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Fighting Poverty
This title covers these subjects: Poverty., Volunteer work., Charity.
Fighting Poverty
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Heinemann-Raintree Middle School Nonfiction

Fighting Poverty

Poverty is an outrage against humanity. It robs peoples dignity, freedom, and hope, of power over their own lives. (Statement by the Christian Aid charity.) All around the world - in both wealthy and less economically developed countries - there are charities trying to improve the lives of those in poverty. This book looks at the efforts of charity workers and volunteers, with exciting stories and case studies, and gives advice on how readers can get involved.

 
Dewey362.5
GenreInformational
  
Reading LevelGrades 6-10
Interest LevelGrades 6-10
GRLX
ATOS Level8.5
AR Points2
AR Quiz #152003
  
Text TypeInformational Text
  
ISBN978-1-4329-6385-9
PublisherHeinemann-Raintree
BrandHeinemann-Raintree Middle School Nonfiction
Copyright2013
  
Page Dimensions0" x 0"
Page Count64
LanguagesEnglish
BindingReinforced Library Binding
Hardcover
List Price: $36.65 School/Library Price
$27.49
 


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School Library Journal - Mary Mueller

"This series highlights the work of international charitable organizations and encourages students to become personally involved in altruistic endeavors. Chapters describe why tragedies such as poverty, endangered animals, and sickness exist, and the authors use the stories of aid workers and the recipients of help and other primary sources to illustrate the positive impacts organizations have. Authors have admiration for the groups they profile and emphasize the importance of continuing financial and volunteer support for them. Captioned color photos and charts supplement the text, while sidebars profile individuals and feature anecdotes and additional facts. Contact information for aid organizations can be found at the end of each title. Readers interested in volunteer work will be able to find most of this information elsewhere. -- Mary Mueller, Rolla Public Schools, MO School Library Journal, "Series Made Simple" 11/1/2012" - School Library Journal

November 1, 2012

Voya - Ruth Cowen

"Fighting Poverty is really well written and thoroughly informs the reader about the topic. The stories about real life experiences with poverty help humanize the issue. The pull-out boxes with facts on poverty are useful because of the additional information they provid. This book could help someone who is trying to make a difference about poverty. Recommend this title to someone who is doing a project and needs facts for research on poverty." - Voya

February 1, 2013

Voya - Kim Carter

"Each book in the Charities in Action series presents compelling stories and case studies which bring to life historical background, provide context for relevant statistical information, offer national and global perspectives, and suggest various ways to volunteer and become involved in that book’s charitable cause. While not minimizing the challenges, each book maintains an upbeat perspective, focusing on progress and possibilities. Benefit concerts, micro financing, sponsorship programs, and sports for social change are a few of the diverse approaches to overcoming poverty "at home" as well as around the globe highlighted in Fighting Poverty. Caring for Animals Spotlights individuals, private organizations, and national and international organizations committed to ending animal cruelty, providing sanctuaries and shelters, protecting the future of endangered species, caring for older animals, and rescuing animals from natural disasters. Saving the Environment includes a focus on building public awareness for environmental change, along with the benefits, criteria, and realities of volunteering for charitable work. Organization, layout, and formatting enhance accessibility and engagement, with short chapters based on conceptual themes such as "Charities at Work," "Money and Publicity," and "Trade and Debt Campaigns." In addition to useful statistics and the glossary, resources for further information include books and web sites, and, where applicable, movies and documentaries. In addition to providing useful research information, books in the series will appeal to young readers interested in finding ways to make a difference. –Kim Carter Voya February 2013" - Voya

February 1, 2013

 
Nicola Barber

Nicola Barber

As well as writing about lost cities, Nicola Barber has  written books on the modern-day cities of Tokyo and Los Angeles. She has also written about many periods of history, from the Vikings to the Victorians. Nicola lives in North Wales.

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