“Our Great States” (series)
What’s Great About New York?
Author: Ann Malaspina
Publisher: Lerner Publications Company
Ages: 8-11, Middle Grade, 2015
Discover ten things to see and do in this introduction to the state of New York. Visit New York City’s Broadway where actors and authors alike sought and fulfilled their dreams, or discover the city’s below ground subway system, and architectural wonders like the Empire State building, the Statue of Liberty and the Brooklyn Bridge. Readers may be surprised to learn that New York City was the first capital of the United States in 1789. Learn how New York became a busy port in 1825 with the building of the Erie Canal waterway, and about the state’s other famous waterway the Hudson River. There is the Baseball Hall of Fame Museum in Cooperstown, where “people say the game of baseball started.” Take a trolley tour of Niagara Falls or ride under the mist in the Maid of the Mist boat. Lastly, discover New York City’s most recent historical addition, a memorial to the victims of the September 2001 terrorist attack. What’s Great About New York? is well written and packed full of information with plenty of photos, including a map, facts list, glossary, source list, and index.