Synopses & Reviews
The only annual reference source designed just for kids, The World Almanac For Kids
is packed with all the information that kids want - and need - to know, in a kid-friendly, full-color format that will spark the interest of every kid.
Now in its 6th annual edition, with more than 1.5 million total copies sold to date, The World Almanac For Kids is completely revised from front to back each year, to provide kids with the up-to-date information they need on hundreds of topics. The World Almanac For Kids 2001 has tons of new fun facts and features: kids can check out their favorite stars in the new "Faces & Places" photo gallery, or stump their friends with the dozens of brainteasers and puzzles, or try the dozens of interactive activities designed exclusively for use in this edition. Jam-packed with full-color photos, illustrations, charts, and graphs, and brimming with fun facts and useful information, The World Almanac For Kids covers thousands of topics, from animals to world history, and everything in between. It also includes tons of web resources, including sources for more information and useful web links.
With much more information than any other book of its kind, the kid-friendly format makes The World Almanac for Kids great for homework help or just browsing, and it makes a perfect gift for the inquisitive kid on everyone's holiday list.
John Nikkah asked one simple question: What do the boys think? From the best-selling Ophelia Speaks
to the "girl power" movement, teenage girls are speaking their minds and having their due. But what about the boys? Aside from the works of a few academics, there seems to be no outlet in today's media for the true voices of teen-age boys. Until now.
John contacted over 5,000 schools across the country looking for the voices of America's boys. What are their goals, their fears, their hopes, their dreams? What are their lives really like as they stand on the verge of manhood? OUR BOYS SPEAK takes the best of hundreds of entries from boys aged 12-18 from varied racial, economic, religious, and regional backgrounds. The essays, poems, diary entries and stories cover topics ranging from sex and dating, sports, religion, depression, violence, video games, family, and just about everything in between. And narrating the essays is John Nikkah, who comes to new understandings about his own teenage years through the raw voices he encounters. This is a book for parents, for teens, for educators and for the heart.
OUR BOYS SPEAK is just that. It is our sons, our friends, our neighbors, our families, ourselves. Sometimes painful, sometimes joyful, OUR BOYS SPEAK is most of all truthful and real.