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Teenager Leila's life is full of challenges. From bouncing around the foster care system to living with seasonal affective disorder and vitiligo, she's never had an easy road. Leila keeps herself busy with her passion for environmental advocacy, monitoring the Urban Ecovists message board and joining a local environmental club with her best friend Sarika. And now that Leila has finally been adopted, she dares to hope her life will improve.
Howard and Cate travel through time in this fantasy novel for middle-grade readers.
What makes a great job? It can be different things for different people. To some, a great job is one that offers deeply satisfying work. To others, a great job is one that pays well. To still others, a great job inspires creativity. Or maybe a great job does all of those things-and more. Teens who are contemplating their career choices will find useful descriptions, essential facts, and valuable advice in this easy-to-use series. Great Jobs introduces readers to a variety of jobs within a given
As climate change emerged as a major environmental, a teenager from Sweden stepped forward as a most unlikely leader of the movement to convince world leaders that the time to act is now. Greta Thunberg has spoken before United Nations delegates, challenging them to reverse the effects of climate change. Her bravery has electrified an international movement composed mostly of young people who fear for their future if climate change is not contained.
Growing Up Around the World series presents a vivid and realistic picture of how kids grow up in different countries. Do they spend hours on social media? Do they share a house with many family members or just a few? Do they go to college? Do they get caught up with drugs and alcohol? Where do they go when they go out with friends? Firsthand accounts, facts, and other insights help provide readers with an understanding of other cultures. Every book includes an overview of the country along with
The mass shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida, in February 2018, renewed the national debate over gun violence, a debate led by the students themselves. This book examines possible solutions to reducing gun deaths and the controversies surrounding specific proposals. It also explores the factors-historical, cultural, and constitutional-that make the United States an outlier among industrial nations in gun violence.
When Lucas tested positive for the warrior geneùa genetic abnormality believed to predispose humans to violenceùhe was shipped off to the Bake Shop, an impregnable government facility. There, he underwent a battery of psychological tests aimed at making him crack. Now, labeled safe to return to normal life, he's ready to put the horrific experience behind him. Then the van transporting him home is forced off the road by a group of rebels who insist there's more going on at the facility than anyo
Crimes committed against people because of their race, ethnicity, or religion have become common in the United States and other countries-in 2016, the FBI said more than six thousand such crimes were committed in America. Hate crimes can range from small acts of vandalism to horrific mass shootings, such as the 2015 murders of nine African Americans attending church services in Charleston, South Carolina. Although many laws have been written to prevent hate crimes, experts agree such offenses wi
After his twin sister's death, a teenage filmmaker tries to track down the recipients of her organs in hopes that it will help his parents move on from the loss of their daughter.
ôThis is a superhero story for the post-punk era: Live fast, die young, and take over the world.öùKirkus Reviews Marvin Maywood only wants one thing in lifeùto join the heroes of the Core. But he can't follow his dream because his powers are fed by fear, which is against the Core's standards. So he lives on the streets and watches the elite team of costumed crime fighters from afar. After Marvin performs an illegal act of heroism, he meets Roisin, one of the Core's heroes, and it seems like his