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An Unspeakable Crime: The Prosecution and Persecution of Leo Frank

Was an innocent man wrongly accused of murder? On April 26, 1913, thirteen-year-old Mary Phagan planned to meet friends at a parade in Atlanta, Georgia. But first she stopped at the pencil… Read More →

  • Lexile: 1210
  • ATOS: 8.8
  • Dewey: 364.152'3092

Bad Girls: Sirens, Jezebels, Murderesses, Thieves & Other Female Villains

From the Series Live Oak Media eReadalong

From Delilah to Cleopatra, from Anne Boleyn and (bloody) Queen Mary, to Calamity Jane, Typhoid Mary and more, the 26 notorious women analyzed here all have rotten reputations. But were these… Read More →

  • ATOS: 5.4
  • Dewey: 364.3'740922

Cyber Attack

In 2013, the FBI started posting a new most wanted list—not for kidnappers, murderers, or armed robbers, but for online crooks. These "Cyber's Most Wanted" criminals have committed serious… Read More →

  • Lexile: 1270
  • Dewey: 364.16'8

Death of a Dreamer: The Assassination of John Lennon

New York, December 8, 1980: The announcement shocked the world. Beatles founder and legendary musician John Lennon had been murdered in front of his New York home. With no warning, a lone… Read More →

  • Lexile: 940
  • ATOS: 6.7
  • Dewey: 782.42166092

Exposing Torture: Centuries of Cruelty

Torture. According to Henry Shue, professor of politics and international relations at the University of Oxford in England, "No other practice except slavery is so universally condemned in… Read More →

  • Lexile: 1230
  • Dewey: 364.6'7

Information Insecurity: Privacy under Siege

The Internet gives us information, communication options, shopping opportunities, entertainment, and much more—all at the touch of a fingertip and much of it for free. But in exchange for… Read More →

  • Lexile: 1280
  • ATOS: 8.8
  • Dewey: 323.44'8

ISIS: The Global Face of Terrorism

The Islamic State in Iraq and Syria, or ISIS, emerged in the Middle East during the first decade of the 2000s. The group vows to wage violent jihad, or holy war, on those who do not adhere to… Read More →

  • Lexile: 1070
  • Dewey: 363.325

Legalized Gambling: Revenue Boom or Social Bust?

From the Series USA TODAY's Debate: Voices and Perspectives

This book examines the history of gambling as well as current federal, state, and local laws. It provides opinions and perspectives on both sides of the issue. It also presents the… Read More →

  • Dewey: 363.4'20973

Legalizing Marijuana: Promises and Pitfalls

With the increase in states legalizing marijuana, understanding the debate about marijuana is more important than ever. Learn about the movement to legalize, the arguments on each side, and… Read More →

  • Lexile: 1310
  • ATOS: 9.1
  • Dewey: 345.73/0277

Live Oak Media eReadalong Collection — Live Oak Media eReadalong Set

From the Series Live Oak Media eReadalong


eReadalongs are eBooks integrated with the fully-produced, high-quality audio productions that distinguish Live Oak Media in the field of children's recordings. Read by the most prominent… Read More →

  • Live Oak Media eReadalong
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  • 117 titles

Overturning Wrongful Convictions: Science Serving Justice

Imagine being convicted of a crime you didn't commit and spending years behind bars. Since 1989 more than 1,400 Americans who experienced this injustice have been exonerated. Some of the… Read More →

  • Lexile: 1160
  • Dewey: 364

Prison Island: A Graphic Memoir

McNeil Island in Washington state was the home of the last prison island in the US, accessible only by air or sea. It was also home to about fifty families, including Colleen Frakes' when she… Read More →

Racial Profiling: Everyday Inequality

In the United States, racial profiling affects thousands of Americans every day. Both individuals and institutions—such as law enforcement agencies, government bodies, and schools—routinely… Read More →

