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Explore why diversity is needed to prevent bias in design. Learn about the different coding languages and what they are used for, how developers choose a language, and tools that simplify coding. Jennifer Connor-Smith breaks down stereotypes about coding as a career that is open only to technology-obsessed gamers, revealing ways people use software to improve medical care, nurture dementia patients, promote social justice, and more. Hands-on activities show you how easy it is to learn to think l
These comprehensive reference titles provide a revealing look at endangered species around the world. An ideal report-writing resource, each featured animal is discussed in detail and includes a map of where they live along with data panels with specifics such as their population, endangered status, habitat, diet, breeding, and much more. The books discuss the categories of threat and how they apply to endangered animals, and share information about worldwide conservation organizations.
The World of Video Games explores the many topics and controversies in the video game industry. Readers will learn about such topics as the history of video games, breakthrough technologies, and the rising popularity of E-Sports. They will understand how video games affect both individual people and society. The books look ahead to the future, charting the likely paths of the video game industry.
Fourteen-year-old Zanna Mayfield discovers she can manipulate the basic scientific functions of the universe, such as velocity and chemical reactions. But she'll need more than science to stop the mysterious woman determined to keep Zanna from learning how to use her abilities
When the two most mismatched seniors at Walt Whitman High School find themselves locked in an aerobics room overnight, their confinement forces them to push past the labels they've assigned each other and they share a night they'll never forget.
The Thinking Critically series introduces students to the complex issues that dominate public discourse and challenges them to become discerning readers, to think independently, and to engage and develop their skills as critical thinkers. Chapters are organized in a pro/con format, in which a single author synthesizes the predominant arguments for and against an issue into clear, accessible discussions supported by details and evidence including relevant facts, direct quotes and current examples
Intense and lyrical, Heather Duffy Stone's story about transformations wrenches the heart and then puts it back together again, stronger and better for having read this book."ùCarrie Jones, author of Need Friendship, love, and unexpected secrets Nadio and his twin sister, Noelle, always had a unique bond. And somehow, Keeley Shipley fit perfectly into their world. But when Keeley spends the summer in England, she comes home changed, haunted by a dark memory. As she and Nadio fall in love, they t
Speech, privacy, religion, policing, and voting are in the news for many reasons-one being the concern that civil liberties in these areas are under threat. The series, Threats to Civil Liberties, examines what the various threats are, how they have come about, what actions are being taken, and why some of these responses are controversial. Readers will be exposed to a variety of voices-from the public sphere, the courts, the government, the media, advocacy groups, and others. Pro/con side bars
Tia Lugo considers herself an ordinary thirteen-year-old girl. She just wants to enjoy the end of summer, which means hanging out with her best friend and neighbour, Julius, and ignoringher Puerto Rican grandmother's embarrassing reliance on creepy candles, weird-smelling herb bundles, and eerie statues-all available for sale at the nearby botanica. But when Tia witnesses a murder late one night from her bedroom window, everything changes in an instant.
A visual history of the inventions, discoveries and technology that have shaped our world.