The 5th book in her US history series for middle school. Better than some of the others. There was some interesting information in there setting things up for the Civil War and while I appreciated learning more about the authors and artists of that time, I'm not sure how much Jon got out of that. There were definitely parts that I felt could have moved more quickly but at the same time, I think it was good to show where the country was and all the things that went into creating the factions of North vs. South. It wasn't just slavery although that was the main thing but industry, life styles, and exploration as well.
Page count: 219p/6,674p ytd/151,094p lifetime