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Highrise

The Towers in the World and the World in the Towers

by Katerina Cizek, adapted by Kristy Woudstra
edition: Hardcover
  • age: 13 to 17
  • Grade: 8 to 12
tagged: sociology, architecture

Adapted from the Emmy-winning, multimedia interactive documentary of the same name, Highrise is an in-depth exploration of the world's highrises and the people who live inside them.

From the multi-story dwellings of Ancient Rome to the soaring glass skyscrapers of today, humans have used highrises for thousands of years to house the poor, protect t …

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Gangs

A Groundwork Guide

by Richard Swift
edition: eBook
  • age: 0
  • Grade: p to 12
tagged: sociology, law & crime

A Booklist Editors’ Choice and a Society of School Librarians International (SSLI) Honor Book

Street gangs have exploded worldwide. Tattoos, baggy pants, tagging, gangsta style, the unspoken threat -- it's all just around the corner in most of the world's major cities. From the streets of Los Angeles to the shantytowns of Cape Town, hundreds of th …

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"Scribbling Women"

True Tales from Astonishing Lives

by Marthe Jocelyn
edition: Hardcover
  • age: 14 to 18
  • Grade: 9 to 12
tagged: girls & women, literary criticism & collections, sociology

In 1855, Nathaniel Hawthorne wrote to his publisher, complaining about the irritating fad of “scribbling women.” Whether they were written by professionals, by women who simply wanted to connect with others, or by those who wanted to leave a record of their lives, those “scribbles” are fascinating, informative, and instructive.

Margaret Catc …

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The Force of Law

The Force Of Law

by Mariana Valverde, series edited by Jane Springer
edition: Paperback
  • age: 14 to 18
  • Grade: 9 to 12
tagged: law & crime, sociology

This book examines the meaning of law from a global perspective and the many connections between law and law enforcement. An excellent introduction to the subject for young adults.

Most of us in liberal democratic countries think that we live under the rule of law. Governments make the rules, we live by them and the police enforce them if we try to …

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Hip Hop World

A Groundwork Guide

by Dalton Higgins, series edited by Jane Springer
edition: Paperback
  • age: 14 to 18
  • Grade: 9 to 12
tagged: rap & hip hop, sociology

A fascinating look at hip hop, the world’s most popular music, and what it means to young people all over the globe, written by an acclaimed pop-culture critic. An excellent introduction to hip hop for young adults.

Hip hop is arguably the predominant global youth subculture of this generation. In this book Dalton Higgins takes vivid snapshots of …

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