Series Review: If You Were Me and Lived In... by Carole P Roman

If You Were Me and Lived In... series by Carole P Roman is a fabulous, and still growing, collection of
books that introduce different countries to young readers. In each book Roman describes the capital city of the country, a major holiday, what children call their parents, a favorite sport or activity, a favorite location to visit, favorite foods, and the name for school. Each book shows children that no matter where we live, what we look like, and what language we speak that we can easily find something in common with people in different countries and cultures.

If You Were Me and Lived In... is a series that would make a great addition to any school library or classroom, as well as public libraries. As of now, the series has books about Australia, Mexico, South Korea, France, India, Kenya, Norway, Turkey, and Russia. Each offers information is an easy to understand format, including some information that was new to me. I would recommend this series for starting discussions about diversity, travel, what our favorite things are, the differences and constants between cultures, and geography.
About the Author:
Named to Kirkus Reviews' Best of 2012 for her first book, award winning author Carole P. Roman started writing as a dare from one of her sons. Using an imaginary game she played with her grandson as a base, Captain No Beard was born."Captain No Beard- An Imaginary Tale of a Pirate's Life" has not only been named to Kirkus Best of 2012, it received the Star of Remarkable Merit, and won the Pinnacle Award for 2012. "Pepper Parrot's Problem with Patience" Book 2 in the series, received 5 Stars from The ForeWord Review The Clarion Review. Strangers on the High Seas has won second place in the Rebecca's Reads Choice Awards 2013. It has followed with six more books to the series.

Her new non fiction series, "If You Were Me and Lived in..." combines her teaching past with her love of exploration and interest in the world around us. The debut book in the series, "If You Were Me and Lived in...Mexico" has won the Pinnacle Award for Best in Children's Non Fiction 2012. France, South Korea, and Norway. Rebecca's Reads has given If You Were Me and Lived in...Norway an honorable mention in the 2013 Choice Awards. If You Were Me and lived in ...France won second place. ForeWord Review has nominated If You Were Me and Lived in...France for best in children's non fiction literature 2013. They will be followed with Kenya, Turkey, India, and Australia. She plans to do Portugal, Greece, and Argentina next year.

Writing for children has opened up a whole second act for her. While she is still working in her family business, this has enabled her to share her sense of humor as well as love for history and culture with the audience she adores. Roman lives on Long Island with her husband and near her children.
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