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Living in a Sustainable Way: Green Communities

Megan Kopp (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427116352

How are many people in different places around the world learning to live in a green and sustainable way? Find out how human activities such as driving cars and wasting energy are threatening our environment and putting the future of our planet at risk. Discover how people everywhere are choosing to live more sustainably by recycling, using green sources of energy, car-sharing, and reducing air travel.

Agricultural Engineering and Feeding the Future

Anne Rooney (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427199928

Agricultural engineers are in the front line in the challenge to provide a secure food supply for our world. This timely book explores how engineers design methods, as well as machinery for growing and harvesting crops, to make farming more efficient. Real-life examples help students understand key concepts related to this important profession. With an overview of the engineering design process, readers are encouraged to apply the same steps into their own agricultural engineering challenge.

Binge Drinking

James Bow (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427199713

Binge drinking is the most common form of alcohol abuse by youth under the age of 21. This informative title discusses the social pressure to binge drink, symptoms, treatment, and prevention. Binge drinking can lead to other high-risk behavior and health risks, including alcohol poisoning, impaired judgment, mental and physical health issues, and alcoholism. Recent statistics and compelling testimonials provide a candid, real-world examination of the issue of underage alcohol abuse.

Digital Dangers

Rachel Stuckey (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427199737

People are more instantly connected than ever through such modern technologies as smart phones, email, social networking sites, and the Interne. This insightful book examines the dangers to young people navigating the digital world. Topics include sexting, cyber bullying, the danger of online predators, and other threats in an electronic environment. Real-life stories warn about the consequences and dangers of sharing personal information and images through electronic devices. For victims of digital crimes, the importance of preserving evidence is explored as well as what their legal rights and responsibilities include. Tips for protecting your privacy and using responsible practices for creating a positive digital footprint are also included.

Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity

Rachel Stuckey (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427199744

Many people today identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, or questioning. This timely title gives young people a better understanding of sexual orientation, gender identity, and the LGBTQ community. Personal testimonials and discussion questions shed light on the difficulties individuals face coming out and dispel myths of gender stereotypes. Open and honest text focuses on creating a safe and inclusive community for people of all orientations. Also included is advice on how to support family members, friends, or classmates who identify as a member of the LGBTQ community.

Dealing with Loss

James Bow (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427199720

Experiencing loss can leave many people feeling alone and full of conflicting emotions. From losing a loved one to a difficult breakup, each person experiences grief and loss in their own way. This sensitive title explores the grieving process from expected deaths including cancer to sudden loss from accidents or suicide. Also included are strategies for coping and healing, building support systems, and moving forward after loss.

Racism and Prejudice

Margurite Rodger, Jessie Rodger (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427195425

Racism and Prejudice teaches tweens and teens about diversity and acceptance without badgering or insulting their intelligence. This clearly-written book deals with delicate, sensitive issues and answers questions such as: Is it ever okay to hate or discriminate against a person because of their race, gender, ability, or sexual orientation? Obviously it is never okay, and this book provides coping and resistance tools to those who have experienced racism and prejudice, and advice on how to examine and stop hateful behavior to those who have perpetrated acts of prejudice. Quotes from people who have fought prejudice make the topic “real.” Stories from people who have experienced prejudice and people who have displayed prejudice both shed light on this difficult issue.

Date Rape

Jessica Wilkins (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427195418

The statistics tell a horrific story: one in six women and one in 33 men will be sexually assaulted in their lifetime. Over 93 percent of juvenile sexual assault and rape victims know their assaulters. Written by a therapist, Date Rape helps readers understand this sensitive issue and gives those who have experienced it advice and coping strategies. Topics include the effects of rape, from depression to post-traumatic stress disorder, and suicide, as well as the benefits of disclosure and trust.

Cutting and Self-injury

Rachel Eagen (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427195432

Self-injury is not something people talk about very often. Yet, it is a reality for millions of young people across North America. Cutting and Self-injury deals with the delicate issues of self-harming behavior and the reasons why people do it. Directly and carefully written, this book discusses avoidance and treatment. Special tool-box sections outline real life coping strategies for resisting, and for helping friends and family cope with this real life issue.

Suicide

Rachel Eagen (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427195449

Suicide is the third-leading cause of death for people ages 15 to 24. It is important to understand the forces that can lead to suicide and to know how to help someone at risk. Suicide is a careful discussion of the factors that can lead to suicidal thoughts and attempts. The book examines how to cope with stresses that can lead to suicide such as family violence, painful breakups, bullying, or depression. Readers are given coping strategies and advice on how to reach out and seek help. A question and answer section answers direct and tough questions on suicide.

