Whether you’re looking to follow a real-life adventure or learn more about a topic, our Non-Fiction collection in the Teen Room has something to offer everyone! Stop by the Teen Room in March to see our display of fantastic Non-Fiction titles.
Laughing at My Nightmare by Shane Burcaw
Shane Burcaw is a YouTuber, gamer, and writer who has used his sense of humor to write this absolutely hilarious memoir about his life. Burcaw has spinal muscular dystrophy, and Laughing at My Nightmare discusses everything from his girlfriend to a laugh-out-loud bathroom experience. Whether you’re already a fan of his youtube channel, enjoy in-your-face humor, or just want to read a funny, true story about someone living with a disability, you’ll find something to enjoy in Laughing at My Nightmare!
Amazons, Abolitionists, and Activists by Mikki Kendall & A. D’Amico
Amazons, Abolitionists, and Activists tells the famous stories of women fighting for their rights throughout history, and includes many lesser known. If you’re looking for a good introduction to women’s rights and women’s history, this is an excellent book to pick up- you’ll fall in love with the drawings and the historical women, and you’ll learn something new too!
March, Book 1 by John Lewis, Andrew Aydin, & Nate Powell
Although the civil rights movement of the mid-20th century may be something we’re used to seeing in history books, Congressman John Lewis lived it. The March series of graphic novels are his account not only of his early life, but his involvement in the movement. From organizing a lunch-counter sit-in to preparing for the inauguration of the country’s first black president, Congressman Lewis uses this graphic novel to tell a compelling story about who he is, what struggles he endured, and why he fought.
The 57 Bus by Dashka Slater
The 57 Bus follows the story of Sasha and Richard, the fateful day they met, and the aftermath of their meeting. Veteran journalist Dashka Slater details the lives of Sasha (a white agender teen), Richard (a black teen), the history and geography of the city of Oakland, and the justice system with tact and detail; serious and complex topics like racism, LGBTQ+ violence, the education system, and more are deftly handled in The 57 Bus.