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Understanding Consent and Boundaries: Dating and Relationships in the #MeToo Era

Attitudes about the importance of boundaries and consent are changing, largely because of the #MeToo movement, where women wrote about their experiences with sexual assault and harassment on social media.As teenagers start dating and having relationships, it is important to understand what it means to maintain healthy boundariesÑboth physical and emotional ones. In physical relationships, it is also important to understand consent, which should be fully informed, free of coercion, specific, reversable, and enthusiastic.

Understanding Coronaviruses: SARS, MERS, and the COVID-19 Pandemic

While many scientists believed influenza would cause the next pandemic, no one was prepared for the new strain of coronavirus that appeared in 2019. Understanding Coronaviruses examines SARS-CoV-2, its origin, its impact on daily life, and how COVID-19 compares to other coronavirus diseases.

Understanding Disability (21st Century Junior Library)

This series explores disability in a comprehensive, honest, and age-appropriate way. Engaging inquiry-based side bars encourage students to LOOK, THINK, MAKE A GUESS, ASK QUESTIONS, and CREATE. Books are authored by writers with disabilities and the series has been developed in partnership with Easterseals who is leading the way to full equity, inclusion, and access through life-changing disability and community services.

Understanding Disorders (BrightPoint Press)

Understanding Disorders teaches readers about mental health disorders and their symptoms. Books in this series examine the history of these disorders and how they affect everyday life. Each book includes a graphic that presents key information visually, source notes, and resources to aid in further research.

Understanding Geology (Lighthouse)  

Each title in the Understanding Geology series introduces a different type of rock or mineral and shows why it is a special part of our planet. Includes a support page of teaching tips for caregivers and teachers. Downloadable Teacher's Notes available.

Understanding Infectious Diseases

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.

Understanding the Black Lives Matter Movement (BrightPoint Press)

Understanding the Black Lives Matter Movement explores how this movement for social justice began, developed, and continues to evolve today. Readers will learn about the events that sparked the movement and the goals the movement seeks to achieve. Each book includes a graphic that presents key information visually, source notes, and resources to aid in further research.

Understanding the COVID-19 Pandemic

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, and kills; the challenges of the new normal; the race to develop vaccines; and the inspiring stories of ordinary people performing extraordinary acts in a time of crisis.

Unexplained (Alternator Books®)

This absorbing series explores high-interest paranormal topics for middle grade readers. From ghostly specters to spontaneous human combustion, each title searches for answers to explain mysterious and fascinating phenomena.

Unicorn Yoga

The healing, restorative power of yoga has been known for centuries, and more people than ever are active practitioners. Now even the youngest of readers can learn this mind and body exercise, helping them set up a lifetime of healthy habits. Through clear, easy-to-follow instructions, a unicorn yogi, along with two energetic students, leads children through a ten-pose class. Kid-friendly back matter provides additional information on yoga, as well as tips on mindfulness, encouraging readers to develop their own daily practice.