Carl Sandburg's life experiences and respect for the working people of America inspired his poetry and books. From a student, to a hobo, to a Pulitzer Prize-winning author, Carl Sandburg was proud to call Illinois home. These popular readers include easy-to-read information, fun facts and trivia, humor, activities and a whole lot more. They are great for ages 7-12 (grades 2-6), because although simple, these readers have substance and really engage kids with their stories. They are great for social studies, meeting state and national curriculum standards, individual and group reading programs, centers, library programs, and have many other terrific educational uses.