Alabama

Alabama

by Dottie Brown
     
 

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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.

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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.

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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

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780822541431
Publisher:
Lerner Publishing Group
Publication date:
10/28/2001
Series:
Hello U. S. A. Series
Edition description:
REVISED
Pages:
84
Product dimensions:
8.12(w) x 7.08(h) x 0.19(d)
Age Range:
8 - 11 Years

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