Livewire: Real Lives by Julia Holt
To ensure accessibility and readability, Hodder & Stoughton have worked with The Basic Skills Agency on "Livewire" - a series of reading material with a teenage or adult interest level for those with reading ages below 10 or for adult students learning English as a second or foreign language. It offers teenagers and adults appropriate fiction and non-fiction which is graded at reading ages 6-7, 7-8, 8-9, and 9-10. This non-fiction section, "Livewire Real Lives" provides illustrated biographies in the categories of sport, film, music, politics and history. It is designed to be accessible in layout and content and offers facts and photographs to sustain the interest of the beginner reader.