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STEM is the hottest buzzword in education as a technology-driven future will be created by students learning science, technology, engineering, and math. But STEM is not just for labs or think tanks, it’s for sports, too! In this series, explore the ever-expanding connections between STEM and sports. Digital playbooks, high-tech fitness gear, analytics that build championship teams, new stadiums using the latest design innovations, and much more. See how top pro and college teams—along with weeke
Educational programs and curricula are moving toward the concept of educating students in four important disciplines—science, technology, engineering, and math—utilizing an interdisciplinary approach. The books in this series will provide curious students with answers to some key questions about the modern world.
In Scotland of the 1930s, a demon bound in the form of a gargoyle solves murders as a way of seeking redemption. Bound to a church ledge, he gathers a motley group of rogue priests and runaways to do his footwork. As the crimes begin pointing toward a larger, equally supernatural threat, the gargoyle and his assistants prepare to fight for humanity.
Every story has its own characters, themes, and plot. But what sets a horror story apart from a romance, or a science fiction story apart from a mystery? Stories Well Told charts the histories of four popular forms of genre fiction, examining their key characteristics, detailing classic literary examples and masters, describing archetypal characters, and introducing writers at work in the genre today. An emphasis on craft and structure will give budding fiction writers insight into how they migh
Tessa McPhail has a bad habit--tagging--that lands her at New Directions, an alternative school in Montreal's toughest neighbourhood. The school is far from Tessa's home and full of troubled kids. To make matters worse, half of every school day is devoted to boxing. The other students think boxing is cool. Not Tessa, who cannot handle violence of any kind. But when a neighbour starts a petition to have New Directions closed down, Tessa discovers something worth fighting for, both in and out of t
This high-interest, low-reading-level series tells the stories of some of the leading figures in the hip-hop movement. Engaging and often inspiring biographies of rapper celebrities are combined with exciting full-colour photographs of the personalities at different stages of their lives. A general overview of the roots, rise, and current status of hip-hop is given.
Sixteen-year-olds Zoe and Balt have lived in a mysterious underground research institute all their lives. Now they must escape and find their way to the surface in order to learn once and for all the truth the institute and the fate of the human race. But are they ready to learn the truth about themselves?
Since ancient times, real-world pirates have committed robbery on the high seas. This book examines pirates through history--from ancient accounts of pirates controlling the Mediterranean to modern-day reports from Somalia and Malaysia. Readers meet famous leaders, such as Blackbeard and Captain Kidd, as well as lesser known figures, such as the female pirates Grace O'Malley of Ireland and Ching Shih of China. After getting to know these real-life characters, readers will discover pirates throug
For as long as she can remember, Lucy Aimes has been plagued by a dark, recurring dream of drowning. But when her family moves to an old plantation outside New Orleans, she starts having intense new dreams, vivid scenes of a bygone era filled with people she shouldn't know but does. Searching for answers to her haunting visions, Lucy reluctantly descends into the city's mystical culture. What she finds is Alex, a charming but mysterious boy who behaves as if they've known each other forever. Luc