Reviews for When Were the First Slaves Set Free During the Civil War? : And Other Questions About the Emancipation Proclamation

Horn Book Guide Reviews 2011 Spring
Filled with numerous sidebars and sometimes too-busy colorful graphics, these lively narratives detail specific events that led to the Pilgrims' founding of Plymouth Colony, the Boston Tea Party, and the Emancipation Proclamation. Though the information is selective, the volumes provide accessible introductions to American history. Reading list, timeline, websites. Bib. [Review covers these Six Questions of American History titles: How Did Tea and Taxes Spark a Revolution?, When Were the First Slaves Set Free During the Civil War?[cf21], and Why Did the Pilgrims Come to the New World?.] Copyright 2011 Horn Book Guide Reviews.

School Library Journal Reviews 2010 November

Gr 5-7--The titular six questions in each book are clearly stated and are the guiding questions for its chapters. Authors include sufficient background and enough detail to answer the queries; and sidebars, quotes, primary-source excerpts, and period art and contemporary photos augment the texts. Although these topics have received wide coverage in extant titles, and the books offer little new information, the question-and-answer format will help readers identify and understand each topic's most salient aspects and will sharpen their nonfiction reading skills, making the books attractive options.

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