What are the core teachings and beliefs of Buddhism? Readers will learn about one of the world's most widely practiced religions through the lens of two different perspectives and dive deep into important figures, sacred texts, holidays, and commandments. This narrative nonfiction book uses considerate text that is written at a higher maturity level with a lower reading level to engage and accommodate struggling readers. Includes sidebars that are aligned with the Common Core Standards, a comprehensive timeline, and activity. A table of contents, glossary with simplified definitions and pronunciations, and index are also included.