May 2016 : New Teen Nonfiction


  • Anderson, M T
    Symphony For The City Of The Dead : Dmitri Shostakovich And The Siege Of Leningrad
    In September 1941, Adolf Hitler’s Wehrmacht surrounded Leningrad in what was to become one of the longest and most destructive sieges in Western history — almost three years of bombardment and starvation that culminated in the harsh winter of 1943-1944. More than a million citizens perished. Survivors recall corpses littering the frozen streets, their relatives having neither the means nor the strength to bury them. Residents burned books, furniture, and floorboards to keep warm. They ate family pets and — eventually — one another to stay alive. Trapped between the Nazi invading force and the Soviet government itself was composer Dmitri Shostakovich, who would write a symphony that roused, rallied, eulogized, and commemorated his fellow citizens — the Leningrad Symphony, which came to occupy a surprising place of prominence in the eventual Allied victory. This is the true story of a city under siege: the triumph of bravery and defiance in the face of terrifying odds. It is also a look at the power and layered meaning of music in beleaguered lives.


  • Higgins, Nadia Abushanab
    Feminism : Reinventing The F Word
    Presents a history of feminism, discussing the three waves of the movement and the issues that feminism addresses, including such topics as reproductive rights, domestic violence, income inequality, and body image.


  • Mcallister, Jenn
    Really Professional Internet Person
    “Jenn McAllister, better known as Jennxpenn, has been obsessed with making videos since she found her parents’ video camera at the age of eight. A shy child, Jenn turned to film because, unlike life, there can always be a do-over. Brimming with honesty, heart, and Jenn’s patented sense of humor, Really Professional Internet Person features top ten lists, photos, screenshots, social media posts, and never-before-posted stories chronicling Jenn’s journey from an anxious middle schooler just trying to fit in to a YouTube sensation unafraid to stand out,”–page [4] of cover.


  • Sainsbury, Matt
    Game Art : Art From 40 Video Games And Interviews With Their Creators
    “Features interviews with game developers and discussion of the creative process behind video game development. Includes full-color artwork and concept art from 40 video games”–


  • Careers : The Graphic Guide To Finding The Perfect Job For You
    “With career paths, skills guides, industry profiles, and more, this book is guaranteed to show you the way from high school to the right job for you”–Page 4 of cover.