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YA Non-Fiction (75 series)

#MeToo and You: Everything You Need to Know about Consent, Boundaries, and More

#MeToo and You includes essential terminology, from consent to assault, from just plain yes to just plain no. Author Halley Bondy explores the nuances of emotions, comfort, and discomfort in sexually charged and emotionally abusive situations. Detailed scenarios, both real and hypothetical, provide valuable examples of what's acceptable and what is not, along with tools to help everyone treat others appropriately and to stand up for themselves and their peers.

A Hot Mess: How the Climate Crisis Is Changing Our World

Drawing on real-life situations and stories, journalist Jeff Fleischer takes an informed, approachable look at how our world will change as a result of the climate crisis, addressing sea levels, extreme weather, drought, extinction, and migration.

Addiction: A Problem of Epidemic Proportions

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.

American Jaguar: Big Cats, Biogeography, and Human Borders

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.

Apollo 13: A Successful Failure

"Houston, we've had a problem." On April 13, 1970, the three astronauts aboard the Apollo 13 spacecraft were headed to the moon when a sudden explosion rocked the ship. Oxygen levels began depleting rapidly. Electrical power began to fail. AstronautsJames Lovell, Jack Swigert, and Fred Haise were about to be stranded in the inky void of outer space. The mission to the moon was scrapped. Now, Apollo 13's only goal was to bring the crew home. With the damaged spacecraft hurtling towards the moon a

Being Black in America

Frustrated. Fearful. Angry. Weary. These are some of the words African Americans have used to describe their feelings about being Black in America in 2020. Coupled with a pandemic that has disproportionately affected people of colour, police killings of Black men and women have heaped outrage on top of hurt. The Being Black in America series explores the events, the emotions, and the experiences that have forced a collective reckoning on race and racial injustice. Personal accounts and thoughtfu

Billie Eilish, The Unofficial Biography: From E-Girl to Icon

With number one albums in multiple countries and five Grammys under her belt, Billie Eilish has become a pop sensation. Billie was a promising young dancer until musical success came literally overnight in 2015. A song she uploaded to SoundCloud received a thousand plays in twenty-four hours. The thirteen-year-old's voice intoxicated listeners and the track went viral. Billie and her brother, Finneas, produced a series of eclectic but equally bewitching tracks, which drew fans from around the wo

Blue Delta Books

Blue Delta Books, a Hi-Lo Books biography series, tell the stories of people who have changed our world in profound ways. This series features a diverse group of people. Some are more well-known than others, but all deserve to be highlighted for the positive impact they have had. Each Blue Delta Book features full-colour images on every page and tells the person’s story from childhood throughout their life. These books are sure to inspire young teen readers. Each book is 48 pages long.

Collateral Damage: The Mental Health Effects of the Pandemic

As the coronavirus pandemic spread worldwide in 2020 and 2021, countries implemented various public health measures to slow the spread of the highly contagious virus. While these measures may have helped lessen infections, mental health experts warned of another looming crisis, the pandemic's mental health fallout. Throughout the pandemic, people have struggled with isolation, loss of income, grief, and fear, all of which have harmed mental health.

Connected Lives: Music

Connected Lives, a contemporary nonfiction series for teens, features the fascinating life stories of popular artists. Each book presents two singers in a similar musical genre who have lived extraordinary lives, exploring how their lives interconnect and how they are different. As similar as these artists may seem, their rise to fame may have been very different. Multiple musical genres are represented across the series, including pop, hip-hop, jazz, and country.