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7 nifty books that make school cool

 
Sometimes, school has a way of making interesting subjects super boring. Dial up the cool factor and learn a li’l something new with these funky books that discuss need-to-know topics in a fun, you’ve-totally-got-this sort of way. Read on!
 
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    For the girl who’s flirting with chemistry, flip through Japanese artist Bunpei Yorifuji’s latest work, an illustrated guide to the periodic table. This book gives each element a personality based on the element’s chemical properties. You’ll learn loads…and find that the info sticks thanks to the clever illustrations.

     

    Wonderful Life with the Elements: The Periodic Table Personified, $11, amazon.com

     

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    For the girl who’s always scribbling, grab this updated, illustrated version of the classic writer’s guide by William Strunk, Jr., and E.B. White. Trust us—it’s an oldie, but a goodie.

     

    The Elements of Style Illustrated, $9, amazon.com

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    For the girl who’s good with numbers, try the first book in a best-selling Japanese series, Math Girls. The novel follows the narrator, a high school boy, as he weaves his way through life, love and math puzzles and problems.

     

    Math Girls, $10, amazon.com

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    For the girl who’s interested in computers, pick up Carlos Bueno’s Lauren Ipsum, which offers an Alice in Wonderland meets The Phantom Tollbooth-style romp through an introduction to computer science.

     

    Lauren Ipsum, $13, amazon.com

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    For the girl itching to be class president, brush up on your Constitution know-how with this illustrated, comic book-style adaptation that explains not just the document itself, but different historic conversations, interpretations and legal battles it has incited.

     

    The United States Constitution: A Graphic Adaptation, $12, amazon.com

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    For the girl who’s got her head in the clouds, grab The Manga Guide to the Universe, which is one in a series of manga books that explains STEM (science, technology, engineering, math) concepts in a fun way.

     

    The Manga Guide to the Universe, $14, amazon.com

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    For the girl who really needs a laugh, LOL your way through F in Exams: The Very Best Totally Wrong Test Answers. Even if you’re not scoring straight A’s, we’re betting your answers are 100 percent more on target than these ridiculous ones.

     

    F in Exams: The Very Best Totally Wrong Test Answers, $10, amazon.com

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