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  • Ecological Issues (14)
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    Ecological Issues (14)

    Africa is well known for its fascinating wildlife and its abundant natural resources. However, the continents resources are shrinking rapidly as a result of industrialization and population growth. In recent years scientists have seen a dramatic loss in wildlife and habitat, an increase in air and water pollution, and disturbing signs of climate change. This book discusses the ecological issues facing Africa today, including deforestation and desertification, threats to the continents biodiversity, pollution, and shortages of safe drinking water. It also explains steps some African leaders are taking to address and resolve these serious problems.
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  • Teens & Family Issues (14)
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    Teens & Family Issues (14)

    Statistics show that 3,200 couples file for divorce every day in the United States, which clearly has an impact on the strength of families. Young people feel the painthe Gallup Organization has found that 75 percent of teenagers between 13 and 17 believe divorce is too easy to get. This volume examines the influences parents and families play in the lives of young people in the United States.
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  • Critical World Issues: Drugs (17)
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    Critical World Issues: Drugs (17)

    Drugs have become a part of modern society in both their legal and illegal forms. This book asks the important questions about both medicinal drugs and drugs of abuse. Why do some people take drugs? How harmful and addictive are they? Why are antibiotics no longer working? Should all drugs be legalized in the future? The Critical World Issues series explores some of the most controversial and newsworthy subjects in the modern world. Each book examines the facts about the issue being covered, with information about arguments and opinions from around the globe. Special research projects, as well as a great variety of additional resources, invite the reader to engage with the issues that are currently shaping our world. Each title in this series contains color photos throughout, maps, and graphics that will help student readers put major events into historical perspective. Back matter includes: timelines, a detailed index and further reading lists for books and internet resources. Key Icons appear throughout the books in this series in an effort to encourage library readers to build knowledge, gain awareness, explore possibilities and expand their viewpoints through our content rich non-fiction books. Key Icons in this series are as follows: Words to Understand are shown at the front of each chapter with definitions. These words are set in boldfaced type in that chapter, so that readers are able to reference back to the definitions--building their vocabulary and enhancing their reading comprehension. Sidebars are highlighted graphics with content rich material within that allows readers to build knowledge and broaden their perspectives by weaving together additional information to provide realistic and holistic perspectives. Text Dependent Questions are placed at the end of each chapter. They challenge the reader’s comprehension of the chapter they have just read, while sending the reader back to the text for more careful attention to the evidence presented there. Research Projects are provided at the end of each chapter as well and provide readers with suggestions for projects that encourage deeper research and analysis. And a Series Glossary of Key Terms is included in the back matter containing terminology used throughout the series. Words found here broaden the reader’s knowledge and understanding of terms used in this field.
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  • Immigration Issues in America (18)
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    Immigration Issues in America (18)

    Every wave of immigrants entering the United States has faced prejudice. As each group gradually assimilates into the dominant culture, it becomes easy to forget the anger that was previously directed at them. People always believe that the next group of immigrants poses a more severe threat than the ones that came before them, but readers discover that these fears often prove to be unfounded. Detailed infographics and full-color photographs supplement the informative text’s analysis of the history of immigration, its economic implications, and what immigration policies should be implemented in the future.
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  • Voting Issues of Today (21)
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    Voting Issues of Today (21)

    This title explores the US election system, including the history of the electoral college and voting rights, modern barriers to voting, and ongoing efforts to reform the system. Features include a glossary, references, websites, source notes, and an index. Aligned to Common Core Standards and correlated to state standards. Essential Library is an imprint of Abdo Publishing, a division of ABDO.
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  • Euthanasia (13)
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    Euthanasia (13)

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    . . Euthanasia has long been a controversial issue among religious and political groups. Readers will explore both sides of the issue in a straightforward manner, free from bias. Then readers are encouraged to study the issue and make an informed decision on where his or her beliefs lie.
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  • Critical Perspectives on Assisted Suicide (20)
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    Critical Perspectives on Assisted Suicide (20)

    There are few issues that elicit such debate as assisted suicide. For some, assisted suicide is an important legal right for those battling fatal issues. For others, it stands for only self-harm and chaos. In this book, legal experts, journalists, activists, and ordinary civilians weigh in on this important issue, providing a wide range of viewpoints for readers. Readers are encouraged to think critically about what they have read and to form their own opinions through guided questions that follow each article.
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  • Who Are Veterans? (20)
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    Who Are Veterans? (20)

