December 2020 (Part 2: Non-Fiction)

This Book is Anti-Racist: 20 Lessons on How to Wake Up, Take Action, and Do the Work
Written by Tiffany Jewell
“This book is written for the young person who doesn’t know how to speak up to the racist adults in their life…This book will give them the language and ability to understand racism and a drive to undo it. In short, it is for everyone.” – Frances Lincoln Children’s Books (publisher)

Body Talk: 37 Voices Explore Our Radical Anatomy
Edited by Kelly Jensen
“In Body Talk, thirty-seven writers, models, actors, musicians, and artists share essays, lists, comics, and illustrations–about everything from size and shape to scoliosis, from eating disorders to cancer, from sexuality and gender identity to the use of makeup as armor. Together, they contribute a broad variety of perspectives on what it’s like to live in their particular bodies–and how their bodies have helped to inform who they are and how they move through the world.” – Algonquin (publisher)

Hack Your Cupboard: Make Great Food with What You’ve Got
Written by Alyssa Wiegand & Carla Carreon
“It’s not always easy to try out a new recipe, but sticking to what you know and love can get pretty boring…Hack Your Cupboard provides age-specific guidance to help you move on to more ambitious meals. This makes it the perfect book to take from the family pantry to a dorm room fridge, a first apartment, and beyond.” – Zest Books (publisher) 

An Indigenous Peoples’ History of the United States for Young People
Written by Roxanne Dunbar-Ortiz
“Going beyond the story of America as a country “discovered” by a few brave men in the “New World,” Indigenous human rights advocate Roxanne Dunbar-Ortiz reveals the roles that settler colonialism and policies of American Indian genocide played in forming our national identity.” – Beacon Press (publisher)

Flowers in the Gutter: The True Story of the Edelweiss Pirates, Teenagers who Resisted the Nazis
Written by K. R. Gaddy
“The true story of the Edelweiss Pirates, working-class teenagers who fought the Nazis by whatever means they could.” – Dutton Books (publisher)

Jane Against the World: Roe v. Wade and the Fight for Reproductive Rights
Written by Karen Blumenthal
“From award-winning author Karen Blumenthal, Jane Against the World is deep and passionate look at the riveting history of the fight for reproductive rights in the United States.” – Roaring Brook Press (publisher)

Cook Anime: Eat Like Your Favorite Character–from Bento to Yakisoba
Written by Diana Ault
“Do you ever watch your favorite anime series and start craving the crunch of crispy seafood or the warmth of delicious noodles and broth or the fluffiness of soft, airy cakes? Now, you can make your cravings a reality with Cook Anime!” – Tiller Press (publisher)

All Thirteen: The Incredible Cave Rescue of the Thai Boys’ Soccer Team
Written by Christina Soontornvat
“A unique account of the amazing Thai cave rescue told in a heart-racing, you-are-there style that blends suspense, science, and cultural insight. On June 23, 2018, twelve young players of the Wild Boars soccer team and their coach enter a cave in northern Thailand seeking an afternoon’s adventure. But when they turn to leave, rising floodwaters block their path out. The boys are trapped! Before long, news of the missing team spreads, launching a seventeen-day rescue operation involving thousands of rescuers from around the globe. As the world sits vigil, people begin to wonder: how long can a group of ordinary kids survive in complete darkness, with no food or clean water?” – Candlewick Press (publisher)