Multicultural Picture Books
The Children’s Book Review | November 15, 2017
If You Were Me and Lived In series, written by award-winning author Carole P. Roman
The holidays are a great time to celebrate your family and your neighbors—and we don’t just mean your next-door neighbors. This season of celebrations is a wonderful time to encourage diversity, knowledge, interest, and mutual respect. Whether you observe Christmas, Hanukkah, Bodhi Day, Kwanzaa, the Winter Solstice, or any other celebration, we’re thrilled to share these books that allow young readers an opportunity to appreciate differences and see commonalities . . .
Age Range: 4-10
About the Books
It’s never too early to start teaching children about the world around them. Embraced by educators, parents, and children, the series gently and respectfully introduces the subjects of cultures and customs. Parents, grandparents, and teachers alike will love opening their children’s eyes to the world around them in a fun and easy way—and they’ll be happily surprised when they end up learning a few things themselves. It is the simplistic and positive way that award-winning author Carole P. Roman, a former social studies teacher, delivers the text, that makes this series appealing. The books are short and to the point and just what you want when you’re introducing geography and culture to the youngest reading set.
Ages 4-8 | CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform
“Every book in the If You Were Me and Lived in … series is like a digestible and kid-friendly piece of Wikipedia, great for kids ages 4-10.” —Bianca Schulze, The Children’s Book Review
About Carole P. Roman
Carole P. Roman is the award winning author of the nonfiction series of children’s books, If You Were Me and Lived in … . The first title in the collection, If You Were Me and Lived in…Mexico, won the Pinnacle Award for Best in Children’s Nonfiction in 2012. If You Were Me and Lived in…Russia and If You Were Me and Lived in…France were finalists in the Indie Fab Foreword Review Book of the Year. Norway and South Korea have also been named as Book of the Year with Rebecca’s Reads and Children’s Reader’s View Book of the Year. Roman has also found success with her Captain No Beard children’s books. Her debut, Captain No Beard: An Imaginary Tale of a Pirate’s Life, was named a Kirkus Best of 2012, received a Star of Exceptional Merit, and won the Pinnacle Award in 2012. Roman lives on Long Island with her husband and very near her children.