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Sugar Changed the World: A Story of Magic, Spice, Slavery, Freedom, and Science
Contributor(s): Aronson, Marc (Author), Budhos, Marina (Author)

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ISBN: 0618574921     ISBN-13: 9780618574926
Publisher: Clarion Books
OUR PRICE: $18.69  

Binding Type: Hardcover - See All Available Formats & Editions
Published: November 2010
Additional Information
BISAC Categories:
- Young Adult Nonfiction | History - General
- Young Adult Nonfiction | Business & Economics
- Young Adult Nonfiction | People & Places - Caribbean & Latin America
Dewey: 664.109
LCCN: 2009033579
Age Level: 12-15
Grade Level: 7-10
Lexile Measure: 1130(Not Available)
Guided Reading: Z (Grade 7/8)
Physical Information: 1" H x 8.7" W x 9.6" (1.60 lbs) 176 pages
Features: Bibliography, Dust Cover, Ikids, Illustrated, Index, Maps, Price on Product, Table of Contents
Awards: Capitol Choices: Noteworthy Books for Children and Teens, Recommended, Ten to Fourteen, 2011
Grand Canyon Reader Award, Recommended, Tween Nonfiction, 2014
L.A. Times Book Prize, Finalist, Young Adult Literature, 2010
Review Citations: Kirkus Reviews 09/01/2010
Voice of Youth Advocates 10/01/2010 - Recommended - Better Than Most
School Library Journal 10/01/2010 pg. 130
Bulletin of Ctr for Child Bks 11/01/2010
Booklist 10/15/2010 pg. 43
Kirkus Best Young-Adult Books 11/15/2010 pg. 14
Horn Book Magazine 01/01/2011 pg. 107
Hornbook Guide to Children 01/01/2011 pg. 195
SLJ's Best Books 12/01/2010 pg. 34
Shelf Awareness 01/01/0001
Accelerated Reader Info
Quiz #: 140767
Reading Level: 8.0   Interest Level: Upper Grades   Point Value: 5.0
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Publisher Description:

When this award-winning husband-and-wife team discovered that they each had sugar in their family history, they were inspired to trace the globe-spanning story of the sweet substance and to seek out the voices of those who led bitter sugar lives. The trail ran like a bright band from religious ceremonies in India to Europe's Middle Ages, then on to Columbus, who brought the first cane cuttings to the Americas. Sugar was the substance that drove the bloody slave trade and caused the loss of countless lives but it also planted the seeds of revolution that led to freedom in the American colonies, Haiti, and France. With songs, oral histories, maps, and over 80 archival illustrations, here is the story of how one product allows us to see the grand currents of world history in new ways. Time line, source notes, bibliography, index.

Contributor Bio(s): Aronson, Marc: - Marc Aronson is the award-winning author of a wide variety of nonfiction works for younger readers, including Sugar Changed the World and Sir Walter Ralegh and the Quest for El Dorado, which received the first Robert F. Sibert Informational Book Award. He edits and publishes young adult fiction in a special arrangement with Candlewick and lives with his wife and two sons in Maplewood, New Jersey. Visit him at marcaronson.com.Budhos, Marina: -

Marina Budhos is an assistant professor of English at William Paterson University. She is the author of Ask Me No Questions, winner of the inaugural James Cook Teen Book Award. She and her husband live with their two sons in Maplewood, New Jersey.

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