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The April 2018 Cobblestone magazine illustrates how this outstanding publication lures young readers into the intriguing world of American history. Cover to cover, it features “On the Home Front: The United States in World War II,” with well-written, sophisticated and balanced stories, with engaging photography and illustrations, including topics such as the Great Depression; the era’s leaders from Franklin Delano Roosevelt to Winston Churchill; women who worked wartime jobs in factories and the military; the internment as “enemy aliens,” U.S. citizens of Japanese, Italian and German descent; food rationing, civil rights issues, and more.

This glossy, 48-page magazine is a high-quality window into American history that’s factual, objective and entertaining without ideological biases. Each thematic issue delves into events, personalities, controversies and lessons learned from a specific time, place or topic.

Other 2018 issues are just as inviting in addressing important issues and events in American history with the kind of precision and depth textbooks can’t. One issue is dedicated to 19th-century women trailblazers. Another issue focuses on philanthropy, with stories ranging from community-organized aid during Colonial America, and notable American “givers,” to the future of philanthropy, and a how-to on helping others.

All Cricket Media magazines are ad-free. Subscriptions are auto-renewed, but the publisher sends reminder notices and subscribers can cancel subscriptions at any time.

Don Oldenburg ©2019 Parents’ Choice

A former feature writer and consumer columnist at The Washington Post for 22 years, Don Oldenburg is the Director of Publications and Editor of the National Italian American Foundation, in Washington, D.C. He regularly reviews books for USA Today and is the coauthor of “The Washington DC-Baltimore Dog Lovers Companion” (Avalon Travel). The proud father of three sons, he lives with his journalist-author wife, Ann Oldenburg, in McLean, VA.

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