The Camping Trip that Changed America: Theodore Roosevelt, John Muir, and Our National Parks by Barb Rosenstock


Back of Book:
In 1903, President Theodore Roosevelt joined naturalist John Muir on a trip to Yosemite. Camping by themselves in the uncharted woods, the two men saw sights and held discussions that would ultimately lead to the establishment of our National Parks.
My Review:
I will be sharing this book with my class on Tuesday for Presidents Day. I love finding books about Presidents that are not as widely shared about. When I read the description of “The Camping Trip That Changed America” I knew I needed it in my classroom. It tells readers the fantastic story of how Theodore Roosevelt went on a camping trip and decided to protect the natural environment of the United States. This is a great story to share about the importance of land conservation and protecting the national beauty of this land. I live near a national monument and am very grateful that John Muir played such an important role in history. The illustrations are soft watercolors and truly beautiful. The authors note in the back shares more with readers about the incredible journey that the two men had together. This is a must read for Presidents Day.
32 Pages
Ages 6 and up

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