New Nonfiction

girlsagainstGirls Against Girls: why we are mean to each other and how we can change. Bonnie Burton. 305.2352 Burton.
The only book out there to take a look at why girls are mean to each other and to offer solutions for breaking the cycle. Girls Against Girls is a must-read for today’s strong, smart, and capable generation of young women. Complete with guidance on how females can band together and quit breaking each other down, popular movie quotes, advice from female artists and athletes, and a resource section of girl-power organizations. – Publisher marketing

juviecourtJuvenile Court: a judge’s guide for young adults and their parents. Leora Krygier. 345.73 081 Krygier.
This list of chapters tells you what the book covers for juvenile court system: The juvenile court system — I received a citation to court : what do I do? — Preparing for court — Coming to court for my hearing — Driving, pedestrian, bicycle, and related violations — Other offenses — What can I expect at court? — Returning to court, the DMV, and will I have a record? — How to avoid getting another citation.

guidetorockingThe Girl’s Guide to Rocking: how to start a band, book gigs, and get rolling to rock stardom. Jessica Hopper. 782.42166023 Hopper.
It’s everything a rocking girl needs to know: how to choose the right instrument for you, where to shop for instruments and where to avoid. How to get your band together and keep it together-tips on playing in a band with your friends and staying friends. How to turn your bedroom into a soundproof practice space. Giving your band the right name, plus a cautionary glossary of overused words (Wolf, Star, Crystal, Earth, etc.). How to set-up and promote your own shows. The freedom of going solo, and how to handle performing alone in the spotlight. Songwriting tips, with eight prompts to get the lyrics flowing. The ins and outs of recording, whether at home or in a studio. Taking care of business: publicizing your band, making T-shirts, legalese and the creative personality, and the four signs that say “time to hire a manager”-in other words, you’ve arrived. – Publisher marketing

ghostsGhosts of War: the true story of a 19-year-old GI. Ryan Smithson. NF 956. 7044 Smithson.
In a harrowing memoir about combat, friendship, fear, and a soldier’s commitment to his country, Smithson brings teen readers inside a world that few understand, as he describes his experience as a 19-year-old Army engineer in Iraq.

rocknrollRock ‘n Roll Soldier: A memoir. Dean Ellis Kohler. NF 959.704 Kohler.
Dean Kohler is about to make it big–he’s finally scored a national record deal! But his dreams are abruptly put on hold by the arrival of his draft notice. Now he’s in Qui Nhon, Vietnam, serving as a military policeman. He keeps telling himself he’s a musician, not a killer, and that he’s lucky he’s not fighting on the front lines. When Captain orders him to form a rock band, it’s up to Dean to find instruments and players, pronto. Ingenuity and perseverance pay off and soon the band is traveling through treacherous jungle terrain to perform for troops in desperate need of an escape–even if it’s only for three sets. And for Dean–who lives with death, violence, and the fear that anyone could be a potential spy (even his Vietnamese girlfriend)–the band becomes the one thing that gets him through the day. During one of the most controversial wars in recent American history, this incredible true story is about music and camaraderie in the midst of chaos. – Publisher marketing

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One Response to “New Nonfiction”

  1. Bonnie Says:

    Thanks for reviewing my book “Girls Against Girls!” 😉


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