All About U.S.: A Look at the Lives of 50 Real Kids from Across the United States


All About U.S.: A Look at the Lives of 50 Real Kids from Across the United States will be available soon.
Estimated Ship Date is August 6, 2024

Author: Matt Lamothe, Jenny Volvovski

Illustrator: Matt Lamothe

Estimated Ship Date: August 6, 2024

A gorgeously illustrated companion to Matt Lamothe’s This Is How We Do It featuring 50 kids from across the United States.

From the rocky coastline of Maine to the lush rainforests of Hawai‘i, read about the many different places American kids call home—and about 50 real kids who live there.

In Iowa, Amelia and her dad soar through the skies in their red-and-white-striped plane.
In Rhode Island, Ramon and his sisters ride scooters in the apartment building courtyard.

In Louisiana, Adrain Jr. races his dirt bike down a gravel road, speeding past cornfields.

Matt Lamothe and Jenny Volvovski document the daily lives of 50 children from America’s 50 states in this compelling companion to the award-winning picture book This Is How We Do It. Fifty unique, authentic portraits of growing up in America include:

  • Families who live in a variety of dwellings, from houseboats and yurts to farms, Native reservations, and Air Force bases
  • Children with adoptive families, stepfamilies, single-parent families, two moms or dads, and those who live with their grandparents
  • Children living with health conditions such as leukemia and muscular dystrophy
  • Families from a range of social, religious, and economic backgrounds

This illustration-packed nonfiction children's book depicts a diverse collection of families, homes, and dreams, highlighting what makes each child’s world so unique yet also familiar. All About U.S. brings us together by celebrating the similarities and differences between kids’ day-to-day experiences across the United States.