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Intolerance and Violence in Society explores the many ways that intolerance and violence continue to permeate our society, providing history behind why these problems exist and showing what people today are doing to help. Readers will learn about racial and cultural intolerance, religious intolerance, LGBTQ intolerance, sexual violence, and online bullying.
When she was seven, a horrific fey attack killed Donna Underwood's father and drove her mother mad. Her own nearly fatal injuries were fixed by alchemyùthe iron tattoos branding her hands and arms. Now seventeen, Donna feels like a freak, doomed by the magical heritage that destroyed her parents and any chance she had for a normal life. Only her relationship with her best friend, Navin, is keeping her sane. But when vicious wood elves abduct Navin, Donna is forced to accept her role in the centu
The major controversial issues of the day (police powers, illegal immigration, climate change, and more) seem to grow ever more complex. The Issues in Society series separates facts from opinion and provides badly needed context for understanding these hot-button topics.
This series examines hot-button issues that are roiling public and political discourse. Some of the books in this series are US-focused. Others have more of a global perspective. In all cases, the books convey a sense of immediacy and relevance to today’s world. Fully-documented quotes and real-world accounts enliven the narrative. Pro-con sidebars illustrate opposing perspectives.
Eighteen-year-old twins Tristan and Robbie don't have much in common—but after Robbie, a closeted gay NHL prospect, attempts suicide, he needs his brother. With increasing pressure and an online predator haunting his brother, can Tristan help Robbie without sacrificing his dreams?
This series is for teens who want to learn more about the types of jobs that are often called vocational careers, skilled trades, or professional trades. They usually require completion of a 2-year program and/or certification. The series introduces readers to various job possibilities within a given field and shows them what it’s like to do these jobs, the education and skills they’ll need, what kind of money they can earn, employment prospects, and more. All books in the series feature a Q&A i
Americans elected Joe Biden as their 46th president in November 2020. Biden’s journey to the presidency caps a long career in public service, including two terms as vice president and thirty-six years as a US senator from Delaware. His election victory ended one of the most divisive presidencies and presidential elections in US history. It also coincided with a deadly pandemic and global economic catastrophe. Biden, known for his ability to work with people of different political persuasions and
What would you do? As far as I'm concerned, there's no excuse not to be decent...Especially when you're responsible for a kid. It just figures that fifteen-year old Victoria's dad fails once again to be at the train station like he™s promised. Fuming, Victoria watches as a teen mom stashes her bruised little boy in the train's bathroom. When the mom gets off the train alone, Victoria decides she has had it with all the poor excuses who call them selves parents. Making a split-second decision, Vi
Ash has never thought much about being intersex. But when he gets his period and his parents pressure him to ""try being a girl,"" he must fight for who he really is.
Americans elected Kamala Harris as vice president in November 2020. The election victory she shared with Joe Biden marks several history-making firsts. Among them: Harris is the first woman and the first woman of color to be elected as vice president. During a career that included six years as California attorney general and three years as a US senator from that state Harris developed a reputation for intelligence, toughness, and a sense of humour-all of which will be tested as she and Biden pre