Young Peoples’ Story of the Modern World
Hillyer and Huey
There are some important pieces of history told in this book, no doubt about it. You can see the subjects it covers in the Table of Contents.
There’s nothing horribly wrong about this book. It just looks old and boring, it smells a little, and it’s a little roughed up with age. It was a lovely public library or school library choice for its day, but can safely be put to rest now. Let’s give kids something fun and exciting to read about history, like DK, Eyewitness, or Usborne titles often do. Even the worst-funded library in America can do better than this old thing. (Link to BBC History for Kids – it’s free!)