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The Opioid Epidemic

When synthetic opioids were developed a quarter-century ago, many physicians believed the drugs would help alleviate the pain caused by severe injuries and debilitating diseases. But while the drugs do deaden pain, they can lead to devastating addiction as well as death through overdose. Meanwhile, the natural opioid heroin continues to be a much-abused illegal drug that threatens the lives of its users.

The Push for Social Change

Social change can occur slowly and quietly but it is often the result of large numbers of people mobilizing for the purpose of bringing about change. The Push for Social Change series explores how and why social change occurs and what impact major movements have had on people's lives. All books will examine the events that led to particular social change movements; what those movements did; how and why they did it; and the short-term and long-term impact of those movements. Quotes from people on

The Quiet You Carry

When seventeen-year-old Victoria Parker is suddenly placed into foster care, she struggles to find words for the abuse that upended her life. So she determines to keep her head down, follow her oppressive foster mother's rules, and focus on finishing high school. But when she discovers that her stepsister may be suffering the same abuse, Victoria realizes that no matter how hard she tries to move forward, the past isn't going to leave her alone.

The Red Labyrinth

To save her kidnapped best friend and crush, Zadie must complete an enchanted deadly labyrinth riddled with illusions. Her only hope of survival depends on forming an alliance with the only person who knows the safe path through-a murderous boy she can't trust.

The Risks of Social Media

Social media's explosive growth has come with many benefits but it has also resulted in significant risks including addiction, deception, and bullying. This series explores those risks and the challenges of addressing them. All books feature real-world accounts, fully-documented quotes, and clear, thoughtful narrative.

The Science and Technology of Sports

No matter the sport, athleticism and hard work are central to athletic performance. But there is more going on when a person runs, jumps, kicks, or throws. Physical forces and biomechanical factors help determine speed, stamina, accuracy, and more. The Science and Technology of Sports series examines the biomechanics, physics, and mathematical principles that shape athletic performance and competition. How these factors influence training and common injuries is also discussed.

The Science of Renewable Energy

The Science of Renewable Energy introduces students to several of today's most important alternative energy sources. Readers will discover the scientific concepts underlying these technologies, learn how they compare with fossil fuels, and explore the cutting-edge research that is going on in each field. The books explore what makes each renewable energy source unique and how each will fit into our diversified energy future. Each volume includes callout definitions for subject vocabulary, diagra

The Secret Life of Kitty Granger

It's 1967, and Kitty Granger is about to accidentally become a spy. A working-class girl from London's East End who today would be recognized as on the autism spectrum, she's spent sixteen years hiding her peculiarities from the world. But after her hyper-awareness helps her survive a chance encounter with a Russian spy ring, two British secret agents offer her a job. Kitty's first mission draws her into a fascist conspiracy led by a prominent politician-who’s also an unreformed Nazi sympathizer

The Secrets of Star Whales

In a mission to preserve the memory of his deceased father, 12-year-old Maxion Belmont, aboard the space station Azura, discovers the secrets of the most elusive creatures in the galaxy: star whales.

The Shadow's Curse

War is coming and it can't be stopped. For Raim, the threat of battle means he must master the powers he and his spirit-companion Draikh possess, seek out the maker of the oath that caused his exile, and rescue Wadi, the girl he loves, from his former best friend Khareh, the tyrannical new Khan who's holding her prisoner. For Wadi, it means choosing sides in a way she never dreamed. The more she learns about the upcoming power struggle in Darhan, the more her opposition to Khareh softens. If the