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The CIA
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The CIA

9781607539827
Kirsten W. Larson

 

This photo-illustrated book describes the life of a CIA officer, including their work recruiting agents and spies, how they gather intelligence, and work to keep the United States safe from terrorism. Describes real-life missions and what it takes to get a job in the Central Intellegence Agency. The Q&A features throughout promote reader inquiry and critical thinking. Includes glossary, further resources, and index.



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The FBI
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The FBI

9781607539834
Kirsten W. Larson

 

This photo-illustrated book describes the life of an FBI officer, including their work capturing terrorists, enforcing federal laws, and investigating crimes. Describes real-life cases and what it takes to get a job in the Federal Bureau of Investigation. The Q&A features throughout promote reader inquiry and critical thinking. Includes glossary, further resources, and index.



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Federal Air Marshals
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Federal Air Marshals

9781607539841
Kirsten W. Larson

 

This photo-illustrated book describes the life of a Federal Air Marshal, including how they work undercover on flights to fight terrorism. Explains how they fit under the Transportation Security Administration (TSA), what it takes to get a job, and what a day in the field is like. The Q&A features throughout promote reader inquiry and critical thinking. Includes glossary, further resources, and index.



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SWAT Teams
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SWAT Teams

9781607539858
Kirsten W. Larson

 

This photo-illustrated book describes the life of SWAT officers, including the work they do to catch dangerous criminals and free hostages. Describes what it takes to become a SWAT officer and includes real-life missions. The Q&A features throughout promote reader inquiry and critical thinking. Includes glossary, further resources, and index.



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U.S. Border Patrol
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U.S. Border Patrol

9781607539865
Kirsten W. Larson

 

This photo-illustrated book describes the life of US Border Patrol Agents, including the work they do to keep criminals, weapons, and drugs out of the United States. Describes what it takes to get a job as a border patrol agent, the training required, and what a day in the field is like. The Q&A features throughout promote reader inquiry and critical thinking. Includes glossary, further resources, and index.



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U.S. Secret Service
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U.S. Secret Service

9781607539872
Kirsten W. Larson

 

This photo-illustrated book describes the life of a US Secret Service agents, including their work catching counterfeiters and protecting the president of the United States. Describes training required to be an agent and what a day in the life is like in the field. The Q&A features throughout promote reader inquiry and critical thinking. Includes glossary, further resources, and index.



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The CIA
9781607539827
The FBI
9781607539834
Federal Air Marshals
9781607539841
SWAT Teams
9781607539858
U.S. Border Patrol
9781607539865
U.S. Secret Service
9781607539872

Protecting Our People

 

What does it take to serve our country and protect our people? What does the U.S. Secret Service really do? Could you be an FBI agent some day? Read these books for an introduction to the important service men and women in these jobs do to keep people safe.

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Complete Series of 6: retail $179.70 your price $125.70

READING LEVEL: GRADE 2 AND UP
  • Formats: Reinforced Library Binding, eBook

  • Pages: 32

  • Trim Size: 6.5" x 9.5"

School Library Journal,
November 2016

“Crash! Bang! Yikes! This set uses brief crime scenarios (law enforcement officers best a bad guy or diffuse a dangerous situation) to captivate readers. The format is generally consistent across volumes. Chapters such as “A Day in the Life” describe the secretive nature of CIA agents, the special gear of SWAT teams, or the quick reactions of federal air marshals who pretend to be airplane passengers. “Learning the Ropes” chapters cover training methods, such as close combat, fitness, and high-speed driving in each title. The fast-paced writing style matches the adventuresome nature of these careers, without diminishing the tedious tasks and importance of safety measures. Transitional readers are offered in-text definitions of vocabulary words (hostage, drone, perimeter) in addition to the glossary. Question and answer sections, color blocked facts, and large photos depicting a diverse set of men and women on the job are seen on every page. VERDICT Eye-popping graphics and action-packed stories encourage independent reading while learning career basics. ”—Series Made Simple