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Before Columbus: The Americas of 1491
Contributor(s): Mann, Charles C. (Author)

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ISBN: 1416949003     ISBN-13: 9781416949008
Publisher: Atheneum Books for Young Readers
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Binding Type: Hardcover - See All Available Formats & Editions
Published: September 2009

Annotation: A companion book for young readers based on 1491: New Revelations of the Americas Before Columbus, the groundbreaking bestseller by Charles C. Mann.

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BISAC Categories:
- Juvenile Nonfiction | History - Exploration & Discovery
- Juvenile Nonfiction | People & Places - United States - Native American
- Juvenile Nonfiction | History - Prehistoric
Dewey: 970.01
LCCN: 2009007691
Age Level: 8-12
Grade Level: 3-7
Lexile Measure: 1080 NC (Nonconforming Text)
Series: Downtown Bookworks Books
Physical Information: 0.7" H x 10.1" W x 10" (1.90 lbs) 128 pages
- Ethnic Orientation - Native American
- Chronological Period - Prehistoric
Features: Bibliography, Dust Cover, Glossary, Ikids, Illustrated, Index, Maps, Price on Product, Price on Product - Canadian, Table of Contents
Awards: Young Hoosier Book Award, Nominee, Middle Grades, 2012
Americas Award for Children & Young Adult Literature, Commended, Children/Young Adult, 2010
Spur Awards, Finalist, Juvenile Nonfiction, 2010
Parents Choice Awards (Fall) (2008-Up), Recommended, Nonfiction, 2009
Review Citations: Kirkus Review - Children 09/01/2009
School Library Journal 09/01/2009 pg. 183
Booklist 09/01/2009 pg. 92
SLJ's Best Books 12/01/2009 pg. 34
ALA Best Books Young Adults 03/01/2010 pg. 12
Hornbook Guide to Children 01/01/2010 pg. 178 - Recommended, Satisfactory
Accelerated Reader Info
Quiz #: 132408
Reading Level: 8.1   Interest Level: Middle Grades   Point Value: 5.0
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Contributor Bio(s): Mann, Charles C.: - Charles C. Mann is the author of 1491, which won the U.S. National Academy of Sciences' Keck award for the best book of the year. A correspondent for The Atlantic Monthly, Science, and Wired, he has covered the intersection of science, technology, and commerce for many newspapers and magazines here and abroad, including the New York Times, Vanity Fair, the Washington Post, and more. In addition to 1491, he was the co-author of four other non-fiction books. He is now working on a companion volume to 1491. His website is www.charlesmann.org.
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