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Ninja Plants: Survival and Adaptation in the Plant World

What can communicate but has no mouth, and can attack but has no hands? A plant! You might love the beauty and fragrance of flowers, but plants are far more complex than meets the eye. Some… Read More →

  • Lexile: 1100
  • ATOS: 7.6
  • Dewey: 581.4/7

Prom: The Big Night Out

Prom is about more than corsages and boutonnieres, promposals and after-parties. It's an event that teens are claiming as a way not only to have fun with friends but to also express their… Read More →

  • Lexile: 1140
  • ATOS: 7.7
  • Dewey: 793.3/808837318

Racial Profiling: Everyday Inequality

In the United States, racial profiling affects thousands of Americans every day. Both individuals and institutions—such as law enforcement agencies, government bodies, and schools—routinely… Read More →

  • Lexile: 1310
  • ATOS: 9.6
  • Dewey: 363.2/308900973

Sonia Sotomayor: A Biography

Arguably one of the most prominent US Supreme Court Justices at the moment, Sonia Sotomayor has paved her own way to enact profound changes and reforms, despite the obstacles that stood in… Read More →

  • Lexile: 1040

The Factory Girls: A Kaleidoscopic Account of the Triangle Shirtwaist Factory Fire

The twentieth century ushered in a new world filled with a dazzling array of consumer goods. Even the poorest immigrant girls could afford a blouse or two. But these same immigrant teens… Read More →

  • Lexile: 1040

The Scarlet Pimpernel

From the Series First Avenue Classics ™

At the beginning of the French Revolution, a group of Englishmen form a secret society to rescue French aristocrats from the guillotine. Their mysterious leader is the elusive Scarlet… Read More →

  • Lexile: 1140
  • ATOS: 8.0
  • Dewey: [Fic]

The Swiss Family Robinson

From the Series First Avenue Classics ™

When a storm wrecks their ship off the coast of a deserted island in the East Indies, William, Elizabeth, and their four sons must rely on each other for survival. Stranded like Robinson… Read More →

  • Lexile: 1270
  • ATOS: 9.0
  • Dewey: [Fic]

The Yellow Wallpaper

From the Series First Avenue Classics ™

Doctor's orders confine a woman suffering from anxiety and depression to her bedroom, in an effort to prevent mental stimulation of any sort. Despite her forced "rest cure," she continues to… Read More →

  • Lexile: 920
  • ATOS: 9.3
  • Dewey: 813/.4

Caravaggio: Painter on the Run

Caravaggio was on a defiant mission to change the art world. Before him, there were pastel-colored idealized visions, polite paintings for a polite society. After him, there were slews of… Read More →

  • Lexile: 780
  • ATOS: 5.4
  • Dewey: [Fic]

Incognita

From the Series The Tabula Rasa Saga

In the wake of an experimental procedure that almost wiped out her memory forever, Angel has a chance for a fresh start. She's recovered most of her memories, rebuilt her physical strength… Read More →

  • Lexile: 730
  • Dewey: [Fic]

The Immortal Throne

From the Series Into the Dark

Daphne Raines knew it was risky to enter the underworld to save the love of her life, Haden, who had sacrificed his own honor as an Underlord for her sake. But she could never have predicted… Read More →

  • Lexile: 790
  • Dewey: [Fic]

The Stand-In

The inspiration for the Netflix original film, The Perfect Date! When Brooks volunteered to be a stand-in for Burdette's cousin who got stood up for Homecoming, it was with the noblest of… Read More →

  • Lexile: 750
  • Dewey: [Fic]

Naked '76

London, 1976: A summer of creation, destruction, and blistering heat. Lili Garcia stands at the edge of London's growing punk scene, playing bass with one of city's wildest bands. The… Read More →

  • Lexile: 980
  • Dewey: [Fic]

Wired Man and Other Freaks of Nature

Ben Wireman is partially deaf and completely insecure. The only two things that make him feel normal are being a soccer goalie and hanging out with his best friend, Tyler Nuson. Tyler is the… Read More →

  • Lexile: 790
  • Dewey: [Fic]

Abraham Lincoln's Presidency

From the Series Presidential Powerhouses

Abraham Lincoln was born to poor parents, in a log cabin on the western frontier of a young nation. The unity of the United States, which had been built on the ideal that all people are… Read More →

  • Lexile: 1120
  • Dewey: 973.7092

Andrew Jackson's Presidency

From the Series Presidential Powerhouses

In 1829 Andrew Jackson became the seventh president of the United States, the first who did not come from a wealthy, east coast family. Jackson led an adventurous—some would say notorious—life Read More →

  • Lexile: 1140
  • Dewey: 973.5'6092

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

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

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 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