Describes the history, geography, government, economics, and people of Iran.
Children's LiteratureWhat is the history of Iran? Is it a desert country? These questions and others are answered in this "First Reports" series about Iran. Iran is a country located in the Middle East between the Caspian Sea and the Persian Gulf. Iran was known as Persia until 1935 when the shah of the country changed the name. It has a very diverse landscape varying from tall mountains to low plains. The history of the country is one of war and tumult. Many nations have attacked Persia and taken over the government. The people who have invaded have brought in their own religions and political ideas. The United States had started to support Iran for a short time in the 1970's until a revolution broke out. The U.S. embassy was captured and its staff held hostage. After this incident the relations between the two countries has been rocky. Political upheaval seems to be a constant in Iran. Iran is mostly a Muslim nation. The women in Iran are not treated equal to men and are limited in their dress and activities. The country has many important resources including oil, zinc, and iron. Educators will want this in their library as they teach children about this country. The photography brings life to the descriptions. The book is well organized and easy to follow and gives a concise overview of Iran. 2004, Compass Point Books, Ages 7 to 9.
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