What's the Issue?: Set 9
Students have historically been at the forefront of movements for social change. Giving children an age-appropriate introduction to today's toughest topics is an important part of preparing them to take an active role in the world around them. Augmented with eye-catching graphic organizers and engaging fact boxes, these volumes explore some of the most pressing issues of the twenty-first century, such as public health, media representation, and riots. Through the age-appropriate main text, readers learn not only what is happening around them, but also what they can do about it.
Key Features of Each Volume:
• A list of age-appropriate actions to take to get more involved with these issues that replaces feelings of helplessness with a sense of agency
• Carefully chosen related books and websites that encourage further independent research
• Curriculum-based background information on each issue that allows readers to make connections between what they learn in the classroom and what is happening in the world around them