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CUSTOMS AND CULTURES OF THE WORLD

In this series, readers will literally visit the homes and lives of teenagers around the planet, getting a close-up look at what they are going through and how they are thriving and surviving. Each book includes insight from a specific teen, who will guide readers through their everyday lives, using images, texts, emails, and more. Additional information will be provided about the country to supplement the personal details. Readers will come away with a greater knowledge of a distant land, as well as a deeper understanding of a life that could have been theirs, save for the accident of birth.

Hardcover

ISBN 978-1-4222-3899-8

$287.40(USD)
  Entire Series

12

2018

12+

7th - 12th

7 X 9

In this series, readers will literally visit the homes and lives of teenagers around the planet, getting a close-up look at what they are going through and how they are thriving and surviving. Each book includes insight from a specific teen, who will guide readers through their everyday lives, using images, texts, emails, and more. Additional information will be provided about the country to supplement the personal details. Readers will come away with a greater knowledge of a distant land, as well as a deeper understanding of a life that could have been theirs, save for the accident of birth.

Booklist Review

Integrating the firsthand accounts of real teens, the Customs and Cultures of the World series seeks to make the details of life in other countries accessible for middle-grade readers. In this case, the country explored is Russia. Chapters on Russia’s history, customs, art, and politics are interspersed with interludes from Zhivova, a Russian 15-year-old who offers details about her life. The text-heavy design is accompanied by occasional stock photos, but the evenhanded tone explains hardships and political turmoil as matter-of-factly as it does more benign aspects of Russian culture. Back matter includes QR codes, research projects, and critical-thinking questions. This introduction to Russia, which celebrates cultural uniqueness and civic pride without glossing over more difficult aspects of the country’s past and present, provides interesting perspectives for middle readers.

SLJ Review

Gr 6-9–This series explores typical geography subjects through the conceit of an email exchange by a teen living in the topic country and readers. (The emails are addressed to “The Reader.”) Each book begins by introducing the pen pal, their homes, families, schools, food, recreational activities, and religious faiths. Most of their communications are positive about their lives and families, but some discuss the larger societal challenges they face (the 2008 financial crisis in Greece). In between messages are standard chapters that expand on the country’s history and current events. A few of the books actually include photos of the featured teen in various situations.
My Teenage Life in Australia

by Michael Burgan

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Indya is 15 and lives in a seaside city on the vast continent of Australia. She is your guide to what life as a teenager is like in this diverse, vibrant country. Hear about her favorite music, what she does with her friends, and what she thinks of her future in the Land Down Under. You’ll also explore the history, politics, and economy of Australia. Understanding different cultures is vital to our own and the world’s future. Each book in this series provides a unique point of view from a teenager, all about the country they call home. Learn about what they like, what they think, how they live, and what you have in common. You’ll have a better understanding of the CUSTOMS AND CULTURES OF THE WORLD after you read about a teenager living in another country. Key Icons appear throughout the books in this series in an effort to encourage library readers to build knowledge, gain awareness, explore possibilities, and expand their viewpoints through our content rich nonfiction books. Words to Understand shown at the front of each chapter with definitions. These words are set in boldfaced color type in that chapter, so that readers are able to reference back to the definitions, building their vocabulary and enhancing their reading comprehension. Sidebars are highlighted graphics with content-rich material within that allows readers to build knowledge and broaden their perspectives by weaving together additional information to provide realistic and holistic perspectives. Text-Dependent Questions are placed at the end of each title referring back to subjects covered within. They challenge the reader’s comprehension of the material they have just read, while sending the reader back to the text for more careful attention to the evidence presented there. Research Projects are provided at the end of each title as well and give readers suggestions for projects that encourage deeper research and analysis. Educational Videos are offered in chapters through the use of a QR code, that, when scanned, takes the student to an online video showing a moment in history, a speech, or an instructional video. This gives the readers additional content to supplement the text. A Series Glossary of Key Terms is included in the back matter containing terminology used throughout the series. Words found here broaden the reader’s knowledge and understanding of terms used in this field.

