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New YA Non-Fiction April 2014

We’ve got some great new titles  in the YA Non-Fiction section. Here’s just a few:

 

Fourth Down and Inches

Fourth Down and Inches: Concussions and Football’s Make-or-Break Moment

By McClafferty, Carla Killough

“When the 1905 football season ended, nineteen players were dead and countless others were critically injured. The public was outraged. The game had reached a make-or-break moment—fourth down and inches. Coaches, players, fans, and even the president of the United States had one last chance: change football or leave the field.

Football’s defenders managed to move the chains. Rule changes and reforms after 1905 saved the game and cleared the way for it to become America’s most popular sport. But they didn’t fix everything. “

Award-winning author Carla Killough McClafferty takes readers on a bone-crunching journey from football’s origins to the latest research on concussion and traumatic brain injuries in the sport. Fourth Down and Inches features exclusive photography and interviews with scientists, players, and the families of athletes who have literally given everything to the game.  (Amazon)

YA 617.481044MCC and ebook

 

 

 

Imprisoned

Imprisoned: The Betrayal of Japanese Americans during WWII

By Sandler, Martin W.

While Americans fought for freedom and democracy abroad, fear and suspicion towards Japanese Americans swept the country after Japan’s sneak attack on Pearl Harbor. Culling information from extensive, previously unpublished interviews and oral histories with Japanese American survivors of internment camps, Martin W. Sandler gives an in-depth account of their lives before, during their imprisonment, and after their release. Bringing readers inside life in the internment camps and explaining how a country that is built on the ideals of freedom for all could have such a dark mark on its history, this in-depth look at a troubling period of American history sheds light on the prejudices in today’s world and provides the historical context we need to prevent similar abuses of power.

- (McMillan Palgrave)

YA 940.531773 SAN

courage has no color

Courage has no color: the True Story of the Triple Nickles: America’s First Black Paratroopers

By Stone, Tanya Lee

Examines the role of African-Americans in the military through the history of the Triple Nickles, America’s first black paratroopers, who fought against little-known attacks perpetrated on the American West by the Japanese during World War II, and “proved that the color of a man had nothing to do with his ability.” – (Baker & Taylor)

A 2014 YALSA Excellence in Nonfiction Finalist

YA 920.928 STO

 

 

the president has been shot

The President has Been Shot!: The Assassination of John F. Kennedy

By Swanson, James

A dramatic account of the 35th president’s assassination is presented in the author’s signature “you are there” style and imparts the urgent pace and riveting details of key events while sharing informative back matter and archival photos. – (Baker & Taylor)

YA 973.922092 SWA

 

 

 

nazi hunters

The Nazi Hunters: How a Team of Spies and Survivors Captured the World’s Most Notorious Nazi

By Bascomb, Neal

Recounts how, sixteen years after the end of World War II, a team of undercover Israeli agents captured the Nazi war criminal, Adolf Eichmann, in a remote area of Argentina and brought him to trial in Israel for crimes committed during the Holocaust. – (Baker & Taylor)

YA 364.151092 BAS

 

 

 

ocd

Being Me with OCD: How I Learned to Obsess Less and Live My Life

By Dotson, Alison

Part memoir, part self-help for teens, Being Me with OCD tells the story of how obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) dragged the author to rock bottom—and how she found hope, got help, and eventually climbed back to a fuller, happier life. Using anecdotes, self-reflection, guest essays, and thorough research, Dotson explains what OCD is and how readers with OCD can begin to get better. With humor, specific advice, and an inspiring, been-there-beat-that attitude, readers will find the book simultaneously touching and practical.

- (Free Spirit)

YA 616.8522700835 DOT & ebook

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