New York is English, Chattanooga is Creek

Author: Chris Raschka

Illustrator: Chris Raschka

Publisher: Simon & Schuster

Publication Date: 2005

Genre: Concept, Picture Book

Audience: Gr. 1-3

Awards: Bank Street Best Book

Overview: New York City throws a party and invites other unique cities from around the United States. An interesting exploration of the derivation of American City names, with colorfully costumed characters dressed in clothing according to their name origins. This is an entertaining and humorous book that teaches the diversity of cultures from which our cities were named.

Activity: Find out what the name of our city means and draw a picture of a person dressed according to the name origin.

Reviewer’s Name: Alison Jacovics