Tuesday, January 16, 2001

Book covers Ohio history by the letters

The Associated Press

        COLUMBUS — An Ohio writer covers the state's history one letter at a time in a recently published children's book that several schools here are using to teach social studies.

        Marcia Schonberg, 54, of Lexington takes young readers from astronauts to zoos in B is for Buckeye.

        Ms. Schonberg, a Canton native, is a free-lance writer who was chosen to write the book by Sleeping Bear Press of Chelsea, Mich., in part because of her Buckeye blood.

        Ms. Schonberg said she tried to touch on all the main points in Ohio's nearly 200 years of statehood with just 26 letters.

        She selected dairy cow for “D” to represent Ohio's agricultural industry; “G” for the glaciers that formed the state; “I” for its many inventors; “P” for its eight presidents; “U” for the Underground Railroad; and “W” for Dayton's Wright brothers.


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