Every year the dreaded World War I project strikes. Random middle school students suddenly appear demanding 20 facts about a single topic. The smart ones have weeks, the procrastinators need them, like, now and are usually rather surly when I tell them that their fellow students have already checked out my entire World War I section and anyways I don’t have an entire book on the Zimmerman telegram, trench warfare, or carrier pigeons. However, in view of the demand, I’ve been slowly building this section. Slowly because, however heavy the demand, it’s still only once a year and therefore I want items that are attractive enough to check out all year round.
Which is a lengthy way of saying that Chicago Review Press has met my requirements with this book on an obscure topic, packed with information and activities (yes, you may not consider WWI obscure, but trust me, the kids do).