Best Teen & Young Adult Modern History Books
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1. Drowned City: Hurricane Katrina and New Orleans
Author: by Don Brown
Sibert Honor Medalist Kirkus’ Best of 2015 list School Library Journal Best of 2015 Publishers Weekly’s Best of 2015 list Horn Book Fanfare Book Booklist Editor’s Choice On August 29, 2005, Hurricane Katrina’s monstrous winds and surging water overwhelmed the protective levees around low-lying New Orleans, Louisiana.
Eighty percent of the city flooded, in some places under twenty feet of water. Property damages across the Gulf Coast topped $100 billion. One thousand eight hundred and thirty-three people lost their lives. The riveting tale of this historic storm and the drowning of an American city is one of selflessness, heroism, and courageand also of incompetence, racism, and criminality.
Don Brown’s kinetic art and as-it-happens narrative capture both the tragedy and triumph of one of the worst natural disasters in American history. A portion of the proceeds from this book has been donated to Habitat for Humanity New Orleans.
2. True or False: A CIA Analyst's Guide to Spotting Fake News
Author: by Cindy L. Otis
Feiwel & Friends
“If I could pick one book to hand to every teenand adulton earth, this is the one. True or False is accessible, thorough, and searingly honest, and we desperately needed it.” Becky Albertalli, author of Simon vs. The Homo Sapiens Agenda A former CIA analyst unveils the true history of fake news and gives readers tips on how to avoid falling victim to it in this highly designed informative YA nonfiction title.
“Fake news” is a term you’ve probably heard a lot in the last few years, but it’s not a new phenomenon. From the ancient Egyptians to the French Revolution to Jack the Ripper and the founding fathers, fake news has been around as long as human civilization.
But that doesn’t mean that we should just give up on the idea of finding the truth. In True or False, former CIA analyst Cindy Otis will take readers through the history and impact of misinformation over the centuries, sharing stories from the past and insights that readers today can gain from them.
Then, she shares lessons learned in over a decade working for the CIA, including actionable tips on how to spot fake news, how to make sense of the information we receive each day, and, perhaps most importantly, how to understand and see past our own information biases, so that we can think critically about important issues and put events happening around us into context.
3. Interesting Stories For Curious People Volume 2: A Collection of Captivating Stories About History, Science, Pop Culture and Anything in Between
Author: by Bill O'Neill
Want to impress your friends at your next get-together? Need to think of something interesting to do at the next family gathering? Want to learn a bunch of mind-blowing stories about history, science, true crime, and the paranormal? Pick up Interesting Stories for Curious People Volume 2, your ultimate source of interesting facts about a wide range of diverse topics.
This book is truly a quick read packed with information from cover to cover. Here you will find out:Was martial arts expert and action film star Bruce Lee the victim of a curse? How did the guillotine become France’s execution method?
What is the Mokele-mbeme? Did famous American bank robber John Dillinger survive his shootout with the FBI? Do some people have a natural immunity to HIV/AIDs? Interesting Stories for Curious People is not some boring book packed with useless facts, but is an engaging reference guide that brings to life some of the strangest and most fascinating aspects of our planet, and beyond!
4. Western Civilization Since 1300: Ap Edition
Author: by Jackson J. Spielvogel
Book is in excellent condition with no markings or highlights in text. Signs of wear only include student name on inside cover and binding corners are slightly rounded.
5. Comparative Religion: Investigate the World Through Religious Tradition (Inquire and Investigate)
Author: by Carla Mooney
Over 7 billion people live on the earth, and 84 percent of them describe themselves as being religious. Few topics incite such passion as religion. What does that mean? Why are humans invested in ideas that may never be proved? Why has religion played such an important role in history?
In Comparative Religion: Investigate the World through Religious Tradition, readers seek answers to these questions by comparing and contrasting the cultural, spiritual, and geographical underpinnings of five different religions. By developing a better understanding of the similarities and differences among religions of the world, readers gain a strong foothold in a dialogue that has continued for thousands of years.
Combining hands-on activities with theology, history, geography, world cultures, art, and architecture, Comparative Religion encourages deeper understanding of the world’s religions. Entertaining graphic art, fascinating sidebars, and links to primary sources bring the topic to life, while key questions reaffirm foundational concepts.
