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Cover: Being Female in America

Being Female in America – School Library Journal, Series Made Simple

The authors pull no punches when it comes to examining historical and contemporary forms of sexism in the United States. Each volume is steeped in statistics, research, and newsworthy anecdotes. Ingrained gender stereotypes and the differences between sexism and misogyny are explored, with… View →

 
Cover: Conservation Success Stories

Conservation Success Stories – School Library Journal, Series Made Simple

Using examples from around the world, the authors discuss various causes of habitat loss and fragmentation, along with conservation efforts and their results. A few in-depth case studies help readers understand the scope of the problems and possible solutions. “Science Connections” segments… View →

 
Cover: Famous Ships

Famous Ships – School Library Journal, Series Made Simple

. . .Wilhelm Gustloff shines as a well-rounded account that covers a number of different perspectives, including the terror caused by the Russian troop advancement into East Prussia, the atmosphere onboard the doomed ship, the submarine that sank it, and more. A suitable addition to STEM… View →

 
Cover: Hip-Hop Artists

Hip-Hop Artists – School Library Journal, Series Made Simple

Up-to-date, detailed accounts of hip-hop music’s most famous artists offer insight into their lives and music before and after they rose to superstardom. The books are lengthy and . . . true fans will savor the minutiae along with the time lines, sidebars, and photos. The text also manages… View →

 
Cover: Cool Makerspace Gadgets & Gizmos

Cool Makerspace Gadgets & Gizmos – School Library Journal, Series Made Simple

Has your school invested in Snap Circuits, Cubelets, or littleBits? If so, the projects in each of these books are just the ticket. They start simple (a coding bracelet made of beads that spell out the wearer’s name in binary) and increase in complexity until students are building a model… View →

 
Cover: Female Foodies

Female Foodies – School Library Journal, Series Made Simple

A tasty look at a number of food franchises founded by women. The use of familiar logos and color schemes (Mrs. Fields’s cookies, Totino’s pizza, etc.) will likely lure students. Felix frames each subject’s life in a similar format: each entrepreneur made a food product that brought… View →

 
Cover: STEM Superstar Women

STEM Superstar Women – School Library Journal, Series Made Simple

. . . the content covered is fascinating and could spark fiery discussion on sexism and inequality. All of the featured scientists had to overcome gender biases, and for many women, that also included breaking color and age barriers. Readers will be surprised to learn that computing in the… View →

 
Cover: Our Extreme Earth

Our Extreme Earth – School Library Journal, Series Made Simple

The authors use clear and concise language in their exploration of various geographical wonders. Each title features vivid photographs and the occasional drawing. Key scientists in the field, such as the seismologist Charles Francis Richter, are also profiled. Images of children introduce… View →

 
Cover: Earth Detectives

Earth Detectives – School Library Journal, Series Made Simple

Earth science students may be drawn to geological fields that offer outdoor exploration as well as laboratory study. “Think about it” segments ask readers if they’ve ever found a fossil, felt an earthquake, or examined the local climate, to initiate a connection to their own environments. A… View →

 
Cover: Super Simple Holidays

Super Simple Holidays – School Library Journal, Series Made Simple

The projects in each of these crafting guides combine skills young people already possess (cutting, gluing) and talents requiring a bit more precision (measuring, tracing). The necessary materials in each title are mostly common classroom items: construction paper, tape, yarn, glue—and a… View →

 
Cover: Saddle Up!

Saddle Up! – School Library Journal, Series Made Simple

Readers seeking information about all-things equestrian will appreciate this informative series. The straightforward writing and occasional photographs will appeal to report writers and curious readers alike. Each volume includes the backstory and development of the specific sport, as well… View →

 
Cover: STEM in Sports

STEM in Sports – School Library Journal, Series Made Simple

The breakdown of each concept into individual chapters allows the authors to fully analyze the impact STEM plays on the titular sport. Even games that seem relatively low-tech, where the gear required for play is fairly minimal, have fascinating STEM implications, such as the Magnus effect… View →