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20th Century World History for Kids

The Major Events that Shaped the Past and Present

Published by Rockridge Press
Distributed by Simon & Schuster

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About The Book

Take kids ages 8 to 12 on a journey through the events that shaped the 20th century

World history is an amazing teacher when it comes to understanding why the world looks the way it does. This journey through world history for kids gives young learners a look at 30 of the most important moments in the 20th century and how they helped create the modern world.

This book of world history for kids is split up into 5 different eras, covering the years from 1901 to 2000. As kids travel through each one, they'll explore the assassination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand, the Mexican Revolution, the rise of the Beatles, the creation of the Internet, and more.

Go beyond other history books, with:
  • An event-focused approach—Kids will stay engaged as history comes alive through the stories of people and events, not just a list of names and dates.
  • Key callouts—Sidebars in every chapter call out additional fun facts and interesting people for kids to know about.
  • Clear explanations—Written especially for ages 8 to 12, this book of world history for kids uses straightforward language that makes it easy to follow and understand.

Inspire kids to take an interest in history with 20th Century World History for Kids.

About The Author

JUDY DODGE CUMMINGS is the author of many books for children and teenagers. A former high school teacher, she holds an MFA in creative writing for children and teenagers from Hamline University. Judy writes both nonfiction and fiction, and her goal is to transport young readers back in time.

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Raves and Reviews

“This volume, in an excellent series, rises above others of its type because of authors like Judy Dodge Cummings. She applies impressive history-writing credentials and finely honed research skills to produce engaging text about essential global events of a century characterized by convulsive changes.” —Sandy Brehl, author of Odin’s Promise (WWII trilogy) and Holocaust outreach educator

“Judy Dodge Cummings takes readers on a fascinating, fast-paced journey through world history’s key moments. Captivating sidebars about history-making people and events offer engaging side trips. An essential addition to classrooms and libraries!” —Rochelle Melander, artist educator and author of Mightier Than the Sword: Rebels, Reformers, and Revolutionaries Who Changed the World through Writing

“How do you explain a century’s worth of world history to kids in less than 125 pages? Author Judy Dodge Cummings succeeds by spotlighting the top 30 events from the past, but it is her storytelling ability that engages the reader with specific details and rich language. Sidebars invite her audience to meet important people and learn snippets of other notable moments that can lead to further research. In today’s world, looking back and understanding is more important than ever. A valuable classroom resource and a must-read for young history buffs.” —Patricia Sutton, author of Capsized! The Forgotten Story of the SS Eastland Disaster

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