What's the Issue?: Set 1
Young people hear many terms they might not understand
as they watch the news with their family, read headlines in newspapers or online,
or listen to a discussion between adults. Words and phrases such as
"refugees," "gender equality," "racism," and "climate change"
may be unfamiliar to them, but they are critical concepts to understand as they
grow up in the modern world. As readers explore these important issues, they
strengthen their critical thinking skills with the help of informative text,
fact boxes, and graphic organizers. Detailed photographs are also included to
help readers visualize each topic.
?Age-appropriate text and tone allow readers to familiarize themselves with hot button social and political issues using language they understand
?Fact-based approach encourages readers to develop their own informed opinions and understand the importance of objective truth over media spin and personal bias
?Focus on social justice topics helps readers develop a sense of empathy for and understanding of people who are different from them