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A Visual Exploration

The Big Picture

by Shaker N. Paleja

White Ravens Collection, International Youth Library, Munich

A dynamic visual snapshot of North America’s first peoples.

Packed with exciting infographics that capture the history and culture of Native Americans in the U.S. and Canada, this compact and innovative approach decodes information simply and clearly. Using highly colorful, vibrant layouts including maps, pictographs, charts, and timelines, the book builds understanding with answers to questions such as:

• How did the first humans come to America?
• How did the arrival of European settlers affect Native American populations?
• What are some issues Native Americans face today?

Designed to quickly engage readers, The Big Picture: Native Americans is an appealing, accessible entry point into a vast and multifaceted topic.


“May ultimately be the best thing out on the market today.”
—School Library, 05/28/13

“An excellent introduction to indigenous peoples throughout the United States and Canada and a great jumping off point to further exploration.”
—Resource Links, 12/13

“An amazing amount of information is presented on these 48 pages.”
—Canadian Teacher Magazine, 05/13

“The text . . . contains a high level of detail, yet the information is presented with simple language that may be easily grasped by children.”
—CM Reviews, 06/13

“An entertaining and informative snapshot.”
—Canadian Children’s Book News, 08/13

“The colorful pictures help to draw children’s interest and they also help reluctant readers access the content.”
—The Deakin Review of Children’s Literature, 08/13

“A well-organized visual feast of information.”
—Green Teacher, 03/14

“A wonderful introduction to American Indians. This engaging book serves as a great starting point for social studies investigations.”
—Teacher Librarian, 06/01/14


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