Reading/Interest Level: Primary
Author: Marion Dane Bauer
Illustrator: C. B. Canga
Publisher: HMH Books for Young Readers
In Louisiana, thousands of people gather to celebrate Mardi Gras, a huge carnival that takes place after Three Kings Day. Readers will learn interesting facts like how Louisiana was ruled by France, Spain, and then France again before the United States purchased it in 1803. Tourists can go on walking tours, explore swamp exhibits, and ride paddleboats! Spicy gumbo and jazz music will surely be part of a tour of this awesome state!
This nonfiction book is great for children who are learning to read. A glossary of difficult but important words is included, along with a page of state-related learning activities and a timeline of important events in Louisiana’s history. Each state is unique in different ways, so this series of Green Light Readers is perfect for helping children realize why each state has something to celebrate. Readers will become more familiar with the rich culture that is still celebrated in Louisiana today!