There are almost 200 countries in the world. Each country has a leader. The leaders of the world's countries must work together to make treaties, avoid problems, and keep their citizens safe. This involves diplomacy. This primary source reader introduces second grade students to foreign diplomacy and international relations. This fact-filled nonfiction book integrates social studies content knowledge and language arts instruction. The detailed images, fascinating facts, and supportive text work together to help students better understand the content. A glossary, index, and table of contents are provided to build readers' comprehension.