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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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: 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: 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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  • Addictions (21)
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    Addictions (21)

    Addiction is one of the most all-consuming issues that people confront in their lives. Teenagers often find it difficult to handle the struggles they have with addictive behaviors involving alcohol, drugs, gaming, social media, and online sexual activity. This guide will help teenagers feel less alone and find resources to help them overcome issues they are often too ashamed to talk about. Using simple, accessible text and relatable narrative examples, this book empowers readers to find trustworthy sources of support. The narrative provides a nonjudgmental opportunity for teen readers to better understand a subject that may directly affect them or people they care about.
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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Eco-friendly Living (23)
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    Eco-friendly Living (23)

    Environmental issues such as climate change can seem insurmountable. However, this empowering title offers explanatory text that breaks down the latest technological advancements helping humans live more environmentally-responsible lives. Fascinating fact boxes highlight the key ideas behind environmental issues and how science and technology are addressing them. Each spread features a dynamic, futuristic design and graphic organizers that make the content more engaging. This title is sure to inspire both budding engineers and everyday individuals to take steps to use technology to live more sustainably.
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  • What Should We Do About Homelessness? (23)
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    What Should We Do About Homelessness? (23)

    Homelessness is an issue that affects people all around the world, including many children. But how can we help people experiencing homelessness? This book introduces arguments for different approaches to dealing with the issue of homelessness. Readers will learn the common reasons behind homelessness and how different solutions may help. Readers will be able to create an informed opinion through examining arguments, reading fact boxes, and exploring a graphic organizer. This important topic allows readers to apply critical thinking skills to a real-world situation.
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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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  • Critical Perspectives on Animal Testing (20)
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    Critical Perspectives on Animal Testing (20)

    Animal testing is a controversial issue, with some arguing it is essential to medical advancement and others stating it is cruel and unnecessary. In this book, articles from a variety of viewpoints and individuals, including scientists, government and legal professionals, media outlets, and ordinary citizens, highlight key areas of contention over animal testing. Questions at the end of each article encourage readers to think critically about what they have read and to form their own opinions on this important issue.
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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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  • Mental Health in Our World (22)
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    Mental Health in Our World (22)

    The growing mental health crisis cannot be ignored. Medical experts warn that doing so would cost countries trillions of dollars and more importantly, millions of lives. Showcasing activists and leaders who are fighting to address mental health issues and overcome the stigmas associated with them, this informative book explains what the mental health crisis is and what can be done about it. Young readers will gain a deeper understanding of mental health issues and will be inspired to use their own voices to make a difference.
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