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Young Adult Nonfiction
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 155

Young Adult Nonfiction

No matter the location, schools are guided by standards, including Common Core State Standards. This collection of contributions by some of the country’s leading literacy experts offers practical suggestions for implementing young adult literature to meet the demand that standards mandate for focusing on nonfiction in teaching literacy.

Vincent and Theo
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 256

Vincent and Theo

From the author of National Book Award finalist Charles and Emma comes an incredible story of brotherly love. The deep and enduring friendship between Vincent and Theo Van Gogh shaped both brothers' lives. Confidant, champion, sympathizer, friend—Theo supported Vincent as he struggled to find his path in life. They shared everything, swapping stories of lovers and friends, successes and disappointments, dreams and ambitions. Meticulously researched, drawing on the 658 letters Vincent wrote to Theo during his lifetime, Deborah Heiligman weaves a tale of two lives intertwined and the extraordinary love of the Van Gogh brothers.

Exposing Torture
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 112

Exposing Torture

Shares information on the history of torture and its current use today, including whether it is an effective way to root out information about terrorism.

Traumatic Brain Injury
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 88

Traumatic Brain Injury

Two soccer players collide on the field. A soldier in Afghanistan is thrown to the ground during a bomb explosion. A teen has an accident while riding her bike--and she isn't wearing her helmet. Each of these incidents can produce a traumatic brain injury (TBI). Of the 1.7 million Americans officially diagnosed with TBI each year, 52,000 die from their injuries. And that doesn't count all the unreported TBIs, which experts estimate range from abouttwo to four million more incidents.TBIs range from concussions to penetrating head injuries to life-threatening brain swelling and coma. And they have countless causes: war, sports, car and motorcycle accidents, falls, and physical violence. The af...

Bombs over Bikini
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 88

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, called Bravo, became the world's first nuclear disaster. It sent a toxic cloud of radiation over Rongelap Atoll and other nearby inhabited islands.The testing was intended to advance scientific knowledge about nuclear bombs and radiation, but it had much more far-reaching effects. Some of the islanders suffered burns, cancers, birth defects, and other medical tragedies as a result of radiation poisoning. Many of th...

Fresh Ink
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 120

Fresh Ink

  • Type: Book
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  • Published: 2010-03-24
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  • Publisher: iUniverse

Within these pages are the products of the 2009-2010 Creative Writing class at El Diamante High School in Visalia, California.

Adolescents at Risk
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 269

Adolescents at Risk

This is the first annotated guide to recent young adult literature that is organized into specific problem areas, including: alienation and identity, youths with disabilities, disabilities, homosexuality, divorced and single parents, adopted and foster families, abuse, eating disorders (anorexia nervosa and bulimia), alcohol and drugs, poverty, dropouts and delinquency, teenage pregnancy, AIDS, death and dying, and stress and suicide. More than 900 recommended books published through 1993 have been annotated. Reading levels of recommended books are grades 5-8 and interest level is through grade 12. Each chapter deals with a specific adolescent problem area and begins with general comments about the problem, startling information and current statistics about its gravity and pervasiveness, warning signs to look for, and suggestions of what to do and where to go for help. The format and readable annotations will make it easy for young adults, parents, librarians, teachers, clergy, psychologists, counselors, social workers, and health professionals to find appropriate fiction and nonfiction books and articles on the serious problems that adolescents face today.

K-Pop
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 64

K-Pop

Featuring quirky horse-riding dance moves and an infectious electronic beat, an unlikely music video and its leading man made history in 2012. In December of that year, "Gangnam Style" reached one billion hits on YouTube--the most views ever. Seemingly overnight, the South Korean pop star behind the hit--Psy (Park Jae-sang)--became a household name.But Psy is just part of the story. Other South Korean pop sensations such as Girls' Generation, 2NE1, and BigBang are part of a global sensation called Hallyu, or the Korean Wave. South Korean bands are performing to sold out arenas all over the world, and fans can't get enough of South Korean music, films, television, food, and manhwa (cartoons)....

The Family Romanov: Murder, Rebellion, and the Fall of Imperial Russia
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 304

The Family Romanov: Murder, Rebellion, and the Fall of Imperial Russia

“[A] superb history.... In these thrilling, highly readable pages, we meet Rasputin, the shaggy, lecherous mystic...; we visit the gilded ballrooms of the doomed aristocracy; and we pause in the sickroom of little Alexei, the hemophiliac heir who, with his parents and four sisters, would be murdered by the Bolsheviks in 1918.” —The Wall Street Journal Here is the tumultuous, heartrending, true story of the Romanovs—at once an intimate portrait of Russia's last royal family and a gripping account of its undoing. Using captivating photos and compelling first person accounts, award-winning author Candace Fleming (Amelia Lost; The Lincolns) deftly maneuvers between the imperial family’...

Eyes of the World
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 304

Eyes of the World

Examines the lives and careers of -Robert Capa and Gerda Taro, [who] were young Jewish refugees, idealistic and in love. As photographers in the 1930s, they set off to capture their generation's most important struggle--the fight against fascism. Among the first to depict modern warfare, Capa, Taro, and their friend Chim took powerful photographs of the Spanish Civil War that went straight from the action to news magazines---Amazon.com.