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(SERIOUS) NEW COOK

(SERIOUS) NEW COOK

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Inspiration and stellar instruction in a groundbreaking resource for new(ish) cooks ready to level up. Perfect for teens and college students, twenty-somethings cooking in their own first kitchens, or folks of any age who are ready to get serious about making great food.

"Learning how to cook--simply, seasonally, and organically, for family and friends--is one of the most fulfilling things you can do in life. This book is the essential (and delicious!) roadmap you need: friendly, approachable, and perfectly ready to inspire new cooks to fall in love." --Alice Waters, chef, restaurateur, author, and American culinary icon

Filled with recipes for impressive, craveable food--with all the guidance needed to make it--(Serious) New Cook is perfect for young adults or any new(ish) cooks who have ever found themselves salivating at cooking TikToks or drooling over gorgeous cookbooks, only to believe they aren't skilled enough to attempt the recipes themselves. Here, the clear, detailed instruction and stunning step-by-step photography will have readers wowing their friends and families from their very first dish. Along with recipes that are at once aspirational and totally doable, authors Leah Su Quiroga and Cammie Kim Lin use their experience as a chef from one of America's top restaurants and an award-winning teacher and writer to deftly share knowledge, stories, and brilliant tips with humor and insight.

It's an homage to their own multicultural families and to the countless young adults they've taught and cooked with--their own kids, Cammie's high school and college students, the new cooks who came up under Leah in the Chez Panisse kitchen. (Serious) New Cook hits all the right notes, packed with inspired takes on familiar favorites, as well as new flavors to build an expansive repertoire: crepes with compote, handmade arepas, "broken" Caesar salad, mushroom pot pie, Korean bulgogi meatballs, classic cupcakes, dalgona milkshakes, and more. With stunning step-by-step photography by Molly DeCoudreaux, the recipes are presented in trios organized around a core technique or concept. Learn one recipe and readers will be well on their way to mastering all three. Also included are guest recipes from acclaimed chefs and authors Alice Waters, Bryant Terry, Sean Sherman, Sohui Kim, Russell Moore, Claire Ptak, Scott Peacock and Edna Lewis, ushering a new generation of (serious) new cooks into the fold. More than just a collection of recipes, (Serious) New Cook is an indispensable resource and an inspiring guide.

1ST TO A MILLION

1ST TO A MILLION

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Change the way you look at money before you turn 20--and become a FI Freak!

Most teenagers are told about only one financial path: Work until you're old and then retire. But what if you want to spend your adult life traveling, creating, or bettering the world instead of working all day, every day?

Financial independence (FI) is the only way to win the resource you can't rewind: time. Time for yourself, time for your family and friends, and time for your dreams. Build the freedom to define your own future by building a strong financial base--which means saving more, spending less, and starting to invest as soon as possible.

First to a Million explores the many advantages of FI while explaining the secrets of investing, living frugally, and maintaining an entrepreneurial mindset. Treating your finances differently than the average teenager will put you miles ahead of your peers, and with time (and compounding) on your side, you can win the game before it even starts!

Inside the Book, You'll Learn:

  • Why the typical American Dream pathway is not for everyone
  • How a FI Freak can take control of their financial future
  • The Four Mechanisms of Early FI (Spoiler: They're ridiculously simple!)
  • How to make more money as a teen with creative jobs and side hustles
  • How to be frugal and live richly with a life full of happiness and flexibility
  • The difference between income and wealth, real and false assets, and good and bad debt
  • Personal finance basics--like tracking income and expenses, building a credit score from the ground up, and calculating your net worth
  • Investing basics--like earning passive income, understanding the power of compound interest, and how index funds and real estate can build your wealth
  • 57 BUS

    57 BUS

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    Dashka Slater's The 57 Bus, a riveting nonfiction book for teens about race, class, gender, crime, and punishment, tells the true story of an agender teen who was set on fire by another teen while riding a bus in Oakland, California.

