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Sunday 6 October 2019

Review: People & Places: a children's encyclopedia

This engaging reference book for children, filled with vibrant photography and fascinating information, begins with a quote - 'there are many, many different groups of people in the world, so many, in fact, that they could not possibly all fit into one book. People & Places: a children's encyclopedia gives an initial understanding of the enormous diversity of cultures in the world today and celebrates the common bonds that link us all together.' This quote perfectly captures the ongoing importance and relevance of a book such as this.

By learning about people with experiences that may differ from ours, we increase our knowledge, understanding and acceptance of others, whilst reducing fear or judgements based on ignorance or misconceptions.

Each section briefly discusses people from all the continents and geographical regions of the world. Sections address various aspects of human lives, such as food, education, habitat, religion, language and health, as well as traditions, modern living and family life.

This is a well-presented encyclopedia, with a mix of textual and visual elements, covering a broad range of information.

Title: People & Places: a children's encyclopedia
Publisher: DK, $39.99
Publication Date: 6 August 2019
Format: Hardback
ISBN: 9780241364420
For ages: 8 - 12
Type: Nonfiction