*****This review is meant for parents, teachers, and other people that work with children to read.*****
If You Were Me And Lived In...The American West explains what the American West was like in the 1800's. It seems to me to be presented in a way that is easy for children to understand. It talks about topics such as food that was eaten, how food was prepared, the kind of clothes that were worn, how people traveled, the kind of chores that were done, the names of the tribes Indians came from, etc. It also explains what states were a part of the American West. Famous people from the American West are described in the back of the book as well as a glossary of terms used throughout the book.
I liked the part of the book where it explained about reading the Bible daily with mothers was common. Farming seemed important during that time and it was interesting for me to learn that the mothers planted kitchen gardens (or maybe some of them). Helping people in need also seemed like it was very important during the times of the American West. I think this and much more will be able to be understood by the children who have this story read to them, or who read it themselves.
This is a story that will last awhile. It goes into more detail than a lot of others do. It can be read all at once or broken up into sections.
My Review= 5 out of 5 stars
I received this book free from the publisher in exchange for an honest and unbiased review.