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When the two most mismatched seniors at Walt Whitman High School find themselves locked in an aerobics room overnight, their confinement forces them to push past the labels they?ve assigned each other and they share a night they?ll never forget.
The Thinking Critically series introduces students to the complex issues that dominate public discourse and challenges them to become discerning readers, to think independently, and to engage and develop their skills as critical thinkers. Chapters are organized in a pro/con format, in which a single author synthesizes the predominant arguments for and against an issue into clear, accessible discussions supported by details and evidence including relevant facts, direct quotes and current examples
Intense and lyrical, Heather Duffy Stone's story about transformations wrenches the heart and then puts it back together again, stronger and better for having read this book."ùCarrie Jones, author of Need Friendship, love, and unexpected secrets Nadio and his twin sister, Noelle, always had a unique bond. And somehow, Keeley Shipley fit perfectly into their world. But when Keeley spends the summer in England, she comes home changed, haunted by a dark memory. As she and Nadio fall in love, they t
Speech, privacy, religion, policing, and voting are in the news for many reasons-one being the concern that civil liberties in these areas are under threat. The series, Threats to Civil Liberties, examines what the various threats are, how they have come about, what actions are being taken, and why some of these responses are controversial. Readers will be exposed to a variety of voices-from the public sphere, the courts, the government, the media, advocacy groups, and others. Pro/con side bars
Malcom and Valentine Gilbert just want to make some friends at their new high school—so why are they so drawn to the mysterious, doorless house across the street? When a time-travelling villain threatens to destroy everything they love, can they unravel his plan and save their town?
Seventeen-year-old internet video star Fit will do anything to become famous, sharing everything about herself with her fans. But there?s one thing her fans don?t know: when Fit was three-years-old, her mother tried to kill her.
In the world of sixteen-year-olds Zander and Alexa, Fate is a constant presence, handing out Tokens for good deeds and Omens for wrongdoings. Even with their unique magical gifts, Fate seems determined to stop them from completing their dangerous rite of passage—can they break the rules and cheat Fate?
Faded words on yellowed newsprint tell stories of an Apache war party led by a she-wolf. For the frontier newspaperman, Kepler, the accounts beckon him to finish the quest he started in the Colorado mountains. In a battle fought with silver bullets and fire, will Kepler's courage be enough?
Of course Anne would be drawn to Blake. He’s good looking, he’s friendly, and they both bring sob stories to the table: her parents died in a car wreck, his girlfriend, Cara, drowned. Of course Blake would understand what she’s gone through. And of course they can help each other work through the pain. It’s like it was meant to be. But just as Anne starts to feel she’s finally found something good in all the tragedy, she can’t ignore signs that something’s off. Her friends rarely let her be alon
Finn is a 17-year-old full of paradoxes. He's a drug dealer, but he's scoring money to send his twin sister to Harvard. He's desperate to shoot up even though he's the most popular kid in Dammertown. He's a philosopher and orator who's failing all his classes. The only time he finds peace is when he's bird-watching. Finn's life begins to spiral out of control, until he discovers a miracle drug called indigo. Finn is convinced that the drug is the way out of everything broken in his life. But is