Imagine you live in Pompeii in the year 79. There are rumblings, followed by a terrible explosion that darkens the city of Pompeii for 18 hours. Experience the terror of that momentous volcanic eruption from the point of view of a barber who lived and worked in Pompeii. Developed by Timothy Rasinski and featuring TIME content, this book includes essential text features like an index, captions, glossary, and table of contents. The intriguing sidebars, fascinating images, and detailed Reader's Guide prompt students to connect back to the text. The Think Link and Dig Deeper sections develop students' higher-order thinking skills. The Check It Out! section includes suggested books, videos, and websites for further reading. Aligned with state standards, this title features complex and rigorous content appropriate for students preparing for college and career readiness.