It Happened in America: True Stories from the Fifty States

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Packed with excitement, humor, pathos, and pluck, these fifty-one stories-from each of the states and the District of Columbia - allow young readers to enter the past and live moments from American history.

Presents historical anecdotes from each of the fifty states, with an emphasis on women and ethnic minorities.

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Overview

Packed with excitement, humor, pathos, and pluck, these fifty-one stories-from each of the states and the District of Columbia - allow young readers to enter the past and live moments from American history.

Presents historical anecdotes from each of the fifty states, with an emphasis on women and ethnic minorities.

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"Perl declares America to be a storybook ... and proves her point beautifully in a thoroughly enjoyable collection of historical anecdotes." —Booklist
Publishers Weekly - Publisher's Weekly
Perl highlights historical moments and movements with tales from all 50 states plus the District of Columbia. Ages 9-12. (July) r
Children's Literature - Susie Wilde
Perl gives a good sense of American history in It Happened in America. She gives a brief history of each state and then tells a special story associated with it. Readers meet Ma Pullen who built a restaurant and hotel for hungry gold-seekers in Alaska, Hadji Ali who brought camels to Arizona in the mid-1800s, and lots of other people you don't find in the pages of most American history books.
Children's Literature - Beverly Kobrin
The engaging stories about men and women from many backgrounds and times in their state's history are prefaced by a brief introduction to the state that includes the origin of its name, the date of its admittance into the Union and a trivia question and answer. Here are fifty superb read alouds, short enough to fit into the few minutes before lunchtime, recess, or any other time.
Stephanie Zvirin
Perl declares America to be a storybook "crammed with tales of quiet courage and dashing bravado, feats of accomplishment and magnificent failures" and proves her point beautifully in a thoroughly enjoyable collection of historical anecdotes. Beginning with a sample from Alabama history and continuing state-by-state in alphabetical order, her selection of 50 true accounts shows just how exciting history can sometimes be. Quick facts about the state and a question-and-answer teaser head each of the stories, which range from an account of the New Jerseyan who invented the game of Monopoly and a look at Rosa Parks' famous Alabama bus ride to how a dessert called a Mississippi mud pie got its name. Bibliography.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780805047073
  • Publisher: Henry Holt and Co. (BYR)
  • Publication date: 3/15/1996
  • Edition description: REV
  • Pages: 302
  • Age range: 9 - 12 Years
  • Product dimensions: 8.00 (w) x 10.06 (h) x 0.59 (d)

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