LIFE: Our Century in Pictures for Young Peopleby Richard B. Stolley, Amy E. Sklansky
Picture yourself watching in awe as the astronaut Neil Armstrong steps on the moon for the first time. Or seeing Charles Lindbergh land his plane, The Spirit of St. Louis, after the first ever nonstop flight over the Atlantic Ocean. Drawing from Life magazine and the greatest photo archives ever, this book chronicles the 20th Century for young people and will make their minds soar by way of an unparalleled collection of more than 380 photographs.
The book spans the past 100 years in nine chapters. Each chapter is introduced with an essay by a notable children's writer, including Katherine Paterson, Jane Yolen, Avi, Robert Cormier, Lois Lowry, Fredrick and Patricia McKissack, Jerry Spinelli, Gary Paulsen, and Cynthia Rylant. In each chapter is a special section, called Turning Point, that traces an event or trend from the beginning of the century forward. And each epoch closes with a Requiem, which recalls some memorable individuals who died during that time.
The worlds of politics, science and technology, and the arts, as well as the lives we led at home -- all are explored and brilliantly captured within these pages.
- Little, Brown and Company
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- Edition description:
- 1 ED
- Product dimensions:
- 9.64(w) x 11.18(h) x 0.99(d)
- Age Range:
- 10 - 13 Years
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