COMING SOON: 50 CITIES in the U.S.A.

written by Gabrielle Balkan   |   illustrated by Sol Linero
published by Wide-Eyed Editions   |   September 7, 2017 | 
ages 7 +   |   112 pages   |  11 x 13.3" 
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Take a tour of America's best-loved—and lesser-known—urban delights in this compendium of 50 city maps. Enjoy skyscraper 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.

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REVIEWS
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The creators of the fact-packed The 50 States (2015) give as many of the United States’ bustling burgs similarly upbeat, panoramic overviews. As selective as the companion outing...a trove of data nonetheless for tourists of both the active and armchair sorts." - Kirkus

"An incredible resource, meticulously written and researched, thoughtfully designed and gorgeously illustrated. A must for every home library." -  Little Lit Book Series

WELCOME TO THE WINDY CITY Come and show me another city with lifted head singing so proud to be alive,” writes the poet Carl Sandburg about his beloved Chicago. This bustling city has inspired many other writers, too, as seen in books like Sahara Special by Esme Raji Codell, Mr. Ferris and His Wheel by Kathryn Gibbs Davis, and Missing from Haymarket Square by Harriette Gillem Robinet. Chicago is Illinois’ largest city and the third largest city in the U.S.. The Windy City is built on the shore of the massive Lake Michigan. It’s famous as the home of the world’s first skyscraper, and now has 1,264 high-rises, 44 of which top 600 feet! As well as its architecture, the city also has many cultural landmarks, from museums to music venues. Chicago has its share of natural attractions as well, as you’ll find in the city’s many parks and at Lincoln Park Zoo, one of the nation’s few free zoos. Finally, from the Adler Planetarium, you can even admire the natural beauty of the planets and stars!

METROPOLITAN MUSEUM OF ART

In 2011, the museum’s mummy of Nesmin was given a CT scan. The scan revealed 31 amulets wrapped in the folds, and signs that Nesmin had arthritis.

In what city can you find Nesmin?

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1904 SUMMER OLYMPICS

In 1904, gymnast George Eyser won six metals while competing with a wooden prosthetic leg. 

In what city did the 1904 Olympics take place? 

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GOLDEN GATE FORTUNE COOKIE FACTORY

See how these treats are made, right across the bay from Oakland, where the fortune cookie folding machine was invented.

In what city can you find this factory?