Teen Pregnancy

Pamela McDowell (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427195456

Finding yourself pregnant as a teenager is a scary thing. There are so many issues involved. Teen Pregnancy examines the fact that about one third of girls in the United States will get pregnant before the age of twenty. Yet it is still difficult for teens to talk about sex. Teens share their own personal experiences to provide further insight on this issue. A further resources page gives readers assistance in finding other books, Web sites, and organizations that provide additional information on teen pregnancy.

Change and Resilience

Holly Duhig (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427122247

A person will experience many changes throughout their lifetime. Adapting and surviving is the difficult part. This practical title addresses the concept of resilience and how to cope with personal and social changes.

Media and the News

Holly Duhig (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427122254

Jobs in the media, media diversity, and identifying fake news are all explored in this unique look at the role of the media in our lives. A handy timeline makes it easy to track historical change and important innovations in media.

Top Secret Science in Cybercrime and Espionage

Ellen Rodger (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427122414

Spying and surveillance has always relied on cutting-edge science to push the boundaries. The same techniques are often used today by hackers to commit online data security breaches. This intriguing book will captivate readers who have an interest in spymaker gadgets, computer science, and biometric data for online identification and security.

Child Abuse

Sydney Newton, Julie Gerrits (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427195401

This accessible and informative book examines the highly-charged issues of child maltreatment, including physical, emotional, and sexual abuse and neglect. Sensitively written by a child psychologist, Child Abuse discusses disclosure and feeling safe, and explains how abuse and neglect affects children and adults.

Relationships and Consent

John Wood (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427122261

This timely book examines all types of relationships from parental, friendship, and carer, to teacher, doctor, and romantic partner. Sensitive discussions of the idea of consent, what makes a good and a bad secret are included along with activities that help readers understand personal boundaries and manipulation within relationships.

Different Families

Steffi Cavell-Clarke (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427122209

This timely and sensitive title helps define a family, from members related by birth to stepparents and same-sex parents. Children will learn that loving families look after each other, even if they sometimes disagree or argue.

Respecting Rules and Laws

Steffi Cavell-Clarke (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427122223

Rules are a fact of life. Knowing why they are useful can help children make the right choices. With a focus on safety, this title discusses freedom and the consequences of breaking rules, norms, and laws.

Respecting Privacy

Steffi Cavell-Clarke (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427122216

Everybody has the right to keep somethings private! This carefully crafted book helps children understand what things should be kept private and what shouldn’t to help keep them safe.

Spending and Saving Money

Steffi Cavell-Clarke (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427122230

This intriguing title will help children learn the importance of earning, saving, raising, and spending money. They will gain an understanding of how money can make a difference in peoples’ lives.

Activism and Volunteering

John Wood (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427122278

This inspiring title discusses the benefits of getting involved in making the world a better place. Readers will learn the many ways people speak up as an activist or donate their time and labor as a volunteer to organizations and issues they believe in.

Environmental Journalism

Diane Dakers (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427121967

This informative title describes the details of three real case studies of investigative journalism about the environment. Stories include journalists following a trail of electronic waste to Africa, chemical pollution by a company affecting people's health, and unfair use of water resources. Readers will gain an understanding of the research process, the ethical standards journalists must follow, and the perseverance required to confirm a story and affect change.

Health Care Journalism

Diane Dakers (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427121974

This timely book describes the details of three real case studies of investigative journalism about health care. Stories include journalists exposing wrongdoing by drug companies, neglect of dying patients in by hospice home-care providers, and lead-poisoning from drinking water in Flint, Michigan. Readers will gain an understanding of the research process, the ethical standards journalists must follow, and the perseverance required to confirm a story and affect change.

Sports Journalism

Diane Dakers (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427121998

This absorbing book describes the details of three real case studies of investigative journalism about sports. Stories include journalists exposing the FIFA soccer scandal and Olympic committee wrongdoings, the promotion of violence in hockey leading to death, and the abuse of USA gymnasts by their team doctor and the attempt to cover it up. Readers will gain an understanding of the research process, the ethical standards journalists must follow, and the perseverance required to confirm a story and affect change.

Human Rights Journalism

Diane Dakers (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427121981

This fascinating book describes the details of three real case studies of investigative journalism about human rights. Stories include journalists exposing slave labor used in other countries for the sea food we buy, child labor in Mexico's coffee fields, and fraud by doctors to deny coal miners their health benefits. Readers will gain an understanding of the research process, the ethical standards journalists must follow, and the perseverance required to confirm a story and affect change.