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. Desperate and poor, stowaways risk their lives in an attempt to secure freedom or a higher standard of living. Some succeed; others suffer tragedy and heartbreak. Learn the fate of a famous explorer, a runaway slave, a teenager who hid in the wheel well of an airplane, and a man who shipped himself from New York to Texas.