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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.
When her sister is found dead under mysterious circumstances, Lena strikes a gruesome deal with the Norse gods to bring her back and finds herself in the middle of an impending doomsday-all while discovering dangerous secrets about her sister's identity.
The World of Video Games explores the many topics and controversies in the video game industry. Readers will learn about such topics as the history of video games, breakthrough technologies, and the rising popularity of E-Sports. They will understand how video games affect both individual people and society. The books look ahead to the future, charting the likely paths of the video game industry.
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
Tia Lugo considers herself an ordinary thirteen-year-old girl. She just wants to enjoy the end of summer, which means hanging out with her best friend and neighbour, Julius, and ignoringher Puerto Rican grandmother's embarrassing reliance on creepy candles, weird-smelling herb bundles, and eerie statues-all available for sale at the nearby botanica. But when Tia witnesses a murder late one night from her bedroom window, everything changes in an instant.
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. Themes: LGBTQ+, Performing Arts, Family, Parents.
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?