Written for middle-grade readers, 10 Routes That Crossed the World is a great book. We’re buying it. From the Introduction:
From ancient times to modern days, people have laid trails across the land. If we follow their footsteps along these routes, we find stories of migrations, discoveries, wars, and the settling of new countries. They tell us of tests of faith and dreams for the future. The journeys may be long or short, but you’ll be amazed by how far they’ve reached, the traces they’ve left, and the lives they’ve changed.
Pretty much every important road and trail in history are described and discussed. From Route 66 back to the Bering Strait. The Camino de Santiago trail in Spain and its importance to pilgrims for centuries as well as the Appalachian Trail and why people hike it. I had never even heard of the war-torn Khyber Pass connecting Afghanistan and Pakistan. I’m already scheming how we can add this to our World History study next year. This one does not read like a textbook at all. We especially enjoyed reading about the Serengeti and the migration of millions of animals. There is an extended bibliography and a list of further reading if you’d like to explore any of these topics more in depth.
I read a DRC of this book provided by NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.
10 Routes That Crossed the World (World of Tens)Paperback – April 11, 2017