Saturday, February 1, 2020

National Geographic Celebrates Legendary Women: Susan B. Anthony and Harriet Tubman [Review & Giveaway]

Selections for Women’s History Month for younger readers book picks from National Geographic include two new leveled Readers from Nat Geo celebrate legendary women:  Susan B. Anthony and Harriett Tubman.

These two publications are geared to early readers. L1 is for shared reading where an older reader reads a section and then the young reader reads. What each reads is related. For example, the younger reader's portion is a simplification yet brings forth the main idea of the older reader's portion.

L2 is for the young, independent reader.

National Geographic Readers: Susan B. Anthony (L1/Co-Reader)

My thoughts:  Not all children are going to pick up a biography to read. Children tend to live in a fun filled fantasy world. But it is important to encourage them to read the stories of real people who have achieved great things. Real people who have changed the world.

One of those real people was Susan B. Anthony who worked diligently in the Suffrage movement to obtain the right-to-vote for women.

This book presents the information about Anthony and her work in an easy to read and easy to understand mode with lots of side bars and tidbits of information as well as pretty standard paragraphing.

I think the series of "Super Reader" books from National Geographic Kids Books is a superb addition to libraries everywhere.

About the book: Meet one of the most important figures in women's and U.S. history. Just in time for the 100th anniversary of the 19th amendment giving U.S. women the right to vote, learn about Susan B. Anthony's remarkable life, from her childhood to her groundbreaking work.

National Geographic Kids Readers have been a hit in the beginning reader category, and this book builds upon that success with a new approach--parents and children reading together. With the same combination of careful text, brilliant photographs, and fun approach to high-interest subjects that has proved to be a winning formula with kids, National Geographic Co-readers provide one page of adult read-aloud and one page of kid read-aloud text on each spread, building toward a collaborative reading experience.

National Geographic Readers: Harriet Tubman (L2)

My thoughts:  As in any war, there are uprisings, secrets, resistance, and underground movements. The Civil War was fought for various reasons - depending on how you look at it. It was political. It was jurisdictional. It was moral. It was about freeing a people. It simply was a dastardly period of history in America.

Harriet Tubman lived was born as a slave around 1822 and escaped slavery in 1844. From that time forth she worked to help other slaves find freedom. She was even a spy and led a revolt for the Union Army.

The book is well written and the illustrations excellent. I highly recommend for home and any other types of libraries.

About the book: Find out about the life of Harriet Tubman and how her brave actions working to "conduct" the Underground Railroad helped the Union Army in the Civil War lead more than 700 slaves to freedom.

Learn about Harriet Tubman's life, achievements, and the challenges she faced along the way. The Level 2 text provides accessible, yet wide-ranging information for independent readers.

National Geographic Readers have been a hit in the competitive beginning reader category, and this book builds on that success with the same careful text, brilliant photographs, and fun approach to high-interest biographies of fascinating people such as Harriet Tubman, has proved to be a winning formula with kids.

Begins February 2
Ends February 29 at 12:01 a.m. ET
Open to USA addresses only.
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 DISCLOSURE: I received complimentary copies from MMPublicity on behalf of National Geographic to facilitate a review. Opinions expressed are mine, alone and are freely given. Winner's copy is provided and shipped directly to the winner by publicist or publisher.

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