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Friday, July 21, 2017

History Corner: The 50 Cities Fun Fact Blog Extravaganza!

Disclosure / Disclaimer: I received this excerpt, free of charge,from The Quarto Group, for blog posting purposes on this blog. No other compensation, monetary or in kind, has been received or implied for this post. Nor was I told how to post about it all opinions are my own.

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Ok ok, so I know History Corner is normally on Thursdays, but with the Back to School trauma (5th grade is HARD!!!!!!!!! (and that's from both of us! LOL)), I HAD to cut back to 3 days a week blogging and this week Thursday got skipped, as a I had to finish a DIY project (which you'll get to read more about on Monday!), so you're getting it today!

There's a new book coming out (which we will be reviewing later) that incorporates FUN facts about all 50 states to make learning about them, well, FUN!

50 Cities of the U.S.A. cover

50 Cities of the U.S.A.
Explore America's cities with 50 fact-filled maps

From the team that brought you The 50 States comes 50 Cities of the USA.
Explore skycraper streets, museum miles, local food trucks and city parks from Anchorage to Washington D.C., and discover more than 2,000 facts that celebrate the people, culture, and diversity that have helped make America what it is today.

Cities include Anchorage • Atlanta • Austin • Baltimore • Birmingham • Boise • Boston • Burlington • Charleston Charlotte • Cheyenne • Chicago • Cleveland • Columbus • Denver • Detroit • Hartford • Honolulu • Houston Indianapolis • Jacksonville • Kansas City • Las Vegas • Little Rock • Los Angeles • Louisville • Memphis Miami • Milwaukee • Minneapolis-St. Paul Nashville • New Orleans • New York • Newark • Newport • Oklahoma City • Philadelphia • Phoenix • Pittsburgh • Portland, MA • Portland, OR • Rapid City • Salt Lake City • San Francisco • Santa Fe • Seattle • St. Louis • Tucson • Virginia Beach • Washington, D.C. 

So you know I HAD to grab NOLA, right?

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It's a pretty awesome layout actually! 
Check out some of the facts that are included, that you probably have NO idea about!:

DENTAL FLOSS FIRST In 1815, a New Orleans dentist recommended his patients use a thin silk thread to clean between their teeth—smile!
HURRICANE KATRINA Nearly 80% of NOLA was under water during this 2005 hurricane; many had to evacuate by boat, wearing life jackets.

50 Cities of the U.S.A. nola layout closeup 1

SEYMORE D. FAIR This pelican mascot traveled the world promoting the 1984 New Orlean's World's Fair, the last one held in the U.S.A.
-THE ST. LOUIS CATHEDRAL was first built in 1718 and is one of the U.S.'s oldest cathedrals.
-ZATRAIN'S is now famous for jambalaya spice; they introduced their first product at the 1889 Louisiana World's Fair: root beer!

Check out a close up on the right hand sections:

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I love the Local Lingo and A Day in NOLA, put I think those times are waaayyy off- you might need 2 days for all that fun and food, after all NOLA is the home of 'Les bons temps rouler!'- you gotta let it roll and enjoy the outings, not stick to a schedule, LOL!

I'll be sharing more with you about this fun book soon! But it's a great Summer travel, I'm Bored and early Back to School resource book all rolled into one! If your city is on it, you definitely need it!

You can order the book straight from Quarto!

About the Author:

Gabrielle Balkan comes from a family of book-loving teachers and is passionate about literacy, education, and good stories - just as her people taught her to be. She's made good on her degree in education by working in children's publishing and related education fields for some 15 years. Gabrielle grew up across from the Indiana State Fair and now lives in Brooklyn with her

About the Illustrator:

Sol Linero lives and works in Buenos Aires, Argentina. Her clients include Scholastic, Oprah magazine,   Jamie Oliver Magazine and Wired. 

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