Book Review

School Library Journal featured a review article of American history books for young readers (Mueller, Mary. "Who We Were." School Library Journal (2011): 63-68.). My book, The Dish on Food & Farming in Colonial America (Capstone 2010), is included.

Mueller (2011) says:
"Clear prose and accessible vocabulary give readers an interesting introduction to life in colonial America. Each volume contains four to five brief chapters, and although most of the information is about white settlers and colonists, facts about Native Americans and African slaves are included. Smatterings of unpleasant and/or gross details (e.g., toad powder as a cure for smallpox, bleeding as a medical cure-all, and the lack of indoor plumbing) that will capture and hold readers' interest are scattered throughout the books..." (p.64)