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At Recovery and Relief, a treatment center for girls with eating disorders, the first thing Shoshana Winnick does is attach herself to vibrant but troubled Rowan Parish. Shoshana-a cheerleader on a hit reality TV show-was admitted for starving herself to ensure her growth spurt didn't ruin her infamous tumbling skills. Rowan, on the other hand, has known anorexia her entire life, thanks to her mother's chew and spit guidance. Through the drudgery and drama of treatment life, Shoshana and Rowan d
Frustrated. Fearful. Angry. Weary. These are some of the words African Americans have used to describe their feelings about being Black in America in 2020. Coupled with a pandemic that has disproportionately affected people of colour, police killings of Black men and women have heaped outrage on top of hurt. The Being Black in America series explores the events, the emotions, and the experiences that have forced a collective reckoning on race and racial injustice. Personal accounts and thoughtfu
The term woke is used either positively or negatively, depending on a personÎs political views. But what does Ìbeing wokeÊ really mean? This book explores the origins of the term woke, discusses what the word means to both liberals and conservatives, and how the concept of wokeness affects US society today.
No pizza. No boyfriend. (No life.) Okay, so during Ramadan, we're not allowed to eat from sunrise to sunset. For one whole month. My family does this every year, even though I've been to a mosque exactly twice in my life. And it's true, I could stand to lose a few pounds. (Sadly, my mom's hotness skipped a generation.) But is starvation really an acceptable method? I think not. Even worse, my oppressive parents forbid me to date. This is just cruel and wrong. Especially since Peter, a cute and c
This series conveys to teen readers the sense of otherness that many Americans feel because of their race, religion, gender identity, etc. Books explore some of the ways people experience bias and how they are they affected by it. All books feature personal accounts and clear, thoughtful narrative.
Science is supposed to be impartial, ethical, and concerned only with the truth, but in many cases science is none of those things. From the infamous Tuskegee experiments to deliberate falsification of scientific results for political purposes, from leaving women out of medical studies to developing devices that are much more effective on White people than on Black people, science is as prone to bias as any other field. The book looks at examples of biased science and the results on society.
Mark Kurlansky's bestselling works of nonfiction view the history of the world through unexpected lenses, including cod, salt, and paper. In this new book for young readers his lens is the art of the big lie. Big lies are told by governments, politicians, and corporations to avoid responsibility, cast blame on the innocent, win elections, disguise intent, create chaos, and gain power and wealth. Big lies are as old as civilization. They corrupt public understanding and discourse, turn science up
A member of the generation that grew up in the digital age, Billie Eilish has achieved pop stardom with home studioûproduced, sonically and emotionally layered music. She connects powerfully with fans living, like her, in the glare of social media. Delving into Eilish’s personal and artistic development, this book explores the forces shaping her as a 21st century phenomenon.
Black Americans have made important contributions in all areas of American life. This collective biography series profiles the lives and achievements of important Black Americans in science, business, politics, sports, and the arts. Every book focuses on five individuals (both historic and contemporary), all of whom are renowned in their fields of expertise. Primary and secondary source quotes add depth and enliven the narrative.
When a Florida jury rendered its not guilty verdict in 2013 in the shooting death of an unarmed Black teen, a grassroots movement was born. Seven years later, in the wake of police killings of unarmed Black men and women, Black Lives Matter is a force to be reckoned with-on the national and world stage.