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This Is America: The American Spirit in Places and People (edition 2005)

by Don Robb, Christine Joy Pratt (Illustrator)

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Title:This Is America: The American Spirit in Places and People
Authors:Don Robb
Other authors:Christine Joy Pratt (Illustrator)
Info:Charlesbridge Publishing (2005), Hardcover, 32 pages
Collections:Your library
Tags:historical, non-fiction

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This Is America: The American Spirit in Places and People by Don Robb



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This is America: The American Spirit in Places and People is a great book to use along with teaching a social studies lesson. With pages dedicated to Diversity, Creative Spirit, Rule of Law, Hard Work, etc. Robb gives examples of each of those in our country. With his examples the reader is given a chunks of the American history. ( )
  AleciaDesselle | Feb 20, 2013 |
With "This is America: The American Spirit in Places and People", author Don Robb attempts to unify, rather than divide our country. He does this by focusing on ideals and dreams he believes we all share. Throughout the book, Robb writes about the people and places that have exhibited the 13 beliefs of liberty, equality, legal rights, rule of law, pioneer spirit, hardship, courage, hard work, education for all, diversity, free enterprise, creative spirit, and honor. Robb uses both recent examples and examples from our country's distant past. For example, under the heading of "Legal Rights", students can read about both Cesar Chavez and Independence Hall. Under the heading of "Diversity", students can read about the Navaho Code Talkers and San Francisco's Chinatown. Just in case students are interested in reading about other places and people that exhibit these ideals, Robb added a resource page in the back of the book. Christine Joy Pratt illustrated this book with wonderful scratchboard and watercolor drawings. When books address issues such as "ideals" (notice the word "values" is not used by the author), often some readers are bound to be offended. However, this book should not be offensive to anyone from either end of the political spectrum. Robb's "Pioneer Spirit and Free Enterprise" categories? Not offensive. Robb's "Diversity" examples? Not offensive. Maybe Robb is a tightrope walker as well as a historian and writer. ( )
  odonnell | Jul 19, 2010 |
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Informative text and scratchboard illustrations celebrate America, its ideals, and beliefs through a review of the historical figures, special places, and notable events, from the past and present, that have sculpted the spirit of the nation as it is today.… (more)

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2 editions of this book were published by Charlesbridge.

Editions: 1570916047, 1570916055

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