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The Ruptured Sky tells the story of First Nations involvement in the War of 1812. Without their First Nations allies, British troops and Canadian militia would not have won key battles and the U.S.–Canada border might not exist. Canada might not have become an independent nation. First Nations peoples remained conflicted about whom to support since longstanding allegiances existed with both the British and Americans. This became a divisive issue. Individuals such as Tecumseh, John Norton, Joseph
Advances in science and technology undeniably bring about societal change. Gene therapy, for instance, has the potential to revolutionize medicine and the treatment of debilitating illnesses but it also carries significant risks. The Science, Technology, and Society series examines scientific and technological advances in the context of their impact on society. Each book explores how and why this science or technology came about; how it has influenced or shaped daily life and culture; efforts to
In November 2021, researchers reported that the amount of time teenagers spent in front of screens for non-school-related purposes more than doubled during the pandemic, from 3.8 to 7.7 hours per day. For teens, increased time in front of a screen can morph into an addiction to electronic devices and the activities they make possible. Screen Addiction examines the hallmarks of behavioural addictions, the damage screen addiction can wreak on student lives, and what kinds of help are available to
Everyone at Singer, a boarding school for underprivileged kids, knows the urban legend of the Society of Seven. Nearly two decades ago, the original members of this exclusive guild murdered the school's founder and then perished in the fire they'd lit to hide the evidence. Or so the story goes. Talan Michaels doesn't care about Singer's past, however. He's too focused on his future and the fact that he'll be homeless after he graduates in May. To take his mind off things, he accepts a mysterious
Sixteen-year-old Finley Price has perfected two things: how to direct a world-class production, and how to fly way, way under the radar. The only person who ever seems to notice Finley is her best friend and godparents' son, Oliver Bertram. But when teen movie stars Emma and Harlan Crawford move across the street from the Bertram's, they shake up Finley and Oliver's stable friendship. As Emma and Oliver grow closer, Finley realizes that Harlan's attention is shifting to her. She discovers she mi
Everyone in Shallow Pond knows the Bunting Sisters. Nobody knows their Secrets. Annie is the oldest. The sickly one who gave up on her own life so she could raise her sisters after their parents died. Gracie is the wild child. She wants a man so bad, she'll do anything it takes to get one. Barbara, the youngest, hates being constantly mistaken for her sisters. She wants nothing more than to finish senior year and get out of Shallow Pond—before she succumbs to her unwanted attraction to the new b
The rise of the Internet has changed the way news is reported and consumed. One effect of these changes involves fake news—false news items that are spread through email and social media to discredit people and policies, most often in the realm of politics. This book examines the growth and influence of fake news in the US and beyond.
Shattered Ground is told from the perspective of four friends, who like thousands of naïve young men before them, flock to enlist in the Canadian Army during the First World War—fearful that they would miss out on a great adventure. But the reality of the “War to End All Wars” quickly sets in, as they witness death and destruction on an industrial scale, in breadth and scope never before seen in human history. The story is told in flashbacks as a young teen stumbles upon a diary that belonged to
Shoot the Moon is a young adult retelling of Charles Dickens' Great Expectations and companion novel to Seeking Mansfield featuring Tate Bertram, a nineteen-year-old gambling addict who, despite almost losing his life over his vice, is not ready to admit he has a problem.
It's Hell on heels—again! When Shar tries on a Tiffany's diamond ring from Hades, the annoyingly hot Lord of the Underworld, it activates an obscure contractual clause that puts Shar and former-frenemy-turned-friend Meg in Hades' service once more. Shar is whisked away to prepare a ball, while Meg is sent to help a spoiled rich girl. Just when it appears the girls will be doomed to serve Hades for eternity, two gorgeous demigods show up. But can the girls finally ditch Hades forever?