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Through the use of concrete, real-world examples and stories, this series explores various environmental concerns and the consequences of each. Books look at what is taking place; where, how, and why; the effect(s) now; the likely future effects; and what’s being done or proposed to address these issues. All books include an appendix list titled 'Make a Difference'. These lists offer realistic suggestions to teen readers who want to act.
More than 450 million people worldwide watch esports each year. That is more than the number of people who watch Netflix, Hulu, ESPN, and HBO combined-and the esports audience keeps growing. Esports and the New Gaming Culture examines the cultural phenomenon that is esports. The book explores the world of professional gamers and teams, the competitions, the spectators, the business of pro gaming, and even the interscholastic programs-all of which make up this exciting revolution in spectator spo
Exploring Careers introduces readers to various career options within a given field and explores what the jobs entail, educational requirements, salary ranges, required skills, employment prospects, and more. All books in the series feature a Q&A interview with someone who works in the field.
The myths of ancient Greece live on in the Exploring Greek Mythology series. Villains, goddesses, gods, and heroes come to life in these volumes. The stories vividly illustrate the cultural values and customs of ancient Greek society. Side bars, fully documented quotes, and full-color images add depth and insight.
When her mother dies, fifteen-year-old Keelie Heartwood is forced to leave her beloved California to live with her nomadic father at a renaissance festival in Colorado. After arriving, Keelie finds men in tights and women in trailer trash-tight bodices roaming half-drunk, calling each other lady and lord even after closing time! Playacting the Dark Ages is an L.A. girl's worst nightmare.Keelie has a plan to ditch this medieval geekland ASAP, but while she plots, strange things start happeningùee
In a world where fairy tale situations are as much a fact of life as death and taxes, everyone knows hiring Fairy Godmothers, Inc. is the best way to assure that your beautiful daughter or enchanted frog of a grandson will get the happily-ever-after he or she deserves. Kate, an experienced Fairy Godmother, who's enough of a romantic to frustrate her rigidly rule-bound boss, has just received a specialty assignment from one of the company's board of directors. Cinderella—Rellie for short—was plac
Fake news is not new but, thanks to the Internet and social media, it is spreading faster and farther than ever before. Fabricated stories are creating doubt and confusion and easing the way for the manipulation of public opinion. In some cases, web sites and news articles are designed to confuse people into thinking that they are looking at trusted sources and factual stories. In other cases, the label fake news serves as a tool for discrediting unflattering accounts or opposing points of view.
Dylan Mahoney is living one big unholy lie. Thanks to a humiliating and painfully public sexting incident, Dylan has become the social pariah at her suburban Chicago high school. She's ignored by everyoneùwhen she's not being tauntedùand estranged from her two best friends. So when Dylan discovers the blogs of homeschooled fundamentalist Christian girls, she's immediately drawn into their fascinating world of hope chests, chaperoned courtships, and wifely submission. Blogging as Faith, her devou
A lucky few know exactly what kind of work they want to do someday. But what about all the others who know what they like (history, math, writing, etc.) but have no clue what job or career to pursue? The Finding a Career series offers students another way of thinking about jobs and careers: by considering their interests and the skill sets they have developed in connection with those interests.
A firebug has woken inside my heart Dark times have fallen on remote Balrog County, and Mack Druneswald, a high school senior with a love of arson, is doing his best to deal. While his family is haunted by his mother's recent death, Mack spends his nights roaming the countryside, looking for something new to burn. When he encounters Katrina, a college girl with her own baggage, Mack sets out on a path of pyromania the likes of which sleepy Balrog County has never seen before. A darkly comic tour