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ISBN: 0531232891     ISBN-13: 9780531232897
Publisher: Childrens Pr
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Binding Type: Paperback
Published: September 2017

One of the 13 original United States, Massachusetts has a long, rich history.

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 learn about the state's role in the founding of the United States and find out what life is like in Massachusetts today. They will also discover how the state is governed, which animals and plants can be found there, what people do for fun, what kinds of jobs they have, and more.

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Additional Information
BISAC Categories:
- Juvenile Nonfiction | History | United States
- Juvenile Nonfiction | Science & Nature | Earth Sciences
- Juvenile Nonfiction | Social Science | Customs, Traditions, Anthropology
Dewey: 974.4
LCCN: 2017002075
Academic/Grade Level: Grade 3-4, Age 8-9
Series: True Books
Book type: Juvenile Non-Fiction
Physical Information: 8.50" H x 7.00" W x 0.10" (0.25 lbs) 48 pages
Scholastic Reading Counts Info
Quiz #: Q71832
Reading Level: 5.6   Interest Level: Grades 3-5   Point Value: 3.0
Descriptions, Reviews, Etc.

Reviewed by School Library Journal Reviews (SLJ: Series Made Simple Fall 2017)

Gr 3–5—General state-related history and trivia. Each book opens with an illustrated map of the state that highlights famous and notable places, four of which are spotlighted in smaller inserts. From then on, the series follows a general format, detailing the land, wildlife, politics, culture, and economy of each state. There are numerous outdated stock drawings of American Indians and European "explorers." In addition, slavery is poorly discussed in Louisiana: "Other Louisianians also came to the state against their will." In each volume, a concluding "Resources" page lists a number of movies that don't make sense for the intended audience (Wayne's World in Illinois and Who Framed Roger Rabbit? in California). VERDICT No improvement on the many existing state series.

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