This title examines one of the world's critical issues, suicide. Readers will learn the historical background of the issue, leading up to its current and future impact on society. Discussed in detail are the causes of suicide, including mental disorders such as depression and bipolar disorder, and the effects of suicide on the victim's family, friends, and society as a whole. Also covered are suicide bombers, their mission, and their effect on society. Suicide-related legal acts, such as the Death with Dignity Act, are also covered. Engaging text, informative sidebars, and color photographs present information realistically, leaving readers with a thorough, honest interpretation of suicide. Features include a timeline, facts, additional resources, Web sites, a glossary, a bibliography, and an index. Essential Issues is a series in Essential Library, an imprint of ABDO Publishing Company.
|Interest Level||Grade 6 - Grade 12|
|Reading Level||Grade 8|
|Subject||Character Education, Social Studies|
|Number of Pages||112|
|Title Format||Reinforced Library Bound Hardcovers, Anywhere eBooks|
|Dimensions||6.25 x 9.25|
|Guided Reading Level||Z|
|ATOS Reading Level||9.1|
|ATOS Interest Level||MG+|
|Accelerated Reader® Quiz||135657|
|Accelerated Reader® Points||3.0|
|Features||Glossary of key words, Index, Informative sidebars, Reviewed, Sources for further research, and Table of contents|
|Online Resources||FREE! Booklinks Nonfiction Network|
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.
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.