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 lies, graphic novels make a great fit.
For the child who thrives on history but is not quite ready for pages and pages of small type, Graphic U.S. History will retain his passion for the subject matter. It does this by providing small amounts of relevant text and scores of inviting illustrations.
Reading and rereading 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 tedious and difficult text but instead Graphic U.S. History. This series of engaging, easy-to-read graphic novels will implant vital historical events in American history from 1500 to Barack Obama's inauguration.
Graphic U.S. History uses striking and colorful graphics. They are crammed with intriguing historical facts. Full-color throughout, each history title is 54 pages.
Beginning with the New World in the 1500s and continuing through Barack Obama's inauguration, there are 13 titles in this extraordinary series.
The reading level is about fourth grade; the 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 of instances of inappropriate language. Isolated to a word or two, a touch of whiteout quickly 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
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
Graphic U.S. History - Set of 13 includes:
The New World - Graphic U.S. History
The Fight For Freedom - Graphic U.S. History
The U.S. Emerges - Graphic U.S. History
Problems of a New Nation - Graphic U.S. History
Americans Move Westward - Graphic U.S. History
Before the Civil War - Graphic U.S. History
The Civil War - Graphic U.S. History
The Industrial Era - Graphic U.S. History
America Becomes a World Power - Graphic U.S. History
The Roaring Twenties & the Great Depression - Graphic U.S. History
World War II & The Cold War - Graphic U.S. History
The Civil Rights Movement & Vietnam - Graphic U.S. History
Globalization - Graphic U.S. History
Publisher's Information Publisher: Saddleback Educational Publishing Age Recommendation: 9+ Grade Recommendation: 4th+ Faith-Based: No Consumable: No Pages: 54 (per book) Format: Softcover Copyright: 2009
Review by Cummins Life
”This series is perfect for children to get a broad U.S. History overview beginning with the New World in the 1500s through Barack Obama's inauguration. Most children love graphic novels and my kids are no exception.”