The American Flag

978-1-4765-3085-7. ea vol: 24p. (Pebble Plus: U.S. Symbols Series). further reading. glossary. illus. index. photos. reprods. websites. Capstone. 2013. lib. ed. $24.65; pap. $6.95.
K-Gr 2—This series is both informative and accessible. In each spread, two or three sentences on the verso face a complementary, full-page, high-resolution photograph or reproduction on the recto. The illustrations are rarely captioned. The font is large and plain, and the sentence structure is short and direct. The text never panders, and is full of relevant, substantial facts. For instance, in Pledge, the author explains the protocol for saying the Pledge of Allegiance: "The code says most people should take their hats off when they say the pledge. Only people in the military keep their hats on during the pledge."

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