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Contributor(s): Marsico, Katie
ISBN: 1634722922     ISBN-13: 9781634722926
Publisher: Cherry Lake Pub
    OUR PRICE: $17.10  
Product Type: Paperback
Published: January 2017
Annotation: Introduces Judaism, including the history, geography, politics, and economics of the religion.
Additional Information
BISAC Categories:
- Juvenile Nonfiction | Religion | Judaism
Dewey: 296
LCCN: 2016033584
Academic/Grade Level: Grade 4-6, Age 9-11
Series: 21st Century Skills Library: Global Citizens: World Religions
Book type: Juvenile Non-Fiction
Physical Information: 9.50" H x 7.50" W x 0.25" (0.20 lbs) 32 pages
Descriptions, Reviews, Etc.

Reviewed by School Library Journal Reviews (SLJ Reviews 2017 April)

Gr 5–8—A standout for its organizational format, which will help readers grasp the spiritual and worldly aspects of each religion. Marsico treats the religions and their followers respectfully and examines their historical and contemporary cultural influence. Themes and student inquiry are emphasized, with four chapters that describe each faith's history; geographic origins and expansion (geography); structural organization, sects, and spiritual tenets (civics); and funding and financial support (economics). Sidebars ask "developing" and "concluding" questions and encourage readers to make inferences and draw conclusions. A "Celebrating Faith" chart lists holy days, rituals, and festivals. The photos and maps are of average quality. VERDICT Consider to help middle schoolers grasp the far-reaching influences of religion.

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