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YA Non-Fiction (75 series)

Gods of World Mythology

Certain universal themes run throughout mythologies of the many and diverse peoples of the past. Each pantheon of deities has at least one creator god, for instance. Gods of justice, war, and love are also common. Gods of World Mythology explores some of the leading gods of the Greeks, Romans, Norse, Hindus, Chinese, Aztecs, and Igbo.

Greta Thunberg: Climate Activist

As climate change emerged as a major environmental, a teenager from Sweden stepped forward as a most unlikely leader of the movement to convince world leaders that the time to act is now. Greta Thunberg has spoken before United Nations delegates, challenging them to reverse the effects of climate change. Her bravery has electrified an international movement composed mostly of young people who fear for their future if climate change is not contained.

Historic Pandemics and Plagues

The COVID-19 pandemic is not the first and, according to experts, will not be the last such disease to spread illness and death and upend life around the globe. Humanity has endured pandemics and plagues all through history. While each of these events presented unique challenges for the time in which they occurred, the difficulties, the pain and suffering, and even some of the triumphs will resonate today.

Hi-Tech Health Care (BrightPoint Press)

Hi-Tech Health Care examines the latest advances in several areas of health care. Readers will learn the history of these developments, how doctors are helping patients today, and what the future of research might hold. Each book includes a graphic that presents key information visually, source notes, and resources to aid in further research.

Homeless: Youth Living on the Streets

One in 30 young people aged 13 to 17 and one in ten 17- to 25-year-olds experience homelessness in any year. Whether they double-up with family or friends, couch surf, live on the streets, or live in motels or shelters, homeless youths are often hidden from public view and the impact of their housing instability may be felt for generations. Homeless: Youth Living on the Streets explores what it is like to be young and homeless, what causes youth homelessness, and what can be done about it.

Hot Mess, A: 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.

Hothouse Earth: The Climate Crisis and the Importance of Carbon Neutrality

As hurricanes, droughts, floods, and wildfires are increasing in regularity and intensity, climate change can no longer be ignored. Melting permafrost, forest dieback, ocean acidification, and other processes are creating positive feedback loops which could, if not aggressively and quickly addressed, spiral out of control and take global warming past the point of no return. Hothouse Earth examines how science, politics, and social justice must all be part of the equation to counteract climate ch

Into the Deep: Science, Technology, and the Quest to Protect the Ocean

Containing 97 percent of Earth's water supply, the ocean plays a huge role in regulating global temperatures, supporting plant and animal life, and contributing to the livelihoods of millions of people. But in spite of all this, the ocean remains drastically unexplored, and the details of its impact on human lives aren't fully understood. What lies in the deep? And who is at the forefront of these exciting discoveries? The scientists and research included in this book shed light on the most pres

Issues Today

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.

Joe Biden: 46th US President

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