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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

What is feminism? Why do we need it? Where does it come from? Why does it exist? The word 'feminism' is bandied about a lot in the media, often with little or no explanation as to what it means. What is Feminism? aims to combat this, it's 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. Divided into sections such as Work and Money, Politics and Power, Media, Education, Family and Bodies, the book looks at how feminism, and the feminist movement, have affected each area in turn through 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. It then goes on to explain why we still need feminism, how women are portrayed by the media, how advertising and airbrushing affect body image, and how the gender pay gap is still very much in existence. As such, it is a vital tool for children in the process of figuring out the world and how it works, and informs and explains gently, without sensation or scaremongering. Prominent feminists, such as Radio 1 DJ Gemma Cairney and Chief Executive of Girlguiding UK Julie Bentley, offer contributions explaining why they are feminists, and what feminism means to them, giving the book a human angle, as well as a political one. This is a book for girls and boys - it explains why feminism, and equal rights for all, benefit men as well as women, and that feminism is not about the promotion of women's rights at the expense of men's. 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?Who are Refugees and Migrants? What Makes People Leave their Homes?

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Why Did Hiroshima happen?

Reg Grant
Authors:
Reg Grant

Read about how in the early morning hours of 6 August 1945, a B-29 bomber headed for the Japanese city of Hiroshima to drop an atomic bomb. The aftermath of the bombing still affects the city's inhabitants today. This book details the events of Hiroshima and explains why this haunting event occurred. Photographs from the period provide an informative view of this tragedy.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.Encourages readers at KS3 and KS4 to think critically about the effect Hiroshima has had on the world.

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the Vietnam War?

Philip Steele
Authors:
Philip Steele
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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 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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WWI?

Philip Steele
Authors:
Philip Steele
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Why did the Holocaust happen?

Sean Sheehan
Authors:
Sean Sheehan
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Why did World War II happen?

Cath Senker
Authors:
Cath Senker

Read about how a mere two decades after the conclusion of World War I, another large-scale military conflict entrenched most of Europe and many other countries in warfare for a second time. Many of the causes of World War II can be found in the effects of World War I. This book examines some of those causes and effects, providing sidebars, timelines and vivid photographs from the period.Encourages readers at KS3 and KS4 to think critically about the effects World War II 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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A Photographic View of Crime and Punishment

Alex Woolf
Authors:
Alex Woolf

Find out how society's treatment of people who break the law was transformed in Victorian times with the introduction of an organised police force. How has this affected criminal activity? Have the punishments given changed over the years? Starting in 1812, this book takes a look at how prisons, and the treatment of prisoners, have changed over the past 200 years.The Past in Pictures series gives a fascinating look at life in Britain through the photographs of The National Archives. It looks at past eras; at the way rich and poor families lived, the concept of holidays and leisure time for families and how the role of men, women and children from Victorian times, through two world wars, to modern Britain, have changed.

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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
Authors:
Alex Woolf

We see what life was like for school children in the past. What lessons did they have, what did their classrooms look like and how did they dress? It raises questions about discipline and what was expected from children.

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A Photographic View of World War One

Alex Woolf
Authors:
Alex Woolf

Photographs from The National Archives will show what life was like during World War One. What were conditions like in the trenches, what did they eat and what fighting strategies did they follow?

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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
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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

The background, history and key events of conflicts in Israel and the Middle East 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.