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Sergey Brin and Larry Page: Founders of Google

From the Series USA TODAY Lifeline Biographies

As USA TODAY, the Nation's No. 1 Newspaper, noted, "Google has infiltrated the daily lives of millions of people." But this giant company had very humble beginnings. In 1996 Sergey Brin and… Read More →

  • Lexile: 1010
  • Dewey: 005.1092'2

Sitting for Equal Service: Lunch Counter Sit-Ins, United States, 1960s

From the Series Civil Rights Struggles around the World

"We were hoping [the sit-in] would catch on and it would spread throughout the country, but it went even beyond our wildest imagination."―Ezell Blair Jr., North Carolina Agricultural &… Read More →

  • Lexile: 1100
  • Dewey: 323.1196'073

Skin

From the Series Night Fall ™

It looks like a pizza exploded on Nick Barry's face. But bad skin is the least of his problems. His bones feel like living ice. A strange rash―like scratches―seems to be some sort of ancient… Read More →

  • Lexile: 540
  • ATOS: 3.9
  • Dewey: [Fic]

Stephenie Meyer: Dreaming of Twilight

From the Series USA TODAY Lifeline Biographies

As USA TODAY, The Nation's No. 1 Newspaper, puts it, Stephenie Meyer is "one of those rare success stories that inspire unpublished writers." In 2003, Meyer was a 29-year-old mother of three… Read More →

  • Lexile: 960
  • Dewey: 813'.6

Thaw

From the Series Night Fall ™

A July storm caused a major power outage in Bridgewater. Now a research project at the Institute for Cryogenic Experimentation has been ruined, and the thawed-out bodies of twenty-seven… Read More →

  • Lexile: 620
  • ATOS: 4.4
  • Dewey: [Fic]

The Absolute Value of -1

Noah, Lily, and Simon have been a trio forever. But as they enter high school, their relationships shift and their world starts to fall apart. Privately, each is dealing with a family crisis—d Read More →

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

The Club

From the Series Night Fall ™

The club started innocently enough. Bored after school, Josh and his friends decided to try out an old game Sabina had found in her basement. Called "Black Magic," it promised the players… Read More →

  • Lexile: 580
  • ATOS: 4.1
  • Dewey: [Fic]

The Force Born of Truth: Mohandas Gandhi and the Salt March, India, 1930

From the Series Civil Rights Struggles around the World

Gandhi's Salt March united all Indians in peaceful protest for independence. Yet British forces met them with violence and imprisonment. In this story of India's struggle for freedom, we'll… Read More →

  • Lexile: 1000
  • Dewey: 954.03'5092

The Freak Observer

The Freak Observer is rich in family drama, theoretical physics, and an unusual, tough young woman—Loa Lindgren. For eight years, Loa Sollilja's world ran like one of those mechanical models… Read More →

  • Lexile: 720
  • ATOS: 5.0
  • Dewey: [Fic]

The Protectors

From the Series Night Fall ™

Luke's life has never been "normal." How could it be, with his mother holding séances and his half-crazy stepfather working as Bridgewater's mortician? But living in a funeral home never… Read More →

  • Lexile: 560
  • ATOS: 4.0
  • Dewey: [Fic]

Tupac Shakur: Hip-Hop Idol

From the Series USA TODAY Lifeline Biographies

As USA TODAY, the Nation's No. 1 Newspaper, puts it, "[Tupac] Shakur saw himself as both artist and urban soldier, battling the media, the law, the courts and rival rappers." Tupac overcame… Read More →

  • Lexile: 830
  • ATOS: 6.0
  • Dewey: 782.421649092

Unthinkable

From the Series Night Fall ™

Omar Phillips is Bridgewater High's favorite local teen author. His Facebook fans can't wait for his next horror story. But lately Omar's imagination has turned against him. Horrifying… Read More →

  • Lexile: 600
  • ATOS: 4.1
  • Dewey: [Fic]

We Are Not Beasts of Burden: Cesar Chavez and the Delano Grape Strike, California, 1965-1970

From the Series Civil Rights Struggles around the World

"The only way we could win was to keep fighting for a long time...the only way we could win was by staying with it."—Cesar Chavez As the sun rose on September 8, 1965, in Delano, California… Read More →

  • Lexile: 1150
  • ATOS: 9.1
  • Dewey: 331.892'83480979488

We Stand as One: The International Ladies Garment Workers Strike, New York, 1909

From the Series Civil Rights Struggles around the World

"Girls, from the bottom of my heart, I beg you not to go back to work. We are all poor, many of us are suffering hunger, none of us can afford to lose a day's wages. But only by fighting for… Read More →

  • Lexile: 1090
  • Dewey: 331.892'88709747109041

Who Will Shout If Not Us?: Student Activists and the Tiananmen Square Protest, China, 1989

From the Series Civil Rights Struggles around the World

In this gripping story of a historic clash between repressive government forces and individuals seeking freedom, we'll explore the reasons that led students in China to defy authority. We'll… Read More →

  • Lexile: 1010
  • ATOS: 8.4
  • Dewey: 378.1'981095109048

Green Energy: Crucial Gains or Economic Strains?

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

This book examines the history of human energy use as well as the latest energy developments in the United States. It provides the opinions and perpsectives of government and business… Read More →

  • Dewey: 333.79'4

Internet Censorship: Protecting Citizens or Trampling Freedom?

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

Americans are sharply divided on the issue of Internet censorship. This book examines the history of censorship in the United States as well as current federal, state, and local laws. It… Read More →

  • Dewey: 005.8

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 Drugs: Crime Stopper or Social Risk?

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

This book looks at the history of drug laws in the United States, the modern-day War on Drugs, and the medical marijuana movement. It provides the opinions and perspectives of police… Read More →

  • Dewey: 364.1'77

Skin: The Bare Facts

In the story of your life, your skin plays a starring role. It’s the part of you that is most exposed to the world, so it sees everything- windy weather, ski trips, beach days, swim meets… Read More →

The Horrors of Andersonville: Life and Death Inside a Civil War Prison

The Confederate prison known as Andersonville existed for only the last fourteen months of the Civil War―but its well-documented legacy of horror has lived on in the diaries of its prisoners… Read More →

  • Lexile: 990
  • ATOS: 7.8
  • Dewey: 973.7'82092

The Me Nobody Knew, 2nd Edition

Shannon was 13 and she wanted to die. She hated her parents, her body, her friends - her life. She never felt pretty or popular enough. She struggled with drinking. She was sexually… Read More →

  • Dewey: 155.5'33092

Where's My Stuff?: The Ultimate Teen Organizing Guide

Where's My Stuff? gives comprehensive advice on how to organize school work, lockers, bedrooms, and even your schedule. With fun and useful illustrations, easy-to-follow charts, and ample… Read More →

Reel Culture: 50 Movies You Should Know About (So You Can Impress Your Friends)

Reel Culture is for the young person who is curious about film history and wants to be the one at the party who knows what Casablanca was about or who made the LBD (little black dress) hot in… Read More →