Watson, Stephanie, California Gold Rush. Pgs. 48. Lerner Publishing Company, 2016. $30.65. INFORMATION.
What was the California Gold Rush? What started it? What were its turning points? This book answers these questions and more as it explores the timeline and history behind the California Gold Rush. The layout is well done. The timelines provided alongside the information is easy to follow and complementary to the information. The text is easy to follow and engaging. Illustrations are helpful for understanding the book’s topic. Included are a writing activity, sources for further information, bibliography, a glossary, and an index for help with meeting common core standards. Readers who are interested in history or who need to read a non-fiction book will appreciate this book. MS, HS. ADVISABLE. Reviewer: Kira M, Youth Services Librarian, WHI Public Library.