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See below for a selection of the latest books from Social issues (Children's / Teenage) category. Presented with a red border are the Social issues (Children's / Teenage) books that have been lovingly read and reviewed by the experts at Lovereading. With expert reading recommendations made by people with a passion for books and some unique features Lovereading will help you find great Social issues (Children's / Teenage) books and those from many more genres to read that will keep you inspired and entertained. And it's all free!
A young activist's guide filled with real ways to make a difference Get excited to stand against prejudice in your community and the world with this introduction to non-violent activism. Young activists: follow the practical and effective methods in this book, and help mobilise others to raise awareness and end prejudice now! This highly topical series informs and educates young people on key social issues in the world today. Vibrant and clearly designed content will inspire the next generation to take peaceful action now. With knowledge and passion in their corner, young people can change the world!
From the otherworldly landscapes of the Atacama Desert to the thundering Victoria Falls in Zimbabwe, journey to jaw-dropping habitats around the world and learn about the people and creatures that have adapted to living in such extreme environments. With mind-blowing facts to be amazed by, incredible photographs throughout and advice on protecting ecosystems for future generations, this book is a fantastic and entertaining read for children. From the world's highest sand dunes in Iran's inhospitable Lut Desert, the hottest place on Earth, to the world's only marine iguanas in the remote and volcanic Galapagos Islands, writer Anne Rooney charts a course to some of the planet's most unique ecosystems. Accompanied by incredible full-colour photographs throughout, kids will stumble upon lush rainforests, mighty mountains, scorched deserts and much more. From the kaleidoscopic corals of the Great Barrier Reef to untouched tropical rainforests in Papua New Guinea, no corner of our extreme earth is left unturned! About Lonely Planet Kids: Lonely Planet Kids - an imprint of the world's leading travel authority Lonely Planet - published its first book in 2011. Over the past 45 years, Lonely Planet has grown a dedicated global community of travellers, many of whom are now sharing a passion for exploration with their children. Lonely Planet Kids educates and encourages young readers at home and in school to learn about the world with engaging books on culture, sociology, geography, nature, history, space and more. We want to inspire the next generation of global citizens and help kids and their parents to approach life in a way that makes every day an adventure. Come explore!
An emotional entry point to a larger, necessary discussion on this complex and difficult subject. - Kirkus Reviews Four unaccompanied migrant children come together along the arduous journey north through Mexico to the United States border in this ode to the power of hope and connection even in the face of uncertainty and fear. Every year, roughly 50,000 unaccompanied minors arrive at the US/Mexico border to present themselves for asylum or related visas. The majority of these children are non-Mexicans fleeing the systemic violence of Central America's Northern Triangle : Honduras, El Salvador, and Guatemala. A Journey Toward Hope tells the story of Rodrigo, a 14-year-old escaping Honduran violence; Alessandra, a 10-year-old Guatemalan whose first language is Q'eqchi'; and the Salvadoran siblings Laura and Nando. Though their reasons for making the trip are different and the journey northward is perilous, the four children band together, finding strength in one another as they share the dreams of their past and the hopes for their future. A Journey Toward Hope is written in collaboration with Baylor University's Social Innovation Collaborative, with illustrations by the award-winning Susan Guevara (Chato's Kitchen, American Library Association Notable Book, New York Public Library's 100 Great Children's Books / 100 Years). It includes four pages of nonfiction back matter with additional information and resources created by the Baylor Social Innovation Collaborative.
A riveting introduction to the crucial role of First Amendment rights and the media Guardians of Liberty explores the essential and basic American ideal of freedom of the press. Allowing the American press to publish-even if what they're reporting is contentious- without previous censure or interference by the federal government was so important to the Founding Fathers that they placed a guarantee in the First Amendment to the Constitution. Citing numerous examples from America's past, from the American Revolution to the Vietnam War and the Civil Rights Movement to Obama's and Trump's presidencies, Linda Barrett Osborne shows how freedom of the press has played an essential role in the growth of this nation, allowing democracy to flourish. She further discusses how the freedoms of press and speech often work side by side, reveals the diversity of American news, and explores why freedom of the press is still imperative to uphold today. Includes endnotes, bibliography, and index
The women's rights movement grew out of the women's suffrage movement of the mid-1800s and also addressed other women's legal rights issues. The second wave of the movement, which promoted economic, political, and social equality, gained momentum in the 1960s and '70s, when such groups as the National Organization for Women fought for equal pay and laws banning employment discrimination. Clearly written, highly visual, and bolstered by sidebars, a chronology and timeline, and a thorough index, The Women's Rights Movement is an illuminating introduction to one of the most prominent reform movements of the last 40 years.
Although cyberspace is considered a modern way to communicate, in many ways it is also the Wild West. The Internet is filled with online dangers - from those who want to infect computers with destructive viruses to criminals who want to steal money, ruin reputations, or cause personal harm. Living with the Internet and Online Dangers highlights the risks and problems that come with modern Web technology, as well as what teens can do to protect themselves. Chapters explore online job hunting, email scams and Internet fraud, finding that special someone online, and wireless security. Written in straightforward language, this new resource is loaded with helpful sidebars, a glossary, index, and appendixes.
More than 1 million U.S. households declared bankruptcy in 2004. Alarmed by rising defaults, the nation's lenders and political leaders alike set out to reform laws that clear away debt. To some, reforming these laws will put a lid on irresponsible consumer spending sprees. But some consumer advocates argue that banks and credit card issuers have only themselves to blame for marketing and supplying ill-advised loans. Is this political action timely consumer protection or an unwarranted corporate bailout? Bankruptcy Law covers these issues and more, examining each from different perspectives.
The lives of real forensic scientists - scientists who apply their skills to crimes or other legal matters - are not as glamorous as those of television heroes, nor are their results as sure. They may need weeks or months to identify criminals or victims instead of hours, or they may never do so at all. Forensic Science profiles key figures in this newsmaking field, both pioneers and today's top forensics experts. Eye-catching, in-text sidebars explore specific aspects of each scientist's work. Each chapter includes a chronology and suggestions for further reading; the book's general bibliography provides students with information on forensics-related organizations and Web resources.
Thanks largely to the landmark Brown v. Board of Education of Topeka case of 1954, which declared that separate educational facilities were inherently unequal and therefore unconstitutional, the civil rights movement began to gain momentum. This movement, which was led by such activists as Martin Luther King Jr., espoused nonviolent protest as a means to ending racial segregation and promoting equal rights for African Americans. This book spotlights the rise of the civil rights movement, offering students a close look at one of the most remarkable and influential movements in U.S. history. Commanding photographs and a wealth of special features enhance the exciting text, making this book an ideal reference to the civil rights movement.
From offers 'too good to be true' to presenting false information, confidence schemes are employed worldwide for illicit financial gain. Some criminals, known as confidence men (or women), con artists, or grifters, rely on a gift for gab or lies and deception to steal money or commit other crimes. When on top of his or her game, the con artist can manipulate or trick a victim into willfully handing money over, usually in anticipation of a bogus financial return. Cons and Frauds looks at the history of these moneymaking scams, how individuals and police can fight them, and what signs to look for to avoid being the next dupe on a con artist's list.Chapters include, Anatomy of a Con, How to Avoid Common Scams, ID Theft, E-Cons: Scamming on the Grifter Superhighway, and Educating the Public.