From the Set 21st Century Skills Library
The mountain gorillas of Central Africa are a critically endangered species because of poaching, hunting, habitat loss, exposure to human diseases, and war. Readers will find out more about how people are working together to save these animals through habitat conservation and education.
|Interest Level||Grade 4 - Grade 8|
|Reading Level||Grade 6|
|ATOS Reading Level||6.2|
|Guided Reading Level|
|Publisher||Cherry Lake Press|
|Format||Reinforced book, Hosted ebook|
|Number of Pages||32, 32|
|Dimensions||7.5 x 9.5|
Library Media Connection
This series covers several species that are on their way back from probable extinction. Each book gives an overview of the animal covered food, reproduction, life patterns-and then explains how the animal earned a place on the endangered species list. Consequences of human behavior are covered in an unbiased tone. The books focus on how humans have stepped up to defend the animals and work toward their preservation. Scattered throughout each book are life and career skills, learning and innovation skills and 21st century content. Each provides further insight into the animals themselves as well as scientists who have worked to save the animals. These asides also pose thought provoking questions that require the reader to apply higher level thinking skills.
Detailed photographs accompany the text and add to the book’s visual appeal.
Amanda Jones, Librarian, Dominion Trail Elementary, Ashburn, Virginia.
Author: Barbara A. Somervill
Barbara A. Somervill writes children‘s nonfiction books on a variety of topics. She is particularly interested in nature and foreign countries. Somervill believes that researching new and different topics makes writing every book an adventure. When she is not writing, Somervill is an avid reader and plays bridge.
Content Adviser: H. Dieter Steklis
Professor Emeritus of Primatology, Rutgers University, The State University of New Jersey, New Jersey
- The Silverback Boss
- The Story of Mountain Gorillas
- The Road to Recovery
- Mountain Gorillas Today
- For More Information
- About the Author