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.
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.
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.
The Incas city and the sky is their most famous and lasting achievement. The book shows the rise of the great Andean empire, the culture, wars, etc as well the technical details of building a city of stone without the use of the wheel.
The Roman Colosseum
Chronicals the rise of the west's first great imperial civilization whose martial prowess and engineering genius culiminated in the Colosseum. The book explores Roman slavery, gladitorial games and shows the details of the world's first great arena.
The Panama Canal
Connecting the Atlantic and Pacific with a canal had been a dream since explorers first landed in Central America. The book tells the story of the monumental achievement of engineers, doctors and workers in conquering the jungle, disease and extraordinarily difficult conditions.