What Are Taxes?
In this engaging, informative title, the concepts of taxes and government funding are broken down in a way that early-elementary-level readers will understand and find captivating. The history of taxes is covered from ancient Rome through pre-Revolutionary America, as are the different types of taxes and how taxes are used in the United States today. “Think About It” boxes encourage readers to think critically about the topics discussed in the text and how taxes relate to their own lives. Compare and Contrast sidebars also promote key skills included in the Common Core standards.