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Danny has survived everything life has thrown at him: being abandoned at birth, multiple abusive foster homes, life as a con man in training. But when his latest "protector" dies suddenly, Danny has to think fast or he'll be back in foster care again. He decides to assume the identity of a boy who disappeared three years before. If nothing else, he figures it will buy him a little time. Much to his astonishment, his new "family" accepts him as their own?despite the fact that he looks nothing lik
Explore why diversity is needed to prevent bias in design. Learn about the different coding languages and what they are used for, how developers choose a language, and tools that simplify coding. Jennifer Connor-Smith breaks down stereotypes about coding as a career that is open only to technology-obsessed gamers, revealing ways people use software to improve medical care, nurture dementia patients, promote social justice, and more. Hands-on activities show you how easy it is to learn to think l
Women and Society explores important issues surrounding women today, including sexism, harassment, and objectification. Readers will learn about feminism and efforts toward gender equality. Each volume includes diagrams to enhance readers' understanding of complex concepts, source notes, and an annotated bibliography to facilitate deeper research.
Anna O'Mally is a born writerùgifted, perceptive, headed for the stars. Or she was, until the tragic death of her uncle Joe. He was barely older than Anna herself, and she worshipped the ground he walked on. Best of all, Anna got to live in the glowof knowing that she was the most important person in his world, too. Anna has promised everyoneùher shrink, her parents, her best friendùthat Joe's one-year ôdeadaversaryö will be the end of her period of mourning. But when a strange note suggests th
These comprehensive reference titles provide a revealing look at endangered species around the world. An ideal report-writing resource, each featured animal is discussed in detail and includes a map of where they live along with data panels with specifics such as their population, endangered status, habitat, diet, breeding, and much more. The books discuss the categories of threat and how they apply to endangered animals, and share information about worldwide conservation organizations.
In this novel for teens, Valentine and her mother travel to Thailand after the death of her boyfriend.
Mel is tormented by thoughts that she may be responsible for her best friend's suicide attempt.
In this inclusive and supportive overview, readers are empowered with information about sexuality: the basics of human reproduction and development, birth control, gender identity, the importance of consent, safety, communication, relationships and break ups, body positivity, media myths, and more.
Three Winnipeg teens deal with pregnancy, cultural differences and the fallout of bad decisions. Faye is the "good" adopted Chinese daughter. Bev is the wild child. Mannie is the unambitious stoner. What brings them together and tears them apart, is a need to move beyond the clichés and commit to something-anything-that will bring meaning and joy to their lives. When Faye's long-lost childhood neighbour, Bev, turns up out of the blue, wanting something from her old friend, Faye goes along with B
Fourteen-year-old Zanna Mayfield discovers she can manipulate the basic scientific functions of the universe, such as velocity and chemical reactions. But she'll need more than science to stop the mysterious woman determined to keep Zanna from learning how to use her abilities