From the Set 21st Century Skills Library

You probably use a pencil almost every day. Did you know that the 'lead' in pencil is really a mineral called graphite? And that China and Mexico are two countries with large graphite deposits? Read this book to learn more about how pencils are manufactured and how they end up in the hands of people in countries around the globe.

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Interest Level Grade 4 - Grade 8
Reading Level Grade 6
Dewey 674/.88
ATOS Reading Level 5.6
Guided Reading Level
Language English
Publisher Cherry Lake Publishing
Available Formats Reinforced book (9781602791220), PDF (9781602793514), ePub (9781631379437), Hosted ebook (9781602793514H), Kindle (9781631372322)
Copyright 2008
Number of Pages 32
Dimensions 7.5 x 9.5

Author: Kevin Cunningham

Kevin Cunningham is the author of several books, including biographies of Joseph Stalin and J. Edgar Hoover and a series on diseases in human history. He lives in Chicago.

  • Leaving a Mark on History
  • Graphite
  • Rocks into Writing
  • Making the Pencil
  • The Supply Chain
  • Map
  • Glossary
  • For More Information
  • Index
  • About the Author
Author/Illustrator biography
Glossary of key words
Informative sidebars
Sources for further research
Table of contents