My Teenage Life in Brazil

by Jim Whiting

Hardcover ISBN 978-1-4222-3901-8 $23.95 Add To Cart
eBook ISBN 978-1-4222-7880-2 $29.95 Add To Cart

Luca is 17 and lives in a large, bustling city in Brazil. He is your guide to what life as a teenager is like in this dynamic and rapidly changing country. Hear about his favorite music, what he does with his friends, and what he thinks of his future in a country facing great change. You’ll also explore the history, politics, and economy of Brazil. Understanding different cultures is vital to our own and the world’s future. Each book in this series provides a unique point of view from a teenager, all about the country they call home. Learn about what they like, what they think, how they live, and what you have in common. You’ll have a better understanding of the CUSTOMS AND CULTURES OF THE WORLD after you read about a teenager living in another country. Key Icons appear throughout the books in this series in an effort to encourage library readers to build knowledge, gain awareness, explore possibilities, and expand their viewpoints through our content rich nonfiction books. Words to Understand shown at the front of each chapter with definitions. These words are set in boldfaced color type in that chapter, so that readers are able to reference back to the definitions, building their vocabulary and enhancing their reading comprehension. Sidebars are highlighted graphics with content-rich material within that allows readers to build knowledge and broaden their perspectives by weaving together additional information to provide realistic and holistic perspectives. Text-Dependent Questions are placed at the end of each title referring back to subjects covered within. They challenge the reader’s comprehension of the material they have just read, while sending the reader back to the text for more careful attention to the evidence presented there. Research Projects are provided at the end of each title as well and give readers suggestions for projects that encourage deeper research and analysis. Educational Videos are offered in chapters through the use of a QR code, that, when scanned, takes the student to an online video showing a moment in history, a speech, or an instructional video. This gives the readers additional content to supplement the text. A Series Glossary of Key Terms is included in the back matter containing terminology used throughout the series. Words found here broaden the reader’s knowledge and understanding of terms used in this field.

My Teenage Life in China

by Jim Whiting

Hardcover ISBN 978-1-4222-3902-5 $23.95 Add To Cart
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Shi Yu Li is 14 and lives in Beijing, capital of the huge country of China. She is your guide to what life as a teenager is like in this country of more than a billion people. Hear about her favorite music, what she does with her friends, and what she thinks of her future in a nation at the forefront of the world scene. You’ll also explore the history, politics, and economy of China. Understanding different cultures is vital to our own and the world’s future. Each book in this series provides a unique point of view from a teenager, all about the country they call home. Learn about what they like, what they think, how they live, and what you have in common. You’ll have a better understanding of the CUSTOMS AND CULTURES OF THE WORLD after you read about a teenager living in another country. Key Icons appear throughout the books in this series in an effort to encourage library readers to build knowledge, gain awareness, explore possibilities, and expand their viewpoints through our content rich nonfiction books. Words to Understand shown at the front of each chapter with definitions. These words are set in boldfaced color type in that chapter, so that readers are able to reference back to the definitions, building their vocabulary and enhancing their reading comprehension. Sidebars are highlighted graphics with content-rich material within that allows readers to build knowledge and broaden their perspectives by weaving together additional information to provide realistic and holistic perspectives. Text-Dependent Questions are placed at the end of each title referring back to subjects covered within. They challenge the reader’s comprehension of the material they have just read, while sending the reader back to the text for more careful attention to the evidence presented there. Research Projects are provided at the end of each title as well and give readers suggestions for projects that encourage deeper research and analysis. Educational Videos are offered in chapters through the use of a QR code, that, when scanned, takes the student to an online video showing a moment in history, a speech, or an instructional video. This gives the readers additional content to supplement the text. A Series Glossary of Key Terms is included in the back matter containing terminology used throughout the series. Words found here broaden the reader’s knowledge and understanding of terms used in this field.

