The book helps parents and teachers rethink their view of social studies and curriculum. The author helps parents and teachers see how a literature based plan can help students make connections that can't really be made with a textbook.
He also addresses the problem of having to teach to state standards and puts those fears to rest. The book is designed for grades K-6 but can certainly be used for older students. Each of his books uses 32 pieces of literature and can certainly cover a whole years worth of study.
You can view my complete review and information on where to find these books at Social Study Resources.