Washington, D. C.

Washington, D. C.

by Ann Heinrichs

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Describes the history, geography, government, economics, and people of Washington, D.C.  See more details below


Describes the history, geography, government, economics, and people of Washington, D.C.

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Children's Literature
Washington, D.C. is not only the capitol of the free world, it is an interesting city too, explains this book in the "This Land is Your Land" series. The book features maps showing where Washington, D.C. is located in the United States and as well as a detailed map of the small city itself. One section describes the city's unique layout and another describes Washington origins on land donated by Maryland and Virginia. The author describes the city's local government, which governs under the watchful eye of a Congress that approves its laws and budgets. There is a section that describes occupations in the city, which include many government and tourism jobs. And another section describes many of the places in the nation's capitol to visit. The back of the book includes important dates, a glossary, interesting facts, city symbols, recipes, brief biographies of famous Washingtonians, 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

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Capstone Press
Publication date:
This Land Is Your Land Series
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Product dimensions:
6.80(w) x 8.30(h) x 0.10(d)
Age Range:
8 - 10 Years

Meet the Author

Ann Heinrichs grew up in Fort Smith, Arkansas, and lives in Chicago. She is the author of more that one hundred books for children and young adults on Asian, African, and U.S. history and culture. Ann has also written numerous newspaper, magazine, and encyclopedia articles. She is an award-winning martial artist, specializing in t’ai chi empty-hand and sword forms.

Ann has traveled widely throughout the United States, Africa, Asia, and the Middle East. In exploring each state for this series, she rediscovered the people, history, and resources that make this a great land, as well as the concerns we share with people around the world.

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