50 Cities of the U.S.A.: Explore America's Cities with 50 Fact-Filled Maps

illus. by Sol Linero. 112p. index. maps. Wide Eyed Editions. Sept. 2017. Tr $30. ISBN 9781847808707.
Gr 2–5—Balkan covers 50 cities, representing most states and Washington, DC, in this lively volume. The pages are busy with cartoon illustrations and chatty facts on everything from city nicknames to well-known denizens to beloved places and festivals. Balkan also includes a schedule of activities for each city. Readers can stroll along the 1.7 miles of the Golden Gate Bridge in San Francisco; visit the Liberty Ship Memorial in Portland, ME; or stop by the Beverly Cleary Sculpture Garden in Portland, OR. The information is laid out over softly hued street maps of the various cities. This engaging volume contains a surprising amount of information in a brief amount of space. A "Cities We'd Also Love To Visit" section and an extensive index finish off the book.
VERDICT Fun, fast trivia. While not intended for in-depth research, this is a highly entertaining delight for browsers.

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