Saturday, October 10, 2015

Book Blast & Guest Post: The 50 States FEATURING Alabama (Sol Linero & Gabrielle Balkan)

Hardcover, 112 pages
Published October 1st 2015 by Wide Eyed Editions

Be inspired by the inventiveness, beauty and diversity of the United States in this curious collection of fact-filled maps. Explore thousands of wondrous locations and be awed by the achievements of hundreds of people who helped make America what it is today. Celebrate, explore, enjoy! 

Illustrator Sol Linero lives and works in Buenos Aires, Argentina. Her clients include Scholastic, Oprah magazine, Jamie Oliver Magazine and Wired.
Author Gabrielle Balkan has written over 20 books for children, including the Mr Presidents series for Scholastic. She lives and works in New York.



WELCOME TO THE HEART OF DIXIE With the letter “A” appearing four times in its name, the 22nd state has plenty of grade A things about it: there’s the authentic soul food (fried chicken, pork chops, collard greens, and cheese grits), the astronomic football rivalry (do you root Crimson Tide or Auburn Tigers?), and the alluring antebellum architecture (stately columns and beautiful balconies). Not to mention the achievers, athletes, artists, and authors who all hail from the Heart of Dixie! Rosa Parks and Martin Luther King, Jr., two of our nation’s most heroic role models, planned important moments in the civil rights movement from the state’s capital, Montgomery. Their leadership inspired the Montgomery Bus Boycott and the Selma to Montgomery march, paving the way for racial equality. Alabama has an abundance of country music stars, and is also one of the nation’s top producers of poultry, peanuts . . . and rocket ships! So buckle up and blast off for a tour of this grade A state.

Features 50 state maps, annotated with key cultural icons, including famous people, inventions, events, food, and monuments
Each spread also includes a key historical timeline.

1 comment:

  1. As a lifelong Birminghamster I am thrilled to see Alabama portrayed in a positive light.
    Happy travels, Sol and Gabrielle!
    ~Icky. :-)