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Children learn with LEGOs at the National Museum of American History: one of the kid-friendly "Hot Spots" profiled in All About Me in D.C.

If you've ever visited a place with kids, then you know it can be a real trip. Which sites will your youngsters really latch on to? Which places will grab their imaginations and make them want to come back for more? Author Corkey Hay DeSimone says D.C. is full of those places; the key is making sure children are prepared when they arrive. Rebecca Sheir talks with DeSimone about her new creation for young people ages 8-18, "All About Me in D.C.: A Kid's Pocket Guide."

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