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YALSA'S OUTSTANDING BOOKS FOR THE COLLEGE BOUND AND LIFELONG LEARNERS: Social Sciences

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The economics book book The economics book
Anything and everything you ever wanted to know about economics in one handy, colorful, and easy-to-browse book.


330 ECONOMI
Scoreboard, baby : a story of college football, crime, and complicity book Scoreboard, baby : a story of college football, crime, and complicity
Rape, attempted murder, and drug charges fill the rap sheets of a many members of a college football team. Why isn’t the media or the community talking or doing anything about it?

Armstrong, Ken, 1962-
796.3326 ARMSTRO
Sticks and stones : defeating the culture of bullying and rediscovering the power of character and empathy book Sticks and stones : defeating the culture of bullying and rediscovering the power of character and empathy
Bazelon digs into and defines bullying culture, from the classroom to the internet.

Bazelon, Emily.
302.343 BAZELON
Notes from no man's land : American essays book Notes from no man's land : American essays
Biss’s series of essays, set in various places in the United States, explore race, racial identity, and racial privilege, highlighting the complexities of diversity in America.

Biss, Eula.
305.8009 BISS
Behind the beautiful forevers book Behind the beautiful forevers
Connect with the residents of Annawadi, a makeshift settlement on the outskirts of the Mumbai airport, as they confront global change and inequality in modern India with hope and imagination.

Boo, Katherine.
305.569 BOO
Quiet : the power of introverts in a world that can't stop talking book Quiet : the power of introverts in a world that can't stop talking
It takes all types to make things happen. A fascinating look at how introverts have contributed to society and how it can be a good thing to be “quiet.”

Cain, Susan.
155.232 CAIN
The big house : image and reality of the American prison book The big house : image and reality of the American prison
A history of large prisons, why they were designed and built as they were, and the stark reality of the prisoners who inhabit them.

Cox, Stephen D., 1948-
365.973 COX
Something like normal Teen Book Something like normal
Travis’s leave of absence from the Marines brings him back to Florida not as a hero, but as a man who has to clean up the messes he left behind as a boy. In the midst of doing so, he grapples with PTSD and what it means to have lost a best friend on the battlefield.

Doller, Trish.
TEEN DOLLER
Nickel and dimed : on (not) getting by in America book Nickel and dimed : on (not) getting by in America
Can you really survive on minimum wage? To find out, Ehrenreich left her middle-class life for a year to see what life is really like for America’s working poor.

Ehrenreich, Barbara.
305.569 EHRENRE
The round house book The round house
After his tribal specialist mother is brutally attacked, fourteen-year-old Joe Coutz sets off with his three friends to find out who is responsible.

Erdrich, Louise, author.
FIC ERDRICH
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