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This series examines the many ways that new technologies (such as 3-D printing and robotics) are shaping daily life and human communities. Books in this series look at what’s being done today and why, how these technologies are already changing people’s lives, and how these advances might alter the future. All books feature real-world examples, fully-documented quotes, and clear, thoughtful narrative.
Malcom and Valentine Gilbert just want to make some friends at their new high school—so why are they so drawn to the mysterious, doorless house across the street? When a time-travelling villain threatens to destroy everything they love, can they unravel his plan and save their town?
Donald J. Trump has been a disruptive force as president of the United States. From his shocking victory in the 2016 election to his aggressive and controversial policies, Trump has pleased his supporters and infuriated his opponents. This book surveys his time in office and how his presidency has affected the nation.
Smart girls aren't supposed to do stupid things. On her first day at Green River Community College, Madelyn Hawkins meets Bennett Cartwright, her biology professor. He's funny. He's interested. And he has no idea that Madelyn is only sixteen. When they're together, Madelyn feels more alive than she's ever felt before. And she knows Bennett feels the same way. She also knows that if she tells him her real age, their relationship will be over. So Madelyn makes a simple decision.She won't tell him.
Fifteen-year-old overachiever Verdad is struggling to meet her Puerto Rican mother's expectations and process her best friend's death when she falls for Danny, a trans boy, and starts to question her own identity.
This collection of stories, proverbs, and poems about trees from around the world reveals that a tree's roots not only go down deep into the earth, but its branches also reach up and out into the universe, connecting us all.
Sixteen-year-old Eleanor, a shapeshifter dealing with her new body, finds herself targeted by rumors, superstition, and religion. As a dangerous predator stalks her hometown, she is forced to decide if she should cling to hope, or follow her instincts and run.
On a cold Colorado night, Oona Antunes leaves Crystal High's Winter Formal, walks deep into the woods, and lies down in the snow to die. She awakens in the hospital, suffering the effects of frostbite and hypothermia. But her physical injuries aren't nearly as painful as the wound she can't name, the one she feels cutting deep into the core of who she is. While recovering from her suicide attempt, Oona discovers that the roots of her problems go beyond herself. To fully understand what happened
A Vietnam-era Breakfast Club bonds over music and their distaste for the Vietnam War and decides to take a stand against the US government and the violent racism in their own town.
For nearly four years the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS) spread war and terror across the Middle East. ISIS saw itself as the ruler of the world's 1.8 billion Muslims who would be forced to live under a caliphate based on beliefs and laws common in the 7th century. In 2015 the United States and some forty other nations launched a war against ISIS, making a stand against one of the most vicious terrorist groups known on earth.