How to Survive Middle School: U.S. History: A Do-It-Yourself Study Guide (HOW TO SURVIVE MIDDLE SCHOOL books) (Paperback)

How to Survive Middle School: U.S. History: A Do-It-Yourself Study Guide (HOW TO SURVIVE MIDDLE SCHOOL books) By Rebecca Ascher-Walsh, Annie Scavelli, Carpenter Collective (Illustrator), Dan Tucker (Editor) Cover Image

How to Survive Middle School: U.S. History: A Do-It-Yourself Study Guide (HOW TO SURVIVE MIDDLE SCHOOL books) (Paperback)


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THINK U.S. HISTORY IS HARD? Make learning easy with this do-it-yourself study guide that includes everything kids need to know to tackle middle school U.S. History!

Learning is an adventure both inside and outside of the classroom with the How to Survive Middle School study guide series!

These colorful, highly visual books cover all the essential info kids need to ace important middle school classes. Large topics are broken down into easy-to-digest chunks, and reflective questions help kids check understanding and become critical thinkers.

Written by middle school teachers and vetted by curriculum experts, this series is the perfect school supplement or homeschool resource—and a great way to help create independent learners.

HTSMS: U.S. History includes key facts and super-helpful illustrations, maps, and vocab that explore topics including:
  • Native American Peoples
  • European Colonies and the Declaration of Independence
  • Civil War
  • World Wars I & II
  • The Great Depression
  • The Cold War
  • Civil Rights
  • The Vietnam War
  • and more!

Books also available for: World History, English, Math, and Science.
Rebecca Ascher-Walsh has written for outlets including The L.A. Times, Entertainment Weekly, The Wall Street Journal, and Travel & Leisure, and is the author of four books for National Geographic, including Devoted: 38 Extraordinary Tales of Love, Loyalty, and Life with Dogs. She lives in New York City with her husband and twin seventh-grade daughters.
Annie Scavelli is the Humanities Department chair and a History teacher at the Institute for Collaborative Education in Manhattan. She earned a Master's Degree in Education from Teachers College of Columbia University and a Bachelor's Degree in Anthropology from Johns Hopkins University. She currently lives in New York City.

Carpenter Collective is a graphic design and branding studio led by partners Jessica and Tad Carpenter. They focus on bringing powerful messages to life through branding, packaging, illustration, and design. They have worked with clients ranging from Target, Coca-Cola, and Macy’s, to Warby Parker, Adobe, and MTV, among many others. They’ve earned a national reputation for creating powerful brand experiences and unique visual storytelling with a whimsical wink. See more of their work at
Product Details ISBN: 9780525571445
ISBN-10: 0525571442
Publisher: Bright Matter Books
Publication Date: May 3rd, 2022
Pages: 496
Language: English
Praise for the HOW TO SURVIVE MIDDLE SCHOOL series:
“Lively prose and an unusually broad scope.” Kirkus Reviews

“The readable text takes a breezy tone and incorporates user-friendly features…chapters are expansively inclusive and represent the viewpoints of those not always heard.” Booklist