A woman invests in stocks, makes $22 million, and then donates it all! A Japanese guard helps a prisoner of war survive World War II because of the shared love of an opera aria . . . these stories might sound bizarre, but they’re all true—and that’s what makes this last book in the True Stories series a believe-it-or-not delightful excursion into reading! Adapted from newspapers and magazines, the stories are divided into 8 thematic units of three stories each. For each unit, you’ll find a story from the news, a personal story, and a research-related article—giving you exposure to a wide variety of texts. Exercises encourage students to explore vocabulary, understand the main ideas, identify expressions, separate fact from opinion, discuss ideas, and more. Recordings of all stories can be purchased in the student book/tape package.