This new series of nonfiction readers will grab a student's interest from the very first page! Designed with reluctant readers in mind, these riveting 64-page softcover books offer short chapters on high-interest headlines. Each chapter is its own mini-book, which includes a timeline, key terms, and interesting facts. Fascinating black and white photographs keep the pages turning. A bibliography encourages further topical reading. What does it mean to be condemned? Condemned buildings are torn down. Condemned people are executed. Read about the fight to save Grand Central Station. Learn about an ancient redwood tree slated for the ax. Discover how the secrets of DNA can free a wrongly imprisoned man.