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YA Non-Fiction (75 series)

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.

COVID-19 and Other Pandemics: A Comparison

For most people today, the death and destruction brought about by the COVID-19 pandemic is unprecedented. But a look at the historical record tells a different story. Catastrophic pandemics have occurred throughout history-and many have resulted in economic, political, and cultural upheaval. This book examines pandemics through history and the changes they brought.

COVID-19 Pandemic, The: The World Turned Upside Down

A new, highly contagious coronavirus first emerged in late 2019 in Wuhan, China. Within weeks the virus had infected millions of people worldwide. The illness caused by the virus left a trail of death in its wake as hundreds of thousands of people succumbed to the disease. This book documents the unprecedented events that rocked the nation and the world in 2020. With personal accounts, perspectives from experts, and clear, accessible writing this book presents a vivid picture of the COVID-19 pan

Cryptocurrencies and the Blockchain Revolution: Bitcoin and Beyond

When Bitcoin was first released in January 2009, each digital coin was worth only a few pennies. A single Bitcoin is now valued at over ten thousand dollars. This book examines digital cryptocurrency and the blockchain technology that makes them possible.

Cyberspies: Inside the World of Hacking, Online Privacy, and Cyberterrorism

The news is filled with stories of data breaches at companies and of threats to national security as hackers interfere with elections. It's more important than ever for internet users to know how to maintain their privacy online. The digital world has become inescapable, and to be a responsible digital citizen, it is necessary to be aware of the threats to your online privacy and security. This book looks at the legal and illegal forms of cyberspying, goes behind the scenes to explore career pat

Dark Side of Social Media, The

Social media outlets can strengthen ties between friends and family, but they can also be used for nefarious purposes-from inciting insurrection to shaming, bullying, and spreading hatred. Using personal stories, academic studies, and current events, this book explores the ways in which social media platforms are empowering dark forces to tear at the fabric of society.

Dealing with Mental Disorders

Dealing with Mental Disorders examines several mental disorders, discusses how they are diagnosed, and looks at what scientists know about their causes. The books also show how the disorders affect people’s everyday lives and present information about the latest and most effective treatment options. Each book includes a graphic that presents key information visually, source notes, and resources to aid in further research.

Drug Risks

This series gives readers a full understanding of the use of specific, commonly abused substances. Books will discuss the scope of the problem, addiction, other consequences of drug use, prevention strategies, and the challenges of treatment and recovery. Personal accounts, comments from experts, and relevant facts add insight and interest.

Earth Day and the Environmental Movement: Standing Up for Earth

On April 22, 1970, an estimated twenty million people held in a teach-in to show their support for environmental protections. This new celebration, Earth Day, brought together previously fragmented issues under the same banner. It was the largest nationwide event ever, and lawmakers took notice.

Environmental Impact

Through the use of concrete, real-world examples and stories, this series explores various environmental concerns and the consequences of each. Books look at what is taking place; where, how, and why; the effect(s) now; the likely future effects; and what’s being done or proposed to address these issues. All books include an appendix list titled 'Make a Difference'. These lists offer realistic suggestions to teen readers who want to act.