How do you sum up a whole country in just 100 words? This striking book takes on the challenge! From amendment to Vegas, each of the carefully chosen 100 words has its own 100-word-long description and beautiful illustration, providing a snapshot of what the USA means to people today: its roots, its values, its culture, and customs. Basically, everything you need to know in a nut shell.
Along with some expected words, such as liberty and constitution, you'll also find less predictable words that will give you a fresh perspective. With speech, learn about the right to freedom of speech enshrined in the First Amendment. Through Rosa, learn about the civil rights movement and the African American woman who became one its icons by refusing to give up her bus seat. With words like hamburger, Manhattan, blues, freedom, Hollywood, immigrant, protest, superhero, Moon, Texas, and Washington, gain perspective on the many facets of American culture.
Finally, you'll be asked, “If you were to choose the 100 words, which would you pick?”
About the Author
NANCY DICKMANN is an experienced author and publisher of non-fiction books for children, specializing in science. She has a particular interest in space and has commissioned or written more than a dozen books about the topic, and in doing so has had the privilege to interview astronomers, a spacecraft designer, a Mars rover driver, and even a real live astronaut!
Paul Boston studied illustration and design at Brighton University, England, and is inspired by 1950s children’s books, antique maps and diagrams, 17th Century engravings, Gothic art, and Japanese prints. Paul’s charming depictions of people and places have been commissioned for global advertising campaigns, publishing projects, and editorial commissions.