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Each Book in the Series…

Although each book is unique, there is an overall theme and feel encompassed within the 21st Century Skills Library collection. No matter what subject you are reading, you still can feel the sense of a family of books.

Aside from actually holding our books, there’s no better way to get a feel for what were trying to express than to read the book excerpts provided within this site — simply click the link “Read Excerpt” on any of our product pages. Here’s a complete list of excerpts.


"Z is for Zeitgeist?' I always check the z entry of an alphabet book first, and was I surprised when I looked at the last letter in D is for Democracy! The use of the term 'zeitgeist' puts a brilliant cap on this look at the fundamental rights and responsibilities of living in a democracy. Yes, it's an ABC book, but one with a solid commitment to democratic ideals and the belief that, as stated in 'Q is for Questions' that 'Taking part in a democracy is every citizen's task.'"
—Walter Mayes (Author of Valerie & Walter's Best Books for Children)