My Teenage Life in Egypt

by Jim Whiting

Hardcover ISBN 978-1-4222-3903-2 $23.95 Add To Cart
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Muhammad is 18 and lives in a city on the banks of the Nile River in Egypt. He is your guide to what life as a teenager is like in this ancient country. Hear about his favorite music, what he does with his friends, and what he thinks of his future in a nation facing uncertain times. You’ll also explore the history, politics, and economy of Egypt. Understanding different cultures is vital to our own and the world’s future. Each book in this series provides a unique point of view from a teenager, all about the country they call home. Learn about what they like, what they think, how they live, and what you have in common. You’ll have a better understanding of the CUSTOMS AND CULTURES OF THE WORLD after you read about a teenager living in another country. Key Icons appear throughout the books in this series in an effort to encourage library readers to build knowledge, gain awareness, explore possibilities, and expand their viewpoints through our content rich nonfiction books. Words to Understand shown at the front of each chapter with definitions. These words are set in boldfaced color type in that chapter, so that readers are able to reference back to the definitions, building their vocabulary and enhancing their reading comprehension. Sidebars are highlighted graphics with content-rich material within that allows readers to build knowledge and broaden their perspectives by weaving together additional information to provide realistic and holistic perspectives. Text-Dependent Questions are placed at the end of each title referring back to subjects covered within. They challenge the reader’s comprehension of the material they have just read, while sending the reader back to the text for more careful attention to the evidence presented there. Research Projects are provided at the end of each title as well and give readers suggestions for projects that encourage deeper research and analysis. Educational Videos are offered in chapters through the use of a QR code, that, when scanned, takes the student to an online video showing a moment in history, a speech, or an instructional video. This gives the readers additional content to supplement the text. A Series Glossary of Key Terms is included in the back matter containing terminology used throughout the series. Words found here broaden the reader’s knowledge and understanding of terms used in this field.

My Teenage Life in Greece

by James Buckley Jr.

Hardcover ISBN 978-1-4222-3904-9 $23.95 Add To Cart
eBook ISBN 978-1-4222-7883-3 $29.95 Add To Cart

Hara is 15 and lives in one of the biggest cities on mainland Greece. She is your guide to what life as a teenager is like in this ancient, yet modern, country. Hear about her favorite music, what she does with her friends, and what she thinks of her future in a country facing economic peril. You’ll also explore the history, politics, and economy of Greece. Understanding different cultures is vital to our own and the world’s future. Each book in this series provides a unique point of view from a teenager, all about the country they call home. Learn about what they like, what they think, how they live, and what you have in common. You’ll have a better understanding of the CUSTOMS AND CULTURES OF THE WORLD after you read about a teenager living in another country. Key Icons appear throughout the books in this series in an effort to encourage library readers to build knowledge, gain awareness, explore possibilities, and expand their viewpoints through our content rich nonfiction books. Words to Understand shown at the front of each chapter with definitions. These words are set in boldfaced color type in that chapter, so that readers are able to reference back to the definitions, building their vocabulary and enhancing their reading comprehension. Sidebars are highlighted graphics with content-rich material within that allows readers to build knowledge and broaden their perspectives by weaving together additional information to provide realistic and holistic perspectives. Text-Dependent Questions are placed at the end of each title referring back to subjects covered within. They challenge the reader’s comprehension of the material they have just read, while sending the reader back to the text for more careful attention to the evidence presented there. Research Projects are provided at the end of each title as well and give readers suggestions for projects that encourage deeper research and analysis. Educational Videos are offered in chapters through the use of a QR code, that, when scanned, takes the student to an online video showing a moment in history, a speech, or an instructional video. This gives the readers additional content to supplement the text. A Series Glossary of Key Terms is included in the back matter containing terminology used throughout the series. Words found here broaden the reader’s knowledge and understanding of terms used in this field.

My Teenage Life in India

by Michael Centore

Hardcover ISBN 978-1-4222-3905-6 $23.95 Add To Cart
eBook ISBN 978-1-4222-7884-0 $29.95 Add To Cart

