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What's freedom of the press?

Readers deepen their understanding of this important civics and media literacy topic through relevant photographs and graphic organizers that encourage the development of critical thinking skills.

Carl went to the library

the inspiration of young Carl Sagan
Looks at the life of astronomer and science writer Carl Sagan.

Fight like a girl

the truth behind how female Marines are trained
"[Looks at Kate] Germano's struggle to achieve equality of performance and opportunity for female Marines against an entrenched male-dominated status quo"--Amazon.

Pleading out

how plea bargaining creates a permanent criminal class
"97 percent of cases in the United States are disposed of quickly and quietly with plea deals, rather than the jury trials most of us envision. Over the last 200 years, the criminal justice system has come to prioritize speed and volume above all else. The central question our courts ask is not whether justice is being done, but how they can more efficiently herd bodies through a reductive, inadequate, inhuman process. The result is a massive underclass of people who are restricted from voting, working, and otherwise participating in society."--.

Rest in power

the enduring life of Trayvon Martin
"[A]... portrait of Trayvon Martin shares previously untold insights into the movement he inspired from the perspectives of his parents, who also describe their efforts to bring meaning to his short life through the movement's pursuit of redemption and justice"--OCLC.

Lost in the valley of death

a story of obsession and danger in the Himalayas
Chronicles the life of Justin Alexander Shetler and the events leading up to his disappearance in 2016. He was an adventure traveler who embarked on a "spiritual journey" to the Parvati Valley, a remote and sometimes dangerous area of the Indian Himalayas, from which he never returned.

50 successful Stanford application essays

write your way into the college of your choice
"A resource for high school students and parents on how to write the admissions essay for Stanford and other selective colleges with 50 successful essays and analysis of what worked. Covers strategies on how to select the best topics, what Stanford admissions officers want to see in the essay and 25 essay mistakes to avoid"--.

The world according to Garp

The World According to Garp is John Irving's fourth novel, about a man, born out of wedlock to a feminist leader, who grows up to be a writer.

Paying for college

everything you need to maximize financial aid and afford college
Provides information and guidance for funding a college education, covering financial aid eligibility and forms, tax implications, short- and long-term funding strategies, comparing aid offers, and other topics, and includes sample forms.

Just pursuit

a black prosecutor's fight for fairness in an unfair system
"A powerful true story and groundbreaking account of bias in the courtroom from CNN senior legal analyst Laura Coates, recounting her time as a Black female prosecutor for the US Department of Justice"--.


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