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Three Cups of Tea: One Man's Journey to Change the World... One Child at a Time
Three Cups of Tea: One Man's Journey to Change the World... One Child at a Time
by Greg Mortenson and David Oliver Relin
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The moving, true story of the young woman dubbed “The Voice of Americas Bullied”; how her bond with her dog, Izzy, changed her life; and their mission to help break the cycle of bullying. In middle school, Gabrielle “Gabe” Ford... (read more)

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The Omnivore's Dilemma Young Readers Edition The Secrets Behind What You Eat
The Omnivore's Dilemma Young Readers Edition The Secrets Behind What You Eat
by Michael Pollan
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Have you ever wondered why Twinkies never go bad? Are you eating food, or are you eating "edible food-like substances"? This book will help you answer those questions, and help you eat and cook in ways that are healthier for your body and better for the... (read more)

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Chew on This (07 Edition)
Chew on This (07 Edition)
by Eric Schlosser
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In the New York Times bestseller Chew on This, Eric Schlosser and Charles Wilson unwrap the fast-food industry to bring you a behind-the-scenes look at a business that both feeds and feeds off the young. Find out what really goes on at your favorite... (read more)

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Do Something!: A Handbook for Young Activists
Do Something!: A Handbook for Young Activists
by Nancy Lublin and Vanessa Martir and Julia Steers
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Kids want to do it. Parents want their kids to do it. Schools often require kids to do it. So do it: Do something and change the world. And here's how, in a fist-in-the-air book for every young activist. DoSomething.org knows exactly how to reach kids... (read more)

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The Ten-Year Century: Explaining the First Decade of the New Millennium
The Ten-Year Century: Explaining the First Decade of the New Millennium
by James B Sutherland
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Remember worrying about the Y2K bug in 1999? Or life before Twitter? Ten years ago, September 11 was just another day, Facebook didn't exist, and Barack Obama was a little-known state senator. Some have called the jam-packed first decade of the new... (read more)

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Terrorism Alert! (Disaster Alert!)
Terrorism Alert! (Disaster Alert!)
by Lynn Peppas
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This sensitively-written book examines the history of terrorism and sheds light on the groups that carry out these acts. The security measures taken by countries around the world are explained as well as how they fight terrorism. Topics include... (read more)

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Chew on This: Everything You Don't Want to Know about Fast Food
Chew on This: Everything You Don't Want to Know about Fast Food
by Eric Schlosser and Charles Wilson
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Kids love fast food. And the fast food industry definitely loves kids. It couldn't survive without them. Did you know that the biggest toy company in the world is McDonald's? It's true. In fact, one out of every three toys given to a child in the United... (read more)

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Five Thousand Years of Slavery
Five Thousand Years of Slavery
by Marjorie Gann
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When they were too impoverished to raise their families, ancient Sumerians sold their children into bondage. Slave women in Rome faced never-ending household drudgery. The ninth-century Zanj were transported from East Africa to work the salt marshes of... (read more)

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Being Muslim
Being Muslim
by Haroon Siddiqui
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Since 9/11, the world has been confronted with the most volatile facets of Islam with little explanation of how or why these controversial elements developed. Written by one of North America's most honored journalists, Being Muslim presents an up-front... (read more)

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Population 1.3 Billion: China Becomes a Super Superpower (24/7: Science Behind the Headlines: Special Edition)
Population 1.3 Billion: China Becomes a Super Superpower (24/7: Science Behind the Headlines: Special Edition)
by Scholastic
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- Exciting new journalistic design uses bold graphics and dramatic photography - In-the-moment reporting allows readers to experience historic events as they unfold - Highly visual front matter includes facts and figures about the topic as well as... (read more)

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Nobel's Women for Peace (Women's Hall of Fame)
Nobel's Women for Peace (Women's Hall of Fame)
by Michelle Benjamin
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Among the women celebrated in this book are Baroness Bertha von Suttner, one of the first activists in the modern peace movement, Betty Williams and Mairead Corrigan, who worked in the 1970s to bring peace to Northern Ireland, and Mother Teresa, who was... (read more)

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We Are All Born Free Mini Edition: The Universal Declaration of Human Rights in Pictures
We Are All Born Free Mini Edition: The Universal Declaration of Human Rights in Pictures
by Amnesty International
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The Universal Declaration of Human Rights was signed on 10th December 1948. It was compiled after World War Two to declare and protect the rights of all people from all countries. This beautiful collection, published 60 years on, celebrates each... (read more)

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We Just Want to Live Here: A Palestinian Teenager, an Israeli Teenager-An Unlikely Friendship
We Just Want to Live Here: A Palestinian Teenager, an Israeli Teenager-An Unlikely Friendship
by Amal Rifai
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Palestinian Amal Rifa'i and Israeli Odelia Ainbinder are two teenage girls who live in the same city, yet worlds apart. They met on a student exchange program to Switzerland. Weeks after they returned, the latest, violent Intifada broke out in the fall... (read more)

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The Smash! Smash! Truck
The Smash! Smash! Truck
by Aidan Potts
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What self-respecting glass bottle would want to be trapped in a trash dump for hundreds of thousands of years, when it could be transformed over and over again into new and exciting containers? Luckily, the Smash! Smash! Truck is on hand to speed up the... (read more)

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Empire (Groundwork Guides)
Empire (Groundwork Guides)
by James Laxer
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The United States presides over the most far-flung imperial system ever established. This thoughful study compares the American Empire to those of the past, finding much can be learned from the fates of the British, Roman, Chinese, Incan, and Aztec... (read more)

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Oil Spill: Disaster
Oil Spill: Disaster
by Scholastic Inc
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Sometimes, a split second can change everything. On April 20, 2010, disaster struck in the Gulf of Mexico. The offshore oil rig Deepwater Horizon exploded, causing one of the worst environmental catastrophes in American history. Every day for months on... (read more)

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Gangs (Hot Topics)
Gangs (Hot Topics)
by Jenny Mackay
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The immediate relevancy of hot topics like pandemics, gay rights and students' rights makes this series prime material for student research. Each title provides a thorough and carefully balanced presentation of the many issues surrounding each topic... (read more)

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Democracy (Groundwork Guides)
Democracy (Groundwork Guides)
by Groundwork Guide
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Democracy explains the rise of this form of government and how women and minorities struggled for and won democratic rights for themselves. In clear prose, author James Laxer relates the story of the replacement of Communist regimes in the Soviet Union... (read more)

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Why War Is Never a Good Idea
Why War Is Never a Good Idea
by Alice Walker and Stefano Vitale
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Poet and activist Alice Walkers evocative, heartfelt poem personifies the power and wanton devastation of war. Vitales compelling paintings illustrate this unflinching look at wars destructive nature and unforeseen consequences. Full color.... (read more)

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Making Change: Tips from an Underage Ove
Making Change: Tips from an Underage Ove
by Bilaal Rajan
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Motivation, inspiration and fundraising tips from UNICEF Canada's Child Representative.... (read more)

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