Welcome to the world of extreme acrobatics! From parkour traceurs to Cirque du Soleil performers, students will be engaged in reading about the artistry and athleticism behind these amazing feats. Featuring TIME content, this high-interest nonfiction reader builds critical literacy skills. The intriguing sidebars feature fun facts that challenge students to think more deeply about the topics and develop higher-order thinking. Informational text features include a table of contents, captions, bold font, an extensive glossary, and a detailed index to deepen understanding and build academic vocabulary. The Try It! culminating activity requires students to connect back to the text, and the Reader's Guide provides opportunities for additional language-development activities. Developed by Timothy Rasinski, a leading expert in reading research, this title aligns with McREL, WIDA/TESOL, and state standards.