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Fake News and the Manipulation of Public Opinion

Fake news is not new but, thanks to the Internet and social media, it is spreading faster and farther than ever before. Fabricated stories are creating doubt and confusion and easing the way for the manipulation of public opinion. In some cases, web sites and news articles are designed to confuse people into thinking that they are looking at trusted sources and factual stories. In other cases, the label fake news serves as a tool for discrediting unflattering accounts or opposing points of view.

Faking Faith

Dylan Mahoney is living one big unholy lie. Thanks to a humiliating and painfully public sexting incident, Dylan has become the social pariah at her suburban Chicago high school. She's ignored by everyoneùwhen she's not being tauntedùand estranged from her two best friends. So when Dylan discovers the blogs of homeschooled fundamentalist Christian girls, she's immediately drawn into their fascinating world of hope chests, chaperoned courtships, and wifely submission. Blogging as Faith, her devou

Families Today

What is a family? What used to seem like a simple question has grown ever more complex. The series, Families Today, explores the different types of family structures that have become increasingly common in the 21st century.The books provide not only objective demographic information but also friendly, accessible advice for kids with “nontraditional families."

Finding a Career

A lucky few know exactly what kind of work they want to do someday. But what about all the others who know what they like (history, math, writing, etc.) but have no clue what job or career to pursue? The Finding a Career series offers students another way of thinking about jobs and careers: by considering their interests and the skill sets they have developed in connection with those interests.

Firebug of Balrog County, The

A firebug has woken inside my heart Dark times have fallen on remote Balrog County, and Mack Druneswald, a high school senior with a love of arson, is doing his best to deal. While his family is haunted by his mother's recent death, Mack spends his nights roaming the countryside, looking for something new to burn. When he encounters Katrina, a college girl with her own baggage, Mack sets out on a path of pyromania the likes of which sleepy Balrog County has never seen before. A darkly comic tour

Fix Me

Penelope Wryteræs life has been a mess ever since her sister committed suicide a year ago. Now Pen's hooked on Fix, an illegal drug that makes her feel, think, and see differently. The hallucinations are intense, but there's one vision that keeps Pen coming back for more—Nate. He's the only person who cares about her. Too bad he's just a side effect of the drug. Pen knows she's going nowhere fast. She's desperate to change. But when she tries to say goodbye to Nate, he professes his love for her

Forgotten Heirs Trilogy, The

The crystal compass predicts a turning point when Reann, a seventeen-year-old servant, will take control of her fate, and Terith, a fearless dragon rider, will determine the fate of his people.

Forgotten Youth

Some young people grow up under extremely challenging circumstancesùand their peers know little about their lives or the difficulties they must overcome. The Forgotten Youth series introduces young readers to foster youth, homeless youth, undocumented immigrant youth, and others who struggle to find their place in society. Each volume presents a vivid picture of what these youth experience day in and day outùtheir hopes, their fears, their triumphs and challenges. Details of daily life, quotes,

Former Soviet Union, The: Then and Now

Historical perspective on the republics that once made up the Soviet Union and the choices and challenges that have shaped where they are today is the focus of The Former Soviet Union: Then and Now. All books in the series examine important political, economic, and cultural events during the Soviet period and since the Soviet Union’s collapse. Challenges that lie ahead are also explored.

Foundations of Democracy

The benefits of democracy can be found in all corners of the world. The series, Foundations of Democracy, will take a global view of the fundamental cornerstones of this form of government that Winston Churchill famously called ôthe worst political system except for all the others.ö