Prashant is 15 and lives near a nature preserve in southern India. He is your guide to what life as a teenager is like in this incredibly diverse country. Hear about his favorite music, what he does with his friends, and what he thinks of the future in a country teeming with people and possibilities. You’ll also explore the history, politics, and economy of India. Understanding different cultures is vital to our own and the world’s future. Each book in this series provides a unique point of view from a teenager, all about the country they call home. Learn about what they like, what they think, how they live, and what you have in common. You’ll have a better understanding of the CUSTOMS AND CULTURES OF THE WORLD after you read about a teenager living in another country. Key Icons appear throughout the books in this series in an effort to encourage library readers to build knowledge, gain awareness, explore possibilities, and expand their viewpoints through our content rich nonfiction books. Words to Understand shown at the front of each chapter with definitions. These words are set in boldfaced color type in that chapter, so that readers are able to reference back to the definitions, building their vocabulary and enhancing their reading comprehension. Sidebars are highlighted graphics with content-rich material within that allows readers to build knowledge and broaden their perspectives by weaving together additional information to provide realistic and holistic perspectives. Text-Dependent Questions are placed at the end of each title referring back to subjects covered within. They challenge the reader’s comprehension of the material they have just read, while sending the reader back to the text for more careful attention to the evidence presented there. Research Projects are provided at the end of each title as well and give readers suggestions for projects that encourage deeper research and analysis. Educational Videos are offered in chapters through the use of a QR code, that, when scanned, takes the student to an online video showing a moment in history, a speech, or an instructional video. This gives the readers additional content to supplement the text. A Series Glossary of Key Terms is included in the back matter containing terminology used throughout the series. Words found here broaden the reader’s knowledge and understanding of terms used in this field.

My Teenage Life in Japan

by Mari Rich

Hardcover ISBN 978-1-4222-3906-3 $23.95 Add To Cart
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Sara is 16 and lives along with 10 million other people in the massive city of Tokyo, Japan. She is your guide to what life as a teenager is like in this ancient, yet modern, nation. Hear about her favorite music, what she does with her friends, and what she thinks of her future in a country with so much energy and potential. You’ll also explore the history, politics, and economy of Japan. Understanding different cultures is vital to our own and the world’s future. Each book in this series provides a unique point of view from a teenager, all about the country they call home. Learn about what they like, what they think, how they live, and what you have in common. You’ll have a better understanding of the CUSTOMS AND CULTURES OF THE WORLD after you read about a teenager living in another country. Key Icons appear throughout the books in this series in an effort to encourage library readers to build knowledge, gain awareness, explore possibilities, and expand their viewpoints through our content rich nonfiction books. Words to Understand shown at the front of each chapter with definitions. These words are set in boldfaced color type in that chapter, so that readers are able to reference back to the definitions, building their vocabulary and enhancing their reading comprehension. Sidebars are highlighted graphics with content-rich material within that allows readers to build knowledge and broaden their perspectives by weaving together additional information to provide realistic and holistic perspectives. Text-Dependent Questions are placed at the end of each title referring back to subjects covered within. They challenge the reader’s comprehension of the material they have just read, while sending the reader back to the text for more careful attention to the evidence presented there. Research Projects are provided at the end of each title as well and give readers suggestions for projects that encourage deeper research and analysis. Educational Videos are offered in chapters through the use of a QR code, that, when scanned, takes the student to an online video showing a moment in history, a speech, or an instructional video. This gives the readers additional content to supplement the text. A Series Glossary of Key Terms is included in the back matter containing terminology used throughout the series. Words found here broaden the reader’s knowledge and understanding of terms used in this field.

My Teenage Life in Mexico

by Betsy Cassriel

Hardcover ISBN 978-1-4222-3907-0 $23.95 Add To Cart
eBook ISBN 978-1-4222-7886-4 $29.95 Add To Cart

Ricardo is 16 and lives in a small town in central Mexico. He is your guide to what life as a teenager is like in this fascinating North American nation. Hear about his favorite music, what he does with his friends, and what he thinks of the future in a country facing problems, but possessed of great possibility. You’ll also explore the history, politics, and economy of Mexico. Understanding different cultures is vital to our own and the world’s future. Each book in this series provides a unique point of view from a teenager, all about the country they call home. Learn about what they like, what they think, how they live, and what you have in common. You’ll have a better understanding of the CUSTOMS AND CULTURES OF THE WORLD after you read about a teenager living in another country. Key Icons appear throughout the books in this series in an effort to encourage library readers to build knowledge, gain awareness, explore possibilities, and expand their viewpoints through our content rich nonfiction books. Words to Understand shown at the front of each chapter with definitions. These words are set in boldfaced color type in that chapter, so that readers are able to reference back to the definitions, building their vocabulary and enhancing their reading comprehension. Sidebars are highlighted graphics with content-rich material within that allows readers to build knowledge and broaden their perspectives by weaving together additional information to provide realistic and holistic perspectives. Text-Dependent Questions are placed at the end of each title referring back to subjects covered within. They challenge the reader’s comprehension of the material they have just read, while sending the reader back to the text for more careful attention to the evidence presented there. Research Projects are provided at the end of each title as well and give readers suggestions for projects that encourage deeper research and analysis. Educational Videos are offered in chapters through the use of a QR code, that, when scanned, takes the student to an online video showing a moment in history, a speech, or an instructional video. This gives the readers additional content to supplement the text. A Series Glossary of Key Terms is included in the back matter containing terminology used throughout the series. Words found here broaden the reader’s knowledge and understanding of terms used in this field.

