Books

In Print Titles

Most recent first.

Being Black in America
Part of the Understanding the Black Lives Matter Movement.
Brightpoint Press, 2021. 

“There have been many struggles for civil rights in American history. Black Lives Matter is one of the latest movements, but other groups, including women and Native Americans, have also protested for equality and fair treatment. The History of Civil Rights Movements in America examines earlier movements and looks at how they compare to the Black Lives Matter movement of today.”

The Impeachment of Donald Trump
Part of the Special Reports Series.
Abdo, 2020.

This title covers the issues surrounding the impeachment of President Donald Trump, discussing the key players, the events leading up to the impeachment, and the impact on an already divided US political system.”

Coronavirus: The Covid-19 Pandemic
Part of the Special Reports Series.
Abdo, 2020.

“This title covers the events surrounding an unprecedented global health crisis, including the origin of the pandemic, how it spread across the world, and how government leaders and health experts worked to respond.”

The Assassination of John F. Kennedy
Part of the American Crime Stories Series.
Abdo, 2020.

“The Assassination of John F. Kennedy explores all sides of this historical crime. It discusses conspiracy theories, police investigations, government responses, and more related to the murder of the thirty-fifth president of the United States.”

The Murders of Tupac and Biggie
Part of the American Crime Stories Series.

Abdo, 2020.

“The Murders of Tupac and Biggie explores all sides of the unsolved murders of two famous rappers. It discusses police investigations, conspiracy theories, the history behind the two rappers’ impactful careers and rivalry, and more.”

Stem Cells
Part of the Engineering the Human Body Series.
Focus Readers, 2020.

“Introduces readers to the science behind stem cells, including how and why the technology was created, current examples of the technology in action, and cutting-edge research advancing the technology.”

Earning, Saving, and Investing
Part of the Financial Literacy Series.
Abdo, 2020.

“Earning, Saving, and Investing examines how people can find work that fits their interests, budget their income, and use investment options to help them make more money.”

The Dark Web
Part of the Privacy in the Digital Age Series.
Abdo, 2020.

“The Dark Web is a part of the internet that is hidden and hard to access. It allows users to remain anonymous. Some people use the Dark Web because they fear for their safety. Others use the Dark Web to sell illegal products or services. The Dark Web explores issues in policing the Dark Web.”

Evolution of Mammals
Part of the Animal Evolution Series.
Abdo, 2019.

The Evolution of Mammals explores what we know about mammalian evolution, from theories of the past to recent breakthroughs in research. This title also looks at the science behind the research, from studying fossils to analyzing DNA.”

Evolution of Reptiles
Part of the Animal Evolution Series.
Abdo, 2019.

“The Evolution of Reptiles explores what we know about reptile evolution, from theories of the past to recent breakthroughs in research. This title also looks at the science behind the research, from studying fossils to analyzing DNA.”

Puggle
Part of the Top Hybrid Dogs series.
Capstone, 2019.

“Pugs are loyal companion dogs. Read this book to learn more about why puggles make good pets!”

Labradoodle
Part of the Top Hybrid Dogs series. 
Capstone, 2019.

“The Labradoodle is a cross between a Labrador retriever and a poodle. Did you know that these dogs love to swim? Fun facts and colourful photos tell the story of this popular crossbreed dog. Learn all about the Labradoodle and how this smart and lovable dog could fit into your family.”

Meth
Part of the Drugs in Real Life series.
Abdo, 2018.

“Methamphetamine, commonly known as meth, is a devastating drug that ravages users’ bodies and can destroy their lives. This title explores the effects of meth on the body, examines the laws and policies surrounding it, and discusses the road to recovery.”

Steroids
Part of the Drugs in Real Life series
Abdo, 2018

Although steroid abuse is an ever-growing problem among athletes and teenagers, steroids remain one of the most misunderstood drugs. This title explores the history of steroids, their effects on the body, the laws and policies surrounding them, and their impact on society.”

The Debate about the Electoral College
Part of the Pro-Con series.
Focus Readers, 2018.

“Provides a thorough overview of the major pros and cons of the electoral college. Readable text, interesting sidebars, and illuminating infographics invite readers to jump in and join the debate.”

