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Cover: Arctic Thaw: Climate Change and the Global Race for Energy Resources

Arctic Thaw

Ice in the Arctic is disappearing—and opportunity is calling. As climate change transforms the top of the world, warmer conditions are exposing a treasure trove of energy resources previously trapped in ice. The Arctic’s oil, natural gas, minerals, and even wind and hydroelectric… View →

 
Cover: Battling Malaria: On the Front Lines against a Global Killer

Battling Malaria

In North America, mosquito bites are usually only a nuisance. But in areas such as Africa and Southeast Asia, the bite can be deadly. There, many mosquitoes transmit a disease called malaria—and malaria can be a killer. In Africa, one child dies from malaria every thirty seconds… View →

 
Cover: Bombs over Bikini: The World’s First Nuclear Disaster

Bombs over Bikini

In 1946, as part of the Cold War arms race, the US military launched a program to test nuclear bombs in the Marshall Islands of the Pacific Ocean. From 1946 until 1958, the military detonated sixty-seven nuclear bombs over the region’s Bikini and Enewetak Atolls. The twelfth bomb… View →

 
Cover: Every Body's Talking: What We Say without Words

Every Body's Talking

Are you nervous about your presentation at school tomorrow? Or about going onstage for the school play? What about trying out for the baseball team? Try standing like a superhero for a few seconds before you start. Research shows that standing like a hero makes you feel—and act—like one!… View →

 
Cover: Exposing Torture: Centuries of Cruelty

Exposing Torture

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 law and human convention. Yet, unlike slavery…torture is widespread and growing.” Why… View →

 
Cover: Fourth Down and Inches: Concussions and Football's Make-or-Break Moment

Fourth Down and Inches

When the 1905 football season ended, nineteen players were dead and countless others were critically injured. The public was outraged. The game had reached a make-or-break moment—fourth down and inches. Coaches, players, fans, and even the president of the United States had one last… View →

 
Cover: Iceberg, Right Ahead!: The Tragedy of the Titanic

Iceberg, Right Ahead!

“Iceberg, Right Ahead!” Only 160 minutes passed between the time a sailor on lookout duty uttered these chilling words and the moment when the mighty ocean liner Titanic totally disappeared into the cold, dark waters of the North Atlantic. This century-old… View →

 
Cover: Choice of Colours: The pioneering African-American quarterbacks who changed the face of football

Lorimer Recordbooks

Recordbooks is a high/low non-fiction series that helps teens understand social issues through the stories of sports heroes. These books feature trailblazing NHL athletes who have overcome racial barriers in their lives and in their careers. View →

 
Cover: Overturning Wrongful Convictions: Science Serving Justice

Overturning Wrongful Convictions

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 people who have won their freedom include Ronald Cotton, who was falsely convicted of raping a… View →

 
Cover: Remaking the John: The Invention and Reinvention of the Toilet

Remaking the John

Did you know that about 40 percent of the world’s population lives without toilets? That’s more than two billion people, most of whom live in rural areas or crowded urban slums. And according to the World Health Organization, diseases spread by the lack of basic sanitation… View →

 
Cover: Spending Spree: The History of American Shopping

Spending Spree

Ka-ching! Ever stop to think how our modern-day shopping culture came to be? In the early 1800s, stores were few and far between in the United States. General stores supplied everything from fabric and flour to handsaws and clocks. As the country grew, mail-order catalogs arrived at… View →

 
Cover: Volunteering Smarts: How to Find Opportunities, Create a Positive Experience, and More

USA TODAY Teen Wise Guides: Lifestyle Choices

Published collaboratively with USA TODAY newspaper, the Teen Wise Guides books feature teen-friendly text and design, ties to middle school and high school curriculum standards for life skills, and includes stories of real teens and… View →

 
Cover: Job Smarts: How to Find Work or Start a Business, Manage  Earnings, and More

USA TODAY Teen Wise Guides: Time, Money, and Relationships

Published collaboratively with USA TODAY newspaper, this series offers teen readers more information on how to develop key life skills such as budgeting, making money, managing conflicts, and creating positive relationships. The series… View →