    A New York Times Bestseller
    Stonewall Book Award Winner--Mike Morgan & Larry Romans Children's & Young Adult Literature Award
    YALSA Award for Excellence in Nonfiction for Young Adults Finalist

    One teenager in a skirt.
    One teenager with a lighter.
    One moment that changes both of their lives forever.

    If it weren't for the 57 bus, Sasha and Richard never would have met. Both were high school students from Oakland, California, one of the most diverse cities in the country, but they inhabited different worlds. Sasha, a white teen, lived in the middle-class foothills and attended a small private school. Richard, a black teen, lived in the crime-plagued flatlands and attended a large public one.

    Each day, their paths overlapped for a mere eight minutes. But one afternoon on the bus ride home from school, a single reckless act left Sasha severely burned, and Richard charged with two hate crimes and facing life imprisonment. The case garnered international attention, thrusting both teenagers into the spotlight.

    ABUELA DONT FORGET ME

    ABUELA DONT FORGET ME

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    In his award-winning memoir Free Lunch, Rex Ogle's abuela features as a source of love and support. In this companion-in-verse, Rex captures and celebrates the powerful presence a woman he could always count on--to give him warm hugs and ear kisses, to teach him precious words in Spanish, to bring him to the library where he could take out as many books as he wanted, and to offer safety when darkness closed in. Throughout a coming of age marked by violence and dysfunction, Abuela's red-brick house in Abilene, Texas, offered Rex the possibility of home, and Abuela herself the possibility for a better life.

    Abuela, Don't Forget Me is a lyrical portrait of the transformative and towering woman who believed in Rex even when he didn't yet know how to believe in himself.

    ALL BOYS ARENT BLUE

    ALL BOYS ARENT BLUE

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    In a series of personal essays, prominent journalist and LGBTQIA+ activist George M. Johnson's All Boys Aren't Blue explores his childhood, adolescence, and college years in New Jersey and Virginia.

    A New York Times Bestseller!
    Good Morning America, NBC Nightly News, Today Show, and MSNBC feature stories

    From the memories of getting his teeth kicked out by bullies at age five, to flea marketing with his loving grandmother, to his first sexual relationships, this young-adult memoir weaves together the trials and triumphs faced by Black queer boys.

    Both a primer for teens eager to be allies as well as a reassuring testimony for young queer men of color, All Boys Aren't Blue covers topics such as gender identity, toxic masculinity, brotherhood, family, structural marginalization, consent, and Black joy. Johnson's emotionally frank style of writing will appeal directly to young adults.

    Velshi Banned Book Club
    Indie Bestseller
    Teen Vogue Recommended Read
    Buzzfeed Recommended Read
    People Magazine Best Book of the Summer
    A New York Library Best Book of 2020
    A Chicago Public Library Best Book of 2020 ... and more!

    American Wings: Chicago's Pioneering Black Aviators and the Race for Equality in the Sky

    American Wings: Chicago's Pioneering Black Aviators and the Race for Equality in the Sky

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    From the acclaimed author of Flygirl and the bestselling author of Code Name Verity comes the thrilling and inspiring true story of the desegregation of the skies.

    "This beautiful and brilliant history of not only what it means to be Black and dream of flying but to, against every odd, do so, completely blew me away." --Jacqueline Woodson, National Book Award Winner for Brown Girl Dreaming

    In the years between World War I and World War II, aviation fever was everywhere, including among Black Americans. But what hope did a Black person have of learning to fly in a country constricted by prejudice and Jim Crow laws, where Black aviators like Bessie Coleman had to move to France to earn their wings?

    American Wings follows a group of determined Black Americans: Cornelius Coffey and Johnny Robinson, skilled auto mechanics; Janet Harmon Bragg, a nurse; and Willa Brown, a teacher and social worker. Together, they created a flying club and built their own airfield south of Chicago. As the U.S. hurtled toward World War II, they established a school to train new pilots, teaching both Black and white students together and proving, in a time when the U.S. military was still segregated, that successful integration was possible.

