Quaker preacher William Penn founded Pennsylvania in the 1600s. During this time, people were punished for religious beliefs that were different. William wanted Pennsylvania to be a safe haven for Quakers and anyone else who wanted to live and worship freely! This idea was called his holy experiment! 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.