The Cold War was turned up to 11 when this book was published, and this text reflects that tension. It is more a middle school textbook than a country book like those common in public library youth nonfiction collections. (See our Spanning the Globe category for some examples.) I’m going to guess that this was probably a rogue donation, because textbooks aren’t a usual item in a public library collection. You will be happy to know that this was still in circulation as of this writing.
Of course there is a “Communism is bad” theme laced throughout the text. In the third picture below, there is a comment that women do the same work as the men in the Soviet Union. I’m trying to decide if the editors thought that was a bad thing or a good thing about Communism.