50 Trailblazers of the 50 States

Celebrate the lives of inspiring people who paved the way from every state in America!

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Pub Date May 07 2024 | Archive Date Mar 29 2024

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Meet 50 trailblazers who made the United States what it is today in this bright, fact-packed biography book.

With one trailblazer from every state, you'll discover how Rosa Parks from Alabama fought for civil rights, how Barack Obama from Hawaii became the USA's first Black president, how Margaret Murie from Alaska pioneered the American environmentalist movement, and how Betty Ford from Michigan improved treatment for drug addiction.

Each spread features a timeline of the trailblazer's life, key facts about their achievements, and how their trailblazing continues today. By honoring people who strove in the areas of equal rights, feminism, and environmentalism/conservation, this fact-packed book celebrates what makes America great, then and now.

Alabama: Rosa Parks; Alaska: Margaret Murie; Arizona: Cesar Chavez; Arkansas: All-American Redheads (women's basketball team); California: Colin Kaepernick; Colorado: Corky Gonzales; Connecticut: Rebecca Lobo; Delaware: Joe Biden;  Florida: Emma Gonzalez; Georgia: Jackie Robinson; Hawaii: Barack Obama; Idaho: Marilyn Schuler; Illinois: Betty Friedan; Indiana: Eugene V. Debs; Iowa: Carrie Chapman Catt; Kansas: William Allen White; Kentucky: Muhammad Ali; Louisiana: Norris Henderson; Maine: Dorothea Dix; Maryland: Thurgood Marshall; Massachusetts: W.E.B. DuBois; Michigan: Betty Ford; Minnesota: Maya Moore; Mississippi: Myrlie Evers-Williams; Missouri: Michael Harrington; Montana: Barbara Ehrenreich; Nebraska: Susette La Flesche; Nevada: Velma Bronn Johnson; New Hampshire: Doris Haddock; New Jersey: Paul Robeson; New Mexico: Notah Begay; New York: Margaret Sanger; North Carolina: Jessica McDonald; North Dakota: Dave Archambault; Ohio: LeBron James; Oklahoma: Woody Guthrie; Oregon: Lola Baldwin; Pennsylvania: Rachel Carson; Rhode Island: Marjorie van Vliet; South Carolina: Sarah and Angelina Grimke; South Dakota: Hubert Humphrey; Tennessee: Hattie Caraway; Texas: Lyndon Johnson; Utah: David Nelson; Vermont: Clarina I.H. Nichols; Virginia: Mildred Loving; Washington: Jenny Durkan; West Virginia: Debbie Null; Wisconsin: Robert LaFollette; Wyoming: Harriet Elizabeth Byrd

The perfect book for kids to discover the most amazing achievements in American history. Learn about key social issues including feminism and civil rights. Inspiring, informative and fun, this book can be picked up any time of day for a whistlestop tour of the United States, right from your own home, school, or library.

The 50 States series of books for young explorers celebrates the USA and the wider world with key facts and fun activities about the people, history, and natural environments that make each location within them uniquely wonderful. Vivid illustrations, maps, and infographics bring the places to colorful life.
Also available from the series:Only in America, Only in America Activity Book, Only in California, Only in Texas, We Are the United States, 50 Adventures in the 50 States, and The 50 States.
Meet 50 trailblazers who made the United States what it is today in this bright, fact-packed biography book.

With one trailblazer from every state, you'll discover how Rosa Parks from Alabama...

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This book is a fun way to learn about so many amazing people. So many of these people I had never heard of before. I think it’s great to start teaching kids early about important people in history that aren’t always talked about. The illustrations are bright and colorful. The text is engaging. I especially enjoyed the layout of the pages. It’s very eye catching. Definitely recommend this book for kids interested in history!

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This was so fun! Not only is it visually so beautiful, but I loved all of the different facts/people represented. Even as an adult, there was a lot to learn from this. I have kiddos in my life I would definitely buy this for! And as someone who studied education, this would be a fantastic classroom resource!!

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"50 Trailblazers of the 50 States" is a really cool look at some important people throughout the USA and the impact they had on our lives. From Rosa Parks, Muhammad Ali, and Jackie Robinson to Betty Ford, the Ggrimke Sisters, and Lola Baldwin, there are so many important figures covered in this book! There is a brief biography, quotes from each person, and the impact they had on our society for each person. Whether you sit down and read it with your young kids or read it for yourself, there is something for everyone to learn from this book!

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This book is such a great way to learn more about our country and the amazing trailblazers that not only made changes in their state, but had great impact on the nation as a whole! We learn about indigenous people, young activists, political leaders and even trailblazers I had never been exposed to before. I especially loved learning more about X Gonzalez, the trailblazer from my home state of Florida. This is going to make an incredible addition to the nonfiction section of our home library!

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Thank you for the opportunity to read this!
I was drawn to this by the cover art, and immediately thought this would be great for my nieces, who are 6 & 9.
But guess what?!? It was great for ME!!
This book is so informative and the layout, pictures, and the ease of reading made it so enjoyable!

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Thank you to NetGalley and the publisher for providing me with this book in exchange for my review! All opinions are my own.

As someone who is 25 years old, but has always had a curious nature, I thoroughly enjoyed this book. With everything going on in this world today, I think it is very important that children learn about important historical figures that came before them. I thought the illustrations were very eye-catching and engaging. I would definitely put this on a list of books to purchase for special children in my life. Overall, I thought this book was a fascinating read for children!

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This is the kind of history I want my children to learn in school!! Inclusive, not White male-dominated, that doesn't gloss over historical fact to make people look better but focuses on the accomplishments of so many. Love it!

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I was very happy to be able to learn about / learn more about these 50 trailblazers from the United states of America.

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Vibrant illustrations are the backdrop to this fantastic collection of people who dedicated their lives to making a difference for others. What was really exciting about this book was the choices -- there were people I am familiar with and people I never heard of, and all of them made significant contributions. I recommend this book for everyone, even though it's clearly designed for young readers.
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This book is a quick and captivating journey through American history for young readers. Ideal for home, school, or the library, it explores key social issues like feminism and civil rights, featuring trailblazers such as Rosa Parks, Barack Obama, Margaret Murie, and Betty Ford from each state. Each section includes a brief summary, detailed timeline, key facts, and insights, showcasing America's enduring greatness in equal rights, feminism, and environmentalism. It not only spotlights well-known trailblazers but also introduces those who may be less familiar—a unique aspect.

I enjoyed reading it and highly recommend it.

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This is a wonderful companion to the other 50 states book. It allows the reader to learn great information while still being intrigued to research more. There were people that I’d not heard of, which was refreshing amongst the more well known names. Its format is reminiscent of the other books within this series, but there’s enough difference to not get bogged down by the similarities.

Thank you to the publisher and NetGalley for this ARC. All opinions are my own.

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