The New World - Graphic U.S. History

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Ages: 10+

Grades: Reading Level 4.5; Interest Level 5-12, Adult

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The New World: 1500-1750
Christopher Columbus set sail for Asia in 1492 but reached what are now known as the Caribbean Islands instead. Thinking he had reached India, he called the islands he found the Indies, and the natives, Indians...

About the Graphic U.S. History Series:
Some children have seemingly insatiable appetites when it comes to history; others flee at the mere mention of it. On whichever end of the spectrum your child lays, graphic novels make a great fit. For the child who thrives on history but is not quite ready for pages and pages of plain type, Graphic American History will retain his passion for the subject matter by providing small amounts of relevant text and scores of inviting illustrations.

You will find that the reading and rereading of these books with such memorable visuals will cement into young minds a timeline of American history much more lasting than any text-only manuscript can. And for the child who balks at history, imagine his delight this year when history is not a weighty tome of boring and difficult text, but instead Graphic American History; a series of engaging, easy to read graphic novels that will embed in him vital historical events in American history from 1500 to the present.

Using striking and colorful graphics, these Graphic American History books are stuffed with intriguing historical facts but none of the banality typical to the subject matter. Full-color throughout, each history title is 56 pages. Beginning with the New World in the 1500's and continuing through Barack Obama's inauguration, there are 13 titles in this extraordinary series. Individual titles are also available.

Reading level is about fourth grade; interest level is about second through twelfth grade. Printed by a secular company, you should know that throughout the entire 13-book series you will find a couple instances of what we consider inappropriate language. Isolated to a word or two, a touch of whiteout easily rectifies the matter. If your time is too precious to read each book before your child, you will be delighted to know that we have listed the pages with questionable words below:

The Fight For Freedom: Pgs. 26, 29 & 53
Before the Civil War: Pg. 10
The Civil War: Pgs. 6, 44 & 51
The Industrial Era: Pgs. 33 & 35
America Becomes a World Power: Pgs. 3, 18 & 19
World War II & The Cold War: Pg. 2
The Civil Rights Movement & Vietnam: Pg. 38
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  • Full-color drawings engage the reader
  • Speech bubbles (in yellow) are clearly separated from nonfiction (in blue)
  • Powerful graphics capture and hold student interest
  • Fast-paced nonfiction stories

  • Author: Saddleback Educational Publishing
    Number of Pages: 54
    Format: Paperback
    Publisher: Saddleback Educational Publishing
    Edition/Copyright: 2009
    ISBN: 9781599053561
    Consumable: No
    Reproducible: No
    Faith-Based: No

    Customer Reviews

    Based on 4 reviews
    Joscelyne C.
    Comic books

    My boys love these books.

    Amber C.
    Amazing how much history in such a little book!

    Really concise but fairly thorough history of the discovery of the New World. No chapters/heading for new topics which is my only complaint when using it as a homeschool resource.

    Great resources!

    This is better quality than a comic book. It’s a graphic novel, but looks likes a comic book. I have a few of these books and they’re all really great for both my kids, 7 and 12. This is perfect for my explorers lesson.

    Jacky S.
    Very interesting to my children!

    When my kids were just beginning reading, they picked up these graphic novels and really tried reading them as they enjoyed following the story inside. They aren't meant to be easy readers, but my kids tried nonetheless just because they wanted to see what the stories were saying! Even my husband read these! Comic style is very captivating! Lots of colorful pictures to look at! I wish I had the entire set!