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The mass shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida, in February 2018, renewed the national debate over gun violence, a debate led by the students themselves. This book examines possible solutions to reducing gun deaths and the controversies surrounding specific proposals. It also explores the factors-historical, cultural, and constitutional-that make the United States an outlier among industrial nations in gun violence.
In 1910, after losing their farm in Iowa, the Martin family moves to Mingo, Colorado, to start anew. The US government offers 320 acres of land free to homesteaders. All they have to do is live on the land for five years and farm it. So twelve-year-old Belle Martin, along with her mother and six siblings, moves west to join her father. But while the land is free, farming is difficult and it's a hardscrabble life. Natural disasters such as storms and locusts threaten their success. And heartbreak
Crimes committed against people because of their race, ethnicity, or religion have become common in the United States and other countries-in 2016, the FBI said more than six thousand such crimes were committed in America. Hate crimes can range from small acts of vandalism to horrific mass shootings, such as the 2015 murders of nine African Americans attending church services in Charleston, South Carolina. Although many laws have been written to prevent hate crimes, experts agree such offenses wi
Every state has its own spine-tingling stories of ghosts and mysterious hauntings grounded in its regional history. The Haunted States of America series uses real-life ghost lore as jumping off points to new, chilling tales. But beware: sometimes real life is stranger than fiction.
Each book in the Healthy Living series features 12 varied tips or habits readers can take part in to live a fun, safe, and healthy lifestyle every day. Helpful tips, interesting facts, and relatable photos are sure to empower readers.
This series presents a collection of forgotten, secret, and/or otherwise lesser-known pieces of history, and brings their stories to light for young readers today.
Teens who are interested in technology and contemplating their career choices will find useful descriptions, essential facts, and valuable opinions and advice in this easy-to-use series. High-Tech Careers introduces readers to various career options within a given field and explores what the jobs entail, educational requirements, salary ranges, required skills, employment prospects, and more. All books in the series feature a Q&A interview with someone who works in the field. Lists suggesting so
One of the largest growing music genres, Hip-Hop has influenced our modern culture in many ways. These 48-page full-colour biographies feature the most well-known artists in the Hip-Hop community. Each Biography is written at a low reading level, so that even the most struggling reader can access the material.
Each title in the Historic Disasters and Mysteries series explores what happened and why, what evidence exists to support these ideas/scenarios; the individuals involved; and the aftermath. Personal accounts, the observations of experts, and interesting facts add depth and perspective.
A knowledgeable canine caretaker introduces readers to an exotic collection of museum treasures, becoming inspired to take one last adventure of his own.