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This series provides a historical perspective on privacy rights and concerns and examines who has access to personal information, how they get it, why they collect it, how they use it, why this is sometimes controversial, what privacy protections exist, and what new protections are being proposed or debated. Each book in the series provides a clear, insightful discussion of the issues, integrating facts and contrasting opinions for an informative and balanced perspective. Personal accounts and d
The First Amendment guarantees the right to peacefully protest and Americans have embraced this right for nearly two centuries. Protest: A History of Social Movements in America focuses on the people who faced adversity while speaking out for women?s suffrage, Black civil rights, the environment, LGBTQ rights, and more.
Anime and manga are surging in popularity, creating legions of new fans and bringing in billions of dollars in revenue. This quick guide covers all the essential titles and artists while exploring the reasons why these uniquely Japanese art forms have captured the imagination of so many different types of people throughout the world.
College freshman Victoria Parker is moving on with her life after surviving her father’s sexual abuse and six months of foster care. She’s navigating the adult sphere for the first time and balancing old friendships with new adventures. But when Victoria’s long-lost aunt shows up, asking Victoria to lie about her father’s assault so he’ll get a lighter sentence, Victoria’s fractured past collides with campus politics as she figures out whether and how to share her truth as a survivor.
With the success of black athletes in sports such as professional football or basketball, at first glance it may seem like American sports are a pillar of racial equality. However, a closer examination of the industry and its structure proves otherwise. This series examines the bias, discrimination, and inequality of all non-white athletes that are ensconced (yet often invisible) in American sports. Each book aims to provide multiple viewpoints about race and sports in America, allowing readers
Racial bias, particularly implicit racial bias, is an insidious harm affecting people of color in virtually every area of life. This book examines the factors that give rise to implicit racial bias, the damage it causes, whether we can change, and what we can do.
The United States has a long history of racial violence, and many minority groups have been impacted. This book discusses the racial violence inflicted upon Black people, Native women, and Asians in the United States, and how these groups are fighting back against racism.
People experience mental health crises for a multitude of reasons. This book explores what people can do to help others get through such a crisisÑincluding coming up with a crisis plan, offering resources to get professional help, and simply reaching out to those in need.
In 2022 the newly launched James Webb Space Telescope revealed stunning images of galaxies forming not long after the universe formed. That fabulous instrument is only the latest in a long list of manned and unmanned spacecraft that have unveiled knowledge of our Solar System, planets orbiting other stars, giant black holes devouring all in their path, and other celestial wonders.
Engineering challenges abound in the twenty-first century. Engineers, scientists, and others are searching for—and often finding—ways to improve life for people around the world. Some are working on providing global access to clean water while others are developing fusion energy or reverse-engineering the brain. These and other topics are examined in the Real-World STEM series. All books in the series discuss what exists now, some of the biggest challenges, and some of the most fascinating solut