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Gun Violence and Mass Shootings

The mass shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida, in February 2018, renewed the national debate over gun violence, a debate led by the students themselves. This book examines possible solutions to reducing gun deaths and the controversies surrounding specific proposals. It also explores the factors-historical, cultural, and constitutional-that make the United States an outlier among industrial nations in gun violence.


When Lucas tested positive for the warrior geneùa genetic abnormality believed to predispose humans to violenceùhe was shipped off to the Bake Shop, an impregnable government facility. There, he underwent a battery of psychological tests aimed at making him crack. Now, labeled safe to return to normal life, he's ready to put the horrific experience behind him. Then the van transporting him home is forced off the road by a group of rebels who insist there's more going on at the facility than anyo

Hate Crimes

Crimes committed against people because of their race, ethnicity, or religion have become common in the United States and other countries-in 2016, the FBI said more than six thousand such crimes were committed in America. Hate crimes can range from small acts of vandalism to horrific mass shootings, such as the 2015 murders of nine African Americans attending church services in Charleston, South Carolina. Although many laws have been written to prevent hate crimes, experts agree such offenses wi

Hero Worship

ôThis is a superhero story for the post-punk era: Live fast, die young, and take over the world.öùKirkus Reviews Marvin Maywood only wants one thing in lifeùto join the heroes of the Core. But he can't follow his dream because his powers are fed by fear, which is against the Core's standards. So he lives on the streets and watches the elite team of costumed crime fighters from afar. After Marvin performs an illegal act of heroism, he meets Roisin, one of the Core's heroes, and it seems like his

High-Tech Careers

Teens who are interested in technology and contemplating their career choices will find useful descriptions, essential facts, and valuable opinions and advice in this easy-to-use series. High-Tech Careers introduces readers to various career options within a given field and explores what the jobs entail, educational requirements, salary ranges, required skills, employment prospects, and more. All books in the series feature a Q&A interview with someone who works in the field. Lists suggesting so

Hip-Hop & R&B: Culture, Music & Storytelling

The series, as a whole, is intended to give the reader concrete reasoning regarding why this Artist is considered one of the best in the category of Hip-Hop or R&B through compelling statistics from top sources within the industry as well as a glimpse into each Artists? backgrounds, media interactions, education, charitable works, successes and setbacks. Hip-Hop & R&B: Culture, Music & Storytelling is and inspirational look at the lives of today?s stars. Featuring the artist?s upbringing, early

History's Great Structures

The world’s greatest structures were all built through some combination of human ingenuity, perseverance, vision, will power and, in many cases, physical might. History’s Great Structures examines the practical, technological, and political challenges encountered by the designers and builders; how these structures were used by the people of the time; and what has become of them today.

Holo Series, The

The holograms lied to everyone on Earth and only Alexandra Lucas knows the truth. Now she's trapped in the year 2359 without family or friends—worse, without her anxiety medication. Alex attempts to reconcile the marvelous scenery, technological advances, and luxurious living with the knowledge that the holograms weren't being completely honest—what else are they lying about?

How Many Letters Are In Goodbye?

I'm crying again, Mum. I'm crying because I don't know how many letters I have to write to say goodbye to you. More than anything, I wish I knew. Seventeen-year-old Rhea Farrell has scars from a childhood accident in which she lost her arm. But she also carries scars that aren't so visible...the loss of a mother she hardly remembers, the impact of her father's drinking, and her confusion and pain around accepting her sexuality. When Rhea runs away, she turns to the person she's always wished she

How Science Changed the World

Scientific discoveries and inventions have the power to change lives. Some-such as electricity, automobiles, and the Internet-have altered the world in innumerable ways. The new series, How Science Changed the World, explores some of the greatest scientific and technological achievements in human history-along with the changes (positive and negative) brought about by these innovations. This series is a mix of science and technology, history, and social history-on a global scale.