21st century

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Drone warrior

an elite soldier's inside account of the hunt for America's most dangerous enemies
For nearly a decade, Brett Velicovich was at the center of America's new warfare: using unmanned aerial vehicles -- drones -- to take down the world's deadliest terrorists across the globe. One of an elite handful in the entire military with the authority to select targets and issue death orders, he worked in concert with the full human and technological network of American intelligence -- assets, analysts, spies, informants -- and the military's elite operatives, to stalk, capture, and eliminate high value targets in al-Qaeda and ISIS.


a space odyssey
At the dawn of human history, a mysterious black monolith appears to lead primitive man to the next step of evolution. In 2001, another monolith is uncovered on the moon, pointing to Jupiter. On a mission to discover the source of the monolith, one astronaut survives an encounter with a superintelligent but flawed computer to become the "Starchild.".

Fake news

separating truth from fiction
"This title explores journalistic and fact-checking standards, Constitutional protections, and real-world case studies, helping readers identify the mechanics, perpetrators, motives, and psychology of fake news. A final chapter explores methods for assessing and avoiding the spread of fake news"--Provided by publisher.

My teenage life in Mexico

A teenager from Mexico shares his everyday life, discussing his favorite music, what he does with his friends, and what he thinks of his future in Mexico. Additional information is provided about Mexico's history, politics, and economy.

Jeff Kinney

"Presents the life and career of Jeff Kinney, including his childhood, education, and milestones as a best selling children's author"--Provided by publisher.


"Author and artist Cindy Copeland comes of age, discovers new talents, and finds her voice as a cub reporter at her local newspaper during the Watergate era"--.

Julia Alvarez

Provides a brief overview of the life, career, and achievements of Dominican American poet, novelist, and essayist Julia Alvarez.

Kwame Alexander

"Kwame Alexander once hated to read. Required by his father to read encyclopedias and pore over history books, he shunned books and turned to sports. But a discovery about his father's past gave Alexander a new appreciation for his family's love of history and storytelling. He committed himself to poetry and went on to become a Newbury Medal-winning author"--Back cover.

Black lives matter

Covers the shootings that set off passionate protests, the work of activists to bring about a more just legal system, and the tensions in US society that these events have brought to light.

Just pretend

A comic memoir from Tori Sharp about dealing with her parents' divorce.
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