The War in Iraq: From the Front Lines to the Home Front

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24 Hours A Day 7 Days A Week

"In Iraq, a dictator is building and hiding weapons that could enable him to dominate the Middle East and intimidate the civilized world."

That's what U.S. President George W. Bush said about Iraq dictator Saddam Hussein in September 2002. Six months later, a U.S.-led coalition ...

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Overview

24 Hours A Day 7 Days A Week

"In Iraq, a dictator is building and hiding weapons that could enable him to dominate the Middle East and intimidate the civilized world."

That's what U.S. President George W. Bush said about Iraq dictator Saddam Hussein in September 2002. Six months later, a U.S.-led coalition invaded Iraq.

Follow the War as It Unfolded, and Read About:

young soldiers sent to the front lines;

families of soldiers serving in Iraq;

Iraqi teens caught in the crossfire;

and the challenges of rebuilding a war-torn country.

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Editorial Reviews

VOYA - Susan Allen
This small series contains books on population, global warming, and the war in Iraq. Each volume details quite evenhandedly and with high quality writing a controversial subject. The text compiles articles from various Scholastic magazines, and the date the article was published is apparent. In The War in Iraq, the articles begin in 2002 giving the point of view from that time that continues through 2008. The perspectives on the war change as the public opinion and political strategies change. The final section of Is It Hot Enough? offers students small but significant ways that they can make a difference in global warming. The message throughout the text is serious, but in the final section, the tone is hopeful. The chatty format and bright color in each series book will draw in the reluctant reader. The slim volumes' pages are packed with photos, boxes, charts, and bits of information that are wonderful for the browser. The layout is consistent throughout the series with time lines, dictionaries, and extra resources provided to extend research for the report writer. With a word of caution about checking the facts on older information, this series is good for the reluctant reader. Reviewer: Susan Allen
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Gr 5-8

These books are compilations of articles from various Scholastic magazines, including Junior Scholastic and New York Times Upfront . The layout is consistent across the books, and the quality of the writing is high. Controversial issues are dealt with in an evenhanded manner, focusing on the facts while allowing for different perspectives and interpretations. Color backgrounds and photographs are well-used, as are sidebars and other access points. Unfortunately, some articles in Population come from the mid-1980s and 1990s, and there is no suggestion that readers confirm facts.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780531220030
  • Publisher: Scholastic Library Publishing
  • Publication date: 3/1/2009
  • Series: 24/7: Behind the Headlines Series
  • Edition description: Special
  • Pages: 64
  • Sales rank: 467,038
  • Age range: 13 - 18 Years
  • Product dimensions: 5.70 (w) x 8.80 (h) x 0.20 (d)

Table of Contents

The War in Iraq: FAQs 6

The War in Iraq: Facts & Figures 8

2002-2003: The War Begins 10

2004 and Beyond: No End in Sight 38

Timeline 57

Resources 58

Dictionary 60

Index 62

About this Book 64

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