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Popular Reading: Young Adult - NonFiction

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Being Jazz

HQ77.7 .A3 2016  

Jazz Jennings, star of the reality show "I Am Jazz", takes readers on a journey through her life as a transgender teen, from transitioning at the age of five, to becoming one of the youngest and most prominent voices for gender identity. 

It's Not a Perfect World, But I'll Take It

RJ506.A9 R67 2016  

Being autistic has been challenging for Jennifer Rose, but she has managed to rise above it and has learned a few lessons along the way. This uplifting tale inspires readers to embrace their differences and celebrate who they are. 

Dear My Blank: Secret Letters Never Sent

BJ1661 .T84 2016  

From the popular Tumblr of the same name comes a collection of heart-warming, tear-jerking, and gut-wrenching anonymous letters that people never intended—or didn’t have the courage—to send. The Tumblr Dear My Blank—created by 16-year-old Emily Trunko and followed by over 35,000 people—is now a carefully curated gift book with more than 160 anonymous letters covering a range of topics from heartbreak, unrequited love, and loss, to inspiration, self-awareness, and gratitude. 

The Making of a Navy SEAL: My Story of Surviving the Toughest Challenge and Training the Best

​VG87 .W429 2015

BEFORE HE COULD FORGE A BAND OF ELITE WARRIORS... HE HAD TO BECOME ONE HIMSELFBrandon Webb's experiences in the world's most elite sniper corps are the stuff of legend. From his grueling years of training in Naval Special Operations to his combat tours in the Persian Gulf and Afghanistan, The Making of a Navy SEAL provides a rare and riveting look at the inner workings of the U.S. military through the eyes of a covert operations specialist.