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Children's LiteratureThis book in "This Land is Your Land" series describes the great state of Nebraska. It easy to use sections begins with a description of the state's prairies, plains and rivers, along with its people, both of Native American and European heritage. It touches on famous events, such as Lewis and Clark's exploration and the Homestead Act, which attracted settlers. The book describe Nebraska's government, including the interesting fact that its legislature only has one house instead of two. A section on Nebraskans at work tells of the occupations that are common in Nebraska, such as jobs in farming, factories, mining and service industries. The state's many fairs and festivals reflects it's diverse population of Danish, Swedish, Czech, Hispanic, and Native American cultures. Back matter includes important dates, glossary, interesting facts, state symbols, recipes, the state song, brief biographies of famous Nebraskans, and lists of books, websites, and addresses for more information. This is a must have for any school library. 2004, Compass Point Books, Ages 8 to 12.
—Marcie Flinchum Atkins