from his early childhood struggles in Detroit to his controversial lyrics that have made him one of the best-selling artists of all-time"-- Provided by publisher.
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    • Ludacris : hip-hop mogul
      Ludacris : hip-hop mogul
      John Albert Torres.
      "In this biography of Hip-Hop mogul Ludacris, read everything about him from his life-changing internship at a radio station to his rise to fame as a rapper and movie star"-- Provided by publisher.
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    • Stick Man's really bad day
      Stick Man's really bad day
      by Steve Mockus
      "Stick man is the guy you see around town, but don't really know very well. He seems nice. He gives up his seat at the front of the bus for those in greater need. He throws his litter away in the proper trash receptacle. He even indicates when it's safe to cross the street. He also helpfully demonstrates, by way of warning and at great personal peril, what happens if you don't mind the subway gap, stray too close to the cliff's edge, slip on a wet floor, and improperly operate a forklift. He has terrible luck. If something can go wrong, it probably will for him. But he also seems to have amazing recuperative powers, and he never gives up, no matter what mishap may befall him next. This book illustrates a day in the life of Stick Man using images derived from real signs from around the world. Everyone has days when nothing goes right, and everything just seems to get worse. But Stick Man's adventures show both what a really bad day looks like, and that in the end it's never quite as bad as it may seem."--Introduction.
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