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Purneema is 14 and lives in a small village in Nepal in the shadow of the mighty Himalayas. She is your guide to what life as a teenager is like in this ancient nation. Hear about her favorite music, what she does with her friends, and what she thinks of her future in a country that struggles to blend old and new. You'll also explore the history, politics, and economy of Nepal. Understanding different cultures is vital to our own and the world's future. Each book in this series provides a unique point of view from a teenager, all about the country they call home. Learn about what they like, what they think, how they live, and what you have in common. You'll have a better understanding of the CUSTOMS AND CULTURES OF THE WORLD after you read about a teenager living in another country. Key Icons appear throughout the books in this series in an effort to encourage library readers to build knowledge, gain awareness, explore possibilities, and expand their viewpoints through our content rich nonfiction books. Words to Understand shown at the front of each chapter with definitions. These words are set in boldfaced color type in that chapter, so that readers are able to reference back to the definitions, building their vocabulary and enhancing their reading comprehension. Sidebars are highlighted graphics with content-rich material within that allows readers to build knowledge and broaden their perspectives by weaving together additional information to provide realistic and holistic perspectives. Text-Dependent Questions are placed at the end of each title referring back to subjects covered within. They challenge the reader's comprehension of the material they have just read, while sending the reader back to the text for more careful attention to the evidence presented there. Research Projects are provided at the end of each title as well and give readers suggestions for projects that encourage deeper research and analysis. Educational Videos are offered in chapters through the use of a QR code, that, when scanned, takes the student to an online video showing a moment in history, a speech, or an instructional video. This gives the readers additional content to supplement the text. A Series Glossary of Key Terms is included in the back matter containing terminology used throughout the series. Words found here broaden the reader's knowledge and understanding of terms used in this field.