Betsy Maestro

Books by This Author

Coming to America: The Story of Immigration

Illustrated by: Susannah Ryan
Age Level: 6-9

Betsy Maestro takes readers through America's rich and complex history of immigration, highlighting the ways that each wave of immigrants helped America become the nation it is today. Maestro's inclusion of Native Americans and African slaves underscores her thoughtful and sensitive approach, which she masterfully conveys through her accessible writing. Readers will pore over Susannah Ryan's detailed and playful illustration spreads depicting immigrants of all backgrounds sharing activities here in America together.

Why Do Leaves Change Color? (Let's-Read-and-Find-Out Science, Stage 2)

Illustrated by: Loretta Krupinski
Age Level: 6-9

"This is an informative concept book that explains what happens to leaves in autumn as they change colors and then separate from the tree. Krupinski's bright gouache-and-colored pencil illustrations show a boy and a girl playing in a country landscape that changes with weather and light. There are also detailed pictures of leaves in different sizes, shapes, and colors. Maestro includes simple instructions for making a leaf rubbing and for pressing leaves, as well as suggestions for places to visit where the fall foliage is special." — Booklist