The Modern World

The Last Hundred Years

From the Series Human History Timeline

  • Interest Level: Grade 3 - Grade 6
  • Reading Level: Grade 4

Step back into the recent past and discover the moments that defined the modern world. The century took off with the Wright brothers’ historic flight, then swung between two devastating world wars, while people’s revolutions around the globe shook up society and transformed politics. Discover how the Russian Revolution overthrew the tsars, the Cold War split Europe, suffragettes won the right for women to vote, Nelson Mandela became South Africa’s first black president, and more. Cool, illustrated maps show what was happening in different places at the same time, including milestones such as talking pictures and television, the moon landing, and the World Wide Web.

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Interest Level Grade 3 - Grade 6
Reading Level Grade 4
Genre Social Studies
Category 5 Kinds of Nonfiction, 5KN: Browseable Nonfiction
Copyright 2018
Publisher Lerner Publishing Group
Brand Hungry Tomato ®
Imprint Hungry Tomato ®
Language English
Number of Pages 32
Publication Date 2018-01-01
Text Type Informational/Explanatory
BISACS JNF025140, JNF038000, JNF052000
Dewey 909.82
Graphics Full-color illustrations
Dimensions 7 x 9
Lexile 1010
Guided Reading Level Y
Features Author/Illustrator biography, Fast facts, Index, Maps, Table of contents, and Timeline

Author: John Farndon

John Farndon is a Royal Literary Fellow at Anglia Ruskin University in Cambridge, UK, and the author of a huge number of books for adults and children on science, history, technology and nature, including such international best-sellers as Do Not Open and Do You Think You're Clever?

Illustrator: Christian Cornia