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Newest Young Adult Non-fiction Book:
Frida and Diego: Art, Love, Life by Catherine Reef
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Nontraditional, controversial, rebellious, and politically volatile, the Mexican artists Frida Kahlo and Diego Rivera are remembered for their provocative paintings as well as for their deep love for each other.

Their marriage was one of the most tumultuous and infamous in history, filled with passion, pain, betrayal, revolution, and, above all, art that helped define the twentieth century.


More New Young Adult Non-Fiction:
Heads Up Psychology by Marcus Weeks
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Psychology is all around us: in the advertising we see, the politics we debate, and in the development of products we use every day.

Using engaging graphics, Heads Up Psychology explores the big ideas from all areas of psychology including psychoanalysis, intelligence, and mental disorders.

With easy-to-understand coverage of all the approaches to psychology and the ideas of more than 60 psychologists, from Asch to Milgram and Ramachandran to Zimbardo, this introduction to an often complicated subject is written with young-adult readers in mind and is structured around the questions they often ask, like How do I fit in?, Who needs parents, anyway?, and Why do I feel so angry all the time?

In Heads Up Psychology, psychological theories are explained with the help of cleverly conceived graphic illustrations and diagrams to show how they relate to everyday life. Biography spreads give interesting insights into the lives and work of Freud, Pavlov, and more, while other psychologists and their big ideas are profiled in a comprehensive directory, and case study panels describe groundbreaking experiments in the field.

The King of Sports : Football's Impact on America by Greg Easterbrook
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Gridiron football is the king of sports, the biggest game in the strongest and richest country in the world. Of the twenty most-watched television broadcasts ever, both in the United States and internationally, all twenty were Super Bowls.

In The King of Sports, Gregg Easterbrook, author of the wildly popular ESPN column Tuesday Morning Quarterback, takes on football's place in American society. Easterbrook tells the full story of how football became so deeply ingrained in American culture. Both good and bad, he examines its impact on American society at all levels of the game.


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