Essential Issues Set 1
This series examines some of the world's most critical contemporary social issues. Each book offers a historical background of the issue, leading up to its current and future impact on society. Also covered are efforts to combat the issue, including legislation and economic policy on a national and global level, as well as how economics, culture, and historical events affect each issue. Engaging text and color photographs present information realistically, leaving readers with a thorough, honest interpretation of each issue. Color photos and informative sidebars accompany easy-to-read, compelling text. Essential Issues is a series in Essential Library, an imprint of ABDO Publishing Company.
- Spring 2019
- Fall 2018
|Interest Level||Grade 6 - Grade 12|
|Reading Level||Grade 8|
|BISACS||JNF051070, JNF053070, JNF053230|
|Subject||Character Education, Social Studies|
|Number of Pages||112|
|Title Format||Reinforced Library Bound Hardcovers, Anywhere eBooks|
|Dimensions||6.25 x 9.25|
|Features||Glossary of key words, Index, Informative sidebars, Reviewed, Sources for further research, and Table of contents|
|Online Resources||FREE! Booklinks Nonfiction Network|
Biological & Chemical Warfare (Essential Issues) – Booklist
This title in the Essential Issues series offers a broad overview of biological and chemical weapons. With its clean layout; well-spaced, readable prose; and numerous sidebars and color photos, this title offers an accessible approach to the subject and will raise awareness of the many concerns and complexities of biological and chemical weaponry, particularly in the post-9/11 world.
Essential Issues Set 1 – Library Media Connection
This series provides a solid background on a wide range of contemporary newsworthy topics. The text is clear and concise, and generally easy to read. For students, some titles will be more interesting than others; however, all are interesting and vital for a middle or high school collection. Recommended.
Gangs, Drug Trafficking, Children's Rights, Biological & Chemical Warfare (Essential Issues) – Horn Book Guide
These books examine societal issues, reviewing their histories and relating steps taken to combat problems, including laws enacted to protect citizens. The readable texts are enhanced with numerous photographs and sidebars. . .
Mental Disorders, HIV/AIDS (Essential Issues) – Horn Book Guide
These books present overviews of the illnesses. Sidebars, photographs, and illustrations accompany the readable texts.
Essential Issues Set 1 – School Library Journal
These books examine their diverse topics in some depth, and cover some seldom-discussed issues such as mental illness and suicide. The texts are well-written, providing examples that put a human face to each problem. Quotes and facts are clearly attributed, and their sources are noted in the extensive back matter. The books include well-chosen and well-sized color photographs, and the narratives are surrounded by generous amounts of white space. Sidebars provide further information, or, more compellingly, offer stories about those touched by the topic. These excellent editions combine facts and personal stories that will be of great assistance to students writing reports.