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Medical Marijuana (Opposing Viewpoints)

posted Jun 1, 2018, 10:39 AM by Ashilynn Hodsdon   [ updated Jun 1, 2018, 10:39 AM ]

Medical Marijuana (Opposing Viewpoints)
Each title in the highly acclaimed Opposing Viewpoints series explores a specific issue by placing expert opinions in a unique pro/con format; the viewpoints are selected from a wide range of highly respected and often hard-to-find publications.; The legality of medical marijuana continues to provoke controversy and face challenges. This title addresses the various facets of the debate, including: whether medical marijuana should be legal, if medical marijuana is good for society, how access to me; "Each volume in the Opposing Viewpoints Series could serve as a model…not only providing access to a wide diversity of opinions, but also stimulating readers to do further research for group discussion and individual interest. Both shrill and moderate, th

Internet Journalism and Fake News (Introducing Issues With Opposing Viewpoints)

posted Jun 1, 2018, 10:36 AM by Ashilynn Hodsdon

Internet Journalism and Fake News (Introducing Issues With Opposing Viewpoints)
Blogs, Twitter, Facebook, Tumblr, Wikipedia...there are endless sources for information on the Internet. But who can you trust to give you the truth? The catch-all of "fake news" has journalists, politicians, and information junkies alike worried about integrity, veracity, and legitimate sourcing. This collection of authoritative but diverse viewpoints tackles what constitutes fake news, where the term originated, and how it is often used to further politicize the media. Readers will also find discussions of propaganda and whether information disseminated by the American government is the only "real" news.

Black Lives Matter (Special Reports)

posted Jun 1, 2018, 10:35 AM by Ashilynn Hodsdon   [ updated Jun 1, 2018, 10:35 AM ]

Black Lives Matter (Special Reports)
"Black Lives Matter covers the shootings that touched off passionate protests, the work of activists to bring about a more just legal system, and the tensions in US society that these events have brought to light." --

The Border Wall With Mexico (Current Controversies)

posted Jun 1, 2018, 10:33 AM by Ashilynn Hodsdon   [ updated Jun 1, 2018, 10:33 AM ]

The Border Wall With Mexico (Current Controversies)
To some, the idea of a border wall with Mexico represents a necessary and practical barrier to illegal immigration and the perceived host of ills that are associated with it. To others, it is both an unrealistic and inhumane effort that demonizes desperate individuals and families who are only seeking a better life. The debate is fierce and is bound up with competing notions of crime, ethnicity, opportunity, fairness, justice, and what America promises, offers, stands for, and represents. All sides of the debate are presented here, and each is given a fair and respectful hearing, allowing readers to sift through fact and opinion, evaluate the strength of arguments, and form an educated opinion on the issue.

Returning Soldiers and PTSD (Current Controversies)

posted Jun 1, 2018, 10:30 AM by Ashilynn Hodsdon   [ updated Jun 1, 2018, 10:30 AM ]

Returning Soldiers and PTSD (Current Controversies)
Discusses issues surrounding PTSD in returning soldiers, including suicide rates, accessibility of healthcare, and the stigmas associated with PTSD.

Privacy and Security in the Digital Age (Current Controversies (Hardcover))

posted Jun 1, 2018, 10:28 AM by Ashilynn Hodsdon   [ updated Jun 1, 2018, 10:29 AM ]

The digital age has enhanced our lives in such profound ways that its difficult to imagine how we ever coped without computers, the internet, and smartphone cameras. But along with the obvious improvements that technology offers come threats to our personal freedoms. Readers of this enlightening anthology will be faced with complicated dilemmas from a variety of informed viewpoints: Does the government have the right to monitor its citizens? Should consumers have expectations of privacy? Does video surveillance make us safer in our communities? Is security more important than liberty?

Drones, Surveillance, and Targeted Killings (Current Controversies)

posted Jun 1, 2018, 10:27 AM by Ashilynn Hodsdon

Drones, Surveillance, and Targeted Killings (Current Controversies)
This timely anthology examines the use of drones by the military, law enforcement, border patrol, and civilians. Articles condoning the use of drones in military engagements abroad are balanced with reportage of civilian deaths and resulting creation of more terrorists. Pieces touting the effectiveness of drones in domestic surveillance are countered by assertions that they violate Americans civil liberties. Opinions about the pros and cons of drone use in securing our borders, as well as the potential benefits and dangers of their commercial use, will add to readers deep understanding of this complex issue.

The Electoral College and the Popular Vote (Introducing Issues With Opposing Viewpoints)

posted Jun 1, 2018, 10:24 AM by Ashilynn Hodsdon   [ updated Jun 1, 2018, 10:24 AM ]

The Electoral College and the Popular Vote (Introducing Issues With Opposing Viewpoints)
What is the Electoral College, and do the American people really need it? Should the popular vote determine the winner in any given presidential election? This anthology examines the origin and purpose of the Electoral College and offers balanced arguments for and against its use in the general election process. Readers will see how the Electoral College and popular vote can function harmoniously together, as well as examples supporting the viewpoint that the system has broken down and doesn't reflect the popular will.

A Girl Like That

posted May 30, 2018, 10:55 AM by Ashilynn Hodsdon   [ updated May 30, 2018, 10:55 AM ]

A Girl Like That

Sixteen-year-old Zarin Wadia is many things: a bright and vivacious student, an orphan, a risk taker. She’s also the kind of girl that parents warn their kids to stay away from: a troublemaker whose many romances are the subject of endless gossip at school. You don't want to get involved with a girl like that, they say. So how is it that eighteen-year-old Porus Dumasia has only ever had eyes for her? And how did Zarin and Porus end up dead in a car together, crashed on the side of a highway in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia? When the religious police arrive on the scene, everything everyone thought they knew about Zarin is questioned. And as her story is pieced together, told through multiple perspectives, it becomes clear that she was far more than just a girl like that.

This beautifully written debut novel from Tanaz Bhathena reveals a rich and wonderful new world to readers; tackles complicated issues of race, identity, class, and religion; and paints a portrait of teenage ambition, angst, and alienation that feels both inventive and universal.

Wolf by Wolf: One girl’s mission to win a race and kill Hitler

posted May 30, 2018, 10:51 AM by Ashilynn Hodsdon

Wolf by Wolf: One girl’s mission to win a race and kill Hitler
The year is 1956, and the Axis powers of the Third Reich and Imperial Japan rule. To commemorate their Great Victory, they host the Axis Tour: an annual motorcycle race across their combined continents. The prize? An audience with the highly reclusive Adolf Hitler at the Victor's ball in Tokyo.

Yael, a former death camp prisoner, has witnessed too much suffering, and the five wolves tattooed on her arm are a constant reminder of the loved ones she lost. The resistance has given Yael one goal: Win the race and kill Hitler. A survivor of painful human experimentation, Yael has the power to skinshift and must complete her mission by impersonating last year's only female racer, Adele Wolfe. This deception becomes more difficult when Felix, Adele's twin brother, and Luka, her former love interest, enter the race and watch Yael's every move.

But as Yael grows closer to the other competitors, can she be as ruthless as she needs to be to avoid discovery and stay true to her mission?

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