Guarding the Federal Reserve Bank of New York
From the Set Highly Guarded Places
Learn the ins-and-outs of the giant underground vault located beneath one of the most famous buildings in the United States. Additional features to aid comprehension include a table of contents, fact-filled captions and sidebars, detailed photographs, an informational diagram, a phonetic glossary, sources for further research, and an introduction to the author.
- Lots of Gold
- Tight Security
- Protecting the Bank
- To Learn More
|Interest Level||Grade 2 - Grade 5|
|Reading Level||Grade 4|
|ATOS Reading Level||4.6|
|Guided Reading Level||V|
|Publisher||The Child's World, Inc.|
|Format||Reinforced book, Hosted ebook|
|Number of Pages||24, 24|
|Dimensions||8 x 9.5, 8 x 9.5|
A noteworthy review of Highly Guarded Places from School Library Journal on November 1, 2016
Well-writlen text and a copious amount of illustrations on an attention grabbing subject make for an attractive series. Each title begins with a real-life account concerning an immense peril to U.S. citizens or property. After the hook, the text delves into where the recognizable (and highly guarded) U.S. landmark is and why it is important to our history. In addition to the brief background on each location, kids will especially hone in on the information detailing what it takes to keep these locations secure, be it underground chambers in Federal Reserve, concrete walls in CDC, or remote control gates and doors in Supermax Prisons. The writing style is light and conversational, but packed with amazing facts. For example, in Fort Knox, the author writes: ‘Want lo visit Fort Knox? Not so fast. You would not be able to get near the depository. No visitors are allowed. This is a strict rule with no exceptions. Today, even the U.S. president cannot get into Fort Knox.’ VERDICT Informative and exciting, this is a series that will not sit long on shelves.
Author: Peggy Caravantes
After a career in education, Peggy Caravantes fulfilled a lifetime dream to write. She is the author of numerous children's history books and middle grade/young adult biographies. Caravantes holds a bachelor of arts degree in English and a master of educational administration degree. She lives in San Antonio, Texas.