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In Asunci-n, Paraguay, Diego dreams of giving music lessons to local children. The only problem: there aren't enough instruments to go around. But when he and Nicolas, a carpenter, look to a nearby landfill, they see instruments in the making. Soon, they're building what they need to give kids in town a new way to express themselvesÑand even find recognition they never expected. A lightly fictionalized tale inspired by La Orquesta de Instrumentos Reciclados de Cateura.
Are They Real? explores modern-day myths, legends, and paranormal phenomena. The series examines each phenomenonÎs history, evidence of its potential existence, and its cultural impact. Each book includes a graphic that presents key information visually, source notes, and resources to aid in further research.
The art world is ever changing. Although painting and sculpture still have a strong following, many of today's artists are making names for themselves in other art forms including animation, tattoo, and even graffiti. The Art Scene series focuses onwhat some of today's new artists are doing, what they seek to communicate through their art, and how they are using new techniques and technology to create and promote their work. Each book introduces readers to influential artists and presents brief
Artie Irvin is thrilled to discover she comes from a line of werewolves. But as she dives into her family history and figures out her new abilities, vampires wait in the shadows . . .
Artificial intelligence (AI) is all around us. It powers the personal assistants in our smartphones, collects data online, and builds products in factories. This series offers a fascinating look into what AI is, how it is currently being used, and how it might be used in the future. One thing is certain: AI is here to stay.
Media of all kinds are overwhelmingly present in our lives. This series aims to arm young students with the tools they need to become savvy navigators of the media landscape. Each book offers key questions to ask about how and why media messages are constructed. Readers will learn the basics about how various media are created, key themes in media today, and what to ask about the media they encounter. The goal of the series is to provide a framework to help young students access, analyze, evalua
Individuals who are persecuted or endure gang and gender-based violence in their home countries face a difficult decision-stay or leave. Asylum seekers travel through dangerous conditions to the US/Mexico border in hopes of finding safety and refuge. This title examines how current events, political policies, and a global pandemic have made the asylum process more difficult. Personal stories of those on the journey help readers understand the people who seek asylum at the southern border.
These entertaining books take high-interest learning to a whole new level as they deliver ancient history with a celebrity magazine style approach. Catchy headlines and a playful, humorous presentation makes learning about long-ago eras more enjoyable (and painless) than most students could ever think possible. Learn about Nefertiti's make up tips, party ideas from the Greeks, and how to choose the perfect Roman villa - or Viking weapon! The text, delivered in easy-to-read bites, delivers in-dep
What does a dolphin eat? How long to mussels live? Do sea birds sleep at sea? Find out the answers to these questions and more when you take a tour of the aquarium with our resident zoologist!
This graphic non-fiction series presents true sports stories of grit, leadership, and resistance. Dynamic visuals highlight impactful events on and off the field, as legendary athletes inspire social change.