These nonfiction readers will engage students as they build their critical literacy skills and subject area content knowledge. This six-book set focuses on the indigenous people of the United States, the early explorers, and the formation of the "New World." Students will gain a better understanding of history and develop their higher order thinking skills as they examine primary sources including maps, letters, images and government documents. Boost reading comprehension and academic vocabulary with text features like captions, bold print, a glossary and index. These texts are appropriately leveled for different learner types including below level, above level and English-language learners. Aligned with McREL and WIDA/TESOL standards, these texts prepare students for college and career readiness.