Monday, July 4, 2016

Time for Kids-Awesome America-Everything You Ever Wanted to Know About the History, People and Culture

Time for Kids-Awesome America-Everything You Ever Wanted to Know About the History, People and Culture
by Katy Steinmetz
Published May 2016
Time for Kids
208 pages
Review copy provided by publisher
Goodreads Summary
TIME For Kids explores America from sea to shining sea!
Discover what makes America unique in this comprehensive timeline and photographic overview of American history--pre-Columbus through the present--highlighting the milestone events and important people that have made America awesome.

Perfect for both dip-in reference and longer-form reading, Awesome America is organized into thematic sections, each comprised of bite-sized articles, engaging factoid sidebars, colorful charts, graphics and interactive quizzes to help make learning about American history interesting, interactive, and fun. From America's early history all the way to present day, kids will learn about what it was like to grow up in the 1700's, 1800's, 1900's and today and discover the inventions, innovations, and important social movements great American's have created over the years.

My Thoughts
If you are looking for a new reference book or textbook for American history? Look no further! This beautiful book is like one-stop-shopping for information about our great nation. Of course there are the basics like early settlers, The American Revolution, civil rights and the presidents. But more recent events such as the attacks on September 11 and the election of the first black president are also included. 
Then there are the lesser known facts. For example do you know who is on the $100,000 bill? Give up? It's Woodrow Wilson.  Sliced bread was invented in 1928 and Lebron James is pretty much recognized by most of the planet. 
As you would expect from TIME, there are amazing original photographs to accompany the information. 

Awesome America would make a wonderful addition to any family, school or classroom library. 

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1 comment:

  1. This would be a good one to have during social studies time! I love the illustrations in TfK!