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Children's LiteratureUtah was a state that attracted few because of its rough dry rocky land. However, the isolation and lack of inhabitants is what attracted Brigham Young, leader of the Mormons, to the state. Learn how BrighamYoung helped establish the state with his fellow Mormons. In additional, there is information about the economy and commerce and how Utah went from agriculture to various service industries, and a state with many national recreational parks. Readers will get a better understanding of the government, culture and lifestyles (where skiing is highly popular), and biographies of notable people. The text is well-written, concise, easy to follow, and keeps the reader's attention. Full color photos, drawings, black and white photos complement the text. A timeline compares events in the United States during the same periods of time in Utah's history. Additional features include a table of contents, maps, charts, a list of books for further reading, Internet sites, and an index. The whole layout of the book helps to create the sense that the reader is visiting the state. It is a great addition for the classroom and school library and will assist in report writing, class projects, and/or study units. It is also an excellent choice for individuals, those who homeschool their children, and future geographers. This book is part of "World Almanac Library of the States" series. 2003, World Almanac Library, Ages 10 up.