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These volumes tell the story of today's technology, the people and the science behind the cars we drive, the computers and cell phones that we use everyday, and much more. Presented in a chronological approach, each title presents, in clear text and with abundant images, the changes that technology has brought to our daily lives.
Today’s teens know all about technological marvels such as Apple, Google, and Facebook. But how much do they know about the people behind these life-altering technologies?The biography series Technology Titans introduces readers to the creators themselves, to the people and events that influenced their lives, and to the achievements that have brought them both acclaim and criticism.
Technology's Impact explores how cutting-edge technologies will affect our society in the future-both positively and negatively. Readers will learn how these technologies work, how they are already affecting today?s world, and how researchers are working to unlock the opportunities of these advances while avoiding the potential pitfalls. The books look ahead to the future, charting the likely future paths of these technologies. Each volume includes callout definitions for subject vocabulary, dia
Medical science has proven that cigarette-smoking is a serious health hazard. So why are so many teens picking up the habit? The Teen Choices series explores the choices teens face as they develop an understanding of risks and consequences and of right and wrong. All titles include straightforward discussion of the forces pushing teens toward these choices, the possible consequences of their actions, and what efforts are being made to help teens make good choices. Real world examples and comment
Having a solid understanding of credit and debt, saving and investing, and how to pay for college is essential knowledge for today's teens. The Teen Guide to Finances series walks teens through these and other topics (including how to start a business) in clear, straightforward language. All volumes feature real-world anecdotes; quotes; and listings of informative books, online tools, and apps to further a young person's knowledge of money and finances.
The student-led March For Our Lives movement, formed in the wake of the mass shooting at Marjorie Stoneman Douglas High School in Florida, captured widespread attention. Teen Guide to Student Activism features stories about teens who are making a difference and shows other teens how they can do the same. The book discusses organizing, reaching out, and student rights. It also features insights from student activists about the challenges of balancing school and activism and the many lessons learn
Teen Health and Safety explores important issues that teens face today. Readers will explore the underlying causes of these issues, the ways in which the issues affect teens, and strategies teens can use to protect themselves or get help if they encounter the issues in their own lives. Each volume includes diagrams to enhance readers? understanding of complex concepts, source notes, and an annotated bibliography to facilitate deeper research.
This book explores juvenile justice in the United States, providing an overview of the mechanics of the legal system, detention, reform school, prison, alternatives to incarceration, re-entry and aftercare, and future trends. The book also analyzes the racial and socioeconomic factors that contribute to youth crime/detention and presents evidence-based practices that support trends in juvenile justice reform.
The teenage years are a time of exploration and change. These years can be challengingùeven more so when a young person has a mental condition or illness. Eating Disorders, Phobias, and OCD are among the mental disorders discussed in the Teen Mental Health series. Every book explains what the illness is, what causes it, how it affects daily life, possible treatments, and how people overcome it or learn to live with it.
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.