At the edge: daring acts in desperate times

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Publisher:
Scholastic Paperbacks,
Pub. Date:
2010.
Edition:
1st American ed.
Language:
English
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Over twenty true-life stories about life-threatening situations and the wrenching choices made by the people facing them. In this compelling book, readers are presented with true accounts of desperate situations, and the split-second decisions that people were forced to make. Many of the stories focus on Canadian experiences, while the rest have emerged from around the world.- A young man in Nunavut fights off a polar bear to save his friend.- A Canadian peacekeeper in the Congo risks his own life to save those ofstranded tourists.- Ordinary people show extraordinary character during the Halifax Explosion, the Holocaust, Hurricane Katrina, the Tiananmen Square protests, and September 11, 2001. An important book, whose contents will fascinate middle-grade readers, and provide a perfect springboard to discussion about making life-changing decisions.
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ISBN:
9780545273350
Accelerated Reader:
MG+
Level 6.8, 5 Points
Lexile measure:
960L
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