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. Taken from their homes or seized from their cars, kidnapping victims and their families face a terrifying ordeal. Some kidnappers want money; others do it for political reasons. Learn the frightening details of the Lindbergh, Hill, Anderson, and Smart abductions.