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Into the West: Causes and Effects of U.S. Westward Expansion
Into the West: Causes and Effects of U.S. Westward Expansion
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Into the West: Causes and Effects of U.S. Westward Expansion

Gold fever! Free land! A chance to start a new life! In the 1800s, many Americans heard the call of the West. But how did the mass movement start? And how would it change the United States? This nonfiction children's book is perfect for young history buffs.

Reading LevelGrades 3-4
Interest LevelGrades 3-6
Lexile Level780L
ATOS Level5.2
AR Points0.5
AR Quiz #160068
Early Intervention Level27
Text TypeInformational Text
Text SubtypeSequence, Cause & Effect
PublisherCapstone Press
BrandFact Finders
Page Dimensions7 3/4" x 8 3/4"
Page Count32
BindingReinforced Library Binding
List Price: $29.99 School/Library Price



School Library Journal - Mary Mueller, Rolla Public Schools, MO

"Designed to align with the Common Core standards, this format works well, allowing authors to provide background and context and explain cause and effect in a way that students will easily understand. Books are objective, staying within mainstream historical opinion and offering numerous points of view, including those of political, regional, and ethnic groups such as Native Americans. . . .These books are effective introductions that will improve student understanding and research skills, making them a good choice for early middle level readers." - School Library Journal

November 1, 2013

Terry Collins

Terry Collins

Terry Collins always knew he wanted to be a writer when he grew up. A former award-winning newspaper reporter and columnist, he now writes poetry, fiction, nonfiction, and graphic novels for readers of all ages. He also teaches literature and creative writing, helping to inspire other lovers of the written word. Terry lives in his hometown in North Carolina with his wife, Ginny, and their devoted dog, Bosley. A lifelong reader, he has a personal library that outgrew his house years ago. Despite his wife's gentle protests over a lack of space, he believes a person can never own too many books.

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