Monday, June 30, 2014

Homeschool Monday - A Lesson Book Review - Here Is Where

There is no "real" summer vacation for teachers, even parent/teachers.  I recently received the book "Here is Where" by Andrew Carroll,
and I really, really enjoy this book.  I love history, and I love little know facts, and this book has both.  Andrew Carroll takes us with him on his trip to "discover America's great forgotten history".
 
Did you know that John Wilkes Booth's brother save the life of Abraham Lincoln's son?
 
Did you know a blind man invented cruise control?
 
Did you know that George Washington's wife's slave escaped to freedom and was never returned?
 
Did you know that Richard "Two Gun" Hart, who was a famous Prohibition agent in the '20s was Al Capone's older brother?
 
I didn't, and I am not even halfway finished with this book.  I just love how easy it is to read this book (each story has it's own chapter), and I have plans to incorporate this book into Hannah's history lessons next year.
 
Now let's meet the author...
 
Andrew Carroll is the executive director of the American Poetry & Literacy Project, a national nonprofit organization based in Washington, D.C., that promotes literacy and encourages a greater public awareness of poetry. The author of several books, he lives in Washington, D.C. 
Marian Wright Edelman is the founder and president of the Children's Defense Fund, as well as the author of theNew York Times #1 bestseller The Measure of Our Success
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I highly recommend this book to anyone that is interested in American history, especially the little know facts that make our country the amazing place that it is today.
 
Be blessed,
Debbi
 
 
 "I received this book for free from Blogging for Books for this review."
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