What do customs mean in a given culture? This high-interest nonfiction series takes a look at the origins, practices and meaning of body modification (piercing, scarring, even plastic surgery), tattooing, burial rites, food traditions (everything from scorpions to fermented shark meat), and fashions in clothing and hair decoration. The “Extreme Customs Series” engages readers of all ages.
Everyday you probably wonder what you should wear, whether it’s for a date, job interview, or just relaxation. This has been true throughout history, from ancient Egypt to medieval Japan to the roaring ‘20s and beyond. This book describes the sometimes shocking, sometimes funny, and occasionally unbelievable fashions that were popular in other times and places.
Information on Reading Levels: Guided Reading Level: Q-R, DRA 40, Spache 4.7, ATOS 6.2, Lexile 1010, DRP 61