I learned a lot from this snarky book on American history. I kept pestering my better half who is the history buff in the family. Turns out he knew all this stuff. Guess I was not paying enough attention. While it is not a book I would recommend reading from cover to cover, it is more interesting than an textbook ever. It also boils down to essences what is important to know. I think it would be a great thing to share with kids as guide for writing summaries of historic events. <249>
Now back to grading. Tomorrow is breakfast with the lovely HarperCollins people. Meetings after than and finally a dinner with Deborah Heiligman, author of Printz Honor Book, CHARLES AND EMMA.