My Teenage Life in Nepal

by Diane Bailey

Hardcover ISBN 978-1-4222-3909-4 $23.95 Add To Cart
eBook ISBN 978-1-4222-7888-8 $29.95 Add To Cart

Purneema is 14 and lives in a small village in Nepal in the shadow of the mighty Himalayas. She is your guide to what life as a teenager is like in this ancient nation. Hear about her favorite music, what she does with her friends, and what she thinks of her future in a country that struggles to blend old and new. You’ll also explore the history, politics, and economy of Nepal. Understanding different cultures is vital to our own and the world’s future. Each book in this series provides a unique point of view from a teenager, all about the country they call home. Learn about what they like, what they think, how they live, and what you have in common. You’ll have a better understanding of the CUSTOMS AND CULTURES OF THE WORLD after you read about a teenager living in another country. Key Icons appear throughout the books in this series in an effort to encourage library readers to build knowledge, gain awareness, explore possibilities, and expand their viewpoints through our content rich nonfiction books. Words to Understand shown at the front of each chapter with definitions. These words are set in boldfaced color type in that chapter, so that readers are able to reference back to the definitions, building their vocabulary and enhancing their reading comprehension. Sidebars are highlighted graphics with content-rich material within that allows readers to build knowledge and broaden their perspectives by weaving together additional information to provide realistic and holistic perspectives. Text-Dependent Questions are placed at the end of each title referring back to subjects covered within. They challenge the reader’s comprehension of the material they have just read, while sending the reader back to the text for more careful attention to the evidence presented there. Research Projects are provided at the end of each title as well and give readers suggestions for projects that encourage deeper research and analysis. Educational Videos are offered in chapters through the use of a QR code, that, when scanned, takes the student to an online video showing a moment in history, a speech, or an instructional video. This gives the readers additional content to supplement the text. A Series Glossary of Key Terms is included in the back matter containing terminology used throughout the series. Words found here broaden the reader’s knowledge and understanding of terms used in this field.

My Teenage Life in Russia

by Kathryn Hulick

Hardcover ISBN 978-1-4222-3910-0 $23.95 Add To Cart
eBook ISBN 978-1-4222-7889-5 $29.95 Add To Cart

Victoria is 16 and divides her time between two of the largest cities in Russia. She is your guide to what life as a teenager is like in the largest nation on Earth. Hear about her favorite music, what she does with her friends, and what she thinks of her future in a country facing economic struggles, but bursting with natural resources. You’ll also explore the history, politics, and economy of Russia. Understanding different cultures is vital to our own and the world’s future. Each book in this series provides a unique point of view from a teenager, all about the country they call home. Learn about what they like, what they think, how they live, and what you have in common. You’ll have a better understanding of the CUSTOMS AND CULTURES OF THE WORLD after you read about a teenager living in another country. Key Icons appear throughout the books in this series in an effort to encourage library readers to build knowledge, gain awareness, explore possibilities, and expand their viewpoints through our content rich nonfiction books. Words to Understand shown at the front of each chapter with definitions. These words are set in boldfaced color type in that chapter, so that readers are able to reference back to the definitions, building their vocabulary and enhancing their reading comprehension. Sidebars are highlighted graphics with content-rich material within that allows readers to build knowledge and broaden their perspectives by weaving together additional information to provide realistic and holistic perspectives. Text-Dependent Questions are placed at the end of each title referring back to subjects covered within. They challenge the reader’s comprehension of the material they have just read, while sending the reader back to the text for more careful attention to the evidence presented there. Research Projects are provided at the end of each title as well and give readers suggestions for projects that encourage deeper research and analysis. Educational Videos are offered in chapters through the use of a QR code, that, when scanned, takes the student to an online video showing a moment in history, a speech, or an instructional video. This gives the readers additional content to supplement the text. A Series Glossary of Key Terms is included in the back matter containing terminology used throughout the series. Words found here broaden the reader’s knowledge and understanding of terms used in this field.

