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Written by Steve Otfinoski

ISBN: 978-0-531-21331-5

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Since the mid-20th century, gun control has been one of the United States’ most controversial issues. People on both sides of the argument have fought passionately for their beliefs, and little progress has been made in either direction. Readers will discover why some Americans are pushing for stricter gun laws in the wake of several shocking incidents of gun violence, while others hold to the belief that gun ownership is an important Constitutional right. They will also learn about landmark gun control laws and important figures in the struggle to sort out this difficult issue.
Spring 2014 title. Publishes in February 2014.
Item #: 625627
Imprint: Children's Press
Copyright: 2014
Trim Size: 6 1/2" X 9"
Pages: 64
Grades: 4 - 6
Ages: 9 - 11
Dewey #: 363.33
Guided Reading Level: W
Lexile Level: 1100L
AR Quiz #: 164677
AR Points: 1.0
ATOS Level: 7.1
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  • Glossaries define important vocabulary specific to each book
  • Timelines and maps increase readers’ understanding of historical context
  • Contains commentary about how the event has helped shape the world as we know it
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  • Photos, graphs, diagrams, and other text features challenge students to synthesize information from various media to demonstrate understanding of the text.
  • Paired texts present the same theme from different perspectives, encouraging students to compare and contrast the most important points.
  • Build social studies and academic vocabulary with grade-appropriate words used in context.
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