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Shortly after midnight on May 2, 2011, two large helicopters swooped down on a home in Abbottabad, a small city in northern Pakistan. As the helicopters reached the ground, a group of American fighters spilled out. Soon, loud blasts filled the air as the commandos---all members of a group known as the Navy SEALs---blew apart walls and doors and shot their way in. The SEALs were looking for the world's most wanted terrorist, Osama bin Laden. The secret raid was risky, but if anyone could carry out the mission successfully, it was the Navy SEALs. Members of this special operations force are among the best-trained fighters in the world. Young readers will follow this elite group of soldiers on their raid and explore the context for their mission, from the 9/11 attacks by Al Qaeda to the war against terrorists in Afghanistan. Large, full-color photos, grade-appropriate text, and a narrative format will keep kids turning the pages as they learn about our nation's military heroes.

 
Interest Level Grade 2 - Grade 7
Reading Level Grade 3
BISACS JNF025130
Genre Narrative Nonfiction, Nonfiction
Copyright 2012
Publisher Bearport Publishing
Series Special Ops
Language English
Number of Pages 32
Dimensions 8 x 10
ISBN 9781617724596, 9781617725036, 9781617725470
Title Format Reinforced book, Multi-User eBook, Savings Bundle
Dewey 958.104'6092
ATOS Reading Level 6.9
Guided Reading Level Q
Lexile Reading Level 1070
AR Quiz Number 149942
Author Natalie Lunis
 
  • 2013 Children's Choices, 2013

The Takedown of Osama Bin Laden

In the early morning of May 2, 2011, in the Pakistani city of Abbottabad, the famous Navy SEALs completed perhaps their most publicized mission ever—killing Osama bin Laden. This book begins with a perfunctory description of 9/11 to explain the motivation to eliminate bin Laden and also details bin Laden’s actions before the attacks, along with his connections to al-Qaeda. Potentially unfamiliar terms are bolded and defined in a glossary, while place-names are all written phonetically to aid in pronunciation. Photographs of the tools used by the Navy SEALs in their tactical mission, including their weapons, are detailed in the appendix. Considering that the political and diplomatic issues at hand are quite complicated, this book may be best suited for kids with an existing knowledge or interest in the topic. Yet, the accessible, high-interest story written in a simple narrative format makes it a good choice for struggling readers with a penchant for all things military.

The Takedown of Osama Bin Laden

In the early morning of May 2, 2011, in the Pakistani city of Abbottabad, the famous Navy SEALs completed perhaps their most publicized mission ever—killing Osama bin Laden. This book begins with a perfunctory description of 9/11 to explain the motivation to eliminate bin Laden and also details bin Laden’s actions before the attacks, along with his connections to al-Qaeda. Potentially unfamiliar terms are bolded and defined in a glossary, while place-names are all written phonetically to aid in pronunciation. Photographs of the tools used by the Navy SEALs in their tactical mission, including their weapons, are detailed in the appendix. Considering that the political and diplomatic issues at hand are quite complicated, this book may be best suited for kids with an existing knowledge or interest in the topic. Yet, the accessible, high-interest story written in a simple narrative format makes it a good choice for struggling readers with a penchant for all things military.

Author/Illustrator biography
Detailed maps
Glossary of key words
Index
Table of contents
Full-color photographs, Historical photographs