In a series of personal essays, prominent journalist and LGBTQIA activist George M. Johnson explores his childhood and adolescence growing up as a gay black man.
Accountable: The True Story of a Racist Social Media Account and the Teenagers Whose Lives It Changed
Not funny. When a high schooler started a private Instagram that used racist and sexist memes to make his friends laugh, he thought of it as “edgy” humour. Over time, the edge got sharper. Then a few other kids found out about the account. Pretty soon, everyone knew. No one in the small town of Albany, California, was safe from the repercussions of the account’s discovery. Not the girls targeted by the posts. Not the boy who created the account. Not the group of kids who followed it. Not the adults whose attempts to fix things too often made them worse. In the end, no one was laughing. And everyone was left asking: Where does accountability end for online speech that harms? And what does accountability even mean?
A ground-breaking and timely graphic memoir from one of the most iconic figures in American sports-and a tribute to his fight for civil rights
Specifically designed for students, Oxford School Shakespeare is a best-selling series ideal for contextual reading and exam preparation. This edition of Oxford School Shakespeare: Macbeth is presented in an accessible two-column format to make reference-checking and explanations easy and more immediate. Clear notes and commentaries provide detailed explanations of difficult words and passages and a range of photographs from theatre productions offer alternative interpretations and staging ideas. Oxford School Shakespeare: Macbeth outlines common themes explored when studying Macbeth's character, including Macbeth the noble warrior, Macbeth's ambition, Macbeth's approach to murder, Macbeth the tyrant and Macbeth the defeated. This title is for students aged 11+ and is suitable for all exam boards.
Millions and millions of BIG FAT NOTEBOOKS sold! Pre-Algebra & Algebra 1? No Problem! The BIG FAT NOTEBOOK covers everything you need to know during a year of Pre-Algebra and Algebra 1 class, breaking down one big fat subject into accessible units. Including: The number system, ratios, and proportions, scientific notation, introduction and equations, functions, graphing a line, square roots and cube roots, polynomial operations, quadratic functions, and more. Study better with: * Mnemonic devices * Definitions* Diagrams * Educational doodles * and quizzes to recap it all and get better grades!
This riveting nonfiction book for teens about race, class, gender, crime, and punishment tells the true story of an agender teen who was set on fire by another teen while riding a bus in Oakland, California.
Pocket Change Collective is a series of small books with big ideas from today’s leading activists and artists. In this installment, Beyond the Gender Binary, Alok Vaid-Menon challenges the world to see gender not in black and white, but in full colour. Taking from their own experiences as a gender-nonconforming artist, they show us that gender is a malleable and creative form of expression. The only limit is your imagination.
The extraordinary - and extraordinarily powerful - follow-up to Hey, Kiddo. When Jarrett J. Krosoczka was in high school, he was part of a programme that sent students to be counsellors at a camp for seriously ill kids and their families. Going into it, Jarrett was worried: wouldn't it be depressing, to be around kids facing such a serious struggle? Wouldn't it be grim? But instead of the shadow of death, Jarrett found something else at Camp Sunshine: the hope and determination that gets people through the most troubled of times. Not only was he subject to some of the usual rituals that come with being a camp counselor (wilderness challenges, spooky campfire stories, an extremely stinky mascot costume), but he also got a chance to meet some extraordinary kids facing extraordinary circumstances. He learned about the captivity of illness, for sure but he also learned about the freedom a safe space can bring. Now, in his follow-up to the National Book Award finalist Hey, Kiddo , Jarrett brings readers back to Camp Sunshine so we can meet the campers and fellow counselors who changed the course of his life.
Oxford School Shakespeare is an acclaimed series offering full, unabridged versions of popular Shakespeare plays designed specifically for students. This edition of Oxford School Shakespeare: Romeo and Juliet is presented in an accessible two-column format to make reference-checking and explanations easy and more immediate. Clear notes and commentaries provide detailed explanations of difficult words and passages and a range of photographs from theatre productions offer alternative interpretations and staging ideas, Oxford School Shakespeare: Romeo and Juliet outlines common themes explored when studying Romeo and Juliet's characters, including Romeo and Juliet's unrequited love, Romeo and Juliet as youthful protagonists, Romeo and Juliet's divided loyalties and the powerful force of fate and fortune. This title is for students aged 11+ and is suitable for all exam boards.
A debut YA graphic memoir about a Korean American girl's coming-of-age story-and a coming-home story-set between a New Jersey suburb and Seoul, South Korea.
