New Places: Stories about being somewhere new

After moving to a brand-new school in the seventh grade, Edith Gonzalez struggles to maintain her straight-A status with a new, scary biology teacher, and when social scientist Meltem Alemdar leaves her home in Turkey to pursue her education in the US, she struggles to find her identity.

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Teamwork: Stories about working together

A power outage on campus leads physics student Zoya Vallari to take a stand against her university's female-only curfew, and firefighter Nick Baskerville is eager to prove himself when he arrives on the scene of his first fire.

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Circles: Stories about coming back around

In the middle of a school day, science teacher Brittany Beck passes out in her classroom, leading her to reflect on what got her here, and inspired by her grandfather, Kitty Yang becomes a math teacher, but soon realizes she misses being a student.

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Inspiration: Stories about what inspires us

Just before she leaves for her dream opportunity to teach marine science on the Red Sea, Latasha Wright gets a call that puts her plans in jeopardy, and growing up, Sheena Cruickshank's teenage older brother inspires her love of science, but then one summer he returns from university with a lump on his arm.

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Heredity: Stories about where we come from

A question that Laura Spink asked her parents as a kid comes up again when her own child begins to ask similar questions, and after Denise Coberley brings up her doubt in the Bible to her adoptive religious parents, she finds herself on a journey of self-discovery.

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Courage: Stories about standing up for yourself

The lessons that Margaret Rubega learns from her dad about fighting back are put to the test when he becomes the one she must stand up to, and in following her dream of studying chemistry, Charlotte Istance-Tamblin sees how to break the toxic patterns in her relationships.

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