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The California Gold Rush

Would You Go for the Gold?

Series: What Would You Do?

By Elaine Landau

On January 24, 1848, a man working near Sutter’s Mill in California spotted a few small gold nuggets in the American River. This discovery led thousands of people to move to the west. However, looking for gold proved to be dangerous work. Although many did not strike it rich, the gold rush was a time of great change in the United States. Author Elaine Landau poses many other exciting questions to the reader in this engaging narrative.

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Reviews

"The book details the opportunities and challenges that the gold rush brought, and Landau ends each chapter with a thought-provoking question for readers . . ."

Children's Literature

"Drawing young readers into history in this here-and-now style will keep them engaged and focused."

School Library Journal, December 2008

"Written in an easy-to-read format . . . a great addition to elementary school libraries. Social studies teachers will appreciate this title."

TriState Young Adult Book Review Committee, September 2008

"Clear and concise without being patronizing, the book does a nice job teaching the development of the gold rush and how it affected the lives and culture of those who got involved voluntarily or involuntarily . . ."

Washington Young Adult Book Review Group, December 2008

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