New Arrivals - Teen Nonfiction
Hakata Soy, having recently fallen in love, discovers that a sinister culprit is stalking the halls of Astronaut Academy, impersonating the crush-objects of students and making off with their extra hearts.
"Just when Alice was getting used to life in Wonderland, a wild card appears that changes everything: the enigmatic Joker. Now the dangers are even greater as Alice must dodge bullets and stave off psychopathic suitors while the seasons cycle at random and can be changed by a mere thought. The Circus is a place of mystery, and its warden, the two-faced Joker, has cryptic plans of his own. But what are they?"--From publisher description.
"Lucy Knisley loves food. The daughter of a chef and a gourmet, this talented young cartoonist comes by her obsession honestly. In her forthright, thoughtful, and funny memoir, Lucy traces key episodes in her life thus far, framed by what she was eating at the time and lessons learned about food, cooking, and life. Each chapter is bookended with an illustrated recipe-- many of them treasured family dishes, and a few of them Lucy's original inventions"--From publisher's web site.
A teen adaptation of Love Wins, invites young adults to engage in conversations about some of the most controversial issues in Christianity today, exploring questions about a compassionate God who allows suffering and eternal punishment.
A reimagining of "The prince and the pauper" in which a spunky slum kid gets the chance to end the chaos ripping apart his home planet when a playboy prince switches places with him.
Describes the impact of social network sites and outlines the distinctive features of specific sites, including the pros and cons of social networking on the public.
A biography of Martin Luther King told in a graphic format.
Examines the controversial issue of teenage cell phone use, discussing the history, impact of cell phone use on relationships, addiction, cell phone use while driving, and other related topics.
"Human Rights: Opposing Viewpoints is the leading source for libraries and classrooms in need of current-issue materials. The viewpoints are selected from a wide range of highly respected sources and publications"-- Provided by publisher.
Presents a fitness plan for teenage girls, covering exercise, relaxation, and diet, emphasizing how to incorporate physical fitness into a busy schedule.
Presents differing viewpoints on such aspects of medical techonology as whether it provides better patient outcomes, how it impacts health care costs, and the government's role in its development.
The author, a Rhodes scholar and combat veteran, analyzes factors that influenced him as well as another man of the same name and from the same neighborhood who was drawn into a life of drugs and crime and ended up serving life in prison, focusing on the influence of relatives, mentors, and social expectations that could have led either of them on different paths.
This volume explores the topic of natural disasters by presenting varied expert opinions that examine many of the different aspects that surround this issue. The editors investigate topics such as the factors leading to the frequency of natural disasters, controversies surrounding disaster relief efforts, the government's role in natural disaster relief, and the media's coverage of natural disasters. The viewpoints are selected from a wide range of highly respected and often hard-to-find sources and publications. Allows the reader to attain the higher-level critical thinking and reading skills that are essential in a culture of diverse and contradictory opinions.
In this surreal sci-fi romp, a sullen Japanese boy finds himself in the middle of an interstellar conspiracy. As his home life unravels, a sexy space assassin becomes his family maid, and his own head becomes a portal for armed robots. Life as he knows it is quickly falling apart, and Ueda doesn't know who's friend or foe! One thing's for certain-- he has to grow up quick and save his hometown, whether he wants to or not!
Discusses the differing viewpoints on paranormal phenomena, including possible evidence, the reasons for belief, and whether or not these incidents warrant investigation.
Describes the symptoms, risk factors, causes, history, diagnosis, and treatment of Alzheimer's disease.
Features differing viewpoints on parenting, including the usefulness of corporal punishment, how same-sex parenting affects children, and how single parenting affects children.
The information in this volume provides insight into the impact and consequences of the prescription drug abuse problem in the United States, the causes of prescription drug addiction, and proposed and existing government policies that are hotly debated in the ongoing effort to effectively confront the prescription drug abuse problem in this country. Varied expert opinions that examine many of the different aspects that surround this issue are presented. The viewpoints are selected from a wide range of highly respected and often hard-to-find sources and publications. Allows the reader to attain the higher-level critical thinking and reading skills that are essential in a culture of diverse and contradictory opinions.
Examines the pros and cons of airport security in the United States, including the role of the Transportation Security Administration and profiling practices.
A collection of sixteen stories introduces a host of strange, wondrous beings that have never existed anywhere but in the imagination, with stories from Neil Gaiman, Diana Wynne Jones, and E. Nesbit.
"Opposing Viewpoints: Smartphones: Opposing Viewpoints is the leading source for libraries and classrooms in need of current-issue materials. The viewpoints are selected from a wide range of highly respected sources and publications"-- Provided by publisher.