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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.
American families are changing. New attitudes toward adoption, same-sex marriage, interracial relations, and more have influenced the makeup of families all across the nation. The Changing Families series helps young readers understand the experience of being part of a non-traditional family. Chapters examine the changes that are taking place, how young people within these families view themselves, and how they are affected by the views of outsiders. Each book also presents stories of well-known
The Changing Spaces series tells the stories of abandoned and forgotten spaces and the people who reshape them into vibrant community centers. Each project showcases a range of 21st century skills -- from "Flexibility & Adaptation" to "Creativity & Innovation." The series also shows how moving away from a tear-down culture towards one of reuse helps tackle a host of critical challenges facing our planet and population, including climate change, affordable housing, and sustainable foo
Children in History explores eight major periods in history through the stories of children that lived them. Complete with true accounts of real children from the past, the books in this eye-opening set illustrate what it was like to live during times of war, revolution, and social and economic change.
The Choose Your Own Career Adventure series puts readers right in the middle of some of their favourite places to explore the things that people do there.
The Marvelous Adventures of Gwendolyn Gray is part fantasy, part dystopia, part steampunk, and all imagination as dreamer Gwendolyn evades thought police, enters a whimsical world, befriends world-jumping explorers and ragtag airship pirates, and fights the evil threatening to erase the new world she loves and her old world that never wanted her.
Citizen science has opened up the world of scientific research to anybody and everybody. It is being done in all areas of science-including zoology, biology, astronomy, chemistry, and more. Some projects involve going outside and observing nature while others revolve around data obtained and shared over the internet. And whether one has scientific training or not, the contributions being made by citizen scientists are making a difference.
These engaging titles help the reader discover the key role that citizens play in the American democracy. Side bars include thought-provoking trivia, and ask questions about current events as well as the readers' own lives.
The Civil War is one of the most complicated and controversial events in US history. This series focuses on key events and ideas that shaped the course of the war and its aftermath. Each title gives readers an up-close look at one topic, explaining the historical context it emerged from as well as how it impacted the future.
This series introduces readers to some of the world's greatest civilizations, focusing on what daily life was like for the people who lived there. Colourful spreads give readers an accessible overview of each civilization's government, religion, and social structure, as well as the leaders and events that contributed to its lasting impact.