For 16 years, Mikaya has published nonfiction books with a strong focus on narratives. People need narratives - whether it's about building bridges, discovering continents, or learning how the earth was formed, a well written narrative is essential to turn facts into knowledge. Mikaya Press offers this narrative to help draw readers into the wonders of the world around them.
It's the compelling narrative that keeps the pages turning and organizes information and the stunning illustrations that bring these Wonders of the World to life.
Damming America's wildest river presented unique technical challenge to engineers. Building it the Nevada desert, where tempertures reached 120 degrees, made working conditions deadly, but in the middle of the Great Depression workers had no choice.
Empire State Building
Al Smith, a defeated candidate for President of the United States, became a real estate developer and built the world's tallest building. The book shows how skyscrapers are constructed and explores the social background of the twenties and thirties.
The Brooklyn Bridge
The story of the 14 year effort of the Roebling family to build the world's longest suspension bridge across New York's East River. Along with the family saga, the complex technical details of building a suspension bridge are made accessible to young readers through the text and diagrams.
Statue of Liberty
Tells the story of two Frenchman, a politician and a sculptor, and decades long effort to honor United States democracy with a monumental statue. The step by step process in creating Liberty as well as the fundraising effort is chronicled in the book.