October 2016

Title – Gunpowder Girls

Author – Tanya Anderson

Call Number – YA NF 338.4 ANDERSON

Book Description -

With thousands of men off fighting in the Civil War, the government hired women and girls -- some as young as ten -- to make millions of rounds of ammunition. Poor immigrant girls and widows paid the price for carelessness at three major arsenals. Many of these workers were killed, blown up and burned beyond recognition.

As Steve Sheinkin did with The Port Chicago 50, Tanya Anderson in Gunpowder Girls tells an amazing war story that finally gives its subjects their due. Hidden history comes alive through primary-source research and page-turning narrative.

Gunpowder Girls is a story of child labor and immigrant hopes and the cruel, endless demands of an all-consuming war.


Title – Be Smart About Your Career

Author – Amy Graham

Call Number – YANF 650.1 GRAHAM

Book Description -

Doctor. Lawyer. Teacher. Astronaut. President of the United States. There are thousands of careers out there. Maybe you don’t know what you want to be yet. But no matter what career you’re interested in pursuing, the dream — and the hard work to get there — starts now. So it couldn’t hurt to be prepared. From smart ways to pay for college to decoding your first paycheck, BE SMART ABOUT YOUR CAREER will help you with the basics of choosing a college and setting a career plan you can achieve.