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50 Body Questions

By Tanya Lloyd Kyi
Illustrated by Ross Kinnaird
Categories: Children's Nonfiction
Series: 50 Questions

Unbelievable facts about an amazing specimen—YOU!

Most of us eat, run, or sleep without thinking about it. But our bodies are masterful machines of intricate design that perform amazing feats daily. ...

Blue Gold

Coltan, or “blue gold,” is a rare mineral used in making cell phones and computers. Across continents, the lives of three teen girls are affected by the “blue gold” trade.

Sylvie’s family had ...

Beyond Bullets

Award-winning photographer Rafal Gerszak spent a year embedded with the American military in Afghanistan, where he used his camera to document everyday life in the war-torn country. While there, he developed ...

Cry of the Giraffe

In the early 1980s, thousands of Ethiopian Jews fled the civil unrest, famine and religious persecution of their native land in the hopes of being reunited in Yerusalem, their spiritual homeland, with ...

The Little Black Book for Guys

Lots of guys talk the big talk, but what’s really going on with sex?

That’s what a group of young men sat down to figure out for The Little Black Book for Guys. To get behind the hype, they talked ...

The Bite of the Mango

As a child in a small rural village in Sierra Leone, Mariatu Kamara lived peacefully surrounded by family and friends. Rumors of rebel attacks were no more than a distant worry.

But when 12-year-old Mariatu ...

The Little Black Book for Girlz

Check it out: not just a book about sex, but a look at girl culture by youth themselves. No stuffy school textbook. No nosey adults. Just a diverse group of teen girls from a community youth project who ...

Chanda's Secrets

Chanda’s mother is not herself, her younger sister is acting out, and her best friend needs help. A powerful story set amid the African HIV/AIDS pandemic.

In this sensitive, swiftly paced story, readers ...