Friday, February 3, 2017

MINI REVIEW - IF YOU WERE ME AND LIVED IN THE ANCIENT MALI EMPIRE - BY CAROLE P. ROMAN

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DESCRIPTION:

Join Carole P. Roman as she travels back in time to visit the exciting Ancient Empire of Mali in Africa during the 1300s. Learn about the varied customs and cultures. Travel to the past to discover what you would eat and do for fun. See the land and its rich history through the eyes of a youngster like you. Don't forget to look at the other books in the series so that you can be an armchair time traveler. 

MY REVIEW / THOUGHTS:

Another wonderful installment in Roman's series of books.  I have to admit I learned a lot reading this book.  I like to think I know more than I do :).  No, there were just some really interesting things in this book.  It's so fun.  

Again, these books are so great for young readers who want to learn more about different cultures.  I myself have learned so much myself.  The Ancient Empires fascinate me and they always have.  

Take some time and pick these up for your kids.  They are fun and informational.  I liked how at the end of this book there is an explanation of all the "important figures" during this Empire.  It's awesome.

Source:  I was given this book by the author in return for an honest review.  I was not compensated in any way for this review.  These are my own PERSONAL thoughts on the book.

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ABOUT THE AUTHOR:

Carole P. Roman
pic and bio taken from Goodreads

Carole P. Roman is the award-winning author of the Captain No Beard series. Both Captain No Beard-An Imaginary Tale of a Pirate's Life and Captain No Beard and the Aurora Borealis have received the Kirkus Star of Exceptional Merit. The first book in the series was named to Kirkus Reviews Best 2012. Captain No Beard and the Aurora Borealis has just been named to Kirkus Reviews Best of 2015. Each book in the series has won numerous awards including the NABE Pinnacle Award, ERIK Award for 2013, ForeWord Review Five Star and Finalist in the Book of the Year, and Reader's Views Children's Book of the Year 2013, Shelf Unbound Best Series, Back to School Resource Winner, IAN, National Indie Excellence Award, MoonBeam Award for If You Were Me and Lived in...Scotland. She is also the author of the award-winning non-fiction culture series If You Were Me and Lived in...exploring customs and culture around the world. She co-authored Navigating Indieworld: A Beginner's Guide To Self-Publishing and Marketing Your Book, which earned a 5 Star ForeWord Review Clarion Review. Roman lives on Long Island with her husband and near her children and grandchildren.