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Unprovoked War, The: Russia’s Invasion of Ukraine

In February 2022, Russia invaded Ukraine in anticipation of a quick and complete victory. That did not happen. Instead, Russia’s brutal, unprovoked war has run into determined resistance from the Ukrainian government and people. Even so, Russia’s war on Ukraine has destroyed huge swaths of the country, including hospitals, apartment buildings, and schools. It has displaced millions and killed and injured thousands. Much of the global community has rallied around Ukraine, providing weapons and fi

Unspeakable: The Tulsa Race Massacre

Celebrated author Carole Boston Weatherford and illustrator Floyd Cooper provide a powerful look at the Tulsa Race Massacre, one of the worst incidents of racial violence in our nation's history. The book traces the history of African Americans in Tulsa's Greenwood district and chronicles the devastation that occurred in 1921 when a white mob attacked the Black community. News of what happened was largely suppressed, and no official investigation occurred for seventy-five years. This picture boo

Unsung Heroes

Unsung Heroes shines a spotlight on underrepresented voices throughout history. Featuring racial minorities and other marginalized contributors who are routinely left out of history books, this biography series examines the work of professionals throughout US history and in the fields of science, technology, and social justice. Each book profiles 12 individuals and their impressive contributions as well as the challenges they faced.

Unwritten

In this fantasy middle-grade novel, twelve-year-old storybook character Gracie Freeman lives in the real world but longs to discover what happened in the story she came from. When she finally gets her chance, the truth isn't what she was expecting.

Upfront Health (21st Century Skills Library)

For young people, leading a healthy lifestyle requires education and empowerment. In the Upfront Health series, readers will explore the social aspects and health effects of common issues they and their peers are facing, and ways to make healthy choices. Side bars challenge and expand readers' thinking while relating topics to 21st Century skills and themes--from creativity and innovation to financial literacy.

Vaccine Wars:When Science and Politics Collide

Vaccines have been one of the most important public health breakthroughs of the last century. Yet despite their ability to save lives, vaccines have become the objects of fear-mongering and fake science. From the groundbreaking polio vaccine to the COVID-19 vaccines produced in record time, Vaccine Wars: When Science and Politics Collide examines why these remarkably successful drugs remain so controversial.

Vaping: Considering the Risks

Vaping has been promoted as a safer alternative to traditional cigarettes, yet e-cigarettes are far from safe. This book explores the addictive nature of vaping and the health dangers e-cigarettes pose to teens. It examines the evolution of vaping and the tactics used to circumvent regulations and keep vapes on the market. It provides information for teens who need to think critically about these products and how they impact their health.

Versus

All sports fans have their heroes, and part of the fun of watching sports is debating which athletes are the best. This series pits classic stars against contemporary champions, comparing them on various skills to see which fares better. While chapters will name winners based on these specific skills, it will up to the reader to decide who is the all-time great.

Vidcode Coding Hacks

Create filters, use special effects, and more, while learning building blocks of code. Page Plus links to hands-on coding activities are included. These project-based titles are created in partnership with Vidcode, an online coding platform for grades 4 and up.

Viewpoints and Perspectives (Perspectives Library)

A historical event does not look the same to everyone. It often depends on one's perspective. In the Viewpoints and Perspectives series, more advanced readers will come to understand different viewpoints by learning the context, significance, and details of key historical events through the eyes of three different people, while engaging with text through questions sparking critical thinking.