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BISAC Subject YAN052040

YOUNG ADULT NONFICTION / Social Science / Politics & Government

Arctic Thaw: Climate Change and the Global Race for Energy Resources

Ice in the Arctic is disappearing—and opportunity is calling. As climate change transforms the top of the world, warmer conditions are exposing a treasure trove of energy resources previously… Read More →

  • Lexile: 1200
  • ATOS: 8.0
  • Dewey: 333.790911'3

Darkness Everywhere: The Assassination of Mohandas Gandhi

On January 30, 1948, Mohandas Gandhi, the world's most revered champion of nonviolent civil disobedience, was murdered in cold blood by a man he'd never met. Gandhi was legendary—in his… Read More →

  • Lexile: 1000
  • Dewey: 954.03'5092
Fall 2019

Debunk It! Fake News Edition: How to Stay Sane in a World of Misinformation

We live in an era of misinformation, much of it spread by authority figures, including politicians, religious leaders, broadcasters, and, of course, apps and websites. In this second… Read More →

  • Dewey: 121
Spring 2019

Fake News: Separating Truth from Fiction

While popularized by President Donald Trump, the term "fake news" actually originated toward the end of the 19th century, in an era of rampant yellow journalism. Since then, it has come to… Read More →

  • Lexile: 1190
  • Dewey: 070.4/3

Franklin D. Roosevelt's Presidency

From the Series Presidential Powerhouses

When Franklin Delano Roosevelt took office in 1932, the United States was in crisis. The Great Depression had left many people unemployed, homeless, and desperate. Roosevelt established a… Read More →

  • Lexile: 1090
  • ATOS: 7.8
  • Dewey: 973.917092

George Washington's Presidency

From the Series Presidential Powerhouses

In 1789, when George Washington took office as the nation's first president, the United States was an experiment that could easily fail. Only a few years earlier, the fledgling democracy had… Read More →

  • Lexile: 1160
  • ATOS: 8.4
  • Dewey: 973.4'1092
Fall 2019

Gun Violence: Fighting for Our Lives and Our Rights

In early 2018, teen-led March for Our lives events across the United States protested gun violence, demanded change to save lives, and registered voters toward that end. This authoritative… Read More →

  • Lexile: 1080
  • Dewey: 363.330973

James Madison's Presidency

From the Series Presidential Powerhouses

By the time he became the fourth president of the United States in 1807, James Madison was already a legend. Although he was a short, slight man with a quiet voice, he had played an… Read More →

  • Lexile: 1140
  • ATOS: 8.3
  • Dewey: 973.5'1092

John F. Kennedy's Presidency

From the Series Presidential Powerhouses

When John F. Kennedy became the youngest person ever elected president of the United States in 1961, he stepped to the forefront of an invisible battleground. The Cold War standoff between… Read More →

  • Lexile: 1140
  • ATOS: 8.2
  • Dewey: 973.922092

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

Presidential Powerhouses — eBook Set

From the Series Presidential Powerhouses

Set

Examine the professional and personal lives of some of America's most influential presidents. Readers will investigate the key ideas behind their presidential platforms while running for… Read More →

  • Multi-user eBook
  • List Price: $426.56
  • Your Price: $319.92
  • 8 titles

Presidential Powerhouses — Library Bound Set

From the Series Presidential Powerhouses

Set

Examine the professional and personal lives of some of America's most influential presidents. Readers will investigate the key ideas behind their presidential platforms while running for… Read More →

  • Library Bound Hardcover
  • List Price: $287.92
  • Your Price: $215.94
  • 8 titles

Remaking the John: The Invention and Reinvention of the Toilet

Did you know that about 40 percent of the world's population lives without toilets? That's more than two billion people, most of whom live in rural areas or crowded urban slums. And according… Read More →

  • Lexile: 1110
  • Dewey: 644'.6

Reproductive Rights: Who Decides?

Throughout history, men and women have always found ways to control reproduction. In some ancient societies, people turned to herbs or traditional rituals. Others turned to methods that are… Read More →

  • Lexile: 1270
  • ATOS: 9.3
  • Dewey: 363.9'609

The Other Side of the Wall

Simon Schwartz was born in 1982 in East Germany, at a time when the repressive Socialist Unity Party of Germany controlled the area. Shortly before Simon's birth, his parents decided to leave… Read More →

  • Lexile: 580
  • ATOS: 4.1
  • Dewey: 305.9'06914092243

Up for Sale: Human Trafficking and Modern Slavery

"Trafficking thrives in the shadows. And it can be easy to dismiss it as something that happens to someone else, somewhere else. But that is not the case. Trafficking is a crime that involves… Read More →

  • Lexile: 1150
  • Dewey: 306.3'62
Fall 2019

Vote!: Women's Fight for Access to the Ballot Box

August 18, 2020, marks the 100th anniversary of the 19th Amendment to the US Constitution, which prohibited states and the US government from denying citizens the right to vote on the basis… Read More →

  • Lexile: 1080
  • Dewey: 324.6/230973