Central America: Facts and Figures (Discovering Central America)

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Central America, a 12,000 miles land bridge connecting North and South America, was once home to the Mayan civilization. This book explores the geography, history, culture, and people of Central America.

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Charles J. Shields is the author of "And So It Goes: Kurt Vonnegut: A Life", "Mockingbird: A Portrait of Harper Lee", the highly acclaimed, bestselling biography of Harper Lee, and "I Am Scout: The Biography of Harper Lee" (Henry Holt Books for Young Readers). He grew up in the Midwest and taught in a rural school in central Illinois for several years. He has been a reporter for public radio, a journalist, and the author of nonfiction books for young people. He and his wife live near Charlottesville, Virginia.

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Reviewed with Charles J. Shields' Belize.

Gr. 5-7. These two volumes are part of the eight-book Discovering Central America series. Central America looks at the region as a whole, briefly reviewing geography and history and providing a glimpse of the area's peoples and cultures. Belize uses a similar approach within the focus of a single country, as do other volumes, which present facts and figures on Panama, Costa Rica, Guatemala, Honduras, Nicaragua, and El Salvador. The books feature color photos and appended material including maps, recipes, a glossary, a chronology, and ideas for projects or reports. Tailored for the quick research needs of students, the titles present their information smoothly and in well-organized fashion. Denise Wilms
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