Without curiosity, the world does not move forward. Curiosity is what drives ingenuity and innovation. Curiosity is a habit of mind and an approach to life that can be practiced, nurtured, and sustained. The benefits of curiosity, especially among teens, are many and great, including greater engagement in school; better study habits, grades, and test scores; a richer range of extracurricular activities; a more well-rounded intellect and outlook; and, ultimately, greater success in and satisfaction with life. Readers learn how to cultivate a spirit of curiosity and how to apply it, all the while reaping the benefits of active engagement with people, places, and ideas. Not only will readers find inspiration but also opportunities to read and analyze text in a way that conforms closely to Common Core standards for informational texts, including summarizing; identifying main ideas and their supporting details; analyzing the structure, development, and effectiveness of an argument; and identifying an author's point of view and purpose.