Gangsters, Bootleggers, and Bandits
From the Series ShockZone ™ — Villains
Robbery, smuggling, gambling—gangsters did it all. Find out the true stories of the United States’ most feared hoodlums and mob bosses. Learn how a two-bit car thief built a criminal empire—and how the mob’s top man wound up in prison. Are you bold enough to read on?
|Interest Level||Grade 5 - Grade 8|
|Reading Level||Grade 4|
|Publisher||Lerner Publishing Group|
|Imprint||Lerner Publications ™|
|Number of Pages||32|
|Reading Counts! Level||4.3|
|BISACS||JNF030000, JNF025000, JNF025170|
|Dimensions||6.375 x 9.25|
|Guided Reading Level||S|
|ATOS Reading Level||4.6|
|Accelerated Reader® Quiz||156745|
|Accelerated Reader® Points||1.0|
|Features||Bibliography/further reading, Index, Reviewed, Sidebars, Teaching Guides, and eSource|
Author: Heather E. Schwartz
When Heather E. Schwartz was thirteen years old, she tracked down several lead orphans from the 1983 movie "Annie" and interviewed them by phone. As an adult, she realized she could apply those same early instincts to a career as a journalist and writer. She is the author of more than 35 nonfiction children's titles, published by Lerner Publishing Group, Capstone Press, Teacher Created Materials, Lucent Books, and Tangerine Press, a Scholastic imprint. She has written articles for National Geographic Kids and Discovery Girls. In addition, she developed the content for KidsGetArthritisToo.org, the juvenile section of the Arthritis Foundation's website. Other credits in the children's market include articles for Teen, Girls' Life, and All About You magazines. Additionally, Ms. Schwartz is a former editor at Bridal Guide magazine, co-author of Bridal Guide Magazine's How to Choose the Perfect Wedding Gown (Warner, 2004), and contributor to The Takeout Cookbook (Knock Knock 2007).
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ShockZone ™ — Villains
ShockZone™―Villains introduces the most vile criminals, killers, and corrupt leaders the world has ever seen. Narratives weave together the freakish facts and antics of these tyrants, exposing the filthy rotten scoundrels that each set of characters truly was. Engaging… View available downloads →
“The articles are colorful and visually interesting. The topic is also sure to be a good fit as a high interest low reading level addition to any school library.” —Library Media Connection
“This series is very visually appealing and fits easily into the preferences of style common to today’s readers by using concise text with easy-to-read language that features interesting voice….This set is a great way to add some fiendish fun to a collection of biographies.” —VOYA