A Fold-Out Graphic History
By: Sarah Albee
Illustrated by: William Exley
Published: October 1, 2019
Publisher: What on Earth Books
This book is as fabulous as it is described. It is a completely fold-out-able book. It’s just a bit bigger than an average picture book with heavy card stock paper. The timeline of North America begins prior to 5,000 BCE and travels all the way to 2019.
Brief bits of history are shared among the pictures that are small, yet intricately detailed. I learned a great deal as well as was reminded of other facts I had forgotten. Since we visited St. Augustine, Florida this summer, I noticed it was mentioned in 1565 on the timeline as the first Spanish settlement in the US. In the 1750s, colonial cities use pigs and goats to wander the villages and eat all the garbage since there is no such thing as garbage collectors. In 1873, the Mounties were created in Canada to maintain order. In 1999, a new territory called Nunavut is created for Canada’s Inuit people. In 2019, the first two indigenous women are elected to the US Congress.
The end of the timeline includes a map of North America along with some facts like the longest river, the highest mountain, and the longest border. An index offers readers a quick way to find the year that something happened.
History fans, teachers, and homeschooling families will find this book fascinating and the timeline unique.
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