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Smartphones and Society

Smartphones and Society examines how smartphones have changed different aspects of daily life. Readers will learn how these devices have shaped society in both positive and negative ways. Each book includes a graphic that presents key information visually, source notes, and resources to aid in further research.

Social Media's Star Power: The New Celebrities and Influencers

New polls show that a majority of kids hope to become social media stars one day. But only a handful will benefit from the billions of dollars advertisers dole out to social media influencers annually. Social Media’s Star Power illustrates the positive and negative aspects of this trend, with anecdotes and quotes from winners, losers, and industry insiders.

Some Quiet Place

I can't feel sadness, anger, or fear. I can't feel anything. I've grown talented at pretending. Elizabeth Caldwell doesn't feel emotions . . . she sees them in human form. Longing hovers around the shy, adoring boy at school. Courage materializes beside her dying friend. Fury and Resentment visit her abusive home. They've all given up on Elizabeth because she doesn't succumb to their touch. All, that is, except beautiful Fear, who sometimes torments her and other times plays her compassionate sa

Sometimes Never, Sometimes Always

For Cassandra Randall, there's a price to pay for being a secret atheist in a family of fundamentalistsùshe has nothing good to write on an online personality quiz; her best friend is drifting away; and she's failing English because she can't express her true self in a poem. But when she creates a controversial advice blog just to have something in her life to call her own, there's no way she can predict the devastating consequences of her actions. As her world fractures before her very eyes, Ca

Spirit Level  

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,

Spread of Hate and Extremism, The

A record-high number of hate groups are operating within the United States today. Fuelled by fears of immigration and the nation's shifting demographics, these groups vilify others based on race, religion, ethnicity, sexual orientation, and gender identity. The Spread of Hate and Extremism examines white supremacism and other ideologies that motivate these groups. It also explores why hate groups and extremists pose a clear danger to democracy.

STEM Careers

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

Stolarz Series

Prophetic dreams. Near-brushes with death. Killers pursuing her and her friends. Stacey Brown knows that being a hereditary witch isn't all it's cracked up to be. Stacey's nightmares are back. And all she wants to do is go to Colorado and work things out with Jacob, who hasn't been able to remember her since he lost his memory in his brush with death. But before Stacey and Jacob can have a future, they must face their pasts. Black is for Beginnings reveals the never-before-seen backstoryùand wha

Straight Punch  

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

Suicide Epidemic, The

The US suicide rate increased 33 percent from 1999 through 2017, and it is now the second-leading cause of death among those aged ten to thirty-four. This book explores the many causes of the epidemic and looks at the human toll it is taking on the roughly 1.5 million people who lose a close friend or family member to suicide each year.