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Enslaved Africans and their American descendants toiled in North America from the sixteenth century until the end of American slavery in 1865. The series Rare Glimpses of Slave Life includes seven books that explore various aspects of slavery in the United States, with a particular focus on the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries. The factual accounts are supplemented with the words of the slaves themselves, told in slave narratives or interviews, to provide young readers with a greater understa
Engineering challenges abound in the twenty-first century. Engineers, scientists, and others are searching for—and often finding—ways to improve life for people around the world. Some are working on providing global access to clean water while others are developing fusion energy or reverse-engineering the brain. These and other topics are examined in the Real-World STEM series. All books in the series discuss what exists now, some of the biggest challenges, and some of the most fascinating solut
How should society deal with drug crimes? Many people support tough-on-crime laws and harsh sentencing guidelines to effectively punish offenders and deter crime; yet others are not so sure. An increasing number of people believe that rehabilitating offenders with drug addiction and other issues is a more humane and effective way to deal with drug crimes and make communities safer for all.
When seventeen-year-old Tatiana discovers that she is living four different but parallel lives in the multiverse, she and her other selves must band together to stop a megalomaniac scientist: their father.
Riley Donovan is the new kid in a small town where her aunt (and guardian) has just started a job as a detective on the town’s police force. When things don't seem right to Riley, she can't help but investigate. In her determination to get to the truth, she makes some powerful enemies.
For Grace Parker, surfing is all about the ride and the moment. When she drops into a perfect wave, Grace can forget that her best friend, Ford Watson, has a crush on her that she can't reciprocate, no matter how tempting. She can forget the troubleshe faces at home, where her parents pressure her to be impossibly perfect. She can forget how badly she wants a surf scholarship to UC San Diego. Signing up for her first surf competition, Grace has just one summer to train and impress the universit
The Road to the World's Most Popular Cup takes readers around the globe with a look at the countries and teams vying for soccer's ultimate prizeàthe World Cup. Each book in the series focuses on a different aspect of the pursuit of the golden trophy, from what the teams had to do to get to the World Cup, to the teams expected to be there at the very end. Discover the star players of the sport from America to Europe and the rest of the soccer world. Bring the words to life on your smartphone by s
When The Scar Boys ended, the band had fallen apart. Harry and Johnny are barely speaking, and Cheyenne is feeling desperate about Johnny, who has retreated into silence. It's only through their music that the group is able to rebuild their relationships, and they slowly begin to reach musical success and fame. In Scar Girl, Cheyenne, Harry, and Richie tell their own stories as they discover the ups and downs of being rock musiciansùincluding meltdowns on stage, too much drinking, keeping secret
No matter the sport, athleticism and hard work are central to athletic performance. But there is more going on when a person runs, jumps, kicks, or throws. Physical forces and biomechanical factors help determine speed, stamina, accuracy, and more. The Science and Technology of Sports series examines the biomechanics, physics, and mathematical principles that shape athletic performance and competition. How these factors influence training and common injuries is also discussed.
The Science of Renewable Energy introduces students to several of today's most important alternative energy sources. Readers will discover the scientific concepts underlying these technologies, learn how they compare with fossil fuels, and explore the cutting-edge research that is going on in each field. The books explore what makes each renewable energy source unique and how each will fit into our diversified energy future. Each volume includes callout definitions for subject vocabulary, diagra