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Who wrote the U.S. Constitution? How long did it take to write? What is the Bill of Rights? The Constitution forms the basis for our government's organizationand#8212;and our liberties. Children will also learn how the three branches of government operate, how amendments are enacted, and how the Constitution has changed.
Why were schools, drinking fountains, and movie theatres segregated by race? Why did more than 250,000 people march in Washington, DC in 1963? What was Martin Luther King, Jr.'s big dream--and has it come true? All of these and other and#8220;must-knowand#8221; questions about the civil rights hero are answered in this engaging new book.
Why did Columbus want to reach the New Worldand#8212;and was he the first to cross the Atlantic Ocean? What was life like on one of his ships? What did America look like before Columbus arrived? How did Columbus treat the native people? The engaging story of Columbus's voyage and the effect his arrival had on the native people will fascinate kids.
What was the Underground Railroadand#8212;and who traveled on it? Who was Harriet Tubman and what did she do? This gripping book tells kids all about the perilous journey to escape slavery and finally become free: how long it could take, where the fugitives hid, who helped them, how and#8220;stationmastersand#8221; sent secret messages, and other fascinating details of the legendary Underground Railroad.
Are there more insects than people on Earth? Are all bugs insects? And can all insects fly? From the number of legs a ladybug has to the truth about whether termites eat wood and why crickets chirp, this cool book helps children discover some of the world's most amazing creatures.and#160;
When did the first dinosaurs appear on Earth? What happened to them 65 million years ago? How do we know about dinosaursand#8212;and are there any still alive today? Dinosaurs are absolutely irresistibleand#8212;and children will love learning about these fascinating creatures and looking at the cool illustrations!
Is each snowflake unique? What comes first: thunder or lightning? What causes the seasons? Charming illustrations, clever charts, and fun text help kids learn whatever they want to know about wild weather. No matter their question, the fascinating answers are right here!
About the Author
Mary Kay Carson is an award-winning children's nonfiction author who has written more than 40 books for kids about wildlife, space, weather, nature, and history, including Sterling Biographies: Alexander Graham Bell: Giving Voice to the World as well as The Underground Railroad for Kids and The Wright Brothers for Kids (both Chicago Review Press). Mary Kay also gives presentations at schools about writing and her books. She lives in Cincinnati, OH. For more information go to: marykaycarson.com.
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