This book offers a nice blend of information for young learners who are doing research on the United States. The United States is the third largest country in the world with many diverse regions. The book describes the different regions in the United States including what the region is known for producing and popular activities in the area. The people are as diverse as the regions. There is a large mix of cultures and ethnicities in the United States. The history of the United States is explained in a simplistic manner that allows young learners to grasp the concepts without being overwhelmed with information. It hits on highlights that have greatly influenced the development of the nation. The book is organized into sections and contains a table of contents, glossary, important dates, and an index. There is also a section that gives young learners information on where to find out more about the United States. The pictures and photographs give the reader a better understanding of what is being discussed. This book is part of the "First Reports" series. 2004, Compass Point Books, Ages 7 to 9.