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Pass Go and Collect $200: The Real Story of How Monopoly Was Invented

Pass Go and Collect $200: The Real Story of How Monopoly Was Invented

Illustrated by:
Steven Salerno
Age Level:
Middle Grade
Genre:
Nonfiction
Published:
2018

In the late 1800s lived Lizzie Magie, a clever and charismatic woman with a strong sense of justice. Waves of urban migration drew Lizzie’s attention to rising financial inequality. One day she had an idea: create a game that shows the unfairness of the landlord-tenant relationship. But game players seemed to have the most fun pretending to be wealthy landowners. Enter Charles Darrow, a marketer and salesman with a vision for transforming Lizzie’s game into an exciting staple of American family entertainment. Features back matter that includes “Monopoly Math” word problems and equations. Excellent STEM connections and resources.

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