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Children's LiteratureAs part of the "Discovering Cultures" series, this title provides a detailed and informative look at Jamaican life. Many areas are brought to light such as various foods, celebrations, geography, and the daily lives of children in Jamaican schools. Each page is filled with colorful pictures and drawings that complement the text. Specific factual information—such as the country's national bird—is highlighted throughout, but is also restated at the end as a quick overview for students. The photos of Jamaican people also draw in the reader with their friendly smiles and individual dress. Major accomplishments of famous Jamaicans are also included. A glossary at the end introduces words that are specific to Jamaican life. For students interested in learning more about Jamaica, a well-defined reference section provides further research assistance. 2005, Benchmark Books/Marshall Cavendish Corporation, Ages 9 to 12.