North Carolina

North Carolina

by Tracey Boraas
     
 

Provides an overview of the state of North Carolina, covering its history, geography, government, economy, people, and culture. Includes maps, facts, and a timeline.

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Provides an overview of the state of North Carolina, covering its history, geography, government, economy, people, and culture. Includes maps, facts, and a timeline.

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Children's Literature
Outer banks, tobacco, Blue Ridge Mountains—it must be North Carolina! Capstone's "Land and Liberty" series (about the 50 states, Puerto Rico, and Washington, D.C.) covers the usual topics— geography and climate, state history and government, the people and their culture—but the slender volumes offer an overview rather than an opportunity to delve into the differences that make each state unique. Maps are restricted to two, one showing cities, the other charting major geographical features. Since the text consists of short, declarative sentences, fluent readers may find it less than appealing; illustrations are mostly color photos, adequate, but not exciting. In this volume, the most striking depicts a Seagrove potter with his colorful wares. Since exploration of history and politics is limited, students may want to do further research on topics like the Cherokees in North Carolina (and the Trail of Tears), the Wright brothers' flight at Kitty Hawk, lunch counter sit-ins in Greensboro, and Jesse Helms's controversial career. North Carolinians not mentioned include Charles Kuralt, Billy Graham, and Elizabeth Dole. Middle readers will enjoy a sidebar on wild horses of Ocracoke and a recipe for pig-picking cake, a favorite dessert at Carolina pig roasts. Special features include an almanac (facts about the state), a short timeline, a glossary, and a bibliography, which, unfortunately, does not list works of fiction that might enrich understanding of the history and people of North Carolina. Compared to some others, the price of this series is modest, but so is its usefulness. 2004, Capstone, Ages 9 to 13.
—Barbara L. Talcroft

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780736821902
Publisher:
Capstone Press
Publication date:
09/01/2003
Pages:
24
Product dimensions:
7.70(w) x 9.10(h) x 0.40(d)
Age Range:
9 - 12 Years

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