An important graphic novel memoir that was a US National Book Award Finalist. In kindergarten, Jarrett Krosoczka's teacher asks him to draw his family, with a mommy and a daddy. But Jarrett's family is much more complicated than that. His mom is an addict, in and out of rehab, and in and out of Jarrett's life. His father is a mystery - Jarrett doesn't know where to find him, or even what his name is. Jarrett lives with his grandparents - two very loud, very loving, very opinionated people who had thought they were through with raising children until Jarrett came along. Jarrett goes through his childhood trying to make his non-normal life as normal as possible, finding a way to express himself through drawing even as so little is being said to him about what's going on. Only as a teenager can Jarrett begin to piece together the truth of his family, reckoning with his mother and tracking down his father. Hey, Kiddo is a profoundly important memoir about growing up in a family grappling with addiction, and finding the art that helps you survive. Jarrett's TEDTalk about growing up and becoming a children's book illustrator, How A Boy Became an Artist, has over a million views
Geometry? No problem! This Big Fat Notebook covers everything you need to know during a year of high school geometry class, breaking down one big bad subject into accessible units. Learn to study better and get better grades using mnemonic devices, definitions, diagrams, educational doodles, and quizzes to recap it all. Featuring: ·Logic and reasoning ·Parallel lines ·Triangles and congruence ·Trapezoids and kites ·Ratio and proportion ·The pythagorean theorem ·The fundamentals of circles ·Area ·Volume of prisms and cylindersAnd more!
So no one taught you about money, either? Let’s figure this me$$ out together. In this illustrated, deeply unserious guide to money, Berna Anat—aka the Financial Hype Woman—freaks out her immigrant parents by doing the unthinkable: Talking about money. Loudly. Because we’re done staying silent, anxious, and ashamed about our money. It's time to join the party and finally learn about all the financial stuff that always felt too confusing. Stuff like: How to actually budget, save, and invest (but also make it fun) How our traumas shape our most toxic money habits, and how to create new patterns How to build wealth in a system designed to keep us broke How to use money to fund our biggest dreams—and change the world No more keeping our money on mute. It’s time to grab the mic.
Thien's first memory isn't a sight or a sound. It's the sweetness of watermelon and the saltiness of fish. It's the taste of the foods he ate while adrift at sea as his family fled Vietnam. After the Pham family arrives at a refugee camp in Thailand, they struggle to survive. Things don't get much easier once they resettle in California. And through each chapter of their lives, food takes on a new meaning. Strawberries come to signify struggle as Thien's mom and dad look for work. Potato chips are an indulgence that bring Thien so much joy that they become a necessity. Behind every cut of steak and inside every croissant lies a story. And for Thien Pham, that story is about a search—for belonging, for happiness, for the American dream.
Gene understands stories - comic book stories, in particular. Big action. Bigger thrills. And the hero always wins. But Gene doesn’t get sports. As a kid, his friends called him “Stick” and every basketball game he played ended in pain. He lost interest in basketball long ago, but at the high school where he now teaches, it's all anyone can talk about. The men’s varsity team, the Dragons, is having a phenomenal season that’s been decades in the making. Each victory brings them closer to their ultimate goal: the California State Championships. Once Gene gets to know these young all-stars, he realises that their story is just as thrilling as anything he’s seen on a comic book page. He knows he has to follow this epic to its end. What he doesn’t know yet is that this season is not only going to change the Dragons’s lives, but his own life as well.
Everything You Need to Ace U.S. History in One Big Fat Notebook: The Complete Middle School Study Guide
From the brains behind Brain Quest comes the 2nd edition of the revolutionary U.S. history study guide. Updated to include recent history and revised to reflect a more complete, balanced recounting of historical events. Big Fat Notebooks offer the support of a knowledgeable teacher in the form of an approachable peer-the notes of smartest kid in class. Everything You Need to Ace U.S. History in One Big Fat Notebook is the same indispensable resource so many students depend on, updated with new and improved content covering Indigenous history in the U.S., the legacies of slavery, exploration, colonization, and imperialism, and significant current events through 2022, including the COVID-19 pandemic, political protests,, the most recent presidential election, and historic nominations to the Supreme Court. It will be the cutting-edge reference for students as education styles shift toward this informed approach to history. The Big Fat Notebooks meet Common Core State Standards, Next Generation Science Standards, and state history standards, and are vetted by National and State Teacher of the Year Award-winning teachers. They make learning fun, and are the perfect next step for every kid who grew up on Brain Quest.
A comforting and useful resource for anyone who's struggling emotionally and looking for help, from the nation's leading community-based nonprofit dedicated to addressing the needs of those living with mental illness
A young adult graphic novel that captures the complexities of the war in Ukraine, focusing on the siege of Mariupol (Feb ’22 – May ’22) and the brave people who stayed to defend their city against Russian forces as well as the resulting effects on global politics.A city ruined. In once quiet residential streets, two armies battle, driving people into cellars and basements with little food or water. No lights or heat. Dwindling medical supplies. Shells and bullets deliver cruel, random death to the young and old, men, women, and children. This is Mariupol, a Ukrainian city and early target of Russia’s invasion of Ukraine. Bordering Russian-occupied territory, the coastal city seemed doomed to a defeat that would come within days, if not hours. Could Mariupol, and Ukraine, survive? As Russian rockets threatened the city, Ukrainians resisted, and with a heroic combination of sacrifice and bravery, the besieged city endured . . . for months. But it all came at a steep cost.With compassion and his keen journalist’s eye, Sibert Honor creator Don Brown illuminates the horrors of Mariupol and the depredations of its people not seen in the city since World War II. He also shows that outside of Mariupol, the city’s agonies were mirrored by similar events occurring in towns and cities across Ukraine.83 Days in Mariupol reminds us that the bloody defiance shown at The Alamo, Dunkirk, Leningrad, and Thermopylae isn’t confined to the past but has a violent, modern presence. It is the story of senseless destruction, patriotism, and grit against long odds—a brutal battle whose consequences still reverberate across Ukraine and continue to reshape the global political landscape.
