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What's in the Midwest? - PB
9780778718291 | In Stock
This book takes readers on a journey across the twelve states that make up the Midwest region of the United States. Known as the “heartland,” the Midwest is the largest of the U.S regions. The region is also known as the nation's "breadbasket" because of its abundant production of oats, wheat, and corn. Readers will learn about the region’s natural resources, such as coal and iron ore. The book also explores major Midwest cities, including Chicago, Illinois; St. Louis, Missouri; and Detroit, Michigan, which is called the “Motor City” because it is a center for the automobile industry.

Reading Level: Gr. 4
Interest Level: Gr. 3-6
Guided Reading Level: R
Binding: Paperback
Series: All Around the U.S.
Author(s): Robin Johnson

Size: 8″ × 10″
No. of Pages: 32
Index Included: Yes
Glossary Included: Yes

ATOS: 5.4
Dewey: 917.7
Lexile: 830L
Copyright: 2011

What's in the Midwest?

“Another excellent pick for grades 2-4. Ideal for class projects — informative. up-to-date, eye-catching, amazing!” —Central Maine Library District, 05/12 “A surprising amount of diversity is on display for those unfamiliar with the best of what the Midwest has to offer...this title in the All around the U.S. series reads like a classroom supplement for geographical units in a U.S. social-studies course...While there’s plenty of attention paid to farming and rural living, the cities (St. Louis, Detroit, and Chicago) are highlighted as well. The history of the first people in the region, including Lewis and Clark, and the Louisiana Purchase are also discussed at length.” —Booklist, 09/11