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Animals on the Edge aligns young readers with scientists, conservationists, and educators who are committed to the preservation of animals around the world. The informed and educational narrative examines numerous threats to animals in the wild, raising awareness of each species, and detailing the extent and urgency of the problem. The book also encourages young animal lovers to take an active role in the preservation of creatures great and small. The author offers a hopeful message for the future with inspiring stories of animals that are now off the "endangered species" list. Animals on the Edge provides a full update on the scientific efforts to save endangered species in the 21st century. This compelling title will inspire readers to participate in the race to save those species currently threatened with extinction. National Geographic supports K-12 educators with ELA Common Core Resources. Visit www.natgeoed.org/commoncore for more information.