Issues in Focus Today

Age Level: 11–up  Grade Level: 6–up

Covering issues relevant to teens, these full-color books present the information needed for research and report writing. Each book includes over 100 pages of facts and analyzes some of the most controversial and challenging topics in today’s news. These books will empower teenagers to begin developing their own opinions.

  • Attractive layout with full-color printing
  • Allows young people to make up their own minds on contemporary issues
  • Presents all sides of the issue
  • Solid fact-based information for reports and debates
  • Supports the History/Social Studies curriculum; individual titles may also support the Science or Health curriculum
  • 6 ½” x 9 ¼”
  • 104–128pp.
  • Illus. with color photographs and illustrations
  • Contains chapter notes, a glossary, a further reading list, Internet addresses, and an index
  • Spring 2005
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A Pro/Con Look at Homeland Security

A Pro/Con Look at Homeland Security

Safety vs. Liberty After 9/11

Kathiann M. Kowalski
The terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001, made Americans aware of their vulnerability and concerned about their safety. The government responded in part by establishing the Department of Homeland Security, instituting new rules for travel, and passing the Patriot Act...Read More

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ISBN: 978-0-7660-2914-9
Binding: Library Ed.
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Am I Fat?

Am I Fat?

The Obesity Issue for Teens

Kathlyn Gay
Since the 1960s, Americans and people in other industrialized countries generally have been gaining weight. In fact, Americans are the most overweight people in the world. In AM I FAT? THE OBESITY ISSUE FOR TEENS, author Kathlyn Gay looks at the causes of the “obesity epidemic.”..Read More

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ISBN: 978-0-7660-2527-1
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Beyond Bruises

Beyond Bruises

The Truth About Teens and Abuse

Sherri Mabry Gordon
Abuse—in the form of domestic violence, relational abuse, or bullying—is a problem faced by many children and teens today. Sherri Mabry Gordon looks at different kinds of abuse and what teens can do if they are being abused or know someone who is...Read More

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ISBN: 978-0-7660-3064-0
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Build Your Online Community

Build Your Online Community

Blogging, Message Boards, Newsgroups, and More

Jan Burns
Do you know how to join a newsgroup or post a message on a board? And what in the world is a blog? With the development of the Internet and the World Wide Web, people have a world of new ways to communicate...Read More

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ISBN: 978-1-59845-130-6
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Bullying

Bullying

How to Deal With Taunting, Teasing, and Tormenting

Kathleen Winkler
What makes some kids into bullies and persecutors—people who use their power to intimidate others—and what makes some kids victims? In BULLYING: HOW TO DEAL WITH TAUNTING, TEASING, AND TORMENTING, author Kathleen Winkler explores what bullying is, why it happens, and what kids and communities can do to prevent it...Read More

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ISBN: 978-0-7660-2355-0
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China in the 21st Century

China in the 21st Century

A New World Power

Tom Streissguth
Since the 1980s, China has gone through a transformation. The country’s economy has become privatized, changing from a communist to a more capitalist model, and political reforms have taken place as well...Read More

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ISBN: 978-0-7660-2684-1
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