Robert Rutherford McCormick was a colorful character in Chicago's history. He was editor and publisher of one of the nation's most important newspapers, the Chicago Tribune. He used his paper to voice his often-controversial political beliefs. All in all, McCormick was a major influence in Chicago history. 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.