NEW Y BIO ROBESON, PAUL 2021
Paul Robeson : no one can silence me
Summary:"The life and legacy of vocal artist and civil rights icon Paul Robeson-one of the most important public figures in the twentieth century-adapted for young adults by the acclaimed Robeson biographer"–
ISBN:9781620976616, “1620976498 : HRD”, “9781620976494 : HRD”
NEW Y BIO DAMELIO, CHARLI 2020
Summary:Everyone knows Charli D’Amelio as the only TikTok personality to have–at age 16–surpassed 100 million followers. But who’s the girl behind the posts? For the first time ever, Charli is ready to share the intimate details of her life: how she navigated challenges and stayed positive in the face of cyberbullying, who she was as a little girl, what family means to her, and how you too can navigate your social media presence and IRL friendships in order to develop a strong and confident identity. Packed with Charli trivia, exclusive photos, real talk from Charli, and writing prompts, this book is your new go-to resource and is the only official book by your favorite teen role model and icon: Charli D’Amelio.
NEW Y BIO HILTON SISTERS 2021
Violet and Daisy : the story of vaudeville’s famous conjoined twins
Summary:On February 5, 1908, Kate Skinner, a 21-year-old unmarried barmaid in Brighton, England, gave birth to twin girls. They each had ten fingers and ten toes, but were joined back to back at the base of the spine. Freaks, monsters—that’s what they were called. Mary Hilton, Kate’s employer and midwife, adopted Violet and Daisy and promptly began displaying the babies as "Brighton’s United Twins." Exhibitions at street fairs, carnivals, and wax museums across England and Scotland followed. At 8 years old, the girls came to the United States, eventually becoming the stars of sideshow, vaudeville, and burlesque circuits in the 1920s and 1930s. In a story loaded with questions about identity and exploitation, Sarah Miller delivers a completely compelling, empathetic portrait of two sisters whose bonds were so sacred that nothing — not even death— would compel Violet and Daisy to break them.
NEW Y BIO JONES, SCIPIO 2021
Race against time : the untold story of Scipio Jones and the battle to save twelve innocent men
Summary:"In October 1919, a group of Black sharecroppers met at a church in an Arkansas village to organize a union. Bullets rained down on the meeting from outside. Many were killed by a white mob in what became known as the Elaine Massacre. Others were rounded up and arrested. Twelve of the sharecroppers were hastily tried and sentenced to death. Scipio Africanus Jones, a self-taught lawyer who’d been born enslaved, answered the call and represented the twelve–but could he save the men’s live and set them free?" —
NEW Y BIO ONWUACHI, KWAME 2021
Notes from a young Black chef
Summary:"This inspiring memoir chronicles Top Chef star and Forbes and Zagat 30 Under 30 phenom Kwame Onwuachi’s incredible–and odds-defying–rise to fame in the food world after a tough childhood in the Bronx and Nigeria. Young adult edition. [This work is based on Notes from a Young Black Chef: A Memoir, copyright © 2019 by Kwame Onwuachi. Published in hardcover by Alfred A. Knopf, an imprint of the Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group, a division of Penguin Random House LLC, New York, in 2019.]"–
ISBN:0593176014, 9780593176016, 0593176006, 9780593176009, 9780593176023
NEW Y BIO PAULSEN, GARY 2021
Gone to the woods : surviving a lost childhood
Summary:"Gary Paulsen portrays a series of life-altering moments from his turbulent childhood as his own original survival story. If not for his summer escape from a shockingly neglectful Chicago upbringing to a North Woods homestead at age five, there never would have been a Hatchet. Without the encouragement of the librarian who handed him his first book at age thirteen, he may never have become a reader. And without his desperate teenage enlistment in the Army, he would not have discovered his true calling as a storyteller. A moving and enthralling story of grit and growing up, Gone to the Woods is perfect for newcomers to the voice and lifelong fans alike, from the acclaimed author at his rawest and realest."–Amazon.
NEW Y BIO ROOSEVELT, FRANKLIN D. 2021
Master of his fate : Roosevelt’s rise from polio to the presidency
Summary:"A biography of FDR, focusing on his battle with polio and how his disease set him on the course to become president, for fans of Steve Sheinkin’s political biographies"–