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Overview

Packed with fun facts about daily life, history, environmental issues, and much more, this series of 52 books (including Puerto Rico and the District of Columbia) provides a thorough introduction to the richness and diversity of America.

Introduces the geography, history, economy, famous people, and environment of the Heart of Dixie.

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Editorial Reviews

Children's Literature
Each entry in the "Hello USA" series is similar in format with four narrative sections covering the land, history, people and economy, and the environment. A fifth "All About..." section includes fun and other facts, state song, a recipe, historical timeline, outstanding citizens with pictures and short bios, places to visit, annual events, state wildlife and an annotated bibliography of school resources and fiction set in the state. The environmental section focuses primarily on the problem of keeping the forests healthy that cover two thirds of the state. A political map showing the principal cities and national forests faces a physical map of geological regions, elevation and other features. A later map indicates principal products but would benefit from being superimposed on a political map so readers see the connections. Separate short sections include outtakes about George Wallace, Rosa Parks and the founding of Tuskegee University. Illustrations are well chosen from modern, historical, archival and artistic sources. All in all, this is a useful, specific, varied and well-organized introduction to the state and one that will assist report writers, would-be tourists or the merely curious equally well. Endmatter includes web sites, a glossary and proper names pronunciation guide, a strong bibliography of fiction and nonfiction titles, and an index. 2002, Lerner Publications, $25.26 and $6.95. Ages 9 to 14. Reviewer: Susan Hepler
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780822527411
  • Publisher: Lerner Publishing Group
  • Publication date: 9/28/1994
  • Series: Hello U. S. A. Series
  • Pages: 72
  • Age range: 8 - 11 Years
  • Lexile: 1000L (what's this?)
  • Product dimensions: 7.73 (w) x 6.01 (h) x 0.41 (d)

Table of Contents

The Land: The Heart of Dixie 7
The History: Marching Forward 16
People & Economy: Service First 40
The Environment: Treasuring Forests 53
All About Alabama 60
Fun Facts 60
State Song 62
An Alabama Recipe 63
Historical Timeline 64
Outstanding Alabamians 66
Facts-at-a-Glance 70
Places to Visit 74
Annual Events 76
Learn More about Alabama 77
Pronunciation Guide 80
Glossary 81
Index 82
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