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47 Things You Can Do for the Environment

Sure, we all know the planet is in trouble. We hear talk all the time about climate change, air pollution from cars, oil spills into oceans, trash overflowing into waterways, and toxic… Read More →

Alex Rodriguez: Hot Corner, Hot Shot

From the Series USA TODAY Lifeline Biographies

In 2010 Alex Rodriquez achieved a major milestone. He became the seventh person in Major League Baseball (MLB) history—and the youngest—to hit 600 home runs. The previous year had also been… Read More →

  • Lexile: 980
  • Dewey: 796.357'092

Alternative Medicine

From the Series USA TODAY Health Reports: Diseases and Disorders

The increasing cost of health care in the United States and disappointment with conventional, or Western, medical practices has led people to seek different, more natural ways to maintain a… Read More →

  • Lexile: 1150
  • Dewey: 616

Anxiety Disorders

From the Series USA TODAY Health Reports: Diseases and Disorders

Millions of Americans—more than 16 percent of teens and adults—live with some type of anxiety disorder. Anxiety disorders are a group of disorders that include panic disorder, agoraphobia… Read More →

  • Lexile: 1140
  • Dewey: 616.85'22

Budgeting Smarts: How to Set Goals, Save Money, Spend Wisely, and More

From the Series USA TODAY Teen Wise Guides: Time, Money, and Relationships

Budgeting. That sounds like a lot of work! But actually, budgeting is easy. You just need to make sure the money you have coming in is equal to or greater than the money you have going out… Read More →

  • Lexile: 1040
  • Dewey: 332.024

Catch & Release

I should have died quick. But I didn't. I'm a miracle of modern medicine, only the medicine doesn't get much credit, I notice. People say I'm lucky, or I'm blessed, and then they turn away… Read More →

  • Lexile: 690
  • ATOS: 4.4
  • Dewey: [Fic]

Conflict Resolution Smarts: How to Communicate, Negotiate, Compromise, and More

From the Series USA TODAY Teen Wise Guides: Time, Money, and Relationships

Conflict—nobody likes it. And from the hallways of your school to the family dinner table, conflict can be hard to avoid. But conflict doesn't have to be all bad. If you handle a conflict… Read More →

  • Lexile: 940
  • Dewey: 303.6'9

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

Drowning Instinct

There are stories where the girl gets her prince, and they live happily ever after. (This is not one of those stories.) Jenna Lord's first sixteen years were not exactly a fairy tale. Her… Read More →

  • Lexile: 710
  • ATOS: 4.7
  • Dewey: [Fic]

Friend Me!: 600 Years of Social Networking in America

Anyone who texts recognizes "LOL," "2G2BT," and "PRW" as shorthand for "laughing out loud," "too good to be true," and "parents are watching." But did you know that in the 1800s—when your… Read More →

  • Lexile: 1040
  • Dewey: 302.3

I Date Dead People: Book 5

From the Series My Boyfriend Is a Monster

Nora Reilly is an old soul. Her idea of fun is reading a Jane Austen novel in her family's Victorian home. She didn't expect to find a kindred spirit in the house's oldest occupant, Tom… Read More →

  • Lexile: 230
  • ATOS: 2.3
  • Dewey: 741.5'973

Job Smarts: How to Find Work or Start a Business, Manage Earnings, and More

From the Series USA TODAY Teen Wise Guides: Time, Money, and Relationships

Low on cash? Tired of being the only one who's too broke to go out? Maybe it's time for a job. Think about it—with your own paycheck, you’ll have money to spend and money to save, and you'll… Read More →

  • Lexile: 1020
  • Dewey: 650.14

Lady Gaga: Pop's Glam Queen

From the Series USA TODAY Lifeline Biographies

As USA TODAY, the Nation's No. 1 Newspaper, noted, Lady Gaga is an "Overnight sensation who went from a Yonkers [New York] lounge act to, well, a fame monster." The meteoric rise of Stefani… Read More →

