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Spring 2019

Castle of Lies

Grade 7 - Grade 12

Thelia isn't in line to inherit the crown, but she's been raised to take power however she can. She's been friends with Princess Corene her whole life, and she's scheming to marry Bayled, the… Read More →

  • Dewey: [Fic]
Spring 2019

Flight of a Starling

Grade 7 - Grade 12

Best friends and sisters Lo and Rita have spent their lives flying through the air on the trapeze under the lights in the big top. The nomadic circus community is a close-knit family, but… Read More →

  • Dewey: [Fic]
Spring 2019

Exposing Hate: Prejudice, Hatred, and Violence in Action

Grade 8 - Grade 12

Experts have documented an explosive rise in the number of hate groups since the turn of the century, driven by anger over immigration and demographic projections showing that whites will no… Read More →

  • Dewey: 305.5/68
Spring 2019

Fake News: Separating Truth from Fiction

Grade 8 - Grade 12

While popularized by President Donald Trump, the term "fake news" actually originated toward the end of the 19th century, in an era of rampant yellow journalism. Since then, it has come to… Read More →

  • Dewey: 070.4/3
Spring 2019

Forest Talk: How Trees Communicate

Grade 8 - Grade 12

Trees are essential. They provide water, shelter, and food for millions of plant and animal species, including humans. They deliver proven health benefits, and they capture and store carbon… Read More →

  • Dewey: 581.7/14
Spring 2019

Gravity's Pull: Book 2

Grade 9 - Grade 12

When Claudia Jones returns to her high school after a mysterious disappearance, she exerts a strange effect on the classmates around her. Meanwhile, her fellow students also struggle with the… Read More →

  • Dewey: 741.5/973
Spring 2019

Living Simply: A Teen Guide to Minimalism

Grade 8 - Grade 12

Twenty-first-century minimalism is an increasingly mainstream response to global environmental crises such as climate change, the garbage glut, fast fashion, and other manifestations of the… Read More →

  • Dewey: 646.700835
Spring 2019

No More Excuses: Dismantling Rape Culture

Grade 8 - Grade 12

Soon after the sexual misconduct allegations against film producer Harvey Weinstein became public in late 2017, the #MeToo movement went viral, opening up an explosive conversation about rape… Read More →

  • Dewey: 362.883
Spring 2019

Solutions for a Cleaner, Greener Planet: Environmental Chemistry

Grade 8 - Grade 12

Many of the most toxic materials on Earth--from arsenic to plutonium--occur naturally, but manufacturers have also used them in products such as paints, plumbing, pesticides, nuclear fuel… Read More →

  • Dewey: 577.27
Spring 2019

The Global Refugee Crisis: Fleeing Conflict and Violence

Grade 8 - Grade 12

According to a UN tally, more than 1 million people fled violence and persecution in 2015. Of these, more than half were children. Thousands died along the way. The Syrian civil war as well… Read More →

  • Dewey: 362.87
Spring 2019

The Invisible War: A World War I Tale on Two Scales

Grade 8 - Grade 12

One Nurse. Trillions of microbes. A deadly WWI battle. In France of 1916, battlefield nurse Sister Annie Barnaby encounters a strain of lethal bacteria while treating a patient with… Read More →

  • Dewey: 741.5/994
Spring 2019

The Return of Sherlock Holmes: A Collection of Thirteen Holmes Adventures

Grade 5 - Grade 12

After surviving a nearly fatal encounter with his nemesis Moriarty, Sherlock Holmes returns to 221B Baker Street. Spanning thirteen thrilling adventures, Sherlock Holmes and his friend John… Read More →

  • Dewey: 823/.8
Spring 2019

Women in the Military: From Drill Sergeants to Fighter Pilots

Grade 8 - Grade 12

In December 2015, the Pentagon changed a rule to allow American women to serve for the first time ever in front-line ground combat troops. Women have fulfilled many military roles throughout… Read More →

  • Dewey: 355.0092/520973
Fall 2018

Animals Go to War: From Dogs to Dolphins

Grade 8 - Grade 12

In the twenty-first century, military marine mammals detect lost equipment and underwater mines. Large rats are trained to find land mines in more than 80 countries. Military working dogs… Read More →

  • Lexile: 1120
  • Dewey: 355.4/24
Fall 2018

Diet for a Changing Climate: Food for Thought

Grade 8 - Grade 12

The United Nations supports a compelling solution to world hunger: eat insects! Explore the vast world of unexpected foods that may help solve the global hunger crisis. Weeds, wild plants… Read More →

  • Lexile: 1080
  • Dewey: 613.2
Fall 2018

Extreme Longevity: Discovering Earth's Oldest Organisms

Grade 8 - Grade 12

Meet the science experts who study specimens of extreme longevity in both the plant and animal kingdoms, such as the 80,000-year-old root system of Pando (a colony of male quaking aspens)… Read More →

  • Lexile: 1100
  • Dewey: 571.8/79
Fall 2018

Jane Austen: Her Heart Did Whisper

Grade 8 - Grade 12

In a time of formal dances, courtyard courtships, and strict ideas about a woman's role in the world, Jane Austen looked at the England around her and created unforgettable art. Before she… Read More →

  • Lexile: 250
  • Dewey: 823/.7 [B]
Fall 2018

Pandemic: How Climate, the Environment, and Superbugs Increase the Risk

Grade 8 - Grade 12

How close are we to having another worldwide health crisis? Epidemiologists predict that another pandemic is coming--one that could kill hundreds of millions of people. Learn about factors… Read More →

  • Lexile: 1150
  • Dewey: 614.4
Fall 2018

Self-Driving Cars: The New Way Forward

Grade 8 - Grade 12

Self-driving cars mark the next great shift in mass transportation. Learn about early attempts at self-driving technology, the benefits of driverless cars, controversies surrounding the new… Read More →

  • Dewey: 629.2
Fall 2018

Shark Quest: Protecting the Ocean's Top Predators

Grade 8 - Grade 12

Sharks are in trouble. Fifty shark species are at high risk of extinction, and another sixty-three are threatened. Discover the work of scientists and conservationists as they study shark… Read More →

  • Lexile: 1120
  • Dewey: 597.3
Fall 2018

Snakebite!: Antivenom and a Global Health Crisis

Grade 8 - Grade 12

Every year, more than half a million people worldwide either die or lose limbs from venomous snakebites. See how a global crisis has emerged due to inadequate supplies of antivenom. Examine… Read More →

  • Lexile: 1110
  • Dewey: 597.96/165
Spring 2018

Blink

Grade 8 - Grade 12

When Josh was four, a little girl named Rachel was kidnapped and never found. Twelve years later, Chatham Clairborne appears, apparently on the hunt for her runaway sister. But Josh suspects… Read More →

  • Lexile: 700
  • Dewey: [Fic]
Spring 2018

Troublemakers

Grade 7 - Grade 12

When she was three, Alena's activist mother died. She's been raised by her half-brother and his boyfriend in East London, which is being targeted by a lone bomber. Alena desperately wants to… Read More →

  • Lexile: 760
  • Dewey: [Fic]
Spring 2018

Honor Code

Grade 8 - Grade 12

Sam knows how lucky she is to be part of the elite Edwards Academy. As she dreams of getting into Harvard one day, she's willing to do anything to fit in and excel at the private high school… Read More →

  • Lexile: 720
  • Dewey: [Fic]