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Slavery Today

A Groundwork Guide

by Kevin Bales & Becky Cornell, series edited by Jane Springer
edition: Paperback
also available: Hardcover eBook
  • age: 14 to 18
  • Grade: 9 to 12
tagged: prejudice & racism, law & crime

An introduction to slavery in the world today, in rich and developing nations alike. Clearly and concisely written for young adult readers.

Twenty-seven million people — young and old, men and women — are locked in bondage worldwide. Slavery Today traces the products created by this inhuman system from the jungle and farm through the global mark …

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Cities

A Groundwork Guide

by John Lorinc, series edited by Jane Springer
edition: Paperback
also available: Hardcover eBook
  • age: 14 to 18
  • Grade: 9 to 12
tagged: sociology, modern

A thought-provoking look at the demands and expectations we place on our growing cities in the twenty-first century. An excellent introduction to the subject for young adults.

Today, more people live in cities than in rural areas. The search for better housing, transit, economic opportunity, and security within neighbourhoods forces today's city-dwe …

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Day of the Flying Fox

The True Story of World War II Pilot Charley Fox

by Steve Pitt
edition: eBook
  • age: 12 to 15
  • Grade: 3 to 4
tagged: military & wars, aviation, canada

Commended for the 2009 Best Books for Kids & Teens
Canadian World War II pilot Charley Fox, now in his late eighties, has had a thrilling life, especially on the day in July 1944 in France when he spotted a black staff car, the kind usually employed to drive high-ranking Third Reich dignitaries. Already noted for his skill in dive-bombing and str …

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The Betrayal of Africa

A Groundwork Guide

by Gerald Caplan, series edited by Jane Springer
edition: Hardcover
  • age: 14 to 18
  • Grade: 9 to 12
tagged: africa

"[The Groundwork Guides] are excellent books, mandatory for school libraries and the increasing body of young people prepared to take ownership of the situations and problems previous generations have left them." -- Globe and Mail

Think Africa, and many people think of brutal war, endless famine, pervasive corruption, unworthy rulers, universal pove …

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Oil

A Groundwork Guide

by James Laxer, series edited by Jane Springer
edition: Hardcover
  • age: 14 to 18
  • Grade: 9 to 12
tagged: politics & government, general (see also headings under animals or technology)

"[The Groundwork Guides] are excellent books, mandatory for school libraries and the increasing body of young people prepared to take ownership of the situations and problems previous generations have left them." -- Globe and Mail

Oil, our main source of energy, underlies the world's economy. In the twentieth century its availability and relatively …

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