    Many brave men and women have served their country in the armed forces. Although these veterans are often praised as heroes, life isn't always easy for them when they return home. Veterans' issues, such as education, employment, mental health, and homelessness are important issues for all Americans to understand. As readers discover the truth about these issues through age-appropriate main text, full-color photographs, graphic organizers, and fact boxes, they also discover the ways they can show veterans they're thankful for their service. This sensitive text also provides support for readers with a veteran in their family.
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  • Infographics: Agriculture (23)
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    Infographics: Agriculture (23)

    Humans have a complex relationship with planet Earth. Life depends on the planet's natural resources. Yet human activity has led to many environmental issues. Agriculture is one of the leading environmental issues today. In this book, young readers will learn about the impacts of agriculture on the environment. Large-scale and personal solutions to agriculture issues are also presented and encourage and inspire budding environmentalists to protect and preserve the planet. Charts, graphs, maps, and infographics provide key 21st Century Content in an engaging and accessible way. Includes an activity, glossary, index, suggested books and websites, and a bibliography.
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  • Infographics: Industrialization (23)
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    Infographics: Industrialization (23)

    Humans have a complex relationship with planet Earth. Life depends on the planet's natural resources. Yet human activity has led to many environmental issues. Industrialization is one of the leading environmental issues today. In this book, young readers will learn about the history, importance, and environmental impacts of industrialization. Large-scale and personal solutions to industrialization issues are also presented and encourage and inspire budding environmentalists to protect and preserve the planet. Charts, graphs, maps, and infographics provide key 21st Century Content in an engaging and accessible way. Includes an activity, glossary, index, suggested books and websites, and a bibliography.
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  • Infographics: Clean Water (23)
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    Infographics: Clean Water (23)

    Humans have a complex relationship with planet Earth. Life depends on the planet's natural resources. Yet human activity has led to many environmental issues. The lack of clean water is one of the leading environmental issues today. In this book, young readers will learn about the importance, limited availability, and widespread pollution of clean water. Large-scale and personal solutions to water issues are also presented and encourage and inspire budding environmentalists to protect and preserve the planet. Charts, graphs, maps, and infographics provide key 21st Century Content in an engaging and accessible way. Includes an activity, glossary, index, suggested books and websites, and a bibliography.
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  • Education for All (22)
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    Education for All (22)

    Today's world poses many challenges for its inhabitants. Social injustice and environmental issues are at the forefront in the news and in the minds of young people. Your readers will explore a difficulty that many people around the world face: the lack of access to quality education. By exploring this issue around the world, readers will learn about activists who are making positive changes and about the obstacles they have yet to overcome. It's a perfect reminder to young activists and everyday readers that they have the power to change the world.
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  • Mental Health for All (22)
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    Mental Health for All (22)

    With all the concerns and problems in the world today, mental health issues may seem inevitable and unavoidable. However, medical experts warn that ignoring the world's growing mental health crisis will not only cost countries trillions of dollars but also millions of lives. This informative volume explains this crisis, discusses what can be done about it, and showcases activists and leaders fighting to address mental health issues and working against stigmas of mental illness. Photographs, helpful graphics, and real-world advice make this an essential book for young readers who want to make a difference.
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  • America's Mental Health Crisis (20)
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    America's Mental Health Crisis (20)

    Approximately one in five adults in the United States experience mental illness on an annual basis, and emotional, behavioral, or mental disorders are just as prevalent among young people. Issues like homelessness and mass violence have brought mental illness into the spotlight, but have significant strides been made in addressing mental health issues in recent years or are these disorders still widely stigmatized? This volume explores the questions of whether mental health issues stem from uniquely American factors, how accessible treatment is to those who need it, and whether modern technology plays a role in America's mental health.
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  • Health Care (20)
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    Health Care (20)

    Medical science has made amazing advances in recent years. New treatments for diseases and advances in genetics have made it possible for Americans to live longer, healthier lives. However, these medical advances have been accompanied by a huge increase in the cost of healthcare, which has made it unaffordable to many Americans. This book explores major issues in health care today, including the pros and cons of the single-payer health care system, the legalization of medical marijuana, and price controls on pharmaceuticals. The Contemporary Issues Pro-Con series is to give young readers a better understanding of major social issues today. Each book examines four key questions related to a controversial topic, with essays that detail the most commonly heard arguments on both sides of the discussion. The arguments contained within are supported by data from experts as well as nonpartisan reports, allowing to reader to make his or her own informed decision on the issue.
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  • Cutting and Self-Injury (14)
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    Cutting and Self-Injury (14)

