• Lucent Press

    These engaging nonfiction titles foster the cognitive skills of students in middle schools and early high school.

    American History

    Grades 7-10+
    American History examines the eras, events, and movements that have shaped U.S. history. Compelling narratives offer a wealth of factual information and provide readers with insight into the significance of the past and its many legacies. Fully cited quotations from historical figures, eyewitnesses, letters, speeches, and other writings bring vibrancy and authority to the text.

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    Diseases & Disorders

    Grades 7-10+
    Diseases & Disorders offers young readers and researchers a means of understanding ailments and their ramifications. Clear, careful explanations offer insight into what specific conditions are, what causes them, how people live with them, and the latest information about treatment and prevention.

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    Hot Topics

    Grades 7-10+
    The relevancy of hot topics like racism, poverty, and gangs makes this series an appealing, accessible  source for student research. Each title provides a thorough, balanced presentation of the many issues surrounding the topic. Meaning is fleshed out through a clear presentation of context, and the narrative offers compelling examples and pertinent quotes from age-appropriate sources.

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    Lucent Library of Black History

    Grades 7-10+
    Lucent Library of Black History places important African American topics in context so that readers will understand the connection between black history and the sweep of America’s story. This high-quality series includes volumes such as Black Nationalism, Women Civil Rights Leaders, and Reconstruction. 

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    The Music Library

    Grades 7-10+
    The popular series is updated to make music of all genres even more accessible, popular and culturally relevant in the 21st century. The set focuses on the history, music, artists and instruments behind specific styles – from blues to indie rock to rap and more. It also covers the advent of digital music stores and portable digital delivery systems. Each title provides a historical overview of the development of a specific music genre; explores the roots and influences of the genre and the key components that define the style; discusses the pioneers of the music; and considers the changes the genre has undergone from its inception to its present status on the world scene.

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    Mythology and Culture Worldwide

    Grades 7-10+
    This series helps readers understand the origins, cultural importance, and impact of world mythologies. Each volume focuses on one cultural or national mythology. Major myths, characters, gods and goddesses, and themes of the mythology are presented with a particular emphasis on tying these stories back to important aspects of the culture that produced it.

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    Nutrition & Health

    Grades 7-10+
    By delving into today’s hot topics, Nutrition & Health supports science curriculum standards relating to health, nutrition, food, and the environment. Each book in the series examines concepts through the lens of the latest scientific findings and provides readers with tools for evaluating conflicting statistics to help readers understand the topic and how it affects their bodies and their lives.

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    People in the News

    Grades 7-10+
    Supporting social studies, history, and biography assignments — as well as providing entertaining casual reading — People in the News profiles the lives and careers of  today’s prominent newsmakers. Whether covering contributions and achievements or notorious deeds, titles in this series examine why these well-known individuals garnered public attention.

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    Science Behind Sports

    Grades 7-10+
    Sports capture the attention of countless middle and high school students. Science Behind Sports harnesses this interest to make science more relevant, clear and engaging — assisting students with assignments and supporting curriculum standards related to the physical sciences and to personal health. Volumes present in a clear and engaging manner the scientific principles and concepts involved, the biomechanics and physiology related to play, and relevant elements of related sports medicine.  Each title in the series focuses on a popular sport or group of related sports.

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    Technology 360

    Grades 7-10+
    Technology 360  demonstrates how technology has evolved, transforming life at home, work, and school. Each volume focuses on a particular invention or device, such as digital cameras and cloud computing.  Through careful explanations and insightful analysis, readers learn about the device’s development, how it works, its impact on society and likely futures uses.

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    World History

    Grades 7-10+
    Each title in the comprehensive World History series offers a clearly written and visually enhanced overview of an important historical event or period. The series is designed to acquaint readers with the basics of history and make them aware that their lives and their own historical era are an intimate part of the ongoing human saga.

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