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To truly understand the world's major religions one needs to understand what people within each faith believe, how they practice their faith, and what rules they live by. The Understanding World Religions series explores these important aspects of religion as well as the origins of each faith and some of the challenges faced in the modern age.
Sixteen-year-old Eleanor, a shapeshifter dealing with her new body, finds herself targeted by rumors, superstition, and religion. As a dangerous predator stalks her hometown, she is forced to decide if she should cling to hope, or follow her instincts and run.
Advances in video game technology have fueled a growing appetite for video games of all sorts. Gaming at its core is a form of entertainment but for some it has also become an obsession. Video Games and Society explores the highs and lows of this most ubiquitous technology—how video games have influenced people and daily life.
On a cold Colorado night, Oona Antunes leaves Crystal High's Winter Formal, walks deep into the woods, and lies down in the snow to die. She awakens in the hospital, suffering the effects of frostbite and hypothermia. But her physical injuries aren't nearly as painful as the wound she can't name, the one she feels cutting deep into the core of who she is. While recovering from her suicide attempt, Oona discovers that the roots of her problems go beyond herself. To fully understand what happened
A Vietnam-era Breakfast Club bonds over music and their distaste for the Vietnam War and decides to take a stand against the US government and the violent racism in their own town.
For nearly four years the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS) spread war and terror across the Middle East. ISIS saw itself as the ruler of the world's 1.8 billion Muslims who would be forced to live under a caliphate based on beliefs and laws common in the 7th century. In 2015 the United States and some forty other nations launched a war against ISIS, making a stand against one of the most vicious terrorist groups known on earth.
European destiny in the Americas came at the expense of the Native peoples. On this point, most knowledgeable people would agree. Where there is disagreement is in determining the intent of the white Europeans who sought to make the Americas their new home. The question of intent, still contentious today, is the focus of the book Were Native Americans the Victims of Genocide?
In less than a second . . . . . . two of the things Cal Ryan cares most aboutùa promising baseball career and Lizzie, one of his best friendsùare gone forever. In the hours that follow . . . . . . Cal's damaged heart is replaced. But his life will never be the same. Everyone expects him to pick up the pieces and move on. But Lizzie is gone, and all that remains for Cal is an overwhelming sense that her death was his fault. And a voice in his head that just . . . won't . . . stop. Cal thought he
For as long as she can remember, Alexandra Tate has been able to see personified Emotions, and she's found a best friend in Revenge. He's her constant companion as she waits outside Nate Foster's house, clutching a gun. Every night since Nate's release from prison, Alex has tried to work up the courage to exact her own justice on him for the drunk driving accident that killed her family. But there's one problem: Forgiveness. When he appears, Alex is faced with a choiceùmoving on or getting even.
Miriam Feldman was attracted to the artists, the musicians, the boys who wore broken-down cardigans. Boys like Elliot. Their relationship was intense, passionate, all consuming. When they were together, Miriam knew who she was, in the way you can only know when you're deeply in love. Now that it's over, Miriam has to pick up the pieces. Even when Elliot starts seeing someone else. Even when she impulsively knocks over a priceless work of art. Even when she's blackmailed by the mystery girl who s