  • Lexile: 1310
  • ATOS: 9.6
  • Dewey: 363.2/308900973

Real Justice: A Police Mr. Big Sting Goes Wrong: The Story of Kyle Unger

From the Series Lorimer Real Justice

On the night of June 23, 1990, teenage friends Kyle Unger and John Beckett made a last-minute decision to attend a music festival near Roseisle, Manitoba. They were loners, not the popular… Read More →

  • Lexile: 840
  • Dewey: 340

Real Justice: Branded a Baby Killer: The Story of Tammy Marquardt

From the Series Lorimer Real Justice

In 1991, nineteen-year-old Tammy Marquardt gave birth to a baby boy. Two years later he was dead. Tammy was convicted of his murder and sent to prison for life. Her conviction hinged largely… Read More →

  • Lexile: 740
  • Dewey: 364.152'3092

Real Justice: Convicted for Being Mi'kmaq: The story of Donald Marshall Jr.

From the Series Lorimer Real Justice

When a black teen was murdered in a Sydney, Cape Breton park late one night, his young companion, Donald Marshall Jr., became a prime suspect. Sydney police coached two teens to testify… Read More →

  • Lexile: 770
  • Dewey: 340

Real Justice: Fourteen and Sentenced to Death: The story of Steven Truscott

From the Series Lorimer Real Justice

At fourteen, Steve Truscott was a typical teenager in rural Ontario in the fifties, mainly concerned about going fishing, playing football, and racing bikes with his friends. One summer… Read More →

  • Lexile: 780
  • Dewey: 340

Real Justice: Jailed for Life for Being Black: The Story of Rubin "Hurricane" Carter

From the Series Lorimer Real Justice

Rubin Carter was in and out of reformatories and prisons from the age of twelve. At twenty-four, he became a winning professional boxer and was turning his life around. But Carter was also… Read More →

  • Lexile: 760
  • Dewey: 340

Real Justice: Sentenced to Life at Seventeen: The story of David Milgaard

From the Series Lorimer Real Justice

David Milgaard was a troubled kid, and he got into lots of trouble. Unfortunately, that made it easy for the Saskatoon police to brand him as a murderer. At seventeen, David Milgaard was… Read More →

  • Lexile: 840
  • Dewey: 340

Real Justice: Young, Innocent and In Prison: The story of Robert Baltovich

From the Series Lorimer Real Justice

At twenty-five, Rob Baltovich lost the love of his life, Elizabeth Bain. That was bad enough. Then he was arrested, jailed, sent to trial for murder, convicted, and sent to prison—for life… Read More →

  • Lexile: 810
  • Dewey: 340

Teen Incarceration: From Cell Bars to Ankle Bracelets

In the United States, the conversation about teen incarceration has moved from one extreme to another. For centuries, execution of juvenile offenders was legal. By the twenty-first century… Read More →

  • Lexile: 1260
  • ATOS: 8.9
  • Dewey: 364.60835/0973

TFCB Flyer Collection — eBook Set


Exceptional upper grades nonfiction from Twenty-First Century Books™ Twenty-First Century Books is your trusted source for engaging upper-grades nonfiction, focusing on topical… Read More →

  • Multi-user eBook
  • List Price: $3,936.46
  • Your Price: $2,952.35
  • 72 titles

TFCB Flyer Collection — Library Bound Set


Exceptional upper grades nonfiction from Twenty-First Century Books™ Twenty-First Century Books is your trusted source for engaging upper-grades nonfiction, focusing on topical… Read More →

  • Library Bound Hardcover
  • List Price: $2,616.38
  • Your Price: $1,962.29
  • 72 titles
Fall 2019

The Dozier School for Boys: Forensics, Survivors, and a Painful Past

Some true crimes reveal themselves in bits and pieces over time. One such case is the Florida School for Boys, a.k.a. the Dozier School, a place where—rather than reforming the children in… Read More →

  • Lexile: 1090
  • Dewey: 365/.975993