The immediate relevancy of hot topics like pandemics, gay rights and students' rights makes this series prime material for student research. Each title provides a thorough and carefully balanced presentation of the many issues surrounding each topic, inspiring critical thought. Meaning is fleshed out through a clear presentation of context, and the clear narrative includes compelling examples and is enlivened by pertinent quotes from age-appropriate sources.
"This series has added new books ever since it began in 2006. It presents contemporary topics such as AIDS, organic foods, and online social networking in a format that encourages research and further study. Complex issues are well-researched, well-written, and supported by photographs and charts as necessary."
--Book of Note 2011, Tri State Young Adult Review Group
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