By Delacorte Books For Young Readers

Reviewed for 2011, High School

The Smart Aleck

Most high schoolers loathe studying for U.S. history classes, but we guarantee history is way easier after it’s been rewritten by the Smart Aleck staff. This book reads like a discarded SNL sketch, singling out the best presidents and the worst-dressed figures of our nation’s history. Using LOL-worthy footnotes and the recurring “Stupid Hats in History” sidebars, test prep has never been this funny. (Delacorte Books for Young Readers, $10.39)