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Offers in-depth, non-biased coverage of political and social issues, including overviews, statistics and pro/con reporting.
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Find complete text of newspaper and newswire stories, magazine articles, reference books, pictures, maps and radio/TV transcripts on current topics. Use the natural language or advanced search feature.
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Contains the full text of hundreds of reference books on a wide variety of subjects, including history, business, medicine, science and humanities. Includes tables of content, indexes and illustrations. (Guided Tour)
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Provides one-stop access to general interest magazines, business periodicals, reference books, and newspaper articles. (Search Tips)
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Two hundred topics, each with an overview (objective background/description), point (argument) and counterpoint (opposing argument).
Notes on a Near-Life Experience by Olivia Birdsall
In this honest, witty, utterly accessible winner of the Delacorte Press Contest, first-time author Olivia Birdsall creates an authentic and lovable teenager in Mia Day whose father has suddenly left.
The Day My Mother Left by James Prosek
Prosek movingly chronicles young Jeremy's emotional upheaval after his mother abandons the family, in this sophisticated novel.
What Erika Wants by Bruce Clements
The bright spot in the life of fourteen-year-old Erika Nevski is her lawyer, who supports Erika as she faces a custody battle, deals with her shoplifting friend, and tries out for the school play.
Storky : How I lost My Nickname and Won the Girlby Debra Garfinkle
Michael Pomerantz doesn't have great expectations for high school - people are still calling him "Storky," his mom is dating his dentist, and his father can barely sit through their Sunday night dinners. "Storky" is a hilarious journal of teen trials and tribulations written with incredible depth and sensitivity.