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Turning Points

There are certain moments in history that are so significant that they become Turning Points, moments that put a bookmark in time and cause the events that follow to be measured by a different standard. From assassinations to terrorist attacks, from political revolutions to economic crashes, such times are often fraught with conflict and tension. This series puts each event in its historical context and follows the trajectory of its immediate aftermath and continuing global effects today. A time

U.S. Special Forces

Even the most rigorous training would not prepare young readers for the sheer amount of intel they will uncover about six of the most secretive U.S. Special Forces. Each title covers the chronology of the special ops force and supplements the main narrative with “Force Fact” side bars about such topics as weaponry, facilities, and popular culture references. From historical missions and controversial calls to details about equipment and selection processes, this series aims to inform!

Unbelievable

The Unbelievable! series takes a look at some of the most amazing, astonishing, and incredible stories from around the world. Discover the secrets behind what makes the human body amazing, athletes legendary, and animals astonishing. Be fascinated by history and incredible stories from nature. Admire astounding human-made structures, dramatic discoveries, and incredible technologies.

Unconventional Science (Core Library)

Around the world, scientists are finding cool and unusual ways to make people's lives better and help the environment. Some of these methods have been quietly used for centuries. Only recently have they earned much attention. Other methods use new technology in unexpected and even gross ways to clean things up and provide people with water and energy! Learn about the history of these fascinating methods, how they work, and how they are making the world a better place.

Under Pressure

This series delves into the difficult social topics that kids often encounter, but don't always know how to handle. Written in a conversational tone, each volume takes a clear look at these challenges such as Cyberbullying and prejudice - including plenty of real-life examples - and offers appropriate advice and coping strategies that tweens and teens can put to use.

Understanding Canadian Government and Citizenship  

This dynamic series introduces young readers to the three levels of government in Canada and its impact on daily life. It also explores the rights and responsibilities of citizens. Colourful flowcharts and diagrams illustrate government processes, while sidebars examine contemporary issues and invite readers to think critically about modern Canadian politics.

Understanding Gender Identity

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.

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 Psychology

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

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.