All About America: Colonists and Independence

All About America

by Sally Senzell Isaacs

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Action-packed and meticulously researched, with specially-commissioned illustration, detailed reconstructions and original artwork from each period, reading lists, and resources for further study, this series is an immersive introduction to the history that shaped America.
 
Starting with Europe's increasing interest in North America in the 1600's, and covering everything up to ratification of the Constitution and the Bill of Rights, Colonists and Independence is an accessible account of the social and geographic forces that led to the founding of the United States. From the Pilgrim's journey and the Mayflower Compact, to the day-today life in the early colonies, the role slavery played in building the nation, and the political crisis which lead to Revolution and War. With dynamic full-bleed spreads featuring historical objects, cutaway illustrations, scenes from daily life, and accessible age-appropriate text, this book breathes new life into this vital period in American history, and makes it understandable to today's contemporary readers

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All books contain double-page articles featuring a particular topic with sidebars for additional information. Illustrations are a mixture of paintings, engravings, and photographs of the period that the reader will enjoy viewing. Readers of all ages will enjoy these books but they are most appropriate for upper elementary students
 
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The books in the All about America series pack a wealth of information into an attractively designed package. Double-page spreads, enhanced with photographs, color illustrations, reproductions, artifacts, maps, and sidebars, introduce each topic in detail. . . . All titles give careful consideration to Native American history, highlighting their displacement, noting that colonists and Indians often attacked each other, and emphasizing that more settlers died of disease than from attacks. A glossary, time line, and suggested books and websites add to this series’ research value.
 
Kirkus Reviews
Focusing on specific time periods within American history, the books in the All about America series pack a wealth of information into an attractively designed package. Double-page spreads, enhanced with photographs, color illustrations, reproductions, artifacts, maps, and sidebars, introduce each topic in detail. . . . All titles give careful consideration to Native American history, highlighting their displacement, noting that colonists and Indians often attacked each other, and emphasizing that more settlers died of disease than from attacks. A glossary, time line, and suggested books and websites add to this series’ research value.
 
School Library Journal
These visually appealing titles effectively combine painting, engravings, primary documents, and photographs with cartoon illustrations. . . . The content is interesting and pithy. . . . Great resource for reports and good reading for children interested in hte specific periods and places.
 
TucsonCitizen.com (Shelf Life)
Through colorful illustrations and historical facts, young readers can explore the formation of the United States beginning with the arrival of the first European settlers, to the founding of the colonies and the beginning of a new nation.

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by Sally Senzell Isaacs

Sally Senzell Isaac grew up in Evansville, Indiana, and graduated from Indiana University. She served as Editorial Director of Readers Digest Educational Division before becoming a professional writer. She has written over 40 books about American history and other social studies topics for children. In 2005, her book Cattle Trails and Cowboys (Heinemann Library) won the award for Best Childrens Book on Texas History, given by the Daughters of the Republic of Texas.

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All About America: Colonists and Independence
by Sally Senzell Isaacs

Trade Paperback

Trade Paperback
Kingfisher
June 2011
Trade Paperback
ISBN: 9780753465134
ISBN10: 0753465132
Middle-Grade Nonfiction
7 1/2 x 10 inches, 32 pages, Full-color artwork throughout
Age Range: 9 to 12
Grade Range: 4 to 7
$9.99
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