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This much we know: On June 28, 1914, a young man stood on a street corner in Sarajevo, aimed a pistol into a stalled car carrying the Archduke Franz Ferdinand of Austria, and pulled the trigger. Within a few minutes, the archduke was dead, and Europe would not know peace again for five years. More than 16 million people would die in the fighting that came to be known as World War I.
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?
Bold, new technological marvels in nanotechnology, 3D Printing, artificial intelligence, and other areas are likely to make for a fascinating future. The Future of Technology series explores what lies ahead as scientists, engineers, and others seek to develop the technologies that will, in all likelihood, alter the future course of human civilization.
Crack open a What Happened? book to investigate a preposterous mystery from four different perspectives. See what the witnesses get right . . . and what they get hilariously wrong. Bet you'll never guess what really happened!
After the death of his beloved grandfather, eleven-year-old Cooper Cameron invents rituals to cope with his grief and his fear that something else bad will happen to his loved ones. His OCD behaviour seems crazy to everyone else, but to Cooper it makes perfect sense—his rituals are protecting his family from harm and even possible death. Then his behaviour begins to tear apart his parents' marriage. Armed with a notebook in which he records his observations of the world around him, Cooper sets o
Social change can occur slowly and quietly but it is often the result of large numbers of people mobilizing for the purpose of bringing about change. The Push for Social Change series explores how and why social change occurs and what impact major movements have had on people's lives. All books will examine the events that led to particular social change movements; what those movements did; how and why they did it; and the short-term and long-term impact of those movements. Quotes from people on
The bestselling Seven (the series) continues with The Seven Sequels! All seven authors from the original series will return with a second set of seven novels. These authorsbring their signature writing styles to a series of adventures that take readers from the cobblestones of Cambridge to the beaches of Uruguay.
The US suicide rate increased 33 percent from 1999 through 2017, and it is now the second-leading cause of death among those aged ten to thirty-four. This book explores the many causes of the epidemic and looks at the human toll it is taking on the roughly 1.5 million people who lose a close friend or family member to suicide each year.
This novel for middle readers takes place in a Japanese internment camp in China in WWII, where thirteen-year-old Gwen follows the Girl Guide code in order to survive.
The World of Video Games explores the many topics and controversies in the video game industry. Readers will learn about such topics as the history of video games, breakthrough technologies, and the rising popularity of E-Sports. They will understand how video games affect both individual people and society. The books look ahead to the future, charting the likely paths of the video game industry.