An in-depth look at ALL the characters from Five Nights at Freddy’s. The massive roster of characters from Five Nights at Freddy’s is presented here in a giant book that will make the perfect addition to any fan’s library. From the games to the novels and short stories, all the characters are here and laid out in awesome detail that will deepen the knowledge of even the most enthusiastic player. With over 200 pages of full-colour art A beautiful, deluxe hardback format Complete your collection of this bestselling series
Chemistry? No problem! This Big Fat Notebook covers everything you need to know during a year of high school chemistry class, breaking down one big bad subject into accessible units. Learn to study better and get better grades using mnemonic devices, definitions, diagrams, educational doodles, and quizzes to recap it all. Including: - Atoms, elements, compounds and mixtures- The periodic table- Quantum theory- Bonding- The mole- Chemical reactions and calculations - Gas laws - Solubility - pH scale- Titrations - Le Chatelier's principle...and much more!
Biology? No Problem!This Big Fat Notebook covers everything you need to know during a year of high school BIOLOGY class, breaking down one big bad subject into accessible units. Including: biological classification, cell theory, photosynthesis, bacteria, viruses, mold, fungi, the human body, plant and animal reproduction, DNA & RNA, evolution, genetic engineering, the ecosystem and more.Study better with mnemonic devices, definitions, diagrams, educational doodles, and quizzes to recap it all.Millions and millions of BIG FAT NOTEBOOKS sold!
On 16 October 1968, during the medal ceremonyat the Mexico City Olympics, Tommie Smith, thegold medal winner in the 200-meter sprint, andJohn Carlos, the bronze medal winner, stood on thepodium in black socks and raised their black-glovedfists to protest racial injustice inflicted upon AfricanAmericans. Both men were forced to leave theOlympics, received death threats and faced ostracismand continuing economic hardships. In his first-ever memoir for young readers, TommieSmith looks back on his childhood growing up in ruralTexas through to his stellar athletic career, culminatingin his historic victory and Olympic podium protest.Cowritten with Newbery Honor and Coretta ScottKing Author Honor recipient Derrick Barnes andillustrated with bold and muscular artwork fromEmmy Award–winning illustrator Dawud Anyabwile, Victory. Stand! paints a stirring portrait of an iconicmoment in Olympic history that still resonates today.
Deborah (Jung-Jin) Lee knows she's different. Ever since her family emigrated from South Korea to the United States, she's felt her Otherness. And as the pressures of high school ramp up, friendships change or end and everything gets harder. Even home isn't a safe place, as fights with her mom escalate. Deb is caught in a limbo, with nowhere to go. But Deb is resilient. And during a trip to South Korea, she realizes something that changes her perspective on her family, her heritage, and herself. This stunning debut graphic memoir features page after page of gorgeous, evocative art, perfect for Tillie Walden fans. It's a cross section of the Korean American diaspora and mental health, a moving and powerful read in the vein of Hey, Kiddo and The Best We Could Do.
A moving young adult graphic memoir about a Vietnamese immigrant boy's search for belonging in America, perfect for fans of American Born Chinese and The Best We Could Do! Thien's first memory isn't a sight or a sound. It's the sweetness of watermelon and the saltiness of fish. It's the taste of the foods he ate while adrift at sea as his family fled Vietnam. After the Pham family arrives at a refugee camp in Thailand, they struggle to survive. Things don't get much easier once they resettle in California. And through each chapter of their lives, food takes on a new meaning. Strawberries come to signify struggle as Thien's mom and dad look for work. Potato chips are an indulgence that bring Thien so much joy that they become a necessity. Behind every cut of steak and inside every croissant lies a story. And for Thien Pham, that story is about a search-- for belonging, for happiness, for the American dream.
Prior to the Civil War, the fastest mail between the West Coast and the East took almost thirty days by stagecoach along a southern route through Texas. Some Californians feared their state would not remain in the Union, separated so far from the free states. Then businessman William Russell invested in a way to deliver mail between San Francisco and the farthest western railroad, in Saint Joseph, Missouri—across two thousand miles of mountains, deserts, and plains—guaranteed in ten days or less.Russell hired eighty of the best and bravest riders, bought four hundred of the fastest and hardiest horses, and built relay stations along a central route--through modern-day Kansas, Nebraska, Colorado, Wyoming, Utah, and Nevada, to California. Informed by his intimate knowledge of horses and Western geography, Ralph Moody's exciting account of the eighteen critical months that the Pony Express operated between April 1860 and October 1861 pays tribute to the true grit and determination of the riders and horses of the Pony Express.