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Freedman, Russell. WHO WAS FIRST? : DISCOVERING THE AMERICAS New York : Clarion, 2007 IL 5-8, RL 8.6 ISBN 0618663916 In 1492, Columbus sailed the ocean blue. Have you ever heard that? Sure you have. We have all learned that Columbus discovered America. And you have probably heard of other European explorers who followed him. But was Columbus really the first "outsider" who came to America? Freedman looks at various claims to this honor including the Chinese explorer Zheng He who may have beaten Columbus. And what about the Vikings who may have settled in Newfoundland around the year 1000? Check out this book and then see who you think discovered America.