• #Pride: Championing LGBTQ Rights

    by Rebecca Felix Year Published: 2019

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    In this title, readers learn about the #Pride movement, from its beginnings at the Stonewall Riots to the LGBTQ rights movement, the first Pride Parade, the creation of the Rainbow flag, and legislation such as the Matthew Shephard Act and the 2015 Supreme Court ruling legalizing same sex marriage.


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  • #BlackLivesMatter: Protesting Racism

    by Rachael L. Thomas Year Published: 2019

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    In this title, readers learn about the #BlackLivesMatter movement, from the history of slavery and racism, to the slayings of Travon Martin and Michael Brown, to further efforts to end racism such as Campaign Zero, and #takeaknee, and Black Futures Lab. Aligned to Common Core Standards and correlated to state standards. 

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  • #WomensMarch: Insisting on Equality

    by Rebecca Felix Year Published: 2019

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    In this title, readers learn about the #WomensMarch, movement from the campaign for women's suffrage, to legislation safeguarding reproductive rights and protecting them from sexual harassment, to the 2017 and 2018 Women's Marches and the continued fight for gender equality and social justice. 

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  • The #METOO Movement

    by Marty Erickson Year Published: 2020

    Call Number: 362.88 ERI

    Explores the history of the #MeToo movement and how it has evolved, including the activists who are leading the movement today

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  • Teen Incarceration: From Cell Bars to Ankle Bracelets

    by Patrick Jones Year Published: 2017

    Call Number: 364.60 JON

    Looks at how juvenile justice works in the United States using interviews with several teenagers who have been incarcerated for major crimes, including armed robbery and murder.


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  • Racial Profiling: Everyday Inequality

    by Alison Behnke Year Published: 2017

    Call Number: 363.23 BEH

    Explores the history and consequences of racial profiling through research and personal stories.

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  • Hate Crimes

    by Hal Marcovitz Year Published: 2019

    Call Number: 364.15 MAR

    Discusses hate crimes, crimes committed against people because of their race, ethnicity or religion.

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  • The Women's Right Movement

    by Don Nardo Year Published: 2019

    Call Number: 305.42 NAR

    Beginning in the nineteenth century, women in the United States and some other Western countries began to demand equal rights with men. Through public demonstrations, complaints to newspapers and congressmen, and other means, women eventually gained the right to vote and hold public office. This book examines how and why social change occurs and the lasting influence of the women's movement.

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  • Human Rights in Focus: The LGBT Community

    by Damon Karson Year Published: 2018

    Call Number: 306.76 KAR

    Human rights advocates contend that the LGBT community has yet to achieve full equality and acceptance-in the United States and elsewhere. In recent years in the United States, state legislators have introduced more than 250 bills that limit LGBT rights-and twenty of these have become law. In other parts of the world, it remains shameful to identify as LGBT; in some countries, it is even punishable by death. These and other human rights concerns are examined.


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  • Human Rights in Focus: Human Trafficking

    by Leanne Currie-McGhee Year Published: 2018

    Call Numer: 306.36 CUR

    Globally, millions of people live in modern day slavery. Men, women, and children across the world are subject to forced labor and sexual exploitation at the hands of human traffickers. The challenges human trafficking victims face, the efforts to eradicate this crime, and how to assist victims are discussed.

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  • Why American Prisons Fail: How to Fix Them without Spending More Money (Maybe Less)

    by Paxson, Peyton Year Published: 2015

    Call Number: 365 PAX

    In this book, two former law school classmates, Peyton Paxson, a criminal justice professor, and George H. Watson, a past federal inmate and former attorney, address the issues currently facing our corrections system. They begin by describing how events in the late twentieth century caused the US to have the highest incarceration rate in the world today. The book provides brief surveys of the history of criminological theory and American prisons and compares with that of other Western democracies. The authors also examine the political and economic factors that drive today's mass incarceration phenomenon. They conclude with a discussion of existing best practices and proposed reforms to move away from expensive and unsuccessful mass incarceration toward a more effective system.

