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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  of cover.