Benazir Bhutto

Benazir Bhutto

by Sean Stewart Price
     
 

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In 1979, Benazir Bhutto's father, the former president of Pakistan, was executed by the government that had overthrown him. Bhutto was arrested as a political prisoner. But even imprisonment and house arrest couldn't stop her popularity from soaring among the people of Pakistan. She would become Pakistan's first female prime minister. What motivated

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In 1979, Benazir Bhutto's father, the former president of Pakistan, was executed by the government that had overthrown him. Bhutto was arrested as a political prisoner. But even imprisonment and house arrest couldn't stop her popularity from soaring among the people of Pakistan. She would become Pakistan's first female prime minister. What motivated Benazir Bhutto to live the life she led? How did she achieve such power in a society dominated by men? The exciting biographies in the Front-Page Lives series take an in-depth look at some of the world's most fascinating people.

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School Library Journal
Gr 5-8-Focusing on headline makers from the past 20 years or so, this series does not shy away from the controversial topics that are part of what make this grouping of people noteworthy. The subjects' lives are presented with depth and breadth and in such a way as to make clear how their actions impacted the world and why they are or were so important. Headlines and short descriptions of events from various years of the newsmakers' lives begin each chapter and provide context for their actions and motivations. The writing is accessible and engaging, with color and black-and-white photographs and (except in Obama and Gates) color maps complementing the text. Bhutto and bin Laden are particularly good choices as they offer provocative, compelling information about people whose personal stories are not often told. The other books are solid additional purchases.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781432960261
Publisher:
Heinemann-Raintree
Publication date:
07/01/2011
Series:
Front-Page Lives Series
Pages:
112
Age Range:
11 - 13 Years

Meet the Author


Sean Stewart Price has written more than 50 books for children and teenagers, and his biography "Front Page Lives: Benazir Bhutto" garnered a starred review from Booklist. He has edited nine books for teachers and contributed to numerous text books and reference works. A former managing editor of "Junior Scholastic" magazine in New York, Price has written articles for publications such as "National Geographic Kids" and "The New York Times Upfront". He lives with his family in Alabama.

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