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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

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

A Study in Scarlet

From the Series First Avenue Classics ™

Dr. John Watson, recently returned from military service in Afghanistan, doesn't know what to make of his new roommate. Sherlock Holmes has profound knowledge of soil composition and… Read More →

  • Lexile: 1040
  • ATOS: 7.3
  • Dewey: 823'.8

Anne of Avonlea

From the Series First Avenue Classics ™

It has been five years since Anne Shirley first came to the Cuthbert farm on Prince Edward Island, and she is just as full of dreams and schemes at sixteen as she was at eleven. Anne has… Read More →

  • Lexile: 1020
  • ATOS: 8.6
  • Dewey: [Fic]

Black Beauty

From the Series First Avenue Classics ™

Follow the adventures of a young horse in Victorian England, beginning with his idyllic upbringing with his mother on a farm, to his short career as a carriage horse for a wealthy family, to… Read More →

  • Lexile: 1020
  • ATOS: 7.7
  • Dewey: [Fic]

Dead Zones: Why Earth's Waters Are Losing Oxygen

Times are tough for shrimpers and fishers in the Gulf of Mexico. The animals they rely on for their livelihood are harder to find. Every summer a dead zone—a region of low oxygen—emerges in… Read More →

  • Lexile: 1230
  • ATOS: 8.2
  • Dewey: 639.2

Doping in Sports: Winning at Any Cost?

Behind the fame of big-time sports lies a complex web of controversy and deceit. Doping—the use of banned performance-enhancing drugs (PEDs) to gain a competitive athletic edge—is common in… Read More →

  • Lexile: 1280
  • ATOS: 9.1
  • Dewey: 362.29'088796

Ethan Frome

From the Series First Avenue Classics ™

Ethan Frome is tired of looking after his sick wife, Zeena, who complains incessantly. His wife's cousin Mattie, on the other hand, is cheerful and healthy, and she wears a becoming… Read More →

  • Lexile: 1090
  • ATOS: 7.6
  • Dewey: 813.52

Eureka!: 50 Scientists Who Shaped Human History

Galileo, Einstein, Curie, Darwin, Hawking — we know the names, but how much do we really know about these people? Galileo gained notoriety from his battle with the Vatican over the question… Read More →

Feminism: Reinventing the F-Word

While most people say they believe in equal rights, the word feminism—America's new F-word—makes people uncomfortable. Explore the history of US feminism through pioneers such as Elizabeth… Read More →

  • Lexile: 1170
  • Dewey: 305.42

Fight Like a Girl: 50 Feminists Who Changed the World

Nearly every day there's another news story or pop cultural anecdote related to feminism and women's rights. #YesAllWomen, conversations around consent, equal pay, access to contraception… Read More →

Franklin D. Roosevelt's Presidency

From the Series Presidential Powerhouses

When Franklin Delano Roosevelt took office in 1932, the United States was in crisis. The Great Depression had left many people unemployed, homeless, and desperate. Roosevelt established a… Read More →

  • Lexile: 1090
  • ATOS: 7.8
  • Dewey: 973.917092

George Washington's Presidency

From the Series Presidential Powerhouses

In 1789, when George Washington took office as the nation's first president, the United States was an experiment that could easily fail. Only a few years earlier, the fledgling democracy had… Read More →

  • Lexile: 1160
  • ATOS: 8.4
  • Dewey: 973.4'1092

James Madison's Presidency

From the Series Presidential Powerhouses

By the time he became the fourth president of the United States in 1807, James Madison was already a legend. Although he was a short, slight man with a quiet voice, he had played an… Read More →

  • Lexile: 1140
  • ATOS: 8.3
  • Dewey: 973.5'1092

John F. Kennedy's Presidency

From the Series Presidential Powerhouses

When John F. Kennedy became the youngest person ever elected president of the United States in 1961, he stepped to the forefront of an invisible battleground. The Cold War standoff between… Read More →

  • Lexile: 1140
  • ATOS: 8.2
  • Dewey: 973.922092

Just My Type: Understanding Personality Profiles

For thousands of years, philosophers and scientists have searched for the keys to human personality. Today, personality testing is a multibillion-dollar business. Many people take personality… Read More →

  • Lexile: 1190
  • Dewey: 155.2'8

Plants vs. Meats: The Health, History, and Ethics of What We Eat

No one can live without food, but what you eat is a personal decision. Today many people are examining nutritional advice and choosing to eat more vegetables and fruits and less meat. But is… Read More →

  • Lexile: 1250
  • Dewey: 641.5'636

Presidential Powerhouses — eBook Set

From the Series Presidential Powerhouses


Examine the professional and personal lives of some of America's most influential presidents. Readers will investigate the key ideas behind their presidential platforms while running for… Read More →

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  • List Price: $437.20
  • Your Price: $327.90
  • 8 titles

Reproductive Rights: Who Decides?

Throughout history, men and women have always found ways to control reproduction. In some ancient societies, people turned to herbs or traditional rituals. Others turned to methods that are… Read More →

  • Lexile: 1270
  • ATOS: 9.3
  • Dewey: 363.9'609

Space Junk: The Dangers of Polluting Earth's Orbit

Scientists have identified at least 100 million pieces of space debris—from paint chips to nonoperational zombie satellites—floating in Earth's orbit. And over 100 tons of those pieces enter… Read More →

  • Lexile: 1220
  • Dewey: 629.4'16

Star Wars: The Force Awakens: The Official Collector's Edition

This official companion to the latest Star Wars film features behind-the-scenes interviews, movie stills, character profiles, and descriptions of iconic vehicles and weaponry. With 100 pages… Read More →

  • Dewey: TBD

The Collected Poems of Emily Dickinson

From the Series First Avenue Classics ™

This collection of Emily Dickinson's work contains 444 of the nearly 1,800 poems that the prolific yet reclusive American poet privately penned during her lifetime. Although her bold and… Read More →

  • Dewey: 811'.4

The Ebola Epidemic: The Fight, The Future

An ordinary blue thermos holding blood samples from a sick nun in Zaire reached Belgium's Institute of Tropical Medicine in September 1976. From the samples, researchers discovered a new… Read More →

  • Lexile: 1160
  • ATOS: 8.6
  • Dewey: 614.5'7


From the Series First Avenue Classics ™

An extraordinary look at an ordinary day—June 16, 1904—in the life of a middle-aged Jewish man living in Dublin, Ireland. Leopold Bloom, who is sure that his wife is being unfaithful, must… Read More →

  • Lexile: 1050
  • ATOS: 7.5
  • Dewey: 823'.912