Sugar Changed The World by Marc Aronson and Marina Budhos
The authors explore the global influence of Sugar, beginning all the way back in B.C. times. They do a very thorough job of tracking sugars path through every continent and its impact on the slave trade.
The book is filled with various maps, black and white drawings, pictures and photographs. Sugar Changed the World was well researched and inculded several pages of back matter. This was one of my favorite books from last year.
Sugar Changed the World recieved a starred kirkus review which you can read at the wonderful site for the book. Also I highly recommend checking out a few of the music and dance songs of sugar work.
I've linked this post to Non Fiction Monday. Today's roundup can be found at Telling Kids the Truth:Writing Non Fiction for Children