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Plank’s Law  

In this novel for teens, Trevor, who has Huntington's disease, connects with an old man who helps him live his life more fully.

Plants vs. Meats: The Health, History, and Ethics of What We Eat

In addition to health concerns, people make food choices for ethical and religious reasons. Some ancient religions asserted that killing animals was wrong, a belief that persists among modern vegetarians and vegans. Some twenty-first-century consumers shun meat from factory farmsùwhere animals are crowded into stalls and fattened up with antibiotics and hormones. An increasing number of people seek out foods grown locally, especially those raised without chemical pesticides, using agricultural m

Preparing for Game Day

Looking to get an edge over the competition? Preparing for Game Day gives readers a blueprint for athletic greatness, giving them tips from top players and coaches on how to perform at their best on game day. Starting with mental preparation, an essential part of any sport, learn what you need to know to get your head in the game. Athletes need to be in shape to perform at their best and to avoid injury - learn which exercises are the best for your sport. And we cannot forget the importance of e

Presidential Powerhouses

Examine the professional and personal lives of some of America's most influential presidents. Readers will investigate the key ideas behind their presidential platforms while running for office, analyze the policies they made while in office, and evaluate how they shaped and were shaped by history.

Pride: Celebrating Diversity & Community  

For LGBTQ people and their supporters, Pride events are an opportunity to honour the past, protest injustice, and celebrate a diverse and vibrant community. The high point of Pride, the Pride Parade, is spectacular and colourful. But there is a whole lot more to Pride than rainbow flags and amazing outfits. How did Pride come to be? And what does Pride mean to the people who celebrate it?

Prison System, The

Protecting life and property and punishing and rehabilitating criminals are indispensable to civil society. This series introduces readers to the prison systems of North America and the world. The real-life experiences of prison employees, inmates, and inmates families are presented with sensitivity to educate readers about the incarceration systems role in society, the realities of prison life, the effects of incarceration, and the moral issues surrounding this crucial yet controversial system.

Privacy in the Online World

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

Prom: The Big Night Out

Take a trip to a wide range of proms, from the first cotillion and debutante balls of the early twentieth century to the integrated and LGBTQ-inclusive proms of the twenty-first century. Hear tips from young adults about how to have a safe and enjoyable prom; learn about creative outfits and fun promposals; see what some teens have done when prom plans changed because of illness or accidents; and meet the brave teens who have gone to court for the right to wear what they want and to bring the pe

Protecting the Earth's Animals

Every year, people are doing more and more to save animals facing destruction or extinction from a wide range of dangers. Protecting the Earth's Animals attacks some of the most important issues in wildlife conservation around the world, whether saving rhinos in Africa, trying to free captive killer whales, or, trying to make sure our pet dogs and cats are well cared for. Endangered species are just part of the story; entire animal groups are in trouble, to say nothing of habitats and ecosystems

Punch Like a Girl  

After Tori is sexually assaulted, she tells no one, but her rage and confusion erupt into violent behaviour that mystifies her friends and family.