My Teenage Life in South Africa

by Michael Centore

Hardcover ISBN 978-1-4222-3911-7 $23.95 Add To Cart
eBook ISBN 978-1-4222-7890-1 $29.95 Add To Cart

Tshwarelo is 15 and lives in a small city in South Africa. He is your guide to what life as a teenager is like in this constantly changing nation. Hear about his favorite music, what he does with his friends, and what he thinks of the future in a country still recovering from the stain of apartheid, but facing the future with confidence. You’ll also explore the history, politics, and economy of South Africa. Understanding different cultures is vital to our own and the world’s future. Each book in this series provides a unique point of view from a teenager, all about the country they call home. Learn about what they like, what they think, how they live, and what you have in common. You’ll have a better understanding of the CUSTOMS AND CULTURES OF THE WORLD after you read about a teenager living in another country. Key Icons appear throughout the books in this series in an effort to encourage library readers to build knowledge, gain awareness, explore possibilities, and expand their viewpoints through our content rich nonfiction books. Words to Understand shown at the front of each chapter with definitions. These words are set in boldfaced color type in that chapter, so that readers are able to reference back to the definitions, building their vocabulary and enhancing their reading comprehension. Sidebars are highlighted graphics with content-rich material within that allows readers to build knowledge and broaden their perspectives by weaving together additional information to provide realistic and holistic perspectives. Text-Dependent Questions are placed at the end of each title referring back to subjects covered within. They challenge the reader’s comprehension of the material they have just read, while sending the reader back to the text for more careful attention to the evidence presented there. Research Projects are provided at the end of each title as well and give readers suggestions for projects that encourage deeper research and analysis. Educational Videos are offered in chapters through the use of a QR code, that, when scanned, takes the student to an online video showing a moment in history, a speech, or an instructional video. This gives the readers additional content to supplement the text. A Series Glossary of Key Terms is included in the back matter containing terminology used throughout the series. Words found here broaden the reader’s knowledge and understanding of terms used in this field.

Our Teenage Life in the Navajo Nation

by Diane Bailey

Hardcover ISBN 978-1-4222-3908-7 $23.95 Add To Cart
eBook ISBN 978-1-4222-7887-1 $29.95 Add To Cart

Aliah and Cali are 17 and 15 and live in the American state of Arizona, but they also live in the Navajo Nation, the largest of dozens of reservations that have their own governments within the United States. The sisters share their stories of what life as a teenager is like in this two-part existence. Hear about their favorite food, what they do with their friends, and what they think of the future in a tribal nation facing uncertain times. You’ll also explore the history, politics, and economy of the Navajo Nation. Understanding different cultures is vital to our own and the world’s future. Each book in this series provides a unique point of view from a teenager, all about the country they call home. Learn about what they like, what they think, how they live, and what you have in common. You’ll have a better understanding of the CUSTOMS AND CULTURES OF THE WORLD after you read about a teenager living in another country. Key Icons appear throughout the books in this series in an effort to encourage library readers to build knowledge, gain awareness, explore possibilities, and expand their viewpoints through our content rich nonfiction books. Words to Understand shown at the front of each chapter with definitions. These words are set in boldfaced color type in that chapter, so that readers are able to reference back to the definitions, building their vocabulary and enhancing their reading comprehension. Sidebars are highlighted graphics with content-rich material within that allows readers to build knowledge and broaden their perspectives by weaving together additional information to provide realistic and holistic perspectives. Text-Dependent Questions are placed at the end of each title referring back to subjects covered within. They challenge the reader’s comprehension of the material they have just read, while sending the reader back to the text for more careful attention to the evidence presented there. Research Projects are provided at the end of each title as well and give readers suggestions for projects that encourage deeper research and analysis. Educational Videos are offered in chapters through the use of a QR code, that, when scanned, takes the student to an online video showing a moment in history, a speech, or an instructional video. This gives the readers additional content to supplement the text. A Series Glossary of Key Terms is included in the back matter containing terminology used throughout the series. Words found here broaden the reader’s knowledge and understanding of terms used in this field.