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    . . Cutting and self-injury are delicate issues many teens face and this title offers nonjudgmental guidance and information to those who cut and self injure as well as to their friends and family. Often, the problem is connected to a deeper issue that, if not addressed, can lead to problems much more serious than those that are just skin deep. Topics addressed are why people self-injure, getting help, and learning to cope, all of which are covered with Rosen’s hallmark sensitivity to such serious health-related issues.
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  • Life as a Nigerian American (18)
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    Life as a Nigerian American (18)

    As immigration becomes an increasingly important issue in the United States, this timely book empowers readers to learn about the lives of Nigerian immigrants who have made new homes in America. Readers will learn about critical moments in modern Nigerian history that provide context for current events in the United States and around the world. They'll explore the complex issues affecting Nigerian Americans today and see the vivid, valuable ways Nigerian and American culture meld and interact. Powerful photographs bring this important issue into sharp focus, while fact boxes highlight key points. Accessible and highly relevant, this thoughtful book handles complex topics with sensitivity and helps readers develop greater cultural awareness.
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  • Critical Perspectives on Political Correctness (18)
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    Critical Perspectives on Political Correctness (18)

    In the wake of an extremely contentious U.S. presidential election that touched upon several hot-button issues including the right to marry and the legacy of the Civil Rights Movement, debate has erupted regarding the language people use to describe both political issues and groups of people. This book takes a look at the widening gap between those who believe political correctness is an unnecessary affectation and those who believe a greater good can be achieved with increased sensitivity in how we talk to, and about, each other. Through analyzing a range of viewpoints, students are encouraged to form their own opinions on this important topic.
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  • Deportation: Who Goes and Who Stays? (19)
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    Deportation: Who Goes and Who Stays? (19)

    One of the major issues occupying today's headlines is immigration, and especially, who should be allowed to come to the United States and who should be forced to leave through the process of deportation. Exploring this issue means not only looking at the experiences of immigrants, but also the repercussions of barring certain groups of people on the basis of religion or fear. From building a wall between Mexico and the United States, to the fate of children separated from their parents when they have illegally entered the country, these issues fill U.S. headlines every day.
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  • What’s Freedom of Religion? (19)
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    What’s Freedom of Religion? (19)

    Freedom of religion is an important part of life in the United States. What does religious freedom actually entail, and why is it a controversial issue? Readers explore the answers to these questions as they learn about the history of religious freedom in the United States and how it compares to other countries. The fact-filled main text addresses this sensitive issue in an unbiased way, and full-color photographs encourage readers to appreciate religious diversity. Eye-catching fact boxes provide additional information about this current events topic, and a graphic organizer provides examples of how to practice tolerance.
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  • Environment, The (20)
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    Environment, The (20)

    More than 7 billion people live on Earth today, so making sure that the planet remains habitable and hospitable for our species is of vital importance. Yet, many scientists are concerned that human activity-rom water and air pollution to the emission of greenhouse gases that affect the climate-threatens the stability of the environment. This book examines differing viewpoints on how to best protect our environment and utilize the earth's natural resources. The Contemporary Issues Pro-Con series is to give young readers a better understanding of major social issues today. Each book examines four key questions related to a controversial topic, with essays that detail the most commonly heard arguments on both sides of the discussion. The arguments contained within are supported by data from experts as well as nonpartisan reports, allowing to reader to make his or her own informed decision on the issue.
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  • Department of Education, The: A Look Behind the Scenes (19)
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    Department of Education, The: A Look Behind the Scenes (19)

    Describes the history of the Department of Education, and how it has evolved, what the pressing issues are today, and what lies ahead in the near future. Takes a potentially dry topic and makes it accessible for the younger reader. Sidebars highlight important issues and figures in history.
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  • What's Law and Order? (22)
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    What's Law and Order? (22)

    Many people associate the phrase "law and order" with popular television. Politicians and pundits in recent years have frequently used the phrase when discussing current issues and proposed solutions to problems. However, what does this phrase actually mean? Engaging fact boxes and full-color photographs augment the informative narrative, giving readers a better understanding of what "law and order" means and how it affects people. With this information, tomorrow's leaders are encouraged to become more active citizens and to engage with this issue with intelligence and well-informed opinions.
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  • Poverty and Our Future (22)
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    Poverty and Our Future (22)

    Poverty affects millions of people throughout the world. Today, 736 million people live in extreme poverty, surviving on less than 2 dollars a day. Fortunately, over the past 200 years, world poverty has been decreasing. This book explores the realities of those living in poverty, outlines the history of the issues, and examines the innovations designed to eliminate extreme poverty on a global level. Young readers will gain a greater understanding of this important issue and what they can do to help solve it.
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