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Paying taxes
De Capua, Sarah.
Personal Author:
Publication Information:
New York : Children's Press, 2002.
Physical Description:
47 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 22 cm.
Discusses what taxes are, why we pay taxes, and how the government spends taxes.
General Note:
Includes bibliographical references (p. 44) and index.
Reading Level:
850 Lexile.
Program Information:
Accelerated Reader AR LG 5.9 0.5 57631.

Reading Counts RC 3-5 4.6 3 Quiz: 32262 Guided reading level: O.
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HJ2381 .D4 2002 Juvenile Non-Fiction Open Shelf

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Author Notes

Sarah De Capua is the author of several nonfiction books for children.

Reviews 2

Booklist Review

Reviewed with Sarah De Capua's Becoming a Citizen. Gr. 2-5. Two new titles in the True Books--Civics series inform children about civic duties. Becoming a Citizenexplains the requirements for U.S. citizenship and the procedures immigrants must follow in order to become naturalized. De Capua describes the official paperwork, offers sample questions from the citizenship test, and depicts the ceremony honoring new citizens. Paying Taxesdefines the various kinds of taxes levied by governments, clarifies what they are used for, and offers a brief history of taxation in America. No mention is made of tax forms and their complexities or of the role of tax professionals. Both titles feature large print, short chapters, and frequent, captioned full-color illustrations; each has a list of resources (including Web sites) and a glossary. Of the two, Citizenis probably more useful, especially in communities with high immigrant populations, but both books will serve report writers. Other titles in the series are listed in the Series Roundup in this issue. Kay Weisman.

School Library Journal Review

Gr 3-5-The first book defines what a citizen is and gives an overview of the process of becoming one. The second book describes different types of taxes, why they are paid, and what services they support. Each title is illustrated with clear, captioned photographs that emphasize points made in the text. Historical references are illustrated with archival images. Both texts are written in a clear, concise, straightforward style. Other titles about these topics are written on higher reading levels with increased complexity. These books will serve as resources for units about local, state, and federal government. ESL teachers and adults providing education and assistance to immigrants may find them valuable as well.-Janie Schomberg, Leal Elementary School, Urbana, IL (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.