Here’s a look at some of the latest nonfiction titles that have been added to the CA Library collection. Look for them in the New Books section!
If an eBook and/or audiobook is available from CA Library, BOCES or OWWL2Go, links are given for those too (Sora login required).
The 21: The True Story Of The Youth Who Sued The US Government Over Climate Change by Elizabeth Rusch — This gripping real-life legal and environmental thriller recounts the ongoing federal case of 21 young people who are suing the U.S. government for supporting the fossil-fuel industry that is actively contributing to climate change and asks readers to think deeply about our planet’s future. “Rigorously researched, this work offers a clear summary of a complex and critically important lawsuit. A moving and absorbing account of an urgent case” (Kirkus Reviews).
The Beasts In Your Brain: Understanding And Living With Anxiety And Depression by Katherine Speller — This essential resource provides much-needed information, understanding and validation about mental illness and how it affects the young people of today, guiding readers down a path of hope and humor to help defeat inner beasts. “A valuable guide for teens struggling with mental health and the people who care about them” (Kirkus Reviews).
Birdgirl: Looking To The Skies In Search Of A Better Future by Mya Rose-Craig — A young environmental activist shares her experiences of traveling the world in search of rare birds and astonishing landscapes and her passion for social justice and dedication to preserving our planet. “Craig’s infectious passion for birding, racial equity, and environmental activism are conveyed with joy and sensitivity” (Library Journal).
Braiding Sweetgrass For Young Adults: Indigenous Wisdom, Scientific Knowledge, And The Teachings Of Plants by Robin Wall Kimmerer, adapted by Monique Gray Smith — Drawing from her experiences as an Indigenous scientist, botanist Robin Wall Kimmerer demonstrated how all living things — from strawberries and witch hazel to water lilies and lichen — provide us with gifts and lessons every day. “Filled with legends, reminiscences, bits of history, sidebars, and drawings, as well as gentle challenges to readers that encourage them” (Booklist). Get the eBook | Get the Audiobook
Good News, Planet Earth!: What’s Being Done To Save Our World, And What You Can Do Too! by Sam Bentley — Your go-to guide to learn all about the amazing sustainable developments that are happening worldwide to combat global warming, pollution, deforestation, the use of wasteful products, and threats to our diverse wildlife. “Readers will find practical suggestions and first steps for getting involved, numerous references and resources, and most importantly, hope” (Booklist). Get the Audiobook
How To Forage For Wild Foods Without Dying: An Absolute Beginner’s Guide To Identifying 40 Edible Wild Plants by Ellen Zachos — A book for anyone who likes to go on nature walks and would like to learn about the edible plants they’re most likely to come across. Author Ellen Zachos shares her considerable expertise, and offers clear, concise descriptions of edible wild plants, in addition to any potential lookalikes, plus critical information about proper harvesting, processing, and cooking.
The Official Five Nights At Freddy’s Cookbook by Rob Morris — Delight in over forty tasty recipes inspired by the Five Nights at Freddy’s games! From Freddy Fazbear’s Pepperoni X-Press and Chica’s Ultimate Thai Chicken Burger, to Foxy’s Fruity Cove Coolor and El Chip’s Fully Loaded Tortillas, the official Five Nights at Freddy’s Cookbook is packed with mouthwatering recipes that are hauntingly delicious. “Good, creepy culinary fun” (Kirkus Reviews). Get the eBook
Rise Up And Sing!: Power, Protest, And Activism In Music by Andrea Warner — Spanning eight areas of activism, including Indigenous rights, civil rights, 2SLGBTQIA+ rights and gender equality, this inspiring book shows how music, from classic tracks to contemporary hits, really does have the power to change the world. “Plenty of solid, balanced information, whether approached from a social movement, pop history, or music angle, and researchers will appreciate the international scope” (Booklist).
Run And Hide: How Jewish Youth Escaped The Holocaust by Don Brown — A gripping nonfiction graphic novel that follows the stories of Jewish children, separated from their parents, who escaped the horrors of the Holocaust. “This indelible graphic perspective grimly etches a crucial acknowledgment of the Holocaust’s harrowing toll on humanity’s youngest and most vulnerable” (Booklist).
The Uninhabitable Earth: Life After Warming by David Wallace-Wells — An exploration of the devastating effects of global warming — how the future will look to those living through it as well as a direct overview and an impassioned and hopeful call to action to change the trajectory while there is still time. Adapted for young adults from the #1 New York Times bestseller. Get the Audiobook