6. Navy SEAL Dogs: My Tale of Training Canines for Combat
Author: by Mike Ritland
St. Martin's Griffin
Before there was Max, there was Mike. A true story much like the touching movie, Navy SEAL Dogs explores the incomparable relationship between trainer and military dog. Trident K9 Warriors gave readers an inside look at the SEAL teams’ elite K9 warriors-who they are, how they are trained, and the extreme missions they undertake to save lives.
From detecting explosives to eliminating the bad guys, these powerful dogs are also some of the smartest and highest skilled working animals on the planet. Mike Ritland’s job is to train them. This special edition re-telling presents the dramatic tale of how Ritland discovered his passion and grew up to become the trainer of the nation’s most elite military working dogs.
Ritland was a smaller-than-average kid who was often picked-on at school-which led him to spend more time with dogs at a young age. After graduating BUD/S training-the toughest military training in the world-to become a SEAL, he was on combat deployment in Iraq when he saw a military working dog in action and instantly knew he’d found his true calling.
7. Flags of Our Fathers: A Young People's Edition
Author: by Michael French
The New York Times bestselling chronicle of one of the most famous moments in American military history-the raising of the U.S. Flag at Iwo Jima during World War II-now adapted for young adults. Read the true story behind the immortal photograph that has come to symbolize the courage and strength of America and its armed forces.
This is a penetrating, epic look at a generation at war, told with keen insight and enormous honesty also a major motion picture directed by Clint Eastwood. In February 1945, American Marines plunged into the surf at Iwo Jimaand into history.
Through a hail of machine-gun and mortar fire, they battled to the island’s highest peak. And there, they raised a flag, signaling a historic step towards the eventual defeat of the Axis powers of World War II. A powerful account of six very different men-three of which were killed in battle- who came together in the heroic fight for the Pacific’s most crucial island.
It is the story of the difference between truth and myth, the legacy of a hero, and the brutal cost of war.
8. World History: Human Legacy: Student Edition 2008
Author: by RINEHART AND WINSTON HOLT
HOLT, RINEHART AND WINSTON
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9. The 9/11 Terror Attacks (Odysseys in History)
Author: by Valerie Bodden
A look at the causes and global effects of the terror attacks carried out in the United States on September 11, 2001, which set in motion the events of the War on Terror and hunt for al Qaeda.
11. The Slave Trade (Hodder History: Concepts & Processes)
Author: by John D. Clare
Hodder History Concepts and Processes
12. More Deadly Than War: The Hidden History of the Spanish Flu and the First World War
Author: by Kenneth C. Davis
A Washington Post Best Children’s Book of the Month, More Deadly Than War from New York Times bestselling author Kenneth C. Davis explores the hidden history of the Spanish influenza pandemic during World War I. 2018 marked the 100th anniversary of the worst disease outbreak in modern times: the Spanish flu, a story even more relevant today.
This dramatic narrative, told through the stories and voices of the people caught in the deadly maelstrom, explores how this vast, global epidemic was intertwined with the horrors of World War Iand how it could happen again. Complete with photographs, period documents, modern research, and firsthand reports by medical professionals and survivors, More Deadly Than War provides captivating insight into a catastrophe that transformed America in the early twentieth century.
A Junior Library Guild Selection! An important historyand an important reminder that we could very well face such a threat again. Deborah Blum, New York Times bestselling author of The Poison Guide: One Chemist’s Single-Minded Crusade for Food Safety at the Turn of the Twentieth Century In an age of Ebola and Zika, this vivid account is a cautionary tale that will have you rushing to wash your hands for protection.
13. McDougal Littell World History: Student Edition Grades 7 Medieval and Early Modern Times 2006
Author: by Douglas Carnine
Published at: MCDOUGAL LITTEL (December 31, 2006)
2006 McDougal Littell World History: Medieval and Early Modern Times California Edition (CA)(H) by Douglas Carnine, Carlos E.Cortes, Kenneth R.Curtis, & Anita T. Robinson *ISBN-10: 0618532943 / ISBN-13: 9780618532940 *679 Pages
14. A History of Europe in the Modern World: AP Edition (A/P European History)
Author: by R. R. Palmer
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