Multcolib Homework Center Picks: California Gold Rush

The California Gold Rush
The California Gold Rush By Friedman, Mel Book - 2010 j 979.404 F9114c 2010 Beginning Facts Available in some locations

Annotation:Provides a basic overview of the Gold Rush, including a section on the negative impact it had on native Californians. Simple layout makes this book easy to use.

Gold Fever!
Gold Fever! Tales From the California Gold Rush Book - 1999 j 979.404 G618 1999 Available in some locations

Annotation:The use of actual letters and diaries from the gold rush provide readers with a first hand experience of the time. Fantastic illustrations!

Seeds of Hope
Seeds of Hope The Gold Rush Diary of Susanna Fairchild By Gregory, Kristiana Book - 2001 j GREGORY Available in some locations

Annotation:Fictional account of a family originally bound for Oregon, but swayed by stories of gold in California.

The Ballad of Lucy Whipple
The Ballad of Lucy Whipple By Cushman, Karen Book - 1996 j CUSHMAN Available in some locations

Annotation:Reluctantly relocated to California, Lucy saves the money she makes baking pies for miners for the trip back home to New England.

Life During the Gold Rush
Life During the Gold Rush By Sherrow, Victoria Book - 1998 j 979.4 S553L 1998 Available in some locations

Annotation:Learn about the daily lives miners and business people living in a place and time of tremendous change and expansion.

How to Get Rich in the California Gold Rush
How to Get Rich in the California Gold Rush An Adventurer's Guide to the Fabulous Riches Discovered in 1848 By Olson, Tod Book - 2008 j 979.404 O52h 2008 Available in some locations

Annotation:Narrator Thomas Hartely is fictional, but real gold rush entrepreneurs were more likely to strike it rich than miners.

The Journal of Wong Ming-Chung
The Journal of Wong Ming-Chung A Chinese Miner By Yep, Laurence Book - 2000 j YEP Available in some locations

Annotation:Though the California Gold Rush created one of the first multicultural workforces in the world, not all miners were treated equally. When Runt relocates from China to California, he learns some hard life lessons, but remains positive.

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