The California Gold Rush

There’s a whole series of You Choose™ books by Capstone Press.   This interactive history adventure, The California Gold Rush, is written by Elizabeth Raum and it follows your adventures through gold fever in 1849.  Similar to the Choose Your Own Adventure® format, this book is nonfiction, complete with timeline, glossary and follow-up suggestions.

My exciting historical adventure began by taking a ship via the Panama shortcut to California, but you might choose to go all the way around South America or perhaps by land instead.  Every choice has a historical consequence, some of which are life and death. After your adventure, be sure to read the last chapter, which gives wrap-up information and additional explanations.

For information about additional titles and alignment with state standards, check Capstone Press’s website at .


About AnEducationInBooks

Wendy BooydeGraaff is the author of Salad Pie, a children's picture book published by Ripple Grove Press. Her work has been published in Emrys Journal Online, The Emerson Review, Jellyfish Review, Bending Genres, SmokeLong Quarterly and Leopardskin & Limes, and is forthcoming in NOON. Read more work at or find her on Twitter @BooyTweets.
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