  • Lexile: 1070
  • Dewey: 782.42164092

Lupus

From the Series USA TODAY Health Reports: Diseases and Disorders

Between one and two million people in the United States are known to have lupus. But many more people may have it and not know it. Lupus is a chronic autoimmune disease, which means the… Read More →

  • Lexile: 1040
  • Dewey: 616.7'72

No Crystal Stair: A Documentary Novel of the Life and Work of Lewis Michaux, Harlem Bookseller

"You can't walk straight on a crooked line. You do you'll break your leg. How can you walk straight in a crooked system?" Lewis Michaux was born to do things his own way. When a white… Read More →

  • Lexile: 850
  • ATOS: 5.5
  • Dewey: 381'.45002097471

Queen Latifah: From Jersey Girl to Superstar

From the Series USA TODAY Lifeline Biographies

People who knew Queen Latifah as a kid in Newark, New Jersey, would never have guessed at the fame in her future. But Latifah always dreamed big. Her dreams—and hard work—paid off. While… Read More →

  • Lexile: 950
  • Dewey: 782.421649092

Relationship Smarts: How to Navigate Dating, Friendships, Family Relationships, and More

From the Series USA TODAY Teen Wise Guides: Time, Money, and Relationships

Relationships. Sometimes they're great, and sometimes they're difficult—but the world would be a mighty lonely place without them. Did you know that humans are wired to have relationships?… Read More →

  • Lexile: 1070
  • Dewey: 158.2'50835

Russell Simmons: From Def Jam to Super Rich

From the Series USA TODAY Lifeline Biographies

As USA TODAY, the Nation's No. 1 Newspaper, puts it, Russell Simmons "helped found the hip-hop movement and turn it into a huge money-making machine." He co-founded Def Jam Records, one of… Read More →

  • Lexile: 1050
  • Dewey: 782.421649092

Scheduling Smarts: How to Get Organized, Prioritize, Manage Your Time, and More

From the Series USA TODAY Teen Wise Guides: Time, Money, and Relationships

Time management. It's a challenge for everyone. Between homework, family life, friendships, and after-school activities, most teens feel overscheduled and stressed out. But did you know you… Read More →

  • Lexile: 1020
  • Dewey: 640'.430835

Shopping Smarts: How to Choose Wisely, Find Bargains, Spot Swindles, and More

From the Series USA TODAY Teen Wise Guides: Time, Money, and Relationships

Shopping can be fun—but it can also be confusing. How do you know you’re buying the right brand and model, or getting the right price? How do you find the best deal? If you’re going to part… Read More →

  • Lexile: 1040
  • Dewey: 381.3'3

The Girl Who Owned a City: The Graphic Novel

A deadly virus killed every adult on Earth, leaving only the kids behind. With her parents gone, Lisa is responsible for her little brother, Todd. She has to make sure they stay alive. Many… Read More →

  • Lexile: 420
  • ATOS: 3.0
  • Dewey: 741.5'973

The Knife and the Butterfly

After a marijuana-addled brawl with a rival gang, 16-year-old Azael wakes up to find himself surrounded by a familiar set of concrete walls and a locked door. Juvie again, he thinks. But he… Read More →

  • Lexile: 790
  • ATOS: 4.9
  • Dewey: [Fic]

The Way

Fatherless Cody LeBeau is an American Indian boy who is starting high school with the usual trepidation. He fits into none of the cliques at the new school, but somehow keeps being noticed… Read More →

  • Lexile: 850
  • ATOS: 5.2
  • Dewey: [Fic]

Tourette Syndrome

From the Series USA TODAY Health Reports: Diseases and Disorders

Thousands of young people are diagnosed with Tourette Syndrome (TS) each year. TS is a disorder of the neurological system, causing uncontrollable sounds or movements called tics. TS peaks… Read More →

  • Lexile: 1090
  • Dewey: 616.8'3