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Tank Man: How a Photograph Defined China’s Protest Movement


Series
Captured History

by
Michael Burgan

Edition
Library edition
Publisher
Compass Point
Imprint
Compass Point
ISBN
9780756547318
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On June 5, 1989, in Beijing, China, days after a deadly clash between political protestors and Communist soldiers in Tiananmen Square, army tanks rolled down the city’s main avenues in a show of government force. Suddenly, a man bravely stepped in front of the tanks, halting their progress. The moment was captured by Associated Press photographer Jeff Widener, and the image became an iconic symbol of protest. With clean design, informative text boxes that will enhance readers’ understanding, and dramatic photographs, here is the story of how that photo came to be—and the many ways it almost didn’t. Back matter includes a time line, glossary, suggested further reading, a link to publisher-approved Web sites, Common Core critical thinking questions, source notes, select bibliography, and an index.

Details

Format

Print

Page Count

64

Trim Size

9 1/4" x 10 1/4"

Dewey

951.05/8

AR

6.7: points 1

Lexile

980L

Scholastic Reading Counts

5

JLG Release

Jun 2014

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School Library Journal

Series Review
This outstanding follow-up to Capstone’s “Captured History” series continues the same format, focusing on a single, emblematic photograph that defines an era or event. Authors combine the stories of the photographs with the events they portray, including details about the photographer and the circumstances in which the image was taken. The photo and the event are placed into historical context, with analysis of both its immediate and continuing impact. The books contain plenty of background information and are exceptionally attractive, with numerous large photos that form a visual record of the subject and sidebars that offer details about related topics. This set will show students how a single image can “capture” history and influence the perceptions and actions of those who see it. The books will certainly draw a large readership and are must-buys for all middle-level and secondary collections.

Praise & Reviews

School Library Journal

Series Review
This outstanding follow-up to Capstone’s “Captured History” series continues the same format, focusing on a single, emblematic photograph that defines an era or event. Authors combine the stories of the photographs with the events they portray, including details about the photographer and the circumstances in which the image was taken. The photo and the event are placed into historical context, with analysis of both its immediate and continuing impact. The books contain plenty of background information and are exceptionally attractive, with numerous large photos that form a visual record of the subject and sidebars that offer details about related topics. This set will show students how a single image can “capture” history and influence the perceptions and actions of those who see it. The books will certainly draw a large readership and are must-buys for all middle-level and secondary collections.

Grades 6-8
Series Nonfiction
History Grades 6-8
For Grades 6-8

Middle-school readers interested in historical people, places, and events will enjoy these 12 thoughtful, factual books, which explore significant topics.

12 books per Year
$258.00 per Year
Interests
Biographies,Diversity,History,Nonfiction
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