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Smartphones and Society examines how smartphones have changed different aspects of daily life. Readers will learn how these devices have shaped society in both positive and negative ways. Each book includes a graphic that presents key information visually, source notes, and resources to aid in further research.
Few sports offer matches as dramatic—and histories as rich—as soccer. From gutsy underdogs and dazzling triumphs to bitter rivalries and crushing losses, this series invites fans to witness the world events, last-minute goals, and diving saves that shaped some of the planet’s greatest football clubs. Recaps of memorable matches offer action-packed background, while biographical profiles introduce the legendary playmakers and coaches who earned legions of fans around the globe and showed what it
The Social Emotional Library series presents real life, historical and modern stories that celebrate important qualities and ideas like courage, diversity, friendship, and forgiveness. Books include thought-provoking issues and questions, as well as hands-on activities, that encourage the development of critical life skills, empathy, and social emotional growth.
Social media offers the promise of bringing people together and enabling them to share ideas and information. However, social media also has a dark side, with malicious users peddling misinformation, harassing others, and running scams to defraud unwary victims. This book examines both good aspects and bad, and explores how social media platforms could be made safer and more reliable as sources of information.
New polls show that a majority of kids hope to become social media stars one day. But only a handful will benefit from the billions of dollars advertisers dole out to social media influencers annually. Social Media’s Star Power illustrates the positive and negative aspects of this trend, with anecdotes and quotes from winners, losers, and industry insiders.
Each title in the Soft Skills Sleuth series tackles an essential life skill in an age-appropriate and participatory way. The series offers the perfect antidote to simply lecturing students about good behaviour by drawing them into fun-filled "investigations" of each skill illustrated to depict a realistic and relatable classroom situation. Titles invite readers to "investigate" four story-centered scenarios related to concepts like listening, talking, body language, and writing.
In 1933, what's left of the Turner family-twelve-year-old Hallie and her two brothers--finds itself driving the back roads of rural America. The children have been swept up into a new migratory way of life. America is facing two devastating crises: the Great Depression and the Dust Bowl. Hundreds of thousands of people in cities across the country have lost jobs. In rural America it isn't any better as crops suffer from the never-ending drought. Driven by severe economic hardship, thousands of p
Blues guitarist Blind Willie Johnson led a hardscrabble life, but in 1977, NASA's Voyager spacecrafts were launched, carrying a golden record to introduce planet Earth to the cosmos, and one of his songs became the defining anthem.
Grumpy Grandpa Monkey’s chance encounter with a little stone, which turns out to be a chatty bird, snaps him out of his sadness as he is once again able to enjoy the mountain and its seasons.
It's not easy being the weirdest kid in fourth grade. Soraya finds her escape reading comic books about a space superhero who saves the day. But everything changes when Soraya's class goes on a field trip to an aquarium. Can Soraya rise to the occasion and save the day like her superhero idol?