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It was just another ordinary day at McKinley High before a massive explosion devastated the school and a fatal Ebola-like virus was unleashed. Now a year later, the school has descended into chaos. All the students are infected with the virus, making them deadly to adults. The school is under military quarantine. The teachers are gone. Violent gangs have formed based on social cliques. Without a gang, students are as good as dead. David Thorpe is a loner, and now it's him and his little brother

Quid Pro Quo  

This humorous novel for middle readers is also a legal thriller that follows Cyril MacIntyre as he uses every skill he has to find his missing mother.

Quiet You Carry, The

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.

Race and Sports (Essential Library)

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 Profiling: Everyday Inequality

Racial profilingùthe use of race or ethnicity as grounds for suspecting someone of an offenseùaffects thousands of people on a daily basis. It takes many forms, from routine traffic stops to police violence. High-profile cases, such as the deaths of unarmed black men and boys at the hands of white police officers, have brought national attention to this issue and fuelled activism such as the Black Lives Matter movement. Rigorously researched text combines with powerful personal stories to explor

Rapid Reads  

In our increasingly fast-paced world we believe there is a need for well-written, well-told books that can be read in one sitting. Rapid Reads are short books for adult readers. They are intended for a diverse audience, including ESL students, reluctant readers, adults who struggle with literacy and anyone who wants a high-interest quick read.

Rare Glimpses of Slave Life

Enslaved Africans and their American descendants toiled in North America from the sixteenth century until the end of American slavery in 1865. The series Rare Glimpses of Slave Life includes seven books that explore various aspects of slavery in the United States, with a particular focus on the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries. The factual accounts are supplemented with the words of the slaves themselves, told in slave narratives or interviews, to provide young readers with a greater understa

Real-World STEM

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

Rehab or Punishment: What to Do About Drug Crimes

How should society deal with drug crimes? Many people support tough-on-crime laws and harsh sentencing guidelines to effectively punish offenders and deter crime; yet others are not so sure. An increasing number of people believe that rehabilitating offenders with drug addiction and other issues is a more humane and effective way to deal with drug crimes and make communities safer for all.

Remaking the John

From ancient pit toilets to high-tech solar inventions that recycle and reuse human waste, Remaking the John tells the fascinating story of the toilet and its many incarnations over the centuries and across cultures.