The Midwest region, also known as America’s Heartland, encompasses many of the nation’s major lakes and waterways. From rural areas to major cities such as Chicago, the Midwest is a region of varied landscapes. Exploring the Midwest introduces readers to the geography, history, biology, industries, and cultures that define this region. Easy-to-read text, vivid images, and helpful back matter give readers a clear look at this subject. Features include a table of contents, infographics, a glossary, additional resources, and an index. Aligned to Common Core Standards and correlated to state standards. Core Library is an imprint of Abdo Publishing, a division of ABDO.