Life during World War II (Daily Life in US History) (#0794NS3)

by Lanier, Wendy

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Hardcover (library binding) Core Library, an imprint of Abdo Publishing, 2015
Price: USD 23.00
Description: 48 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 24 cm.
Dewey: 940.53; Int Lvl: 3-6; Rd Lvl: 6.4
AR 5.5 MG 1 171732EN; RC 5.4 4; LEX 830L


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Daily Life in US History answers all the questions you might have about what everyday life was like in the different eras of US History. You'll discover what people did for fun, work, school, and much more.

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Includes bibliographical references (page 47) and index. Describes life in the United States during World War II, discussing rationing, the war effort, working women, and more. Includes a typical day in the life of a teenage girl who cares for her brothers and her home so her mother is able to work.

From the Publisher
Have you ever wondered what life was like for individuals and families living through World War II? Learn about what their days consisted of, what they ate and wore, and more! Primary sources with accompanying questions, multiple prompts, A Day in the Life section, index, and glossary also included. Aligned to Common Core Standards and correlated to state standards.Core Library is an imprint of Abdo Publishing, a division of ABDO.

Product Details
  • Publisher: Core Library, an imprint of Abdo Publishing
  • Publication Date: January 1, 2015
  • Format: Hardcover (library binding)
  • Series: Daily life in US history
  • Dewey: 940.53
  • Classifications: Nonfiction
  • Description: 48 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 24 cm.
  • ISBN-10: 1-62403-629-5
  • ISBN-13: 978-1-62403-629-3
  • Follett Number: 0794NS3
  • Interest Level: 3-6
  • Reading Level: 6.4
  • ATOS Book Level: 5.5
  • AR Interest Level: MG
  • AR Points: 1
  • AR Quiz: 171732EN
  • Reading Counts Level: 5.4
  • Reading Counts Points: 4
  • Lexile: 830L

Reviews & Awards
  • Booklist, 06/01/15
  • Library Media Connection, 12/01/15
  • School Library Journal, 04/01/15

Full-Text Reviews
School Library Journal (April 1, 2015)
Gr 3-6-This series humanizes seminal events and movements in U.S. history through the exploration of the lives of men, women, and children. The authors do a terrific job of including a variety of viewpoints, such as those of slaves and child laborers. Sidebars highlight key ideas, including the Homestead Act and the mystery at Roanoke. Passages from primary source documents are included as well. A "Stop and Think" section concludes each title with provocative discussion questions that encourage readers to put themselves in the shoes of people from the featured era. The illustrations are made up of photos, maps, drawings, and charts. The most effecting images are those depicting children-the photo of the little boy selling metal for a World War II scrap drive is a particularly memorable addition. VERDICT Concise and well organized, with a broad perspective, this series is first-rate. © Copyright 2014. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.

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