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Fifteen-year-old Lark has been taught how to rewire a truck and gut a fish, but she doesn’t know the branches of government, the continents on the globe, or really how to read. Lark lives in rural Montana with her conspiracy-theorist-Doomsday-prepping parents who homeschool her. When Lark gets her first period and realizes she doesn’t even know how much she doesn’t know, she takes advice from a friend on a nearby farm and secretly goes to school for the first time. At high school, Lark finds out
Few elections in American history have featured the divisive politics and caustic rhetoric that dominated the 2020 election for the American presidency. Throughout the year, Americans saw the incumbent president impeached, heard allegations that the election was rigged and, finally, witnessed an assault on the US Capitol by demonstrators angered by the outcome of the election. Turmoil in America: The 2020 Election will examine these issues and explore how one of the country?s most significant de
Dear Sunny: I don't expect you to understand any of this yet, but we'll always have yesterday . . . and today, and tomorrow. Maybe one day you'll figure it out. I never could. With a supportive family, great friends, and a spot on her high school's swim team, Sunshine (Sunny) Pryce-Shah's life seems perfect. Until the day her popular older cousin Shiri commits suicide. The shocking tragedy triggers heart-wrenching grief, unanswered questions, and a new, disturbing ability in Sunny. Hearing peopl
Gender identity is one's personal conception of gender. It is closely related to the various roles that males and females typically play in society. This thought-provoking book shows how and why some people have come to question or explore their gender identity and how this can sometimes lead to controversy.
Today more than ever it is essential for young people to understand the science and psychology behind infectious diseases. Books in this series explore this topic from different angles including the science of vaccines, how preventive measures protect public health, and how medical professionals track the causes and spread of infectious diseases.
Experts estimate that nearly a third of the population will self-injure at some point in their lives--with teenage girls having the highest risk. Self-injury disorder is just one of the topics explored in the Understanding Mental Disorders series. All titles in the series examine what the disorder is, what causes it, what it is like to live with it, and how or whether it can be treated or cured.
What motivates one student to study hard and another to not study at all? How does personality develop and can it change? How and why do relationships fall apart? These and other questions lie at the heart of human psychology, which is the focus of the Understanding Psychology series. Books in this series examine the mental and emotional factors that influence and shape human behaviour. Careful, clear explanations; solid information; and insightful and fully documented quotes provide readers wit
In the blink of an eye, the world as we know it has changed. Friends and loved ones have died lonely, painful deaths. Once-robust economies have disintegrated, costing millions their jobs. Schools, forced to close their doors, have resorted to distance learning. Social interaction has been replaced with social distancing. The new series Understanding the COVID-19 Pandemic examines the origins of the virus that causes the disease; how different countries responded; how the virus spreads, sickens,
Between 1938 and 1945 Adolf Hitler and his Nazi regime murdered more than 6 million Jews. This virulent campaign, Hitler’s so-called Final Solution, began with hatred and exclusion but steadily escalated to encompass persecution, expulsion, and, finally, annihilation. Understanding the Holocaust presents an unstinting look at the people and events that lie at the heart of this dark period in human history. Individual titles explore specific topics such as the death camps and killing centers, res
This series surveys the political, social, and cultural trends of major periods and events in world history. Primary and secondary source quotes bring historical events to life. Source notes, a bibliography for further research, and index provide additional tools for student researchers.