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Frustrated. Fearful. Angry. Weary. These are some of the words African Americans have used to describe their feelings about being Black in America in 2020. Coupled with a pandemic that has disproportionately affected people of colour, police killings of Black men and women have heaped outrage on top of hurt. The Being Black in America series explores the events, the emotions, and the experiences that have forced a collective reckoning on race and racial injustice. Personal accounts and thoughtfu
The term woke is used either positively or negatively, depending on a personÎs political views. But what does Ìbeing wokeÊ really mean? This book explores the origins of the term woke, discusses what the word means to both liberals and conservatives, and how the concept of wokeness affects US society today.
From the saltwater crocodile's vise like bite to the golden eagle's lightning attack from the air, many of the creatures featured in this upper-level picture book are built for danger. But what makes a chameleon or ant so threatening, and which creature is the deadliest of all to humans, despite its tiny size? Award-winning illustrator Ben Rothery's fact-filled book of the planet's most dangerous creatures has the answers.
No pizza. No boyfriend. (No life.) Okay, so during Ramadan, we're not allowed to eat from sunrise to sunset. For one whole month. My family does this every year, even though I've been to a mosque exactly twice in my life. And it's true, I could stand to lose a few pounds. (Sadly, my mom's hotness skipped a generation.) But is starvation really an acceptable method? I think not. Even worse, my oppressive parents forbid me to date. This is just cruel and wrong. Especially since Peter, a cute and c
This series conveys to teen readers the sense of otherness that many Americans feel because of their race, religion, gender identity, etc. Books explore some of the ways people experience bias and how they are they affected by it. All books feature personal accounts and clear, thoughtful narrative.
Science is supposed to be impartial, ethical, and concerned only with the truth, but in many cases science is none of those things. From the infamous Tuskegee experiments to deliberate falsification of scientific results for political purposes, from leaving women out of medical studies to developing devices that are much more effective on White people than on Black people, science is as prone to bias as any other field. The book looks at examples of biased science and the results on society.
With Ron Miller’s incredible illustrations and photographs from NASA probes and telescopes, The Big Backyard takes us on a tour through the solar system’s most obscure neighbourhoods and into its darkest corners, to places beyond the limits of the human eye. Miller expertly describes the formation of the solar system and the history of the exploration of the outer solar system before delving into the latest discoveries and missions. Read on to learn what sorts of objects orbit at such extreme di
Mark Kurlansky's bestselling works of nonfiction view the history of the world through unexpected lenses, including cod, salt, and paper. In this new book for young readers his lens is the art of the big lie. Big lies are told by governments, politicians, and corporations to avoid responsibility, cast blame on the innocent, win elections, disguise intent, create chaos, and gain power and wealth. Big lies are as old as civilization. They corrupt public understanding and discourse, turn science up
With number one albums in multiple countries and five Grammys under her belt, Billie Eilish has become a pop sensation. Billie was a promising young dancer until musical success came literally overnight in 2015. A song she uploaded to SoundCloud received a thousand plays in twenty-four hours. The thirteen-year-old's voice intoxicated listeners and the track went viral. Billie and her brother, Finneas, produced a series of eclectic but equally bewitching tracks, which drew fans from around the wo
A member of the generation that grew up in the digital age, Billie Eilish has achieved pop stardom with home studioûproduced, sonically and emotionally layered music. She connects powerfully with fans living, like her, in the glare of social media. Delving into Eilish’s personal and artistic development, this book explores the forces shaping her as a 21st century phenomenon.