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Some young people grow up under extremely challenging circumstancesùand their peers know little about their lives or the difficulties they must overcome. The Forgotten Youth series introduces young readers to foster youth, homeless youth, undocumented immigrant youth, and others who struggle to find their place in society. Each volume presents a vivid picture of what these youth experience day in and day outùtheir hopes, their fears, their triumphs and challenges. Details of daily life, quotes,
Historical perspective on the republics that once made up the Soviet Union and the choices and challenges that have shaped where they are today is the focus of The Former Soviet Union: Then and Now. All books in the series examine important political, economic, and cultural events during the Soviet period and since the Soviet Union’s collapse. Challenges that lie ahead are also explored.
Sixteen-year-old Nate has spent most of his life hiding in The Withers-the destitute, quarantined slum across the river from the cosmopolitan Gathos City-dodging slave catchers and corrupt peacekeepers, avoiding chem fiends, and scavenging tech to sell at the market. But when his body begins rapidly degenerating, he must choose between working for a shadowy terrorist organization that has the means to keep him alive, or staying-and dying-with the boy he loves. Theme: LGBTQ+
Every sports franchise has its face-the star of the show, the player fans can't take their eyes off of, the one whose talent determines the fate of the entire operation. The Franchise series explores these athletes' stories, taking readers into the players' lives on and off the field of play. Learn about your favourite athletes' early days, the challenges they've overcome to reach the top, and the qualities that make them truly incomparable.
The world gets its food primarily through farming, fishing, and the raising of livestock. But as global population grows, environmental changes occur, and people worldwide become concerned about their own health and the health of the planet, a revolution is taking place. The Future of Food: New Ideas About Eating explores changing views of food and food production. Topics covered include sustainable agriculture, meat alternatives, and genetic engineering.
This series explores what lies ahead for solar, wind, biofuels, and other forms of renewable energy. Also included are topics that dominate public discourse including cost, environmental impact, practicality when measured against fossil fuels, and the role of government in renewable energy’s future.
Bold, new technological marvels in nanotechnology, 3D Printing, artificial intelligence, and other areas are likely to make for a fascinating future. The Future of Technology series explores what lies ahead as scientists, engineers, and others seek to develop the technologies that will, in all likelihood, alter the future course of human civilization.
Chloe Sabourin's world was turned upside down three times over when she learned that the unspeakable murders in her native New Orleansùthe ones that nearly claimed the life of her friend Lucyùwere committed by her own mother, the dark witch Thisbe. Moving on from that is the toughest thing she's ever had to do. Now a new series of ritualistic killings suggests that Thisbe is plotting again. Chloe seeks help from the mysterious Mama Legba, even though she's unsure whether or not she can trust the
Since the completion of the Human Genome Project, the field of genetic studies has transitioned into an era of discovery. This book explores the breakthroughs in research that inform our understanding of ancestry, inheritance, epigenetics, health, and medicine.
They come from different parts of the country and from different backgrounds. What these artists share is talent (they’ve all topped the charts); grit (they’ve worked hard to get there); and desire to make music that speaks to, for, and about the people and the world around them. The Giants of Rap and Hip-Hop series explores early life, the ups and downs of the artist’s life and career, major influences, and new directions. Fully documented quotes, from the artists and from the people who know t