Celebrate Independence Day: With Parades, Picnics, and Fireworks (Hardcover)

With Parades, Picnics, and Fireworks

By Deborah Heiligman

National Geographic Society, 9781426300745, 32pp.

Publication Date: May 8, 2007

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Description

Strike up the band, pack a picnic, and enjoy the fireworks. Celebrate Independence Day takes a nationwide perspective on the joy of America's biggest party. All the history and culture of Independence Day is here, along with fun facts, an all-American recipe, a locator map for every photo and a complete resource guide. Deborah Heiligman's rich narrative evokes the patriotic flavor of the Fourth and explains its associations with liberty and democracy. The text also looks at how people from other nations celebrate their independence days, and includes an expert consultant's note.
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About the Author

Deborah Heiligman is an award-winning author of numerous children's books. She specializes in simplifying complex subjects for young people, particularly in the areas of science and social studies. Heiligman writes fiction as well as nonfiction for both early readers and middle-grade students. Some of her titles include Babies: All You Need to Know, High Hopes: A Photobiography of John F. Kennedy, and From Caterpillar to Butterfly. She lives in New York City.
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