Advertising Overload
Co-authored with Duchess Harris. Part of the News Literacy series.
Abdo, 2018. 

Media outlets rely on advertising for financial support, but in many cases it’s becoming more difficult to determine where the news ends and advertising begins. Advertising Overload takes a closer look at the encroachment of sponsored content and paid advertisements in areas where consumers might not expect to see them, as well as the ways that companies use collected data to push targeted advertising at consumers.

The Dakota Access Pipeline
Part of the Special Reports series, Set 3.
Abdo, 2018. 

The Dakota Access Pipeline follows the controversy surrounding the building of the pipeline and the associated month-long protests at the Standing Rock Sioux Reservation in North Dakota.”

What Are Race and Racism?
Part of the Race in America series
Abdo, 2018. 

Everyone’s daily lives are affected by race and racism in America. What Are Race and Racism? examines the complex meanings of these concepts, what roles they play in society, and how they affect individuals in America today.

Professional Gaming Careers
Part of the E-Sports: Game On! series
Norwood Press, 2017

“Explores E-Sports as a professional career. Learn about competitions, sponsorship, and live streams that lead professional gamers to the top of the gaming world.”

The Zika Virus
Part of the Special Reports series, Set 2
Abdo, 2017

The Zika Virus covers the Zika outbreak that began in 2015, discusses the history of the virus and its discovery, examines how the virus spreads and how it affects the infected, and looks at how the medical community is fighting it.

Hidden Human Computers: The Black Women of NASA
Co-authored with Duchess Harris
Part of the Hidden Heroes series
Abdo, 2017

Hidden Human Computers discusses how in the 1950s, black women made critical contributions to NASA by performing calculations that made it possible for the nation’s astronauts to fly into space and return safely to Earth.”

Women in Science
Part of the Women’s Lives in History series
Abdo, 2017

“Women have made a difference in every field imaginable, and they continue to do so today. Women’s Lives in History introduces readers to dozens of these remarkable people. Women in Science features groundbreaking figures in chemistry, biology, mathematics, medicine, and many other scientific fields.”

Women in Sports
 Part of the Women’s Lives in History series
Abdo, 2017

Women have made a difference in every field imaginable, and they continue to do so today. Women’s Lives in History introduces readers to dozens of these remarkable people. Women in Sportsfeatures groundbreaking figures in golf, basketball, soccer, figure skating, and many other sports.”

Trench Warfare
Part of the Essential Library of World War I
Abdo, 2016

This title examines the conditions, designs, soldiers, diseases, and warfare tactics of World War I’s trenches.”

12 Incredible Facts about the Cuban Missile Crisis
Part of the Turning Points in US History Series
12 Story, 2016

“Examines the 12 most amazing facts about the Cuban missile crisis. Full-color spreads provide information about the events critical moments, key players, and lasting effects paired with interesting sidebars, questions to consider, and a timeline.”

The Bombing of Pearl Harbor
Part of the Essential Library of World War II.
Abdo, 2015.

“World War II reached nearly every corner of the globe, from North Africa’s scorching deserts to Russia’s frozen tundra. Discover the devastating arsenal of weapons used by the warring nations. Learn how the war affected frontline soldiers, women at home, and national leaders. Explore the critical battles that turned the tide of the war. Follow a history of scientific advances that culminated in the ultimate weapon, the atomic bomb. Find out how World War II reshaped borders, revolutionized military technology, and redefined the human capacity for destruction.”

Black Lives Matter
Part of the Special Reports series
Abdo, 2015

“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.”

Ancient Maya
Part of the Ancient Civilizations series
Abdo, 2015

“The legacy of past civilizations is still with us today. In Ancient Maya, readers discover the history and impressive accomplishments of the Maya people, including their advanced mathematics and massive stone cities.”

Out of Print Titles:

Gertrude Ederle versus the English Channel
Schoolwide, 2015

“In a time when well-mannered girls learned how to play piano, acted modestly, and were rarely athletes, Gertrude Ederle had a different dream: to be a competitive swimmer. Gertrude is a heroine everyone can still look up to . . . This book . . . brings to life how Gertrude conquered the English Channel, received the first tickertape parade in history, and became much more than the ‘Queen of the Waves.’”