US Coast Guard
Each branch of the US armed forces has a unique job to do and important contributions to make. This title highlights the history and achievements of the US Coast Guard. Easy-to-read, engaging text explores the military branch's key missions and important roles in protecting the United States. Learn about cutting-edge technology and weapons, and discover what it is like to join the US Coast Guard and have a career in the branch. Well-placed sidebars, vivid photos, helpful maps, abundant charts, and a glossary enhance readers' understanding of the topic. Additional features include a table of contents, a selected bibliography, source notes, and an index, plus a timeline and essential facts.
Aligned to Common Core standards and correlated to state standards.
Essential Library is an imprint of Abdo Publishing, a division of ABDO.
|Interest Level||Grade 6 - Grade 12|
|Reading Level||Grade 8|
|Subject||History, Social Studies|
|Title Format||Reinforced Library Bound Hardcovers, Anywhere eBooks|
|Graphics||Full-color illustrations, 1-color illustrations|
|Accelerated Reader® Quiz||NOT AR|
|Features||Glossary of key words, Index, Informative sidebars, Reviewed, Sources for further research, and Table of contents|
|Online Resources||FREE! Booklinks Nonfiction Network|
Essential Library of the US Military - Horn Book Guide
Each military branch’s profile begins with a description of recent successful military initiatives to illustrate the group’s mission and scope. Successive chapters effectively trace history, contemporary roles, equipment, and weapons. Career opportunities and basic training are also discussed. . . . Color photos, charts, maps, and informative sidebars enhance the texts.