From the Series Compact Research: Current Issues
The issue of terrorism has been a dominant concern ever since the 9/11 terrorist attacks on the U.S. Through objective overviews, primary sources, and full-color illustrations, this title carefully examines How Serious Is the Problem of Terrorism? Why Do People Commit Terrorist Attacks? How Are Terrorist Attacks Carried Out? How Can Terrorist Attacks Be Prevented?
|Interest Level||Grade 7 - Grade 12|
|Reading Level||Grade 7|
|Series||Compact Research: Current Issues|
|Number of Pages||128|
|Title Format||Reinforced book, Print + Ebook|
School Library Journal
Gr 7 Up Students writing current-events papers on these two front-page issues will undoubtedly find these books vital to their research. The first book introduces theories as to why people carry out terrorist attacks, how they are executed, and how the attacks might be prevented. The second book includes information on the effect of security concerns on privacy, American foreign policy, and the Iraq War. Each volume includes people and groups associated with the issue, a chronology of events, related organizations, and suggestions for further research. Chapters open and end with an array of quotes that argue for or against a particular argument or aspect of the issue, complete with full citation. Pull quotes from the text and illustrated maps, graphs, and charts assist readers in understanding the main content. However, the pages are a bit dense and crammed full of many quotes, figures, and other information, which may make the volumes daunting for reluctant readers. Still, they are balanced looks at two controversial issues.