Eyewitness to the Assassination of Archduke Francis Ferdinand

From the Series Eyewitness to World War I
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Details the Austrian archduke's assassination from the perspectives of those involved. Additional features include a bullet-point summary of the events, compelling narrative descriptions, primary source quotes and accompanying source notes, questions to spark critical thinking, sources to guide further research, historical photographs, informative captions, a table of contents, an index, an introduction to the author, and a phonetic glossary.

  • Fast Facts
  • A Visit to Bosnia
  • The Archduke and the Emperor
  • The Black Hand
  • The Assassination
  • The First World War
  • Think About It
  • Glossary
  • Source Notes
  • To Learn More
  • Index
Interest Level Grade 4 - Grade 7
Reading Level Grade 5
Copyright 2018
BISACS JNF025130, JNF025210
Genre Narrative, Nonfiction
Publisher The Child's World, Inc.
Series Eyewitness to World War I
Language English
Number of Pages 32
Lexile 710
ISBN 9781503816039
Title Format Reinforced book
Release Date 2018-01-01
Author Emily O'Keefe
Features Author/Illustrator biography, Glossary of key words, Index, Informative sidebars, Primary-source text, Sources for further research, Suggested websites, Table of contents
Dewey 940.3
Graphics Full-color photographs, Historical photographs
Dimensions 6.5 x 9
Guided Reading Level Y
Accelerated ReaderĀ® Quiz Pending

A noteworthy review of Eyewitness to World War I from School Library Connection on August 1, 2018

Each of the titles in this series is an introduction to a specific topic concerning World War I for students. The series covers a wide range of subjects and is filled with black-and-white period photographs as well as images from prints and magazines. Each book follows the same format, beginning with a ‘Fast Facts’ section that provides a brief summary, followed by five short chapters, and concluding with a ‘Think About It’ section which provides questions to spur the reader to more deeply examine what they have just read. Also included are source notes, a ‘To Learn More’ section, and a link to the publisher’s website. Each book features sidebar quotations from relevant people who belonged to the specific era. While glossary terms are highlighted in each book, the color is a light grey and is easily missed when reading. This series would be useful for initial research or for further information than what is included in textbooks. Libraries would benefit from either the entire series or from the titles that cover specific topics where information is otherwise lacking. Bibliography. Glossary. Index.

Author: Emily O'Keefe

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