This exciting new series gives young readers their first in-depth look at the United States. Each volume provides a colorful, comprehensive portrait of a state's history, people, land, economy, and government. Readers will enjoy the "Fun Facts" sprinkled throughout each book and learn even more about state facts, symbols, and famous people. A chapter on "Things to See and Do" explores each state's unique places and activities. Each title includes a time line, biographies of notable people, informative maps and charts, a glossary, recommended books and Web sites, and an index.
Indiana Called the "Crossroads of America," Indiana has more miles of interstate highways per square mile than any other state. It needs a strong transportation system to be one of the top farming and steel-producing states in the country. People all over the state are crazy about sports. The Indianapolis 500 is still the best-known car race in the nation. In basketball, Indiana University is cheered as wildly as the professional Indiana Pacers. Hard-working, hard-playing Hoosiers are also proud of the Indianapolis Colts football team and of the many players who go straight from Notre Dame to the NFL.