Editorial Review

Haunted History of the United States- School Library Journal

Cover: Haunted History of the United States

A well-written, informative series providing detailed historical background about notable American sites alleged to be very haunted. Each volume opens with an anecdote about a personal encounter and outlines a variety reasons people believe in ghosts. Rational, natural, psychological, and/or scientific explanations are given for phenomena individuals have experienced that may seem like evidence. Some volumes discuss ghost-hunting tools used by investigators. The series is visually appealing, with atmospheric photos and illustrations that lend a good sense of place. Fact boxes and sidebars provide additional information. Student activities for comprehension and critical thinking, and resources for learning more drive readers to the publisher’s website. Back matter includes a glossary and an index, a bibliography, and additional digital resources. ­VERDICT A fine series recommended for school libraries. The textbooklike features might detract from its appeal as pleasure reading.

—Haunted History of the United States- School Library Journal

Products Reviewed

Title   ATOS Format Qty
Haunted History of Alcatraz Island New! Spring 2024 5.9
Haunted History of Chicago, Illinois New! Spring 2024 6.5
Haunted History of Gettysburg, Pennsylvania New! Spring 2024 6.2
Haunted History of Salem, Massachusetts New! Spring 2024 6.0
Haunted History of San Antonio and the Alamo New! Spring 2024 5.8
Haunted History of the United States (6 titles) New! Spring 2024
Haunted History of Washington, DC New! Spring 2024 5.8
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  • New! Fall 2023

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