November 21, 2017

The Advocate's Toolbox

Visions, Past and Present: World History | Series Nonfiction

An exploration of refugees from Crabtree; profiles of rabble-rousing women from Enslow.

This article was published in School Library Journal's April 2017 issue. Subscribe today and save up to 35% off the regular subscription rate.

Ever-Changing Forces: World History | Series Nonfiction

Read on to discover new series to engage students in our collective world history.

This article was published in School Library Journal's November 2016 issue. Subscribe today and save up to 35% off the regular subscription rate.

Neal Bascomb on “Sabotage” and the Norwegian Fight Against the Nazis

SLJTeen Live panelist Neal Bascomb discusses his research process, inspiration, and the best part of writing Sabatoge, about a riveting moment in World War II history.

Ever-Changing History: World History | Series Nonfiction

How does history fare when seen through a contemporary lens? This season is all about using fresh perspectives and interrogating the past.

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Going Beneath the Surface: World History | Series Nonfiction

Ancient empire, war, and inventions that revolutionized history are just a few of the topics covered here. The best of these sets take readers beneath the historical surface and give them in-depth information and analysis that will supplement and enhance what they are learning in class and help them gain a deeper understanding of the world’s past.

This article was published in School Library Journal's November 2015 issue. Subscribe today and save up to 35% off the regular subscription rate.

Origins: World History | Series Nonfiction

Ancient history, early western civilization, and legendary warriors dominate this group of books. Though many of these sets present familiar, well-trod topics, several find appealing and interesting ways to attract and hold reader attention and will help students better understand the origins of their world.

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A World of Conflict: World History | Series Made Simple Fall 2014

Turning on the news shows a world rife with conflict, and world history was no different. Many of these sets tell the stories of the human quest for power and the conflicts and advancements that accompanied them, and in doing so, expand readers’ knowledge and understanding of the world and its conflict-ridden history

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Power, Fortune, and Fame: World History | Series Made Simple Spring 2013

Kings and queens. Generals and enlisted men. Flamboyant outlaws and gangsters. Intrepid explorers and treasure hunters. Much of the world’s history has been made by people who lived outsized lives, pursued outsized dreams, or achieved outsized deeds.

All the World’s a Stage: World History | Series Made Simple Fall 2012

The emotional and intellectual capacitiesof humans make for some engaging drama, and what an extraordinary backdrop is ours for playing out our triumphs and tragedies. These series below explore humanity through the ages: in competition and cooperation, destruction and creation, division and unity.