THE VIEWPOINTS AND PERSPECTIVES LIBRARY, Cherry Lake Publishing, 2019

Six-year-old Eva Hart's mother almost refused to board the Titanic. She was sure something terrible was going to happen. She was right.

 

Eva and her parents were third class passengers on the tragic ship. Her experiences are recounted in VIEWPOINTS AND PERSPECTIVES: THE SINKING OF THE TITANIC, one of eight books in the series about fascinating historical events and the people who lived through them.

Other titles include THE DUST BOWL, THE ATTACK ON PEARL HARBOR, THE UNDERGROUND RAILROAD, THE BOSTON TEA PARTY, THE BATTLE OF BUNKER HILL, and THE OREGON TRAIL AND WESTWARD EXPANSION.

School Library Connection

This series takes various historical events and tells each story through three different perspectives. By the end of these slim volumes, readers will have acquired well-rounded knowledge of the specific event. While these books could be used for pleasure or report reading, there are features that lend themselves well to classroom use. Sidebars call on readers to “think about it” or “analyze this,” urging students to go out and find other points of view, which aligns nicely to the Common Core standards. Depending on the topic, some volumes will be more popular than others, but all are very successful at conveying information on their respective topics. Each volume has several chapters from different viewpoints, suggestions for further reading, and an activity that has readers looking at a photo from different perspectives. Glossary. Index. Timeline.

 

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