Mysteries of the Rubber People: The Olmecs


Olmecs: The Mother Culture of Mesoamerica

Deep in the jungle, among the rubber trees, the Olmec people lived thousands of years ago. Did you know they harvested latex into rubber? Did you know they were the first to drink chocolate? They loved to play sports. They believed in shape shifting jaguars and carved huge stone heads. Come meet the Rubber People and learn their ancient secrets!

The Olmecs were the first major civilization in ancient Mexico. They are famous for their art and architecture. Their name comes from the Aztec word for “rubber people.” Their original name is just one of the many mysteries of this ancient culture. Come along with us back in time to discover more about these fascinating people.

This high-interest text features easy-to-read text and original illustrations highlighting the accomplishments of the Olmecs. Perfect for ages 6-10.

Also available as an ebook from Amazon for purchase or through Kindle Unlimited.

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This title is a B1.

Audio narration to support emergent or hesitant readers is included as a downloadable with your purchase!

Lexile® Measure: 410L (2nd grade). 601 words.


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Weight 3 oz


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