New Mexico (A True Book: My United States) (Library Edition)

New Mexico (A True Book: My United States) (Library Edition)

by Michael Burgan

Hardcover(Library Edition)

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Located in the southwest, along the border with Mexico, New Mexico is home to amazing desert scenery and a distinct local culture.

A True Book: My United States series allows readers to experience what makes each of the fifty state distinctive and exceptional. Readers will get to know each states' history, geography, wildlife and future outlook. This series includes an age appropriate (grades 3-5) introduction to curriculum-relevant subjects and a robust resource section that encourages independent study. Readers will sample a little bit of everything the state has to offer, from food and art to sporting events and festivals, as they learn about its history, culture, and wildlife.

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780531235669
Publisher: Scholastic, Inc.
Publication date: 09/01/2018
Series: A True Book: My United States
Edition description: Library Edition
Pages: 48
Sales rank: 1,191,868
Product dimensions: 7.20(w) x 8.40(h) x 0.30(d)
Age Range: 8 - 10 Years

About the Author

Mark Overmyer-Velazquez, Ph.D., consulting editor and author of the preface included in each volume, holds a joint B.A. degree in history and in German literature from the University of British Columbia; an M.A. and M.Phil. from Yale University in Latin American history; and a Ph.D. from Yale University in Latin American and U.S. Latino history. He is currently assistant professor of history at the University of Connecticut. Professor Overmyer-Velazquez is the recipient of numerous awards and fellowships and has written many articles, chapters, and book reviews on Latin American and U.S. Latin

Table of Contents

Map: This Is New Mexico! 6

1 Land and Wildlife: What is the terrain of New Mexico like and which plants and animals live there? 9

2 Government: What are the different parts of New Mexico's government? 17

The Big Truth!

What Represents New Mexico?: Which designs, objects, plants, and animals symbolize New Mexico? 22

3 History: How did New Mexico become the state it is today? 25

4 Culture: What do the people of New Mexico do for work and fun? 35

Famous People 42

Did You Know That 44

Resources 46

Important Words 47

Index 48

About the Author 48

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