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Crime and Punishment

From the Series First Avenue Classics ™

Rodion Romanovich Raskolnikov lives in a garret in St. Petersburg. Destitute and feeling cut off from humanity, he considers committing a terrible crime—killing a pawnbroker—to steal her… Read More →

  • Lexile: 900
  • ATOS: 8.7
  • Dewey: 800

Cyber Attack

In 2013, the FBI started posting a new most wanted list—not for kidnappers, murderers, or armed robbers, but for online crooks. These "Cyber's Most Wanted" criminals have committed serious… Read More →

  • Lexile: 1270
  • Dewey: 364.16'8

David Copperfield

From the Series First Avenue Classics ™

In this coming-of-age novel set in Victorian England, David Copperfield recalls his childhood, youth, and early adult years. He remembers living with his deceased mother's cruel husband… Read More →

  • Lexile: 1070
  • ATOS: 9.5
  • Dewey: 800

Exposing Torture: Centuries of Cruelty

Torture. According to Henry Shue, professor of politics and international relations at the University of Oxford in England, "No other practice except slavery is so universally condemned in… Read More →

  • Lexile: 1230
  • Dewey: 364.6'7

Hedda Gabler

From the Series First Avenue Classics ™

Hedda Gabler is bored with everything, even her new marriage. Resigning herself to a life of domesticity, she becomes nervous when her husband, George Tesman, tells her they are tight on… Read More →

  • Dewey: 839.822'6

Heidi

From the Series First Avenue Classics ™

When Heidi's parents pass away, her aunt takes her in, but she soon sends Heidi to live with her grandfather in the Swiss Alps. At first, Heidi's grandfather seems gruff, but over time he… Read More →

  • Lexile: 800
  • ATOS: 8.2
  • Dewey: [Fic]

Overturning Wrongful Convictions: Science Serving Justice

Imagine being convicted of a crime you didn't commit and spending years behind bars. Since 1989 more than 1,400 Americans who experienced this injustice have been exonerated. Some of the… Read More →

  • Lexile: 1160
  • Dewey: 364

Place Hacking: Venturing Off Limits

Leaping from the Eiffel Tower in a wingsuit. Scaling Shanghai Tower, one of the world's tallest buildings. Camping on the roof of Philadelphia's abandoned Eastern State Penitentiary. These… Read More →

  • Lexile: 1110
  • Dewey: 910.9173'2

Running Dry: The Global Water Crisis

As the planet's human population explodes, so does the demand for water. About one out of every nine people in the world does not have access to safe drinking water, while one out of every… Read More →

  • Lexile: 1230
  • Dewey: 333.91'16

Sex: An Uncensored Introduction

Thinking about having sex? Or just thinking about sex, period? Well, that's certainly a good place to start — because there's a lot to think about, and a lot to learn. And Nikol Hasler is… Read More →

Sneaker Century: A History of Athletic Shoes

Whether you call them kicks or sneakers, runners or gutties, you probably have a pair of athletic shoes in your closet. The earliest sneakers debuted in the 1800s and weren't much more than a… Read More →

  • Lexile: 1180
  • ATOS: 7.6
  • Dewey: 685.31

The Jungle Book

From the Series First Avenue Classics ™

This collection of fables is set in India and features talking animals, both wise and cruel, to teach about the human world. Several of the stories include Mowgli, the "man-cub" left in the… Read More →

  • Lexile: 1100
  • ATOS: 7.5
  • Dewey: [Fic]

The Merry Adventures of Robin Hood

From the Series First Avenue Classics ™

Ballads, legends, and poems about the legendary Robin Hood have been around since the middle ages. In The Merry Adventures of Robin Hood, the bandit and his merry men ramble through the… Read More →

  • Lexile: 1260
  • ATOS: 8.6
  • Dewey: [Fic]

The Next Big Thing: A History of the Boom-or-Bust Moments That Shaped the Modern World

We are always hearing about the Next Big Thing. Whether it is a new iPhone or the New World, the freshest and newest inventions, discoveries, and fads always loom large in the public mind… Read More →

The Other Side of the Wall

Simon Schwartz was born in 1982 in East Germany, at a time when the repressive Socialist Unity Party of Germany controlled the area. Shortly before Simon's birth, his parents decided to leave… Read More →

  • Lexile: 580
  • ATOS: 4.1
  • Dewey: 305.9'06914092243

The Prince and the Pauper

From the Series First Avenue Classics ™

Two boys are born on the same day in sixteenth-century England; one is a beggar, and the other is the Prince of Wales. Growing up, Tom Canty daydreams of hobnobbing with nobility, while… Read More →

  • Lexile: 1090
  • ATOS: 9.5
  • Dewey: 800

The Weird World of Words: A Guided Tour

Did you know that ‘Almost’ is the longest word in the English language with all of its letters in alphabetical order ? Or that ‘Stewardesses’ is the longest word you can type solely with your… Read More →

Thrift Shopping: Discovering Bargains and Hidden Treasures

Looking for just the right outfit for a big party? Or maybe you want to build some funky shelves for your bedroom. Instead of heading for the mall, consider checking out a thrift store. It's… Read More →

  • Lexile: 1060
  • Dewey: 381'.19

Treasure Island

From the Series First Avenue Classics ™

Jim Hawkins thinks his life is rather dull…until he discovers a treasure map belonging to the infamous pirate Captain Flint. Jim sets off with a crew to search for the buried gold. But not… Read More →

  • Lexile: 980
  • ATOS: 8.3
  • Dewey: 800

Whistle-Blowers: Exposing Crime and Corruption

Sex abuse. Government spying on civilians. Lying under oath. These aren't the makings for crime novels—they're real-life stories uncovered by whistle-blowers with knowledge of deep, dark… Read More →

  • Lexile: 1160
  • Dewey: 364.4'1

The Future We Left Behind

Thousands of years in the future, the divide between humanity and technology has become nearly unrecognizable. Each thought, each action is logged, coded, backed up. Data is as easily… Read More →

  • Lexile: 830
  • ATOS: 6.1
  • Dewey: [Fic]

Get Happy

Minerva has been raised by her single mother after her father left them. On her 17th birthday, she is shocked to discover that he has been trying to keep in touch, and that her mother has… Read More →

  • Lexile: 760
  • ATOS: 4.8
  • Dewey: [Fic]

Lark Ascending

From the Series The Skylark Trilogy

The thrilling conclusion to The Skylark Trilogy: Revolution is brewing in the city within the Wall. The city stands divided, and war is imminent. The rebels need a leader. After months beyond… Read More →

  • Lexile: 800
  • ATOS: 5.8
  • Dewey: [Fic]

Perfectly Good White Boy

"You never know where we'll end up. There's so much possibility in life, you know?" Hallie said. Sean Norwhalt can read between the lines. He knows Hallie's just dumped him. He was a… Read More →

  • Lexile: 810
  • ATOS: 4.8
  • Dewey: [Fic]