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"A picture is worth a thousand words." Building on this concept, the folks at Life magazine have compiled a dazzling look at the past century, aimed specifically at younger readers. Using images and photos from the magazine's immense collection, the book features hundreds of amazing pieces of history. From world leaders to world disasters to dramatic social change, this book touches all of the major events from the turn of the 20th century onward. Each section includes an introduction by a popular and influential children's author, such as Jane Yolen, Lois Lowry, and Jerry Spinelli.
History can sometimes seem an abstract and distant thing to teens and young readers. Using a colletion of touching and remarkable photos and essays, this collection strives to teach with more than facts. The book is also conveniently outlined to include the birth of new ideas in the beginning of each decade and concludes with the death of notable persons at the end of the epoch. Perfectly suited for browsing, learning, and appreciating history, Life: Our Century in Pictures for Young People is sure to appeal to teen readers around the country.