If You Were Me and Lived in... the American West

An Introduction to Civilizations Throughout Time (Volume 10)

Children - Educational
56 Pages
Reviewed on 10/25/2017
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Author Biography

Carole P. Roman is the award-winning author of over fifty children's books. Whether it's pirates, princesses, or discovering the world around us, her books have enchanted educators, parents, and her diverse audience of children. She hosts two blog radio programs and is one of the founders of a new magazine, Indie Author's Monthly. She's been interviewed twice by Forbes Magazine. Carole has co-authored a self-help book, Navigating Indieworld: A Beginners Guide to Self-Publishing and Marketing. Oh Susannah is her first Early Reader Chapter book series. She lives on Long Island with her husband and near her children and grandchildren.

Her series includes:
Captain No Beard
If You Were Me and Lived in- Cultural
If You Were Me and Lived in- Historical
Nursery series
Oh Susannah- Early Reader
Navigating Indieworld- with co-author Julie A. Gerber
Indieworld Marketing- with co-authors Angela Hausman and Julie A. Gerber

    Book Review

Reviewed by Michelle Stanley for Readers' Favorite

Can you imagine growing up during The Great Migration era or The Wagon Trail of 1843, as it was mainly called? If You Were Me and Lived in… the American West: An Introduction to Civilizations Throughout Time is a children’s educational book by Carole P. Roman. Farms were destroyed by floods in the mid-west, causing farmers to relocate in search of better farmlands. Their conastogas (covered wagons) were mostly packed with surplus supplies for the five-month trip. A trail guide took them on the long, unfamiliar and challenging Oregon Trail. There were often illnesses and wagons got stuck in the mud. Children viewed the journey as an adventure, despite having chores like fetching water and collecting smelly buffalo chips for fires.

What an exciting way to learn history! Carole P. Roman takes us back in time to an important era that changed lives forever. If You Were Me and Lived in… the American West: An Introduction to Civilizations Throughout Time, Volume 10 is a remarkable book that educates children in a fun way. The illustrations are convincing and knowing what was eaten on the trail is interesting. You’ll learn about Indian tribes, and there is a nice glossary explaining uncommon words and their pronunciations. The Famous People of the West section includes photos of Annie Oakley, Buffalo Bill, and Red Cloud. Maybe kids have ancestors who were part of The Wagon Trail, and their families still live on the Oregon farms that were eventually established. This novella is part of an award-winning series that’s highly recommended.