The Afghanistan War
From the Set Wars In U.S. History
Presents an overview of the Afghanistan War, including history, important people and battles, and a timeline of events.
|Interest Level||Grade 2 - Grade 5|
|Reading Level||Grade 4|
|ATOS Reading Level||5.4|
|Guided Reading Level||W|
|Publisher||The Child's World, Inc.|
|Format||Reinforced book, Hosted ebook|
|Number of Pages||32, 32|
|Dimensions||8 x 9.5, 8 x 9.5|
|Graphics||Full-color photographs, Historical photographs|
A noteworthy review of Wars in U.S. History from Booklist on April 1, 2015
Enough time has passed since the start of the Afghanistan War that some of its initial impact can be considered through the lens of history. In clear sentences interspersed with full-color photos, Winter offers a straightforward explanation of the major events of the conflict. Though the book does not delve into the myriad complexities of the region’s history, economic and social challenges facing the current regime of the country are explored, emphasizing the arduous quest for stability in the region. The ‘Another View’ feature in the sidebars encourages readers to empathize with others who play a role in the events. Winter wisely suspends a final assessment of the war until its ramifications have fully played out. Students eager to learn about this newsworthy topic will find plenty to ponder here.
A noteworthy review of Wars in U.S. History from School Library Journal on April 1, 2015
This set takes a look at various U.S. wars and conflicts. Each title begins with a description of a real-life battle, going on to examine the beginning of the conflict and detailing political, social, and military aspects, as well as causes and outcomes of each. Though the writing is on the stiff side, the presentation is straightforward and free of bias. The books present examples where the United States showed heroism as well as its mistakes. Vietnam War, for example, discusses how the decision to order air strikes on Laos and Cambodia in order to destroy Vietcong camps led to death in these neutral countries. Occasional ‘Another View’ sidebars encourage empathy and critical thinking, asking readers to consider an issue from different perspectives, such as that of the president or an enemy combatant. VERDICT Useful additions.
Author: Max Winter
Max Winter has written and edited many books about social studies and science for young readers. The subjects of these books have ranged from the Statue of Liberty to building one's own radio.