    Featuring rare historical photographs, American Wings brings to light a hidden history of pioneering Black men and women who, with grit and resilience, battled powerful odds for an equal share of the sky.

    AND WE RISE

    AND WE RISE

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    A powerful, impactful, eye-opening journey that explores through the Civil Rights Movement in 1950s-1960s America in spare and evocative verse, with historical photos interspersed throughout.

    In stunning verse and vivid use of white space, Erica Martin's debut poetry collection walks readers through the Civil Rights Movement--from the well-documented events that shaped the nation's treatment of Black people, beginning with the "Separate but Equal" ruling--and introduces lesser-known figures and moments that were just as crucial to the Movement and our nation's centuries-long fight for justice and equality.

    A poignant, powerful, all-too-timely collection that is both a vital history lesson and much-needed conversation starter in our modern world. Complete with historical photographs, author's note, chronology of events, research, and sources.

    AND WE RISE

    AND WE RISE

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    A powerful, impactful, eye-opening journey that explores through the Civil Rights Movement in 1950s-1960s America in spare and evocative verse, with historical photos interspersed throughout.

    In stunning verse and vivid use of white space, Erica Martin's debut poetry collection walks readers through the Civil Rights Movement--from the well-documented events that shaped the nation's treatment of Black people, beginning with the "Separate but Equal" ruling--and introduces lesser-known figures and moments that were just as crucial to the Movement and our nation's centuries-long fight for justice and equality.

    A poignant, powerful, all-too-timely collection that is both a vital history lesson and much-needed conversation starter in our modern world. Complete with historical photographs, author's note, chronology of events, research, and sources.

    APPLE

    APPLE

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    WINNER, AMERICAN INDIAN YOUTH LITERATURE AWARD
    HONOR, MICHAL L. PRINTZ AWARD
    LONGLIST, NATIONAL BOOK AWARD

    TIME 10 Best YA and Children's Books of the Year
    NPR Best of the Year
    Shelf Awareness Best of the Year
    Publishers Weekly Big Indie Books of Fall
    Amazon Best Book of the Month
    ​American Indians in Youth Literature Best of the Year​
    CSMCL Best Multicultural Children's Books of the Year


    "Stirring.... Raw and moving."--TIME

    "Beautiful imagery and with words that soar and scald."--The Buffalo News

    "Easily one of the best books to be published in 2020. The kind of book bound to save lives."-- LitHub

    "A powerful narrative about identity and belonging." --Paste Magazine

    ★ "Timely and important." --Booklist (starred)
    ★ "Searing yet dryly funny." --The Bulletin (starred)
    ★ "Exceptional." --Shelf-Awareness (starred)
    ★​ "Captivating​." --S​chool Library Journal (starred)

    The term "Apple" is a slur in Native communities across the country. It's for someone supposedly "red on the outside, white on the inside."

    In Apple (Skin to the Core), Eric Gansworth tells his story, the story of his family--of Onondaga among Tuscaroras--of Native folks everywhere. From the horrible legacy of the government boarding schools, to a boy watching his siblings leave and return and leave again, to a young man fighting to be an artist who balances multiple worlds.

    Eric shatters that slur and reclaims it in verse and prose and imagery that truly lives up to the word heartbreaking.

    AWESOME AUTISTIC GD FOR TRANS

    AWESOME AUTISTIC GD FOR TRANS

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    Calling all awesome autistic trans teens! Yenn Purkis and Sam Rose want you to live your best authentic life - and this handy book will show you how!

    With helpful explanations, tips and activities, plus examples of famous trans and gender divergent people on the autism spectrum, this user-friendly guide will help you to navigate the world as an awesome autistic trans teen.

    Covering a huge range of topics including coming out, masking, different gender identities, changing your name, common issues trans and gender divergent people face and ways to help overcome them, building a sense of pride and much, much more, it will empower you to value yourself and thrive exactly as you are.