Informational (nonfiction), 1,579 words, Level U (Grade 4), Lexile 850L
Do you ever wonder who those people are in dark coats and sunglasses every time you see the president? They are agents of the Secret Service, and they protect the president (and other politicians) from harm or danger. This book gives the reader many interesting details about the history of the Secret Service (many presidents didn't want their protection), and how the agency has evolved over time.
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