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21 st Centur y Content You study reading, math, science, and social studies. You also need to learn about the world of work and your community. These notes tell you about business and money. They also give you ideas about how you can help yourself, your community, and the world. Life & Career Skills These notes tell you about skills you will use throughout your life. They give you ideas about how to work well with others, make good decisions, and achieve your goals in life.

Somervill believes that researching new and different topics makes writing every book an adventure. When she is not writing, Somervill is an avid reader and plays bridge. 32 21st CENTURY SKILLS LIBRARY 21st Century Skills Library In the early 1800s, millions of bison grazed on the plains of North America. But as the United States expanded westward, the bison were in the way and were slaughtered. Read this book to find out how the American bison is making a comeback from near extinction and once again populating the Great Plains.

Chicago: Heinemann Library, 2006. Marrin, Albert. Saving the Buffalo. New York: Scholastic, 2006. Patent, Dorothy Hinshaw. The Buffalo and the Indians: A Shared Destiny. New York: Clarion Books, 2006. Picton, Harold. Buffalo: Natural History and Conservation. Stillwater, MN: Voyageur Press, 2005. Waldman, Neil. They Came from the Bronx: How the Buffalo Were Saved from Extinction. Honesdale, PA: Boyds Mills Press, 2001. 3OMERVILL writes children’s nonfiction books on a variety of topics. She is particularly interested in nature and foreign countries.

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