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Children's LiteratureThe world we live in is becoming steadily more diverse. The youngsters now entering high school will participate in a global economy that features close ties to many nations around the world. Therefore, the development of enhanced cultural awareness is a vital skill for youngsters to master. One important area in this search is that of language proficiency. In a world where interconnectedness among nations is a growing truth, having the ability to speak a foreign language is a necessary skill. In this title, a part of the "Cocurricular Activities" series, readers are introduced to a variety of aspects linked to foreign language clubs. In addition the author of this illustrated book incorporates chapters that detail avenues for foreign study or for hosting international students. In the end this book offers a great deal of practical information to youngsters and their adult mentors in regards to broadening horizons to include the entire world. This is a useful teaching tool and one that could augment a school guidance library. 2005, Mason Crest Publishers, Ages 14 up.
—Greg M. Romaneck