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Social media outlets can strengthen ties between friends and family, but they can also be used for nefarious purposes-from inciting insurrection to shaming, bullying, and spreading hatred. Using personal stories, academic studies, and current events, this book explores the ways in which social media platforms are empowering dark forces to tear at the fabric of society.
Fin is extremely forgetfulÑhe wears slippers to school and comes home without his pants. So it's no surprise when he leaves the tap running . . . until it floods the world! Who will be outraged, and who will be overjoyed?
Little Mouse and her babies live in the hedgerow. But one day, something big, noisy, and smelly visits their world and leaves something behind. Sniff? Sniff? As Little Mouse investigates a tempting smell, she finds herself slipping . . . and sliding . . . and falling . . . and stuck!She is trapped in a plastic bottle that was discarded by people in a car. How will she ever escape and make it home to her hungry babies? This important story will highlight the dangers of littering and the harm garbage does to wild animals every day.
Twin sisters Hassana and Husseina have always shared their lives. But after a raid on their village in 1892, the twins are torn apart. Taken in different directions, far from their home in rural West Africa, each sister finds freedom and a new start. Hassana settles in in the city of Accra, where she throws herself into working for political and social change. Husseina travels to Salvador, Brazil, where she becomes immersed in faith, worshipping spirits that bridge the motherland and the new world. Separated by an ocean, they forge new families, ward off dangers, and begin to truly know themselves. As the twins pursue their separate paths, they remain connected through their shared dreams. But will they ever manage to find each other again? Uplifting . . . sizzles with sister-love and magic. What an incredible storyteller! Yaba Badoe, author of A Jigsaw of Fire and Stars
With poignant verse, young adult author Laurie Boyle Crompton recounts her coming of age in rural Pennsylvania and her early twenties in New York City. Growing up in the 1970s and 1980s, Laurie struggles with sexual relationships, playing the role of happy family at church despite her parentsÎ fights at home, her fatherÎs alcoholism, her own self-image, and squeezing into painful designer jeans. CromptonÎs heartwarming and heartbreaking memoir follows her journey through disordered eating and sexual assault to recovery and acceptance.
The Dish on the Dish: A History of Your Favourite Foods explores all the aspects of your favourite foods, from pizza to hot dogs! From the first known plating, to the creative and wacky flavours across cultures and history, each book traces the transformations of the dishes we have today. Books include a recipe, so readers can create their own, unique riff on a classic dish. Aligned to curriculum standards, these books also highlight key 21st Century content including Global Awareness and Economics.
Fifteen-year-old Macy is classified as "disturbed" by her school. But that doesn't bother her, she's got more pressing problems. Her best friend won't speak to her, and her little brother was recently "kidnapped" by Child Protective Services leaving her alone with her volatile mother. Besides, Macy isn't interested in how other people define her. Writing in a dictionary format, she explains her world in her own terms, with an honesty that's both hilarious and fearsome. Slowly she reveals why she acts out, why Zane was taken, why she can't tell her incarcerated father that her mom's cheating on him, and why her best friend needs protection . . . the kind of protection that involves Macy's machete.
After a day full of decisions they regret, teens mysteriously get a chance at a do-over. But will reliving the day and making different choices fix their problems?
This true crime story reveals the atrocities at the Dozier School for Boys where, from 1900 to 2001, school officials tortured and killed children in their care. Meet the brave survivors and investigators who brought the crimes to light.
Zoe Jones is Zinnia Jakes, a nine-year old secret pastry chef! She makes the tastiest and most wonderful cakes. Together with her magical cat, Coco, her best friend Addie, and her aunt Jam, they get into incredible adventures.