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 Real history of the Gold Rush (Left Out Of History)
 Author: Butler-Ngugi, Anitra

 Publisher:  Lerner (2023)

 Dewey: 979.4
 Classification: Nonfiction
 Physical Description: 32 p., ill. (some col.), col. map, 23 cm

 BTSB No: 179052 ISBN: 9781728475851
 Ages: 9-14 Grades: 4-9

 Gold mines and mining -- California -- History -- 19th century
 Minorities -- California -- Social conditions -- 19th century
 Discrimination -- California -- History -- 19th century
 California -- Gold discoveries
 California -- History -- 1846-1850

Price: $25.38

The Gold Rush was a major event in the US during the 1800s. This book explores what the Gold Rush was and the lesser-known people who participated in the event.

Accelerated Reader Information:
   Interest Level: MG
   Reading Level: 5.70
   Points: .5   Quiz: 520366

   School Library Journal (04/01/23)
   Booklist (01/01/23)

Full Text Reviews:

Booklist - 01/01/2023 Books in the Left Out of History series (6 titles) introduce topics from America’s past, while emphasizing the experiences, viewpoints, and contributions of those marginalized by others during the period. A typical double-page spread offers two or three short paragraphs of information accompanied by two photos, reproduced in color. Spray-painted page backgrounds and borders detract slightly from the text and the well-chosen illustrations. Gold Rush includes reports on the starvation, displacement, enslavement, and massacres of Native Americans in California in the mid-1800s as well as discrimination against Asian and Latinx people during the Gold Rush. Published under Lerner’s Read Woke banner, these books will broaden library history collections by adding information and perspectives that more traditional volumes may have ignored. - Copyright 2023 Booklist.

School Library Journal - 04/01/2023 Gr 4–8—These titles take a famous event from history and highlight figures often overlooked in other accounts. Readers will learn about immigrants processed through Angel Island, enslaved people who helped build the White House, and how the Transcontinental Railroad affected Native peoples like the Cheyenne. The Thanksgiving title includes information about Tisquantum, while the Juneteenth book offers ideas on how to celebrate the holiday. Captioned images, time lines, a glossary, and source notes provide additional support for readers. All "Read Woke" books include a caution to think critically about the images, questions to help readers reflect on and connect to the information, and a suggested reading list. VERDICT A strong series that provides a fuller representation of historical events. - Copyright 2023 Publishers Weekly, Library Journal and/or School Library Journal used with permission.

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