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Informational (nonfiction), 1,273 words, Level Q (Grade 3), Lexile 1030L
Polar bears are among the most majestic and unique creatures on Earth. But their existence is threatened, not by other animals or the harsh conditions in which they live, but by humans. In this book, readers learn how humans are endangering these beautiful animals, even from thousands of miles away.
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