Editorial Review

Series Made Simple

Cover: Turning Points in U.S. History

This series makes crucial events in U.S. history accessible to younger readers. Through clear writing and organization, the books describe the causes, the outcomes, and the conclusion of each turning point. Photographs, sidebars (which often contain facts and critical thinking questions), and relevant and appropriately placed maps and diagrams support the text. Photographs, while credited, aren’t always captioned; however, readers can gather most pertinent information from the text. Dust Bowl and Industrial Revolution make cross-curricular connections to science and technology. Great Depression doesn’t show any people of color within the book, and Women’s Suffrage Movement does not mention the suffrage efforts or struggles of Indigenous or black women. There are no sources or recommended titles listed in the back matter, but a link to a curated list of websites is included. VERDICT Purchase individual titles only as needed to support student research.

Products Reviewed

Title   ATOS Format Qty
Cover: Turning Points in U.S. History Turning Points in U.S. History (10 titles) Fall 2020
Cover: California Gold Rush California Gold Rush Spring 2020 2.8
Cover: Civil Rights Movement Civil Rights Movement Spring 2020 3.0
Cover: Dust Bowl Dust Bowl Spring 2020 2.8
Cover: Great Depression Great Depression Spring 2020 2.9
Cover: Industrial Revolution Industrial Revolution Spring 2020 2.9
Cover: Women's Suffrage Movement Women's Suffrage Movement Spring 2020 2.9

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