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  • Eating Dangerously: Why the Government Can't Keep Your Food Safe... and How You Can

    by Booth, Michael Year Published: 2015

    Call Number: 615.9 BOO

    Americans are afraid of their food. And for good reason. In 2011, the deadliest food-borne illness outbreak in a century delivered killer listeria bacteria on innocuous cantaloupe never before suspected of carrying that pathogen. Nearly 50 million Americans will get food poisoning this year. Spoiled, doctored or infected food will send more than 100,000 people to the hospital. Three thousand will die. We expect, even assume, our government will protect our food, but how often do you think a major U.S. food farm get inspected by federal or state officials? Once a year? Every harvest? Twice a decade? Try never. Eating Dangerously sheds light on the growing problem and introduces readers to the very real, very immediate dangers inherent in our food system.

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  • Online Security

    by Henderson, Harry Year Published:
    Call Number: 005.8 HEN
    Copyright: 2017
    Explores threats to online security and how to prevent crimes. 
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  • Online Privacy

    by Parks, Peggy Year Published:
    Call Number: 323.44 PAR
    Copyright: 2017
    "As much as most people value their privacy, the amount of information they share freely on social media is astounding. While this sharing may help create communities, security experts say it also destroys privacy. This book will discuss the scope of the growing privacy problem, potential consequences of oversharing, and efforts to address it"--Amazon.com. 
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  • Online Predators

    by Abramovitz, Melissa Year Published:
    Call Number: 004.67 ABR
    Copyright: 2017
    "Digital technologies that utilize the Internet have made communicating and finding information fast and simple, but this very convenience has also made it easy for online predators to target and prey on Internet users. Various types of online sexual, financial, identity theft, and cyberbullying predators, along with the methods they employ, the effects on their victims, efforts to contain these illegal activities, and associated controversies are discussed"--Amazon.com. 
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  • The Stewart/Colbert Effect: Essays on the Real Impacts of Fake News

    by Amarasingam, Amarnath Year Published: 2011

    Call Number: 791.45 STE

    The Daily Show with Jon Stewart and The Colbert Report have attracted much interest in recent years from popular audiences as well as scholars in various disciplines. Both Jon Stewart and Stephen Colbert have been named on Time magazine's list of the most influential people in the world. The ten essays in this interdisciplinary collection explore the issues engendered by the popularity of entertainment news, including the role of satire in politics, the declining level of trust in traditional sources of media, the shows' cathartic or informational function, and the ways in which these shows influence public opinion.

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  • Guide to U.S. health and health care policy

    by Oliver, Thomas Year Published:
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    Guide to U.S. Health and Health Care Policy provides the analytical connections showing students how issues and actions are translated into public policies and institutions for resolving or managing healthcare issues and crises, such as the recent attempt to reform the national healthcare system.  
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  • Taking Sides

    by Finsterbusch, Kurt Year Published: 2008
    Call Number: 361 TAK
    Presents a collection of twenty-two essays that debate social issues including parenting, culture and values, gender, population and the environment, and street crime. 
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  • Growing up : issues affecting America's youth

    by Wexler, Barbara Year Published: 2015
    Call Number: 305.23 WEX 
    Contains studies, surveys, and statistics on issues related to growing up in America, covering childcare, health and safety, teen sexuality, education, crime and victimization, gangs, violence in schools, crime prevention, and more.
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  • Children's human rights and public schooling in the United States

    by Hall, Julia Year Published: 2013
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    Includes the following topics: homelessness in America, sexual/gender harassment and military recruiting.  
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  • Student's guide to elections

    by Schulman, Bruce Year Published: 2008
    Call Number: REF 324.973 STU
    A selection of essays, encyclopedia entries, and primary sources that provides information on voting, the electoral process, and the history of U.S. elections. Includes fact boxes, time lines, photographs, maps, charts, tables, and political cartoons. 
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  • America's Prison

    by Hanrahan, Clare Year Published: 2006
    Call Number: 365.973 AME
    A collection of twenty-nine controversial essays that address various issues about America's prison system including incarceration of mentally ill criminals, early release for terminally ill inmates, and cross-gender prisoner searches. 
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