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Harriet (known as Harry) is a donor-conceived child who has never wanted to reach out to her half-siblings or donor until now. Feeling adrift after a breakup with her long-time boyfriend, Harry tracks down her half-siblings, two of whom are in Seattle, where Harriet lives. The first girl she meets is fifteenûyear-old Lucy, an effervescent half-Japanese dancer. Then she meets Meredith, a troubled girl who is always accompanied by her best friend, Alex. Harry and Alex are attracted to each other,
Teens who have an interest in the STEM subjects, and are contemplating their career choices, will find useful descriptions, essential facts, and valuable opinions and advice in this easy-to-use series. STEM 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 sug
In educational circles, the studies of science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) have never been hotter. But that is only a reflection of the growing importance of those fields to just about every aspect of our existence. In this series, each title will focus on one area of our shared experience and provide examples, stories, and insight into how STEM is having an impact. Whether in energy, transportation, medicine, or even entertainment, STEM skills are changing our world...every day.
Educational programs and curricula are moving toward the concept of educating students in four important disciplines—science, technology, engineering, and math—utilizing an interdisciplinary approach. The books in this series will provide curious students with answers to some key questions about the modern world.
Tessa McPhail has a bad habit--tagging--that lands her at New Directions, an alternative school in Montreal's toughest neighbourhood. The school is far from Tessa's home and full of troubled kids. To make matters worse, half of every school day is devoted to boxing. The other students think boxing is cool. Not Tessa, who cannot handle violence of any kind. But when a neighbour starts a petition to have New Directions closed down, Tessa discovers something worth fighting for, both in and out of t
Sixteen-year-olds Zoe and Balt have lived in a mysterious underground research institute all their lives. Now they must escape and find their way to the surface in order to learn once and for all the truth the institute and the fate of the human race. But are they ready to learn the truth about themselves?
For as long as she can remember, Lucy Aimes has been plagued by a dark, recurring dream of drowning. But when her family moves to an old plantation outside New Orleans, she starts having intense new dreams, vivid scenes of a bygone era filled with people she shouldn't know but does. Searching for answers to her haunting visions, Lucy reluctantly descends into the city's mystical culture. What she finds is Alex, a charming but mysterious boy who behaves as if they've known each other forever. Luc
The series Systems of Government examines the most common forms of government still found in the world today, discussing their origins and evolution into the present forms, and providing case studies of modern rulers that give students the perspective to understand the basis for various forms of government-including their own.
Friendships are forged on prom night, when four teens help each other through disappointment, near-arrest, parental interference and panic attacks.