Here's a review at BooksForKidsBlog -- linked by Instapundit! -- of a book that might well be a good addition to my planned lit-based American History curriculum next year. The World Made New by Mark Aronson and John W. Glenn
It is difficult to find acceptable literary books about the period that the reviewer calls "The Age of Exploration," and many textbooks are troublesome too. I'm looking forward to getting a copy from the library.