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The best thing to do for someone who thinks he's lost his whole life is to make him feel like it's been given back to him. That's why I can do this. Fire can fix it." William Tucker always does the right thing. He excels at high school, works at thegrocery store, passes out bulletins at his father's church, and still finds time to fight fires as the newest volunteer firefighter in Coosa Creek, Alabama. But no matter how many good deeds William does, it never seems like enough. So when his fathe
Sometimes at night, I wake up and stare at the heart for hours. I think of how I collected each piece from the beach, how I glued it all together into one big sculpture. I wonder if Connor realizes what it means, that he'll always have a piece of meno matter what happens. Each piece of glass is another piece of myself that I gave to him. It's too bad I didn't keep any pieces for myself. At the beginning of senior year, Ann was a smiling, straight-A student and track star with friends and a futu
Journey through 150 years of Canadian history in this celebratory series. Canada Turns 150 highlights important people and events that helped shape the nation between 1867 and 2017. Readers will explore key moments in politics, social issues, sports, arts, conflicts, and more.
Figuring out what career to pursue is no easy feat but here's one way to go about it: Follow your passion. The Career Discovery series shows students how their passions can play a big role as they ponder future careers. All books in the series profile a variety of jobs and career fields that are well-suited to particular interests. Included in every book are comments from industry insiders; information about pay and job prospects; a Q&A interview; and a list of sources for more information.
With so many career possibilities, how does one decide which path to follow? One way is to focus on the things we like to do. Problem solvers might thrive as cybersecurity analysts or biomedical engineers and people who like social interaction might enjoy social work or sales. The Career Exploration series profiles a variety of jobs and career fields that are well-suited to particular interests.
An estimated one-third of workers today are employed in the gig economy-and some labour experts believe this number will grow. Career Planning in the Gig Economy examines what these jobs entail, whether they are right for everyone, what people need to know if they plan to go this route, and how individuals are making the gig economy work for them.
STEM careers are all the rage but not everyone wants to be an engineer or actuary. What is a creative person to do? The Careers for Creative People series explores careers for creative types in the fields of fashion, music, the culinary arts, film, and more. These easy-to-use guides give teens with a creative streak a variety of ideas for career search and planning in a variety of fields. What the jobs entail, what they pay, and future prospects are discussed along with insights from industry in
Engineering is a top career field but differentiating between one engineering discipline and another is not always easy. The Careers in Engineering series provides easy-to-use guides for teens who are trying to understand the differences between various engineering careers and which of these careers might match their interests, skills, and talents. Each book focuses a single discipline, such as biomedical engineering or electrical engineering, among others. What the job entails, what it pays, an
Young people can gain valuable skills, experience, and discipline in the military. They can also train for a wide array of careers, many of which will enable a seamless transition to civilian life. Each volume profiles six specific jobs in various career fields including medicine, skilled trades, and intelligence and cybersecurity. What the jobs entail, required education and training, and employment prospects in the civilian world are discussed along with insights from service personnel.
The Cause & Effect in History series examines major historic events by focusing on specific causes and consequences. Every book in the series includes thoughtful discussion of questions like these--supported by facts, examples, and a mix of fully documented primary and secondary source quotes. Each title also includes an overview of the event so that readers have a broad context for understanding the more detailed discussions of specific causes and their effects.