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Pandemic Report Card: Successes and Failures

Responses to the COVID-19 pandemic have ranged from helpful to harmful. Using personal stories and research studies, this book examines pandemic successes and failures in public health, the economy, and science. The lessons COVID-19 has taught can help Americans prepare for future pandemics, which experts say are inevitable.

Pandemic, Protest, and Politics: A Look Back at 2020

For Americans, 2020 was a year in which hundreds of thousands of people lost their lives in a deadly pandemic. Meanwhile, protesters took to the streets to demonstrate against racial injustice, terrible storms and wildfires swept across the country, and a divisive and caustic campaign for the presidency dominated life. Pandemic, Protest, and Politics: A Look Back at 2020 will examine these issues and their impacts on life in America.

Patrick Mahomes: New NFL Superstar

In his first few seasons, quarterback Patrick Mahomes has taken the NFL by storm, electrifying fans with no-look passes and an amazing ability to win games. The young superstar has won the league's Most Valuable Player award and led the Kansas City Chiefs to two Super Bowls. Mahomes is a leader off the field as well, being involved in social justice efforts and charitable causes.


Simone has been raised as a dancer, but she hates performing. Hannah loves nothing more than dance, but her parents see it as just a hobby. When the two girls meet for the first time at age fifteen, they choreograph a plan to switch places and change the role that dance plays in their lives. Yet fooling their friends and family is more challenging than either girl expected. And when someone threatens to reveal the truth, it could cost the sisters everything. In this clever twist on the twin-swap

Planet Under Siege: Climate Change

Climate change is one of the most controversial and challenging issues presently facing humanity. Earth's climate is changing more quickly than scientists originally anticipated, and that is already having negative effects on crucial aspects of life, including sea levels, the biodiversity and survival of countless animal species, and the integrity of the human food supply.

Policing and Race: The Debate Over Excessive Use of Force

How and when police use force, and what constitutes excessive force, is central to the debate over policing and race. This book examines use-of-force policies and training, militarization of police, the role of body cameras and video, officer accountability, and the future of policing.

Power of Social Media, The

Social media has been used to turn average teens into celebrities, shake financial markets, and drive the masses into the streets in protest. It has also been blamed for increasing addictive behaviour, spreading lies, and lowering the self-esteem of users. This book brings together academic research, personal stories, and current events to explore the power of social media in today’s world.

Privacy in the Online World

This series provides a historical perspective on privacy rights and concerns and examines who has access to personal information, how they get it, why they collect it, how they use it, why this is sometimes controversial, what privacy protections exist, and what new protections are being proposed or debated. Each book in the series provides a clear, insightful discussion of the issues, integrating facts and contrasting opinions for an informative and balanced perspective. Personal accounts and d

Prosecuting War Crimes: Seeking Justice for the Victims of War

As modern warfare has become more hazardous to soldiers and civilians, nations have worked together to create and enforce rules of war. Prosecuting War Crimes: Seeking Justice for the Victims of War explores how treaties such as the Geneva Conventions have set guidelines to protect noncombatants and govern the treatment of military prisoners. The book also looks at how war criminals can be brought to justice, from the Nuremberg Trials to the Balkans tribunals to evidence of war crimes in RussiaÎ

Protest: A History of Social Movements in America

The First Amendment guarantees the right to peacefully protest and Americans have embraced this right for nearly two centuries. Protest: A History of Social Movements in America focuses on the people who faced adversity while speaking out for women?s suffrage, Black civil rights, the environment, LGBTQ rights, and more.