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Build Your Computer Security Skills Adam Furgang and Christopher Harris. Unplugged Activities for Future Coders New York, NY: Enslow, 2020. 48 pp. This book emphasizes the importance of computer security and delves into the steps that both coders and ordinary users of technology can take to improve their computer security. Individual activities explore topics such as encryption, coming up with secure passwords, two-step verification, phishing, and fingerprint identification e-book cover image.

Explore ProQuest E-Book Central for e-books about African-American history, education, biography, art, and more. 


Find titles about Black Women such as:

  • Bessie Coleman: First Female African-American and Native American Pilot
  • Black Women As Leaders: Challenging and Transforming Society
  • Claudette Colvin: Civil Rights Activist
  • Mae Jemison: First Female African-American Astronaut
  • Misty Copeland: First African-American Principal Ballerina for the American Ballet Theatre
  • The Untold Story of Women of Color in the League of Women Voters
  • You Don't Look Like a Lawyer: Black Women and Systemic Gendered Racism

Find titles on the topics of Arts and History such as:

  • African-Americans by the Numbers: Understanding and Interpreting Statistics on African-American Life
  • African-Americans and the Presidents: Politics and Policies from Washington to Trump
  • Black Lives Matter: a Guide to an American Subculture
  • Black Oscars: From Mammy to Minny, What the Academy Awards Tell Us about African-Americans
  • Caring for Equality: A History of African-American Health and Healthcare
  • Encyclopedia of the Black Arts Movement
  • Historical Sources on Slavery
  • History of African-Americans: Exploring Diverse Roots
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The goal: Teach our middle and high school students life skills that will help them in college and in finding out about the world. What do we know? How do we know it is truth? How do we give credit? How do we present this information to help others understand what we know?

Grades 4-12: How to research -- how to find, evaluate, and use information effectively, efficiently, and ethically.  It is easy to apply for and get a free POWER Library eCard to use these resources. 

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About me: I am a Retired Librarian living in Pennsylvania. I have been a Library Director for school districts in New York, Texas, and 2 international IB Schools (Tbilisi, Georgia and Bangkok, Thailand).  I was an Adjunct Professor at Adelphi University teaching incoming college students how to research. I have worked with students who learn differently and I try to present information in text, video, and audio sources whenever available.  

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This LibGuide was created by Kathy Fester

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