Each notebook was written by a graduate of a prestigious university, and all the writers graduated with honors in their respective subjects. Everything You Need to Ace American History in One Big Fat Notebook is based on state standards and has been vetted by a middle school American history teacher who has won a teacher-of-the-year award.
Oh my god, I love this book. First of all, it's Emily Lestrange styled pages with an educational twist. If you are in school or know someone who is, definitely get this book. I have a sister who's really good at school and probably doesn't need this book, but I'm gonna get it for her anyway. The only thing that I didn't like about this book is that it wasn't the physical copy. You better believe I'm getting one for my own shelves too.
I LOVE that there are Check your Knowledge pages at the end of chapters, so I'll definitely be keeping this around for when my daughter gets to school age. The maps are uncomplicated and color coded, the font is easy to read and key words are bolded and highlighted, and the overall spacing of everything takes advantage of the space the pages have without seeming too cluttered or overwhelming.
As I was looking through this, I found several things I either never learned or never paid attention to in class. So let's keep a tally of the copies I'm getting: Sister, daughter, me....you know what? I'll get another copy for my older sister and if she likes it she can get another copy for HER kids. so four. And honestly, the price that this is going for is SO worth it. Friends who frequent Barnes and Noble know this price is practically a steal.
Do you think the author was good at English and Math too?
I got an ecopy of this book from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. Now go buy this book.