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Editorial Review

A Review of "Dangerous Jobs in Action" in School Library Journal

Cover: Bomb Squad Technicians in Action

What better way to communicate the dangers inherent in a risky occupation than by sharing the stories of real men and women at work? Job details (conditions, equipment, safety concerns, etc.) are integrated into the narrative. Deep-Sea Fishermen, Smoke Jumpers, and Oil Rig Workers also stress the importance of learning about nature and unpredictable weather systems. Captioned photos on every page show the working environs, tools, and men and women in typical work-related clothing. ‘Think About It’ sections pose open-ended questions for students to consider. VERDICT This series on high-interest jobs is notable for its emphasis on safety, teamwork, and problem-solving. A solid addition sure to entice browsers.

Products Reviewed

Title   ATOS Format Qty
Bomb Squad Technicians in Action 5.0
Deep-Sea Fishermen in Action 5.0
Fighter Pilots in Action 4.9
Ice Road Truckers in Action 4.6
Oil Rig Workers in Action 5.0
Smoke Jumpers in Action 4.9
Stunt Performers in Action 4.5
SWAT Team Members in Action 4.9

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