Posts Tagged Nonfiction
You All Grow Up and Leave Me: A Memoir of Teenage Obsession
by Piper Weiss
Genre: Nonfiction/Biography/Teenagers/True Crime
1.99 at time of posting!
A riveting blend of true crime and coming-of-age memoir— The Stranger Beside Me meets Prep—that presents an intimate and thought-provoking portrait of girlhood within Manhattan’s exclusive private-school scene in the early 1990s, and a thoughtful meditation on adolescent obsession and the vulnerability of youth.
Piper Weiss was fourteen years old when her middle-aged tennis coach, Gary Wilensky, one of New York City’s most prestigious private instructors, killed himself after a failed attempt to kidnap one of his teenage students. In the aftermath, authorities discovered that this well-known figure among the Upper East Side tennis crowd was actually a frightening child predator who had built a secret torture chamber—a “Cabin of Horrors”—in his secluded rental in the Adirondacks.
Before the shocking scandal broke, Piper had been thrilled to be one of “Gary’s Girls.” “Grandpa Gary,” as he was known among his students, was different from other adults—he treated Piper like a grown-up, taking her to dinners, engaging in long intimate conversations with her, and sending her special valentines. As reporters swarmed her private community in the wake of Wilensky’s death, Piper learned that her mentor was a predator with a sordid history of child stalking and sexual fetish. But why did she still feel protective of Gary, and why was she disappointed that he hadn’t chosen her?
Now, twenty years later, Piper examines the event as both a teenage eyewitness and a dispassionate investigative reporter, hoping to understand and exorcise the childhood memories that haunt her to this day. Combining research, interviews, and personal records, You All Grow Up and Leave Me explores the psychological manipulation by child predators—their ability to charm their way into seemingly protected worlds—and the far-reaching effects their actions have on those who trust them most.
NAKED: Stripped by a Man and Hurricane Katrina
by Julie Freed
99¢ at time of posting! Limited Time Only!
13 years ago a Mississippi house and marriage violently disintegrated. Abandoned by her husband and left alone to raise an infant in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina, Julie is surrounded by the rubble of her life – stripped bare by love and loss. What happens when one woman loses everything?
Naked is a true story about choices, divorce, addictions, a mother’s dream, and a baby girl named Genoa. Julie shares a remarkable story with humor and tenderness. A story of suffering and empowerment – experience the vulnerability, intimate reflections, and ultimately the freedom as Julie’s journey unfolds.
Bagel Boy: A book for ages 4-8 that teaches basic nutrition through a fun story and humorous pictures. Print version has coloring pages!
by Aviva Gittle, Jennifer Chappell (Illustrator)
Genre: Children/Nonfiction/Humorous/Diet & Nutrition
FREE at time of posting! Kindle Unlimited!
Why are these kids chasing this poor boy around with butter,
jam and cream cheese? Because Dana has suddenly turned
into his favorite food in the whole wide world: A bagel. A
giant, crusty-on-the-outside, soft-and-chewy-on-the-inside, bagel.
How will Dana ever get back to being a little boy again?
Find out in this fun and tasty tale about what happens when
you (or the picky eater you love) will only eat a certain kind
of food all the time.
Hidden Figures Young Readers’ Edition
by Margot Lee Shetterly
Genre: Children/Nonfiction/Science/Education & Reference/Math
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The uplifting, amazing true story—a New York Times bestseller
This edition of Margot Lee Shetterly’s acclaimed book is perfect for young readers. It is the powerful story of four African-American female mathematicians at NASA who helped achieve some of the greatest moments in our space program. Now a major motion picture starring Taraji P. Henson, Octavia Spencer, Janelle Monae, Kirsten Dunst, and Kevin Costner.
Before John Glenn orbited the earth, or Neil Armstrong walked on the moon, a group of dedicated female mathematicians known as “human computers” used pencils, slide rules, and adding machines to calculate the numbers that would launch rockets, and astronauts, into space.
This book brings to life the stories of Dorothy Vaughan, Mary Jackson, Katherine Johnson, and Christine Darden, who lived through the Civil Rights era, the Space Race, the Cold War, and the movement for gender equality, and whose work forever changed the face of NASA and the country.
“Great Cape o’Colors – Capa de colores: English-Spanish with Pronunciation Guide” by Karl Beckstrand
Great Cape o’Colors – Capa de colores: English-Spanish with Pronunciation Guide
by Karl Beckstrand, John Collado (Illustrator)
FREE at time of posting! Kindle Unlimited!
(Language learning) “This is a magic cape!” A career/color picture book adventure: Explore colors—and daring jobs—with full text and pronunciation guide in both Spanish and English (for ages 3 years & up ESL/ELL). Count the careers, colors, cultures, and costumes, or dress up! Learn some color theory and make a game of pretending to be all the different characters (try on costumes). Comes with online extras: ChildrenEarn. “Bright illustrations.…excellent for teachers.” – Maritza Mejia, author/educator.
Get this read aloud children’s book with black and Hispanic superheroes (girl, boy; Easy to read & level 1 ESOL/ESE) in Spanish-only with pronunciation guide, English-only, coloring book, soft or hard cover, or ebook versions. 100 words—double for bilingual—in dyslexic-friendly font by award-winning author Karl Beckstrand, illustrated by John Collado.
Follow Your Dog: A Story of Love and Trust
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What, exactly, does it mean to share one’s life with a guide dog?
While there is practical merit to the human-canine bond, which developed over a period of 70,000 years, it’s not akin to any other human-animal relationship. It is unique.
The person and guide dog are interdependent, and the bond of mutual trust is what makes the partnership successful and fulfilling for both. Ask yourself how many people you would trust with your life, and after answering, ask yourself if you would trust an animal with your life. Unless you are bonded to and live with a working dog, you might hesitate in answering the second question.
To be sure, guide dogs have performed many heroic tasks and have saved handlers from innumerable dangers. However, there are smaller and subtler things that can mean so very much: the feel of your dog’s head on a foot while riding the bus, the whimpers and doggie dreaming, the way you and the dog move in sync when walking down the street, and countless other tokens of trust and affection.
With this book, I hope to take the reader on a journey of understanding: learning what it’s like to overcome the darker side of disability by walking the path of independence with a canine partner.