Reading/Interest Level: Primary
Author: Marion Dane Bauer
Illustrator: C. B. Canga
Publisher: HMH Books for Young Readers
Massachusetts is one of the six states that make up New England. Boston, the capital of Massachusetts, is full of many historic sites. Tourists are sure to visit Faneuil Hall, Paul Revere’s house, Fenway park, and Harvard University. The Wampanoag people helped the pilgrims, which you can learn more about at the Wampanoag Homesite at Plimoth Plantation. Finally, readers will learn how Massachusetts got its name: the Bay 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 Massachusetts’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 this state's rich history and the beginnings of our nation.