The first is In Their Shoes: Extraordinary Women Describe Their Amazing Careers by Deborah Reber. This book talks with individuals who have followed their dreams to find a career that they love. For the young person who struggles with the question of what they want to do with their life, this book may help to give them an answer. The book doesn't assume that every person wants a high paying career. It assumes that every person wants to be fulfilled and happy. So, if you want to read about what real people do with their lives, this might be the book for you. The book even interviews a librarian.
The second book is one that a patron had requested. The author is a popular Youtuber named Shane Dawson and the book is I Hate Myselfie. We live in a culture where life is lived in the public eye through Youtube, Instagram, Snapchat, and Twitter. Shane Dawson has written a collection of essays that show a glimpse of the person behind the selfie.
The final book that I want to mention is fiction. It follows the story of two young women who were flyers during WWII. This story is not about real people, but it could have been. The book is Code Name Verity by Elizabeth Wein. This is a story about friendship and loss during a time of war. You will be inspired by the strength of these two young girls as they serve their country and fight for freedom.