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Children's LiteratureWashington, D.C. is the capital of The United States of America. Learn about the nation's capital—its history, how it was laid out, its government, the culture and lifestyles of residents. Interesting facts are brought out about the colleges and universities, national museums, and memorials dedicated to men and women who helped fight for the country, various festivals held annually, and biographies of notable people such as Clara Barton and John Philip Sousa. The text is well-written, easy to follow, and keeps the reader's attention. Full color photos, drawings, black and white photos complement the text. A timeline of events that occurred in the United States are compared to the same period in the capital'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 city. 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 the "World Almanac Library of the States" series. 2003, World Almanac Library, Ages 10 up.