Eyewitness to the Dropping of the Atomic Bombs

From the Set Eyewitness to World War II

Through narrative nonfiction text, readers learn about the dropping of atomic bombs on Hiroshima and Nagasaki through the perspectives of American and Japanese leaders, scientists, U.S. Army officials, and Japanese citizens. Additional features to aid comprehension include a table of contents, primary-source quote sidebars, fact-filled captions and callouts, a glossary, an introduction to the author, and a listing of source notes.

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  • Creating the Bombs
  • Truman’s Decision
  • Dropping the Bomb
  • The Second Bomb
  • The End of the War
  • Glossary
  • Source Notes
  • To Learn More
  • Index
Interest Level Grade 3 - Grade 6
Reading Level Grade 5
Dewey 940.54
Lexile 660
ATOS Reading Level 5.0
Guided Reading Level W
Language English
Publisher The Child's World, Inc.
Format Reinforced book, Hosted ebook
ISBN 9781634074162, 9781503806863
Copyright 2016, 2016
Number of Pages 32, 32
Dimensions 6.5 x 9, 6.5 x 9
Graphics Full-color photographs, Historical photographs

A Review of "Eyewitness to World War II" in School Library Connection

This comprehensive series does an excellent job of covering the very broad and popular topic of World War II. Each brief volume addresses a different aspect of the war, from important and well-known battles to the contributions and experiences of women and different ethnic groups. The text is informative and detailed and includes a lot of compelling first-person accounts and photographs on every page. The pictures are not graphic or gory, yet still convey the somberness and severity of these events. The inclusion of women and minorities throughout the series is noteworthy as well. Considering the high reading level and difficult subject matter of most World War II nonfiction, this set is a welcome addition for middle grade history buffs! Glossary. Index.

A Review of "Eyewitness to World War II" in Horn Book Guide

Eyewitness to World War II series. Each book in this series looks at a specific aspect of World War II with an emphasis on first-hand accounts. The age-appropriate prose is engaging but provides minimum background information, making the volumes better as supplementary texts for interested young readers. Relevant black-and-white photographs throughout enhance the presentations. There are four other spring 2016 books in this series. Reading list. Glos., ind.

Author: Jill Roesler

Jill Roesler is from southern Minnesota. Along with writing children's books, she also writes for different newspapers. Her favorite subject to research and write about is history. In her free time, Roesler enjoys reading, organizing, travelling, gardening, and writing for fun. This is her first book series.