This title examines an important historic event, the Jamestown Colony. Readers will learn about the history of exploration in America leading up to the building of the Jamestown Colony, key players and happenings in the colony, and the colony's effect on society. Color photos, detailed maps, and informative sidebars accompany easy-to-read, compelling text. Features include a timeline, facts, additional resources, web sites, a glossary, a bibliography, and an index. Essential Events is a series in Essential Library, an imprint of ABDO Publishing Company. Grades 6-9.