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Stigma is everywhere, from mistrust of unhoused people to discrimination based on weight. Having and discussing mental health challenges has been stigmatized for years until recently when high-profile actors, athletes, and professionals started to share their experiences. Where do these ideas come from and how are they perpetuated in our society? Readers will learn how to stop the spread of stereotypes and prejudice. Informational text on how to identify and confront stigma is paired with person
Social media offers the promise of bringing people together and enabling them to share ideas and information. However, social media also has a dark side, with malicious users peddling misinformation, harassing others, and running scams to defraud unwary victims. This book examines both good aspects and bad, and explores how social media platforms could be made safer and more reliable as sources of information.
New polls show that a majority of kids hope to become social media stars one day. But only a handful will benefit from the billions of dollars advertisers dole out to social media influencers annually. Social Media’s Star Power illustrates the positive and negative aspects of this trend, with anecdotes and quotes from winners, losers, and industry insiders.
Many of the most toxic materials on Earth-from arsenic to plutonium-occur naturally, but manufacturers have also used them incommon products, such as paints, plumbing, pesticides, nuclear fuel, and weaponry. Without careful management, toxins can leach into groundwater and pollute our environment. Exposure to toxic elements leads to various cancers, impairment of the immune and reproductive systems, as well as cognitive problems. What can be done? Learn more about the chemistry of key contamin
I can't feel sadness, anger, or fear. I can't feel anything. I've grown talented at pretending. Elizabeth Caldwell doesn't feel emotions . . . she sees them in human form. Longing hovers around the shy, adoring boy at school. Courage materializes beside her dying friend. Fury and Resentment visit her abusive home. They've all given up on Elizabeth because she doesn't succumb to their touch. All, that is, except beautiful Fear, who sometimes torments her and other times plays her compassionate sa
For Cassandra Randall, there's a price to pay for being a secret atheist in a family of fundamentalists—she has nothing good to write on an online personality quiz; her best friend is drifting away; and she's failing English because she can't express her true self in a poem. But when she creates a controversial advice blog just to have something in her life to call her own, there's no way she can predict the devastating consequences of her actions. As her world fractures before her very eyes, Ca
Some athletes were child prodigies, seemingly destined for greatness from the first day they stepped onto the field or court. Others were late bloomers who made the most of every opportunity to make it big in their sport. This series examines the lives of these athletes, from childhood through stardom, sharing with readers key moments in the athletes' journeys to become some of the biggest names in sports.
Choosing a STEM career can be tough. There are so many options and choices available-how do you figure out what is right for you?This series takes students by the hand and helps them explore their interests, personality type, likes and dislikes, and hopes for the future so they can navigate a pathway to their perfect career. With flowchart quizzes that allow the reader to narrow down their options and find a route that is right for them, STEM Career Choices helps take the stress out of making a
Teens who have an interest in the STEM subjects, and are contemplating their career choices, will find useful descriptions, essential facts, and valuable opinions and advice in this easy-to-use series. STEM Careers introduces readers to various career options within a given field and explores what the jobs entail, educational requirements, salary ranges, required skills, employment prospects, and more. All books in the series feature a Q&A interview with someone who works in the field. Lists sug
Prophetic dreams. Near-brushes with death. Killers pursuing her and her friends. Stacey Brown knows that being a hereditary witch isn't all it's cracked up to be. Stacey's nightmares are back. And all she wants to do is go to Colorado and work things out with Jacob, who hasn't been able to remember her since he lost his memory in his brush with death. But before Stacey and Jacob can have a future, they must face their pasts. Black is for Beginnings reveals the never-before-seen backstory—and wha