50 Cities of the U.S.A.: Explore America's Cities with 50 Fact-Filled Maps
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About the Author
Gabrielle Balkan comes from a family of book-loving teachers and is passionate about literacy, education, and good stories--just as her people taught her to be. She's made good on her degree in education by working in children's publishing and related education fields for some 15 years. Gabrielle grew up across from the Indiana State Fair and now lives in Brooklyn.
SolLinero is a children's book illustrator and graphic designer from Buenos Aires. Her distinctive artwork is filled with rich detail, bright colors and a love for local culture. She has worked for Airbnb, Pottery Barn Kids, Unicef and international magazines such as Oprah, Jamie Oliver, Wired and Scholastic. With Wide-Eyed Editions, Sol has also illustrated the bestselling 50 States series.
"a trove of data nonetheless for tourists of both the active and armchair sorts." - Kirkus Reviews
"Readers will learn plenty of trivia-worthy details about these cities" - Publishers Weekly
'a great book for bigger kids' - Babyccino Kids
"From LA to Charleston, kids get to explore the entire country via this beautifully illustrated book. Author Gabrielle Balkan includes every facet of the cities she covers, including facts with an unexpectedly fun cultural bent (we love the Willie Nelson trivia on the Austin page) and a modern spin (city parks and food trucks get prominent mentions)." - GOOP
"Explorers, wanderlusters and geography buffs will spend hours poring over each page." - Shelf Awareness for Readers
"Middle graders studying the United States will find much intriguing information presented in a clever and inventive format. Highly Recommended" - School Library Connection
"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." - School Library Journal