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YA Non-Fiction (75 series)

Smartphones and Society

Smartphones and Society examines how smartphones have changed different aspects of daily life. Readers will learn how these devices have shaped society in both positive and negative ways. Each book includes a graphic that presents key information visually, source notes, and resources to aid in further research.

Spread of Hate and Extremism, The

A record-high number of hate groups are operating within the United States today. Fuelled by fears of immigration and the nation's shifting demographics, these groups vilify others based on race, religion, ethnicity, sexual orientation, and gender identity. The Spread of Hate and Extremism examines white supremacism and other ideologies that motivate these groups. It also explores why hate groups and extremists pose a clear danger to democracy.

Teen Activism Library

Teenagers today are taking a stand on many important societal issues. This series explores what they are doing and why, how they are going about it, and what they hope to achieve. It also offers guidance on some of the tools and knowledge that young people will need if they want to take stands on issues that matter to them. In all books in the series, teen activists and others share their experiences on the front lines of activism.

Teen Disorders

Teen Disorders explores several mental disorders and how they affect teens, discussing their causes, how they are diagnosed, and how they affect teens’ everyday lives. The books also present the latest research on these disorders, along with the most effective and promising treatments. Each book includes a graphic that presents key information visually, source notes, and resources to aid in further research.

Teen Guides

Today's teens face and are expected to deal with a wide array of personal, social, and other issues involving home-life, school, dating, major life transitions, finances, social responsibility. These guides help motivate, inform and teach them. These books include many fully documented quotes from teens as well as an annotated list of resources.

Turmoil in America: The 2020 Election

Few elections in American history have featured the divisive politics and caustic rhetoric that dominated the 2020 election for the American presidency. Throughout the year, Americans saw the incumbent president impeached, heard allegations that the election was rigged and, finally, witnessed an assault on the US Capitol by demonstrators angered by the outcome of the election. Turmoil in America: The 2020 Election will examine these issues and explore how one of the country?s most significant de

Understanding Coronaviruses: SARS, MERS, and the COVID-19 Pandemic

While many scientists believed influenza would cause the next pandemic, no one was prepared for the new strain of coronavirus that appeared in 2019. Understanding Coronaviruses examines SARS-CoV-2, its origin, its impact on daily life, and how COVID-19 compares to other coronavirus diseases.

Understanding Gender Identity

Gender identity is one?s personal conception of gender. It is closely related to the various roles that males and females typically play in society. This thought-provoking book shows how and why some people have come to question or explore their gender identity and how this can sometimes lead to controversy.

Understanding Infectious Diseases

Today more than ever it is essential for young people to understand the science and psychology behind infectious diseases. Books in this series explore this topic from different angles including the science of vaccines, how preventive measures protect public health, and how medical professionals track the causes and spread of infectious diseases.

Understanding the COVID-19 Pandemic

In the blink of an eye, the world as we know it has changed. Friends and loved ones have died lonely, painful deaths. Once-robust economies have disintegrated, costing millions their jobs. Schools, forced to close their doors, have resorted to distance learning. Social interaction has been replaced with social distancing. The new series Understanding the COVID-19 Pandemic examines the origins of the virus that causes the disease; how different countries responded; how the virus spreads, sickens,