Here is a read-aloud picture book aimed at readers ages 4 to 8 that tells the story of the European settlers who colonized the United States from 1620 to 1689. The creation of the colonies by English, Dutch, French, and Spanish settlers is chronicled along with the development of trading seaports, book publishing, the U.S. Postal Service, U.S. currency, and public schools. The simple text also details how Native American culture was destroyed through unfair treaties and warfare, and how Africans were traded and enslaved. Colorful pictures in double-page spreads reflect the diverse cultures of the United States. This third installment in Maestro's American Story series is an engaging history lesson for young readers.