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awesome america book coverReviewed by Alyssa Katanic

What better time to gather with your little ones to learn more about America than during a presidential election year? Time for Kids has introduced a wonderful new book to help in this endeavor titled Awesome America: Everything You Ever Wanted to Know About the History, People, and Culture by Katy Steinmetz.

Awesome America includes a timeline of the nation from Native Americans through the present day. Not only does it cover major historical happenings like wars, civil rights, and national achievements, but it also provides snapshots into cultural icons, sports, and our diverse landscape.

Every page is full of beautiful photography with both larger passages and smaller info bites. A glossary can also be found, as well as a reference section which encourages readers to more deeply explore the areas that have attracted the reader’s attention the most.

The scope of information that Steinmetz has covered in this beautiful 200 plus page addition is remarkable! You cannot read through this book without learning something new about America! I encourage everyone with children in their lives to take advantage of this presidential election year, and the excitement that surrounds it, to learn more about our Awesome America together.


Alyssa Katanic is a wife and homeschooling mother of 7 children under 11 years old. She loves reading and collecting great books to share with others and knows that one can never have too many!

Review copy was provided free of any obligation by Time for Kids. No monetary or any other form of compensation was received.