Behind the Headlines

Explore our world, one headline at a time.
World Book Editors break down the news in our Behind the Headlines feature allowing for a deeper understanding of the complex events that shape our world today. Behind the Headlines articles are carefully crafted presenting the latest national and world news, science discoveries, current events and other top stories and are simplified for young readers.

Olympic August: Christ the Redeemer

by | Friday, August 5, 2016 |

Tonight, the opening ceremonies of the Olympic Games will take place in Rio de Janiero, Brazil....

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Olympic August: Jesse Owens

by | Wednesday, August 3, 2016 |

On Aug. 3, 1936—80 years ago today—African American track and field star Jesse Owens won the gold...

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