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Voices in Poetry

Combining biographical profiles with poetry selections, this selection of Voices in Poetry highlights the extraordinary lives and talent of some of the world's most influential poets. This series introduces readers to unique poetic voices from multicultural perspectives by featuring full-length poems or excerpts from larger works and examinations of the author's style and thematic material.

Vote!: Women's Fight for Access to the Ballot Box

August 18, 2020, marks the 100th anniversary of the 19th Amendment to the US Constitution, ensuring women's right to vote. Learn about the 70-year-long fight for women's suffrage and see how it led to later civil rights and feminist movements.

Votes of Confidence: A Young Person?s Guide to American Elections, 2nd Edition

Every two years, media coverage of American elections turns into a horse-race story about who's leading the polls and who said what when. Give young adult readers clear explanations about how our election process actually works, why it matters, and how they can become involved. Using real-world examples and anecdotes, this book provides readers with thorough, nonpartisan explanations about primaries, the electoral college, checks and balances, polls, fundraising, and more. Updated with statistic

War on ISIS, The

For nearly four years the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS) spread war and terror across the Middle East. ISIS saw itself as the ruler of the world's 1.8 billion Muslims who would be forced to live under a caliphate based on beliefs and laws common in the 7th century. In 2015 the United States and some forty other nations launched a war against ISIS, making a stand against one of the most vicious terrorist groups known on earth.

Were Native Americans the Victims of Genocide?

European destiny in the Americas came at the expense of the Native peoples. On this point, most knowledgeable people would agree. Where there is disagreement is in determining the intent of the white Europeans who sought to make the Americas their new home. The question of intent, still contentious today, is the focus of the book Were Native Americans the Victims of Genocide?

Whale Quest: Working Together to Save Endangered Species

Decades of commercial whaling nearly decimated a variety of species of this charismatic megafauna. Modern international conventions—starting in the mid-twentieth century—banned most commercial whaling, with the exception of indigenous whale hunting. But Japan, Iceland, and Norway rejected the moratorium and continue to slaughter whales. Science writer Karen Roman Young interviews experts in the field to explore whale biology, habitat, and behaviour. She discusses threats to whale populations, in

What Happened?

Crack open a What Happened? book to investigate a preposterous mystery from four different perspectives. See what the witnesses get right . . . and what they get hilariously wrong. Bet you'll never guess what really happened!

What Remains

In less than a second . . . . . . two of the things Cal Ryan cares most aboutùa promising baseball career and Lizzie, one of his best friendsùare gone forever. In the hours that follow . . . . . . Cal's damaged heart is replaced. But his life will never be the same. Everyone expects him to pick up the pieces and move on. But Lizzie is gone, and all that remains for Cal is an overwhelming sense that her death was his fault. And a voice in his head that just . . . won't . . . stop. Cal thought he

Where Have All the Bees Gone?: Pollinators in Crisis

Apples, blueberries, peppers, cucumbers, coffee, and vanilla. Do you like to eat and drink? Then you might want to thank a bee. Around the world, bees pollinate $24 billion worth of crops each year. Without bees, humans would face a drastically reduced diet. We need bees to grow the foods that keep us healthy.But numbers of bees are falling, and that has scientists alarmed. What's causing the decline? Diseases, pesticides, climate change, and loss of habitat are all threatening bee populations.

Where Silence Gathers

For as long as she can remember, Alexandra Tate has been able to see personified Emotions, and she's found a best friend in Revenge. He's her constant companion as she waits outside Nate Foster's house, clutching a gun. Every night since Nate's release from prison, Alex has tried to work up the courage to exact her own justice on him for the drunk driving accident that killed her family. But there's one problem: Forgiveness. When he appears, Alex is faced with a choiceùmoving on or getting even.