Studying Columbus is so tricky today! We want to learn about him as an explorer, but so many books praise him without showing any sympathy for the Native Americans who were displaced (or worse). My kids and I thoroughly enjoyed this book on the topic It is a beautifully illustrated, objectively written living book about Columbus, his life, and his exploration of America. The author shows sympathy for the Native Americans and is honest (without going into too much detail for 1-3 graders) about the horrible methods employed by the explorers (slavery, sometimes murder), without villanizing Columbus, which I appreciated. If you’re studying Columbus, I highly recommend this book.