Smoky Mountain Family Historian

Friday, January 11, 2013

The Roots of My Family Tree





Alling, Niki. The Roots of My Family Tree. Seattle, Wash.: CreateSpace, 2012.

This is a great book to introduce younger children to the topic of genealogy/family history. The book focuses primarily on geographic origins rather than the specifics of researching. It is a book that will create interest rather than a "how to" book. The illustrations which depict things about the countries mentioned provide springboards for discussion of what is pictured in relation to the country.  I was prepared to rate the book higher, but the final sentence was weak and left me a bit disappointed. I still think this book will be interesting to children.  (3 stars)

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