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In 1936 San Francisco, eighteen-year-old Willa MacCarthy is bound for the convent. But when she discovers her love of medicine, she will defy her family and work with a female doctor to care for those building the Golden Gate Bridge.
The trap of addiction ensnares millions. This series explores the struggles of those who have succumbed to addiction whether to opioids or social media or something else. It examines what it means to be addicted, how it occurs, the real-world effects, and the challenges of overcoming addiction. Personal accounts along with facts and quotes from authoritative sources are featured in every book as is an annotated list of organizations and websites where readers can get help and more information.
Addiction is a widespread and growing problem. Substance abuse is still the most common and most destructive form of addiction. But other addictions-for instance, to gambling, social media, shopping, and video games-are also inflicting harm on people’s lives. Addiction: A Problem of Epidemic Proportions provides a down-to-earth look at addiction, its consequences, and the challenges of recovery.
Anime and manga originated in Japan, but they are enjoying unprecedented, global popularity. The All About Anime and Manga series discusses the art, the artists, origins and evolving styles, and the legions of devoted fans who keep anime and manga at the forefront of popular culture.
Sixteen-year-old Mehreen is overwhelmed by her anxiety and depression, and she doesn't believe anyone in her life will understand if she tries to talk about it. She's been thinking about suicide for a while when she discovers a website called MementoMori.com. The site matches people with partners and assigns them a date on which to end their lives, together. Mehreen is partnered with Cara and Olivia, strangers dealing with their own struggles. If you or a loved one is experiencing suicidal thoug
All Things Anime and Manga offers teens a close-up look at the vast and ever-changing worlds of anime and manga and the many genres that make up those worlds. The series also includes a cultural guide that will help teens navigate and understand the many cultural referencesÑfrom folklore, history, and daily lifeÑthat appear throughout their favourite stories and artwork.
Richard Harrison was the last person to see his friend Melanie alive. She vanished when they were six, and while the police never found her, a part of her remained a living shadow that became Richard's closest friend. For ten years, Richard has never questioned the shadow that keeps him company . . . until a new girl moves to town, claiming to be Melanie. All Those Broken Angels is a story of buried bones and shadowy secrets and the freedom that can only come from a journey through darkness.
In the borderlands between the US and Mexico, the American jaguar is fighting to regain its kingdom. Its biggest threat: habitat fragmentation created by roads, farms, mines-and the border wall. Learn how scientists want to protect this keystone species.
From the lowliest slave to the most powerful ruler, every civilization has been built—and undone—by different classes of people. This series takes an anthropologist’s view of five famous Ancient Civilizations, noting how the various social groups influenced and interacted with each other and changed the very history of the world. Emphasizing each civilization’s legacy and innovations, each title also presents a timeline of major historical events, and engaging facts are highlighted throughout.
For centuries, animals have worked alongside their human partners. Using their sharp senses, instincts, and training, animals provide transportation, guidance and assistance, safety and rescue, therapy, entertainment, and more. In these jobs, animals have proven to be invaluable partners to people worldwide.