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.
Modifying your body may seem to be an extreme thing to do. But when we build muscles, lose weight, pierce our ears, or get a hair transplant, aren’t we modifying our bodies? What powerful needs make us do it? This book explores the history of these sometimes strange and sometimes commonplace customs from around the world.
Information on Reading Levels:Guided Reading Level: Q, DRA 40, Spache 4.5, ATOS 7.2, Lexile 1100, DRP 62