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The Fight

From the Series Surviving Southside

"Was he . . . you know?" Bella doesn't know if Dominic was gay or not, but she knows he was bullied. And she knows the adults who could have helped didn't because of some stupid policy. Now… Read More →

  • Lexile: 600
  • ATOS: 4.2
  • Dewey: [Fic]

The Norman Conquest of England, 2nd Edition

From the Series Pivotal Moments in History

What happens when a foreigner takes over the throne of a powerful country like England? In the case of William the Conqueror, the forced rule would have an impact that lasted centuries… Read More →

  • Dewey: 942.02'1

The Signing of the Magna Carta, 2nd Edition

From the Series Pivotal Moments in History

Can one document really change the world? In June, 1215 King John of England met with a group of nobles in a meadow on the banks of the Thames River. There, John affixed his royal seal to a… Read More →

  • Dewey: 942.03'3

The Sin-Eater's Confession

People in Merit, Wisconsin, always said Jimmy was . . . you know. But people said all sorts of stupid stuff. Nobody really knew anything. Nobody really knew Jimmy. I guess you could say I… Read More →

  • Lexile: 730
  • ATOS: 5.0
  • Dewey: [Fic]

The Spanish Conquest of Mexico, 2nd Edition

From the Series Pivotal Moments in History

Can the conquest of one city change the world? In 1519, two powerful empires - Spain and Mexica (Aztec) - were hungry for expansion in central Mexico. Led by emperor Motecuzoma II, the Mexica… Read More →

  • Dewey: 972'.02

Tim Tebow: Quarterback with Conviction

From the Series USA TODAY Lifeline Biographies

"Tim Tebow is a one-man cultural blitz," reports USA TODAY, The Nation's No. 1 Newspaper. A celebrity in the football world and a pop culture phenomenon, Tebow has become a household name. He… Read More →

  • Lexile: 1000
  • Dewey: 796.332092

Under Pressure

From the Series Counterattack

Elise comes from a long line of college athletes. More than anything else, she wants to wear the University of North Carolina uniform and play for the college where her parents went. It's a… Read More →

  • Lexile: 670
  • ATOS: 4.5
  • Dewey: [Fic]

William and the Lost Spirit

William knows his father is dead. Everyone knows it . . . everyone except William's sister, who hears him calling to her. Despite William's warnings, she disappears in the night to find their… Read More →

  • Lexile: 340
  • ATOS: 3.1
  • Dewey: 741.5'944

Ashes

From the Series The Ashes Trilogy

An electromagnetic pulse flashes across the sky, destroying every electronic device, wiping out every computerized system, and killing billions. When it happens, Alex was hiking in the woods… Read More →

  • Lexile: 730
  • ATOS: 5.0
  • Dewey: [Fic]

A Game for Swallows: To Die, To Leave, To Return

When Zeina was born, the civil war in Lebanon had been going on for six years, so it's just a normal part of life for her and her parents and little brother. The city of Beirut is cut in two… Read More →

  • Lexile: 680
  • ATOS: 3.4
  • Dewey: 741.5

Augusto Pinochet's Chile, 2nd Edition

From the Series Dictatorships

Augusto Pinochet, commander-in-chief of Chile’s army, rose to power in 1973 when he participated in a military coup to overthrow the president, Salvador Allende. Allende was a Socialist, and… Read More →

  • Dewey: 983.06'5

Battle of the Dinosaur Bones: Othniel Charles Marsh vs Edward Drinker Cope

From the Series Scientific Rivalries and Scandals

In the 1880s, science witnessed a major shift: Charles Darwin proposed his theory of evolution. People dug up the first dinosaur fossils. And the field of paleontology—the study of ancient… Read More →

  • Lexile: 1020
  • ATOS: 7.5
  • Dewey: 560.97309'034

Che Guevara: You Win or You Die

October 9, 1967. World-renowned revolutionary Che Guevara is dead at the age of thirty-nine. The charismatic Argentinian revolutionary had been leading guerilla fighters in the jungles of… Read More →

  • Lexile: 1090
  • ATOS: 8.3
  • Dewey: 980.03'5092

Communication Smarts: How to Express Yourself Best in Conversations, Texts, E-mails, and More

From the Series USA TODAY Teen Wise Guides: Lifestyle Choices

Email, cell phones, Facebook, texts, letters … even good old-fashioned face-to-face conversation. Teens today have all kinds of choices when it comes to communication. But did you know that… Read More →

  • Lexile: 930
  • Dewey: 302.2

Decoding Our DNA: Craig Venter vs the Human Genome Project

From the Series Scientific Rivalries and Scandals

In the mid-1980s, some geneticists proposed a daring project to sequence the human genome. That meant figuring out the exact order of the three billion chemical pairs that make up human DNA… Read More →

  • Lexile: 1070
  • ATOS: 8.5
  • Dewey: 611'.0181663

Fidel Castro's Cuba. 2nd Edition

From the Series Dictatorships

Fidel Castro, one of the world’s most controversial leaders, rose to power in Cuba, a large island nation only 90 miles off the coast of Florida. A brilliant and charismatic leader, Castro… Read More →

  • Dewey: 972.9106'4

Fight the Wind

From the Series After the Dust Settled

Fix and Cleo are an uncomfortable pair, forced together when gangs drive them out of the ruins of Minneapolis. Fix has a gift for machines. If he can restore an old turbine on the wind farm… Read More →

  • Lexile: 670
  • ATOS: 4.4
  • Dewey: [Fic]

Food: The New Gold

Did you know starvation kills more people every year than AIDS, malaria, and tuberculosis combined? Around the world, millions of people go to bed hungry every night. Farmers and ranchers… Read More →

  • Lexile: 1150
  • Dewey: 338.1'9

Forensic Identification: Putting a Name and Face on Death

About 4,000 unidentified deceased persons are discovered in the United States every year. But forensic experts are successful in identifying about 3,000 of those bodies within a year. In… Read More →

  • Lexile: 1240
  • ATOS: 9.8
  • Dewey: 363.25

Four Secrets

"To you the idea to kidnap Chase Dobson might seem like a mistake. But to us... we were just trying to stop him from being so...evil. We just...we had to stop him. No one helps kids like us… Read More →

  • Lexile: 850
  • ATOS: 5.5
  • Dewey: [Fic]

Health Smarts: How to Eat Right, Stay Fit, Make Positive Choices, and More

From the Series USA TODAY Teen Wise Guides: Lifestyle Choices

Health. It seems like a simple topic, but keeping up a healthful lifestyle can be challenging. Still, there are easy steps that you can take to make sure you're living the most healthful life… Read More →

  • Lexile: 940
  • Dewey: 613'.0433

Kanye West: Soul-Fired Hip-Hop

From the Series USA TODAY Lifeline Biographies

On his record My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy, hip-hop superstar Kanye West "unleashes an array of flavors—old school hip-hop, progressive rock, R&B, classical music—and mixes and… Read More →

  • Lexile: 1060
  • Dewey: 782.421649092

Kim Jong Il's North Korea, 2nd Edition

From the Series Dictatorships

Kim Jong Il, one of the world's most infamous dictators, rose to power in the mid-1990s in the small East Asian country of North Korea. He succeeded his father, Kim Il Sung, as that nation's… Read More →

  • Dewey: 951.9304'3092

LeBron James: King of Shots

From the Series USA TODAY Lifeline Biographies

Whether he's soaring through the air for a powerful slam dunk, threading the ball to a teammate for a key shot, or launching a new pair of Nikes, the Miami Heat's LeBron James is one of the… Read More →

  • Lexile: 1050
  • Dewey: 796.323092