What's the Issue?: Sets 1 – 4
Issues such as racism, political division, and human
rights may seem too complicated to explain to young people, but they're
essential topics for the next generation of active citizens to understand.
Through the use of age-appropriate text, fact boxes, and design elements that
include full-color photographs and graphic organizers, young readers are given a
comprehensive look at some of today's most important social and political
issues. The balanced texts encourage the development of critical thinking
skills. This accessible exploration of current events gives young readers the
tools to meaningfully engage with the world around them.
• Historical context
and civics content supplement social studies curricula and provide real-world
examples of what students are taught in the classroom
suggestions for ways young people can tackle these issues encourage activism and
• Objective text, including relevant facts and statistics, helps
readers learn to think independently and form their own