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Unbarred

Once you've been in, it's tough to stay out of jail. That's the hard fact that characters face in these gritty modern-day Shakespeare adaptations, which reimagine the classics with contemporary urban language, characters, and settings. With diverse,relatable casts and real-world problems, these stories explore how rough family situations, gang connections, friendships, and love can all be challenges to teens out of the juvenile corrections system. Plot lines and themes closely following the ori

Unbelievable

The Unbelievable! series takes a look at some of the most amazing, astonishing, and incredible stories from around the world. Discover the secrets behind what makes the human body amazing, athletes legendary, and animals astonishing. Be fascinated by history and incredible stories from nature. Admire astounding human-made structures, dramatic discoveries, and incredible technologies.

Uncommon Women

Throughout history, society's rules have often tried to keep women in a box. Serious consequences often awaited those who broke out of that box and blazed a new trail. Uncommon Women salutes the women who refused to be side notes in history, and instead, became the stars of their own story. Through their bravery and intelligence, the women in these books made a lasting mark on the world. Some of them found fame through villainy: pirates, Wild West outlaws, ruthless queens. Others—writers, scient

Under Pressure

This series delves into the difficult social topics that kids often encounter, but don't always know how to handle. Written in a conversational tone, each volume takes a clear look at these challenges such as Cyberbullying and prejudice - including plenty of real-life examples - and offers appropriate advice and coping strategies that tweens and teens can put to use.

Understanding and Caring for Your Pet

The more you know about your pets, the better you will be able to provide the care and attention they require for a healthy and happy life. Each book expertly written covers how to choose a pet, how to make sure it has a safe home, how to keep it healthy and happy, and how to make it part of your families life.

Understanding Canadian Government and Citizenship  

This dynamic series introduces young readers to the three levels of government in Canada and its impact on daily life. It also explores the rights and responsibilities of citizens. Colourful flowcharts and diagrams illustrate government processes, while sidebars examine contemporary issues and invite readers to think critically about modern Canadian politics.

Understanding Psychology

What motivates one student to study hard and another to not study at all? How does personality develop and can it change? How and why do relationships fall apart? These and other questions lie at the heart of human psychology, which is the focus of the Understanding Psychology series. Books in this series examine the mental and emotional factors that influence and shape human behaviour. Careful, clear explanations; solid information; and insightful and fully documented quotes provide readers wit

Understanding World Religions

To truly understand the world?s major religions one needs to understand what people within each faith believe, how they practice their faith, and what rules they live by. The Understanding World Religions series explores these important aspects of religion as well as the origins of each faith and some of the challenges faced in the modern age.

Universe Is a Tree, The

This collection of stories, proverbs, and poems about trees from around the world reveals that a tree?s roots not only go down deep into the earth, but its branches also reach up and out into the universe, connecting us all.

Unofficial Guides (21st Century Skills Innovation Library)

The Unofficial Guides series explores the various aspects of today's most popular games and programs including LEGO Mindstorms and Minecraft. Each collection covers topics ranging from basic to advanced. This series is perfect for the hands-on techie.