We Are the United States: Meet the People Who Live, Work, and Play Across the USA (The 50 States #15) (Hardcover)
This vibrantly illustrated compendium explores the beautiful diversity of the people who live, work, and love across the USA in this joyful follow-up to The 50 States.
Across 51 charmingly illustrated infographic maps, covering every state of the USA from Alabama to Wyoming, We Are The United States celebrates the glorious rainbow of different heritages, religions, hobbies, vocations, and cultures that populate this great country.
Say “ha'u” to the Hopi people in Arizona, and “xin chào” to Vietnamese Americans living in Orange County, California. Meet veterans in South Carolina, alligator farmers in Louisiana, and astronauts in Texas. Play with gamers at the E3 Expo in Los Angeles, party with drag queens in Atlanta, and ride with mountain bikers in Moab.
Alongside an illustrated map, each state’s spread features a “Hall of Fame” highlighting important people from the state’s history, as well as “Spotlight” pull-out illustrations showcasing amazing cultural highlights from the area.
Discover the local delicacies enjoyed by each state’s residents, and the unique traditions and celebrations that have been born on and brought to America’s shores. Brush up on key stats and facts about each state’s population, and learn about the powerful history of the people of this one nation, indivisible, the United States.
The 50 States series of books for young explorers celebrates the USA and the wider world with key facts and fun activities about the people, history, and natural environments that make each location within them uniquely wonderful. Beautiful illustrations, maps, and infographics bring the places to colorful life.
Also available from the series: 50 Trailblazers of the 50 States, Only in America, Only in America Activity Book, Only in California, Only in Texas, 50 Adventures in the 50 States, 50 Maps of the World, 50 Maps of the World Activity Book, and The 50 States.
About the Author
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 best-selling 50 States series.
Margeaux Weston is a writer and editor. With a background in education, she combines her passion for literacy and diversity by crafting stories that serve as windows and mirrors for young audiences. She has published two books, and is the founder of littleblkbooks.com, a literary site created to discover diverse books for young readers. With over 1000 members, subscribers receive monthly book suggestions and engagement materials for featured books.
Sarosh Arif is a Muslim, Pakistani-American writer, an award-winning teacher, and a Columbia University-educated entrepreneur. She splits her time between New York City and Istanbul writing, teaching, and designing award-winning education programming for Syrian refugees. Having worked with the United Nations, Teach for America, and leading journalism companies around the world, Sarosh uses her experiences to inform her role in the publishing industry, where she is an advocate for marginalized voices, diverse stories, and authentic representation.