This book takes readers on a journey across the twelve states that make up the Midwest region of the United States. Known as the "heartland," the Midwest is the largest of the U.S regions. The region is also known as the nation's "breadbasket" because of its abundant production of oats, wheat, and corn. Readers will learn about the region's natural resources, such as coal and iron ore. The book also explores major Midwest cities, including Chicago, Illinois; St. Louis, Missouri; and Detroit, Michigan, which is called the "Motor City" because it is a center for the automobile industry.