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In October 2017 the hashtag "MeToo" went viral on social media and soon became a symbol of unity for women who had been sexually harassed or assaulted. This led to the launch of the #MeToo movement, a global campaign against sexual harassment--and in the process brought down hundreds of rich, powerful men. This book examines #MeToo's history, what the movement has accomplished, unexpected consequences, and where it is expected to go in the future.
Fifteen-year-old Laurence Roach just wants a normal life, but it's far from easy with his little brother who acts like a dog and their depressed alcoholic mother. If Laurence can win the luxury vacation in a local radio contest, he's certain his mumwill finally be happy again. Then one night she doesn't come home from work, and Laurence must face the reality that she might not come back at all. Terrified that child services will separate him from his brother, Laurence does whatever he can to ke
For Cassandra Leung, bossing around sea monsters is just the family business. She's been a Reckoner trainer-in-training ever since she could walk, raising the giant, genetically engineered beasts to defend ships as they cross the pirate-infested NeoPacific. But when the pirate queen Santa Elena swoops in on Cas's first solo mission and snatches her from the bloodstained decks, Cas's dream of being a full-time trainer seems dead in the water. Waiting for her on the pirate ship is an unhatched Rec
In 1936 San Francisco, eighteen-year-old Willa MacCarthy is bound for the convent. But when she discovers her love of medicine, she will defy her family and work with a female doctor to care for those building the Golden Gate Bridge.
The trap of addiction ensnares millions. This series explores the struggles of those who have succumbed to addiction whether to opioids or social media or something else. It examines what it means to be addicted, how it occurs, the real-world effects, and the challenges of overcoming addiction. Personal accounts along with facts and quotes from authoritative sources are featured in every book as is an annotated list of organizations and websites where readers can get help and more information.
Addiction is a widespread and growing problem. Substance abuse is still the most common and most destructive form of addiction. But other addictions-for instance, to gambling, social media, shopping, and video games-are also inflicting harm on people’s lives. Addiction: A Problem of Epidemic Proportions provides a down-to-earth look at addiction, its consequences, and the challenges of recovery.
Richard Harrison was the last person to see his friend Melanie alive. She vanished when they were six, and while the police never found her, a part of her remainedùa living shadow that became Richard's closest friend. For ten years, Richard has never questioned the shadow that keeps him company . . . until a new girl moves to town, claiming to be Melanie. All Those Broken Angels is a story of buried bones and shadowy secrets and the freedom that can only come from a journey through darkness.
In the borderlands between the US and Mexico, the American jaguar is fighting to regain its kingdom. Its biggest threat: habitat fragmentation created by roads, farms, mines-and the border wall. Learn how scientists want to protect this keystone species.
From the lowliest slave to the most powerful ruler, every civilization has been built—and undone—by different classes of people. This series takes an anthropologist’s view of five famous Ancient Civilizations, noting how the various social groups influenced and interacted with each other and changed the very history of the world. Emphasizing each civilization’s legacy and innovations, each title also presents a timeline of major historical events, and engaging facts are highlighted throughout.