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by David Shirley, Patricia K. Kummer

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Children's Literature - Keri Collins Lewis
What would America be without the Muppets, Elvis, or Oprah? All of these famous Mississippians have contributed to American culture and made their mark on the world. But there is more to Mississippi than its most famous citizens. It is a state of ecological diversity, warm hospitality, and controversy. This nonfiction book about Mississippi, part of the "Celebrate the States" series, covers all of the basic data generally required for school reports, yet it presents each section in an engaging and lively manner. Full-color illustrations, text boxes with bright backgrounds, graphs, maps, and historic photographs aid the reader in navigating the information-rich book. One noteworthy feature is insightful quotes from everyday people throughout the state, which brings to life various concepts about Mississippi. Throughout the book, Shirley and Kummer examine the devastating effect of Hurricane Katrina in 2005, as well as topics particular to Mississippi, such as the debate over the flag and the development of the musical style known as the Blues. In keeping with southern tradition, readers will find a recipe for Hush Puppies. A strong series for inclusion in libraries, each title includes a table of contents, resources, and an index. Reviewer: Keri Collins Lewis

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Cavendish, Marshall Corporation
Publication date:
Celebrate the States Series
Product dimensions:
7.75(w) x 9.25(h) x (d)
Age Range:
9 - 12 Years

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