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School Library JournalGr 6–9
These titles provide information useful to teachers of literature, students, and casual readers wishing to learn more about the writers and the times surrounding their classic novels. The books open with a brief biography of the author and reasons for writing about a particular theme or topic: politics in Animal Farm , the idea of freedom in Huckleberry Finn , and the effects of the Depression in Of Mice and Men . The photographs, illustrations, and sidebars make the books attractive to even the most reluctant readers. With glossaries defining terms highlighted in the texts, time lines, and resources for further reading, readers gain new insight into the events that influenced these classic authors. This series is similar in scope to the "Looking at Literature through Primary Sources" series (Rosen Central).
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