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Capital Central High School, or Cap Central as the students like to call it, is in the northeast quadrant of Washington, D.C. Any urban school faces broad challenges, and Cap Central is no different. But some tight-knit juniors meet the difficulties head-on with courage, friendship, determination, and hard work.
Figuring out what career to pursue is no easy feat but here's one way to go about it: Follow your passion. The Career Discovery series shows students how their passions can play a big role as they ponder future careers. All books in the series profile a variety of jobs and career fields that are well-suited to particular interests. Included in every book are comments from industry insiders; information about pay and job prospects; a Q&A interview; and a list of sources for more information.
With so many career possibilities, how does one decide which path to follow? One way is to focus on the things we like to do. Problem solvers might thrive as cybersecurity analysts or biomedical engineers and people who like social interaction might enjoy social work or sales. The Career Exploration series profiles a variety of jobs and career fields that are well-suited to particular interests.
The Career Files explore 10 high-interest fields and give readers a behind-the-scenes look at what it takes to work in those areas. Each book shows readers some promising job options, how to get started in the field, and what skills they'll need in order to succeed.
Career Finder explores different career options for students after high school. Readers will learn useful and practical information about each career path, including the skills and training needed to succeed in the field. The books also show how different industries are growing and examine which job opportunities may be available in the future.
STEM careers are all the rage but not everyone wants to be an engineer or actuary. What is a creative person to do? The Careers for Creative People series explores careers for creative types in the fields of fashion, music, the culinary arts, film, and more. These easy-to-use guides give teens with a creative streak a variety of ideas for career search and planning in a variety of fields. What the jobs entail, what they pay, and future prospects are discussed along with insights from industry in
Engineering is a top career field but differentiating between one engineering discipline and another is not always easy. The Careers in Engineering series provides easy-to-use guides for teens who are trying to understand the differences between various engineering careers and which of these careers might match their interests, skills, and talents. Each book focuses a single discipline, such as biomedical engineering or electrical engineering, among others. What the job entails, what it pays, an
The Cause & Effect: Ancient Civilizations series examines causes and effects of historical events and time periods. Every book in the series includes thoughtful discussion of questions like these—supported by facts, examples, and a mix of fully documented primary and secondary source quotes. Each title also includes an overview of the civilization so that readers have a broad context for understanding the more detailed discussions of specific causes and their effects.
The Cause & Effect: Modern Wars series examines causes and effects of events that occur within the context of war. Every book in the series includes thoughtful discussion of questions like these—supported by facts, examples, and a mix of fully documented primary and secondary source quotes. Each title also includes an overview of the war so that readers have a broad context for understanding the more detailed discussions of specific causes and their effects.
Introduce young readers to inspiring individuals who have achieved great things and changed our world. With a mix of contemporary and historical figures, the Change Makers series covers individuals in a variety of categories, including entertainment and literature. Each book offers key facts about the featured individuals, including formative experiences, key milestones, and important achievements, and their impact on the world.