Why did Columbus want to reach the New World—and was he the first to cross the Atlantic Ocean? What was life like on one of his ships? What did America look like before Columbus arrived? How did Columbus treat the native people? The engaging story of Columbus's voyage and the effect his arrival had on the native people will fascinate kids.
Emma Carlson Berne has written and edited more than two dozen books for children and young adults, including biographies of such diverse subjects as Shakespeare, Frida Kahlo, and Snoop Dogg. Berne authored three books in the Sterling Biographies series: Christopher Columbus, Helen Keller, and Sacagawea. She lives in Cincinnati, OH.