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Who are Refugees and Migrants? What Makes People Leave their Homes? And Other Big Questions

Michael Rosen, Annemarie Young
Authors:
Michael Rosen, Annemarie Young

What does it mean for people to have to leave their homes, and what happens when they seek entry to another country? This book explores the history of refugees and migration around the world and the effects on people of never-ending war and conflict. It compares the effects on society of diversity and interculturalism with historical attempts to create a racially 'pure' culture. It takes an international perspective, and offers a range of views from people who have personal experience of migration, including the campaigners Meltem Avcil and Muzoon Almellehan, the comedian and actor Omid Djalili and the poet Benjamin Zephaniah. Aimed at young people aged 10 and upwards, the book encourages readers to think for themselves about the issues involved. There is also a role-play activity asking readers to imagine themselves in the situation of having to decide whether to leave their homes and seek refuge in a new country. Part of the groundbreaking and important 'And Other Big Questions' series, which offers balanced and considered views on the big issues we face in the world we live in today.Other titles in the series include:What is Humanism? How do you live without a god?What is Feminism? Why do we need It?

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Banksy: Art Breaks the Rules

Hettie Bingham
Authors:
Hettie Bingham

Who is Banksy? One of the most famous street artists in the world, he has kept his identity a secret ever since his work was first noticed in the 1990s. He is known for his subversive, often political, stencil art and dark sense of humour. Today, he is known around the globe, not only for his art, but also for his exhibitions, film work and books. Discover all there is to know about the man behind the pseudonym in this pocket-sized guide to Banksy: his childhood, what inspires him and how he went from local graffiti artist to global fame. See some of his most iconic imagery, and find out how his art provides clues to his personality and political views. Learn all about Dismaland, Banksy's pop-up 'bemusement park' that drew the world's attention to Weston-Super-Mare in 2015, and discover how his art is often a response to global issues such as the refugee crisis, or conflict in the Middle East. Many of Banksy's original artworks no longer exist in the places they were created, but here you can see some of his most famous pieces, including Sweep it Under the Carpet; The Mild Mild West and Mobile Lovers. A 'spotters guide' at the back of the book also provides information about where you can spot a real-life Banksy in the wild. Comprehensive, engaging and crammed full of fascinating information, this is the ideal read for Banksy fans of all ages!

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What is Feminism? Why do we need It? And Other Big Questions

Bea Appleby, Louise Spilsbury
Authors:
Bea Appleby, Louise Spilsbury

A fantastic book aimed at children aged 9+ that explains why we should all be feminists. Divided into sections such as Work and Money, Politics and Power, Media, Education, Family and Bodies, the book looks at the how feminism and the feminist movement, have affected each area in turn throughout history, and at the issues they are working to combat today. It also presents key figures in the fight for equal rights, from the Pankhursts to Germaine Greer and Malala Yousafzai, and looks at modern initiatives such as Emma Watson's He for She campaign.People in the public eye put their opinions across, from Radio 1 DJ Gemma Cairney and Chief Executive of Girlguiding UK Julie Bentley, to rapper, comedian, actor and screenwriter Ben Bailey Smith aka Doc Brown. A brilliant introduction for children to the movement, looking at the history of feminism, what it is today and its enormous relevance to young people and a vital tool for children in the process of figuring out the world and how it works. Part of the groundbreaking and important 'And Other Questions' series, which offers balanced and considered views on the big issues we face in the world we live in today. Other titles in the series include:What is Humanism? How do you live without a god?Who are Refugees and Migrants? What Makes People Leave their Homes?What is Consent? Why is it important? What is Gender? How does it define us?

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Why Did Hiroshima happen?

Reg Grant
Authors:
Reg Grant
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the American Civil War?

Philip Steele
Authors:
Philip Steele

This book considers the deadliest war in US history, which killed 750,000 soldiers and many civilians before this young nation was a century old. Its legacy still resonates across the USA today. Did it achieve any of its goals? Did it have unexpected consequences? Did any good at all come out of it?

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WWII?

Emma Marriott
Authors:
Emma Marriott

This book looks at the events leading to the World War II, the most widespread war in history, in which the major participants used all their industrial, economic and scientific might to wage 'total war'. It examines the legacy of the war, both in terms of the bad things that came out of it, such as the fear and mistrust between the USA and Russia that led to the Cold War, and the good things, including advances in medicine and computing and the establishment of the United Nations.

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the Vietnam War?

Philip Steele
Authors:
Philip Steele
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the Cold War?

Paul Mason
Authors:
Paul Mason

This book looks at how and why the Cold War developed between the USSR and the USA and their opposing ideas of communism and capitalism. It examines the legacy of the Cold War, both in terms of the bad things that came out of it, such as instability and conflicts around the world, denial of human rights to millions of people and the stockpiling of nuclear and conventional weapons, and the good things, including technological progress, advances in medical understanding and developments in art, literature and sport.

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Why did the Holocaust happen?

Sean Sheehan
Authors:
Sean Sheehan

Learn about the Holocaust, a genocide of devastating proportions, perpetrated by the German government during World War II. During this time, millions of Jews were imprisoned or killed along with travellers, the disabled, Communists, Socialists and others. This book examines the Holocaust using well-balanced information supplemented by primary sources from the time period, sidebars and timelines.Encourages readers at KS3 and KS4 to think critically about the effects the Holocaust has had on the world.Moments in History is an insightful series that presents some of the most important events in modern history. From World War I to the Cold War, readers are encouraged to think critically about the effects these watershed moments have had on the world. Written in a straightforward, engaging style, the books include first-hand speeches, letters, diary entries and other primary source materials that give dramatic clues to the reasons these unforgettable events unfolded as they did. Photographs from the time period show the world as it was at that moment, and the views of professional historians are included in each chapter.

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Why did World War II happen?

Cath Senker
Authors:
Cath Senker
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A Photographic View of Crime and Punishment

Alex Woolf
Authors:
Alex Woolf
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The Pope

Paul Harrison
Authors:
Paul Harrison
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A Photographic View of Home Life

Alex Woolf
Authors:
Alex Woolf

Children will be able to see the homes people lived in, how they cooked, how they furnished and decorated their homes, and how they spent their leisure time. A fascinating journey depicted in photographs from Victorian times to present day.

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A Photographic View of Schools

Alex Woolf
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Alex Woolf
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A Photographic View of World War One

Alex Woolf
Authors:
Alex Woolf
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Afghanistan From War to Peace

Philip Steele
Authors:
Philip Steele

The background, history and key events of conflicts in Afghanistan are presented. Different opinions, including views found in the media, are explored alongside factual accounts of events. Readers are encouraged to think about their own views and discuss controversial topics.

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Why did the Rise of the Nazis happen?

Charles Freeman
Authors:
Charles Freeman

Following their defeat during World War I, the Germans were looking for new leadership. Nazi Germany, also called the Third Reich, began when Adolf Hitler became chancellor of Germany under the National Socialist German Workers' Party (NSDAP), whose followers were called Nazis. Why the Germans embraced the Nazis' rise to power is examined in this thoughtful book, which includes panels featuring expert opinions to encourage critical thinking.

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A Photographic View of Holidays

Alex Woolf
Authors:
Alex Woolf
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A Photographic View of Hospitals

Alex Woolf
Authors:
Alex Woolf

We see what hospitals were like in the past. The old pictures reveal details of hospital buildings, furniture and uniforms. The equipment will also show what care was available for patients at the time and the continuing developments in medicine.

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Israel and the Middle East

Cath Senker
Authors:
Cath Senker