Back to School (or Not)

It's that time of year, when kids, adult students, and teachers all head back to school... or maybe choose not to. These books are aimed at inspiring, education, relating, and coping, no matter what back to school time means for you.

Lies My Teacher Told Me: Everything Your American History Textbook Got Wrong

Lies My Teacher Told Me: Everything Your American History Textbook Got Wrong

by James W. Loewen Author

Lies My Teacher Told Me is a provocative, nonpartisan, and often shocking examination of American History. From Columbus…

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Firebrands: Activists You Didn't Learn About in School

Firebrands: Activists You Didn't Learn About in School

by Justseeds Illustrator, Shaun Slifer Editor, Bec Young Editor, Josh MacPhee Contributor and Alec Dunn Contributor

This illustrated history celebrates American changemakers and revolutionaries that are often left out of public…

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Teenage Rebels: Stories of Successful High School Activists From the Little Rock 9 to the Class of Tomorrow

Teenage Rebels: Stories of Successful High School Activists From the Little Rock 9 to the Class of Tomorrow

by Dawson Barrett Author

Teenage Rebels provides a glimpse into the laws, policies, and political struggles that have shaped the lives of…

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Coping Skills: Tools & Techniques for Every Stressful Situation

Coping Skills: Tools & Techniques for Every Stressful Situation

by Dr. Faith G. Harper Author

You know those days when you just can't even? When everything is haywire and everyone, including yourself, seems to…

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Unfuck Your Year: A Weekly Unplanner and Self-Care Activity Book to Manage Your Anxiety, Depression, Anger, Triggers, and Freak-Outs

Unfuck Your Year: A Weekly Unplanner and Self-Care Activity Book to Manage Your Anxiety, Depression, Anger, Triggers, and Freak-Outs

by Dr. Faith G. Harper Author

Want to keep track of your appointments, tasks, and moods while also working through the mental health stuff…

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Unfuck Your Adulting: Give Yourself Permission, Carry Your Own Baggage, Don't Be a Dick, Make Decisions, & Other Life Skills

Unfuck Your Adulting: Give Yourself Permission, Carry Your Own Baggage, Don't Be a Dick, Make Decisions, & Other Life Skills

by Dr. Faith G. Harper Author

Dr. Faith explains the fundamentals of adulting in this handy guide. Spoiler: None of the requirements are about having…

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A Young People's History of the United States

A Young People's History of the United States

by Rebecca Stefoff Author and Howard Zinn Author

Now in paperback, this is the new, illustrated, and updated single-volume young adult edition of Howard Zinn's…

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Shop Class for Everyone: Practical Life Skills in 83 Projects

Shop Class for Everyone: Practical Life Skills in 83 Projects

by Sharon Bowers Author and David Bowers Author

Need to fix, make, wire, or build something? This book is packed with instructions and diagrams that teach you how to be…

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How to Be a Person: The Stranger's Guide to College, Sex, Intoxicants, Tacos, and Life Itself

How to Be a Person: The Stranger's Guide to College, Sex, Intoxicants, Tacos, and Life Itself

by Christopher Frizzelle Author, Dan Savage Author and Lindy West Author

Being a person is rarely an easy task, so congratulations to everyone reading this for making it thus far. In Lindy…

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All's Faire in Middle School

All's Faire in Middle School

by Victoria Jamieson Author

A graphic novel following 11-year-old Impy and her life with her family working at a Renaissance Faire, she is…

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Mae's First Day of School

Mae's First Day of School

by Kate Berube Author

Ever not want to go to work? How about school? Well this cute, illustrated book, Mae's First Day of School, is about…

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Katrina's Sandcastles: New Hope From The Ruins of New Orleans Schools

Katrina's Sandcastles: New Hope From The Ruins of New Orleans Schools

by Kaycee Eckhardt Author

“The first thing I need you to know is that becoming a teacher was the most important thing that ever happened to…

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On Subbing: The First Four Years

On Subbing: The First Four Years

by Dave Roche Author

On Subbing is a quiet classic. It's impossible to put down, or forget, Dave Roche's vivid, self-deprecating…

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Yo, Miss: A Graphic Look At High School

Yo, Miss: A Graphic Look At High School

by Kaycee Eckhardt Foreword and Lisa Wilde Author

Yo, Miss: A Graphic Look at High School takes the reader inside Wildcat Academy, a second chance high school in New York…

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Go with the Flow: Friendship, Life, and Periods

Go with the Flow: Friendship, Life, and Periods

by Lily Williams Author and Karen Schneemann Author

A group of high school sophomore girls work together to navigate the challenges of leaving behind…

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High School

High School

by Tegan Quin Author and Sara Quin Author

High School is the revelatory and unique coming-of-age story of Sara and Tegan Quin, identical twins from Calgary,…

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Everything You Need to Ace American History in One Big Fat Notebook: The Complete Middle School Study Guide

Everything You Need to Ace American History in One Big Fat Notebook: The Complete Middle School Study Guide

by Lily Rothman Author

Everything You Need to Ace American History . . . covers Native Americans to the war in Iraq. There are units on…

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150+ Screen-Free Activities for Kids

150+ Screen-Free Activities for Kids

by Asia Citro MEd Author

At home with kiddos you want to keep entertained, and don't want to stick them in front of a screen all day? Here…

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The Modern School Movement: Anarchism and Education in the U.S.

The Modern School Movement: Anarchism and Education in the U.S.

by Paul Avrich Author

Did you know about the anarchist alternative school system that ran in the US between 1910 and 1960? There were more…

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Life After a Felony Workbook: Education, Employment, Personal Finance, Community Involvement, and Goals

Life After a Felony Workbook: Education, Employment, Personal Finance, Community Involvement, and Goals

by Aza Enigma Author

A felony can really screw up your life, but you can, and deserve to, rebuild it stronger than ever. Use Aza Enigma's…

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Teenage Castaways: True Stories of Shipwreck Survivors

Teenage Castaways: True Stories of Shipwreck Survivors

by Elly Blue Author

These five true stories are about teens who survived shipwrecks and lived to tell their incredible stories. The first…

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Dropping Out (for students) Issue #1

Dropping Out (for students) Issue #1

by CrimethInc Author

The anonymous author writes about their decision to drop out of high school and live independently, and shares the…

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As Soon as You're Born They Make You Feel Small: Self-Determination Youth Liberation Program

As Soon as You're Born They Make You Feel Small: Self-Determination Youth Liberation Program

by Wendy Ayotte Editor

There’s a common belief that kids are tiny devils that need to be controlled. But children are hardly running…

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big patch #041: My Bike Takes Me Places That School Never Could

big patch #041My Bike Takes Me Places That School Never Could

Unlike many schools, a bike gives you total control of where you want to go, how fast or slow, and the paths you want to…

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Sticker #094: My Bike Takes Me Places That School Never Could

Sticker #094My Bike Takes Me Places That School Never Could

 The best way to learn is to do, to explore, to ride. The spirit that the education system stole from you can be…

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Sticker #062: If schools were funded as well as the military, would people join the military?

Sticker #062If schools were funded as well as the military, would people join the military?

by Joe Biel Author

Could the continued existence of the military industrial complex be connected to an education deficit? If our youth had…

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Sticker #381: Educate and Agitate

Sticker #381Educate and Agitate

According to the Mirriam-Webster Dictionary, "to agitate" can mean, "to excite and often trouble the…

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