Every dollar travels from person to person in a different way. Matt finds a dollar on his way home from school and uses it to buy shoelaces from Eric. Eric spends the dollar on bubble gum at the corner store. Jennifer, who happens to be the next customer, receives the dollar as part of her change. A dollar bill is something we all see and use every day of our lives. But do we know how it's made? The meaning of the symbols that are shown on the front and back of the dollar? How long the average dollar stays in circulation? In this fascinating and informative book, Barbara Johnston Adams weaves together a fictional narrative about the travels of a single dollar with facts and anecdotes that are sure to delight young readers.
Barbara Johnston Adams has published a number of nonfiction books for children including Winners: Women and the Nobel Prize (under the name Barbara Shiels) and The Picture Life of Bill Cosby, both chosen as the Child Study Association of America's Children's Books of the Year. She lives with her family in Virginia.