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The Little Big Book of America

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This celebration of America recalls the highlights that define this country, and offers insight into what it means to be an American. Charming, accessible, and comprehensive, this jam-packed anthology takes you on a guided tour through the history of our great nation. Its elements include:
18 short stories and literary excerpts from the fictional works of Harper Lee, Ernes
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Hardcover, 352 pages
Published September 1st 2002 by Welcome Books (first published 2002)
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Betty Strohecker
This is a wonderful way to catch a quick glimpse of American history told through poems, essays, letters, speeches, excerpts from literature, and recipes, yes recipes! Beginning with Powhatan's speech to Captain John Smith in 1609, America's story is told chronologically, touching on major historical events and influences, up to Rudy Giuliani's address to the people following the attack on our country September 11, 2001. Important facts from all sections of our country are nestled in among other ...more
Brenda
Aug 16, 2010 Brenda rated it liked it
I liked most of this book, mostly facts and writings on America, history and recipes. I HATED one poem by Maya Angelou, usually like her stuff but this poem was Supremely negative on America. Also felt like it was a bit slanted. But over all, I liked it.
Babs
Apr 09, 2007 Babs rated it liked it
Recommends it for: people with children
it's kind of a fun way to expose kids to American History without overwhelming them with any one style or point of view. Just enough stuff that if it makes them curious, all the better.
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