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Apollo 13: A Successful Failure

"Houston, we've had a problem." On April 13, 1970, the three astronauts aboard the Apollo 13 spacecraft were headed to the moon when a sudden explosion rocked the ship. Oxygen levels began depleting rapidly. Electrical power began to fail. AstronautsJames Lovell, Jack Swigert, and Fred Haise were about to be stranded in the inky void of outer space. The mission to the moon was scrapped. Now, Apollo 13's only goal was to bring the crew home. With the damaged spacecraft hurtling towards the moon a

Apple Black

Apple Black follows the young sorcerer Sano as he struggles to fulfill his prophesied destiny as the Trinity, the savior of the world, recounting how humans acquired fruits called ""Black"" that turned humans into sorcerers. Sano follows his dangerous and challenging quest.

Art Scene  

The art world is ever changing. Although painting and sculpture still have a strong following, many of today's artists are making names for themselves in other art forms including animation, tattoo, and even graffiti. The Art Scene series focuses onwhat some of today's new artists are doing, what they seek to communicate through their art, and how they are using new techniques and technology to create and promote their work. Each book introduces readers to influential artists and presents brief

Asylum Seekers: Hope and Disappointment on the Border

Individuals who are persecuted or endure gang and gender-based violence in their home countries face a difficult decision-stay or leave. Asylum seekers travel through dangerous conditions to the US/Mexico border in hopes of finding safety and refuge. This title examines how current events, political policies, and a global pandemic have made the asylum process more difficult. Personal stories of those on the journey help readers understand the people who seek asylum at the southern border.

Attention Deficit: How Technology has Hijacked Our Ability to Concentrate

Smartphones, social media, and the Internet are creating a distraction pandemic. Digital devices steal attention, lower productivity, and increase stress in users. This book focuses on personal stories, academic studies, and current events to illustrate society’s attention deficit while providing advice for those who wish to go on a digital diet.

Backward Glass

Help me make it not happen, Kenny. Help me stop him. When Kenny Maxwell moves into his family's new yet falling apart Victorian home in 1977, he makes a shocking discovery in the carriage house. Buried inside the wall is a baby's mummified body wrapped in old newspaper, along with a handwritten plea for help. Soon after his gruesome finding, a beautiful girl named Luka introduces Kenny to the backward glass, a mirror that allows him to travel in time. Through it, he meets other mirror kids from

Banned Books: The Controversy Over What Students Read

Public and school libraries around the nation are experiencing a rash of efforts to ban books. Behind these efforts are parents and politicians who believe that hundreds of books and topics are not fit for young readers. Though this group is vocal, recent polls show that a majority of Americans oppose book bans. This book examines the types of books that are being challenged or banned-and why-as well as who should decide what America’s young people read.

Bear-ly There

One neighbour offers to shoot it. Another one suggests calling the game warden to have the bear tranquilized and relocated. But the child among them knows what is best. A bear belongs in the woods, he says, but how can he convince the bear? Together with the adults he clears the yards in the neighbourhood of any food that would tempt the bear. His dad comes up with a good idea for warning the bear away--and it works! BEAR-LY THERE shows that it's always best for the bear if it stays in the woods

Beasts in Your Brain, The: Understanding and Living with Anxiety and Depression

It can be hard to find the words to describe the icky feelings that seem to come from nowhere and sap all your joy and energy. You can tell that your brain just isn't pulling off the same tasks as others, and you're constantly bouncing between feeling nothing and feeling the weight of everything. This is not your doctor's dry health pamphlet or a preachy self-care listicle. The Beasts in Your Brain is a guide and companion equally for you and your loved ones, here to provide that essential first

Before We Were Blue

At Recovery and Relief, a treatment center for girls with eating disorders, the first thing Shoshana Winnick does is attach herself to vibrant but troubled Rowan Parish. Shoshana-a cheerleader on a hit reality TV show-was admitted for starving herself to ensure her growth spurt didn't ruin her infamous tumbling skills. Rowan, on the other hand, has known anorexia her entire life, thanks to her mother's chew and spit guidance. Through the drudgery and drama of treatment life, Shoshana and Rowan d