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Bleed, Blister, Puke, and Purge: The Dirty Secrets Behind Early American Medicine

Riots over the medical use of cadavers, public access to institutions for the insane, and full-blown surgeries without the aid of anesthetics or painkillers. Welcome to the middle ages of… Read More →

Breakdown

From the Series The Atlas of Cursed Places

Maddy's detective mother vanishes while investigating a mysterious disappearance near Pike's Cave. Legend has it that the cave is inhabited by an evil spirit with the power to possess people… Read More →

  • Lexile: 500
  • ATOS: 3.9
  • Dewey: [Fic]

Climate Migrants: On the Move in a Warming World

Around the world, from US coastal towns to island nations of the Pacific and the deserts of Africa, people are in danger of losing their homes. Some have already fled. Others know they are… Read More →

  • Lexile: 1230
  • ATOS: 8.3
  • Dewey: 304.8

Deadman Anchor

From the Series The Atlas of Cursed Places

A spring break mountain-climbing trip could be a chance for Kendal to connect with her distant father. A little adventure and time together seem like a good idea, but there's one problem: the… Read More →

  • Lexile: 730
  • ATOS: 4.8
  • Dewey: [Fic]

Director's Cut

From the Series The Atlas of Cursed Places

The Sanford's Folly movie set has been abandoned since burning to the ground in the 1980s. Rumor has it the place is cursed after a film shoot gone terribly wrong. But that's not enough to… Read More →

  • Lexile: 510
  • ATOS: 3.9
  • Dewey: [Fic]

LGBTQ+ Athletes Claim the Field: Striving for Equality

In 2015, the world watched as soccer star Abby Wambach kissed her wife after the US women's World Cup victory. Milwaukee Brewers' minor league first baseman David Denson came out as gay. And… Read More →

  • Lexile: 1230
  • ATOS: 8.6
  • Dewey: 796.086/64

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

March of the Suffragettes: Rosalie Gardiner Jones and the March for Voting Rights

March of the Suffragettes tells the forgotten, real-life story of "General" Rosalie Gardiner Jones, who in the waning days of 1912 mustered and marched an all-women army nearly 200 miles to… Read More →

  • Lexile: 1250

On Guard

From the Series Bounce

Point guard Mercedes Morgan is on track to set the all-state record for three-pointers. She's even caught the attention of a big-time college recruiter. But her sister has fallen in with a… Read More →

  • Lexile: 720
  • ATOS: 4.6
  • Dewey: [Fic]

Pass It Forward

From the Series Bounce

Lucas has big dreams of getting a basketball scholarship and helping his mom out of poverty. When a growth spurt helps Lucas become a force on the court, his dreams finally seem within reach… Read More →

  • Lexile: 650
  • ATOS: 4.2
  • Dewey: [Fic]

Radioactive

From the Series The Atlas of Cursed Places

Every year Zack and his family spend a week at a Pacific island getaway. The ocean is beautiful, the town is quaint, and the people are easygoing. It's a great place to relax. So why do the… Read More →

  • Lexile: 500
  • ATOS: 3.9
  • Dewey: [Fic]

Skeleton Tower

From the Series The Atlas of Cursed Places

Jason's parents have been hired to work at a historic lighthouse along the California coast. The lighthouse is built along steep cliffs, surrounded by fog, and far from the nearest town. The… Read More →

  • Lexile: 520
  • ATOS: 3.9
  • Dewey: [Fic]

Stone Cold: Book 1

From the Series The Stone Man Mysteries

When young runaway Craig prepares to jump from a church rooftop, his salvation comes in the unholy shape of Silex: a beast trapped in the form of a gargoyle. Silex runs an investigative… Read More →

  • Lexile: 450
  • ATOS: 3.3
  • Dewey: 741.5'973

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

The Animal Mating Game: The Wacky, Weird World of Sex in the Animal Kingdom

Birds do it, bees do it, penguins do it, and orangutans do it. By having sex and giving birth to offspring, animals ensure that their species will survive into the next generation. And in… Read More →

  • Lexile: 1150
  • ATOS: 7.8
  • Dewey: 591.56

The Gateway

From the Series The Atlas of Cursed Places

A class field trip to a bog dredges up long-buried drama between Jasmine and her friends. But she's too busy admiring jewelry from her mysterious new boyfriend to pay attention to a little… Read More →

  • Lexile: 570
  • ATOS: 4.4
  • Dewey: [Fic]

The Human Microbiome: The Germs That Keep You Healthy

Trillions and trillions of microbial cells live on and inside your body. A small number of these microbes are unhealthy germs. But most belong on your body and perform essential jobs… Read More →

  • Lexile: 1150
  • ATOS: 8.7
  • Dewey: 612

Theodore Roosevelt's Presidency

From the Series Presidential Powerhouses

Theodore Roosevelt was thrust into the presidency after William McKinley's assassination in 1901. He led the country into the Progressive Era, which meant stronger government controls over… Read More →

  • Lexile: 1070
  • Dewey: 973.91'1092

Thomas Jefferson's Presidency

From the Series Presidential Powerhouses

Thomas Jefferson, the third president of the United States, was a man of contradictions. Jefferson penned the most stirring claim of the Declaration of Independence: "all men are created… Read More →

  • Lexile: 1170
  • Dewey: 973.4'6092

To the Point

From the Series Bounce

Randy prides himself on being all a team captain should be. He expects a lot from himself and from his teammates. But his high standards are challenged when he discovers some players are… Read More →

  • Lexile: 690
  • ATOS: 4.5
  • Dewey: [Fic]

Understanding Suicide: A National Epidemic

Suicide is among the top three causes of death for young people ages 15 to 24. In fact, this global epidemic claims 41,000 lives per year in the United States alone. Suicide touches people of… Read More →

  • Lexile: 1200
  • ATOS: 8.3
  • Dewey: 362.28

Crack Coach

Maurice and Vijay are thrilled make their high school's junior football team. But massive media coverage of their coach starts turning up allegations of illegal behavior, including use of… Read More →

  • Lexile: 740
  • Dewey: [Fic]

Creep Con

Feeling like an outsider in a new city and at a new school, Mariam finds that her love of comic-book superheroes overlaps with the interests of a new friend who is crazy about manga and… Read More →

  • Lexile: 580
  • Dewey: [Fic]

Cutter Boy

From the Series Lorimer SideStreets

Bullied at school and ignored at home, Travis has a secret: cutting himself with a razor blade is the only thing that lets him control the pain in his life and find some peace. When he… Read More →

  • Lexile: 640
  • Dewey: [Fic]