|Harper Collins Children's Books, 2014|
Full disclaimer- I went into this recent release as a fan of both Cokie Roberts and Diane Goode. They never disappoint, and in this case they exceeded my already high expectations.
|Cokie Roberts, ABC News Reporter, Author|
|Diane Goode, Author, Illustrator|
Goode's illustrations enhance and extend each featured profile, including hints of personality, rich elements of the setting, and "asides": small sketches portraying responses of male figures of the time. The design of book, as it should, contributes further to the sense of time and place, using paper colors and end pages that echo documents of the times.
This remarkable production should be in every elementary classroom and is a perfect (and necessary) fit for anyone reading about American history.
It's been widely praised, so don't take my word for it. Find out why Kirkus (which does not always respond with admiration to celebrity offerings for young readers) gave it a starred review.