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The rise of the Internet has changed the way news is reported and consumed. One effect of these changes involves fake news—false news items that are spread through email and social media to discredit people and policies, most often in the realm of politics. This book examines the growth and influence of fake news in the US and beyond.
This lyrical picture book biography of songwriter and activist Jean Ritchie-Singer traces her life from the Cumberland Mountains of Kentucky to New York City and beyond as her protest songs inspired a nation. The author and illustrator previously teamed up for the stunning biography Saving Granddaddy's Stories: Ray Hicks, the Voice of Appalachia.
Why do they mow their lawn with a push mower when a gas mower is much faster? But their homemade soup sure tastes good, and she likes picking cherry tomatoes and strawberries in their garden, and it's pretty cozy to sit around the woodstove in the winter. Are Sheila's neighbours really weird, or do they have some good ideas going on? Ruth Ann Smalley writes about green living, fair trade, and health for children and adults. Jennifer Emery has illustrated numerous children's books.
Women have always excelled as athletes, but they often receive less attention than men. This series celebrates female athletes and the sports they champion. Each book also showcases how the sport has developed over time and offers a look ahead to the future of the sport.
Spider is ready to spin her silk. Cicadas are singing in the trees. Little bees buzz-buzz-buzz from flower to flower as the ants march along the ground. Glowworms light up the night sky and crickets chirp that summer is here! The sights and sounds of summer's smallest creatures come alive through free verse poetry and beautiful illustrations.
Following an accident that took his mother's life, doctors discovered Scott was suddenly deaf. Eight years later, Scott finds out a family secret concerning his father and uncle while lip-reading and decides to play a part in their reconciliation. Themes: Physical Disability & Illness, Diversity.
Science doesn't always have to be serious-it can be silly too! This laugh-out-loud series presents weird, gross, and just plain goofy science facts about animals, bodies, space, and food that will keep readers turning pages.
Ever since the first sinkhole appeared in Foggy Creek, Texas, weird things have been happening. Unexplained phenomena-power surges, a purple mist, a glowing coin-seem to precipitate strange behaviours in this creepy, paranormal series, sure to hook reluctant and striving readers.
Skilled and Vocational Trades explores the career paths of electricians, plumbers, drone pilots and more. The books describe the jobs associated with each trade and provide information on training and education, life on the job, and the career outlook. Each book includes a fact sheet, a graphic that visually presents key information, source notes, and resources to aid in further research.
Today, large numbers of people of all ages and walks of life get too little sleep on a regular basis. This unfortunate situation has far-reaching negative effects on society, from increased highway accidents and fatalities to lost productivity at work. Teens are particularly vulnerable to losing sleep, in part because of the blue light from their phones and computers. This volume explores possible ways to combat the widespread problem of too little sleep.