A book review is something I’ve never done, but when I won a book, Branching Out: Kids Genealogy for High School Students Lessons 1-15 by Jennifer Holik of http://blog.generationsbiz.com/ I wrote and told her I’d be happy to write a review. In addition, I’d prefer her PDF version and not the hard copy. When I subscribed to her blog, I hadn’t known there was a contest to win this book, so I was quite surprised to learn I was the winner.
How do I write a review? Is it the same as a critique? I’m not sure, but critiques always seem so negative, so I’ll give my thoughts.
The things that came to mind after I finished reading the 65 pages were, there is a lot of information. And, it isn't just for high school students; in my opinion, this is a perfect book for those who home-school their older children or even somebody teaching a small group of scouts or young adults who are interested in their family history.
There are a lot of reading assignments as well as hands-on projects. It might be noted, however, the students have to have access to four other books, and a computer, in addition to Jennifer’s book.
It is apparent that Jennifer put in a huge amount of time and effort into her book. In addition, she has other books in this vein, covering other grades, and a new one for adults. Please see her blog at http://blog.generationsbiz.com/ for further information. Thanks Jennifer, I enjoyed receiving and reading your book.