How to Be an American
A Field Guide to Citizenship
  • Imprint: Abrams Image
  • Publication Date: September 25, 2018
  • Price: $14.99
  • Trim Size: 5 x 7
  • ISBN: 978-1-4197-3075-7
  • EAN: 9781419730757
  • Page Count: 128
  • Illustrations: More than 100 2-color illustrations
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Rights: World/All
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The current political climate has left many of us wondering how our government actually operates. Sure, we learned about it in school, but if put to the test, how many of us can correctly explain the branches of government? The history of politics? The differences and connections between local government and federal government? Enter How to Be an American. While author and illustrator Silvia Hidalgo was studying for her citizenship test, she quickly found that the materials provided by the government were lacking. In order to more easily absorb the information, Hidalgo started her own illustrated reference to civics facts and American history essentials. She’s collected her findings in How to Be an American, a freshly designed and illustrated two-color guide to all things America.

About the author

Born in Costa Rica, Silvia Hidalgo moved to the United States in 1998. Currently an artist as well as a freelance graphic designer and illustrator, she has worked for corporations such as SRAM and Motorola. She lives in Chicago.

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Silvia Hidalgo at Anderson’s Bookshop

Author Silvia Hidalgo is promoting her new book, How to Be an American, at Anderson’s Bookshop (Downers Grove) on September 25, 2018 in Downers Grove, IL.


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Silvia Hidalgo at Moon Palace Books

Author Silvia Hidalgo is promoting her new book, How to Be an American, at Moon Palace Books on September 27, 2018 in Minneapolis, MN.


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Silvia Hidalgo at A Room of One’s Own

Author Silvia Hidalgo is promoting her new book, How to Be an American, at A Room of One’s Own on October 3, 2018 in Madison, WI.


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Silvia Hidalgo at Iowa City Book Festival

Author Silvia Hidalgo is promoting her new book, How to Be an American, at the Iowa City Book Festival on October 3, 2018 in Iowa City, IA.


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