You Wouldn’t Want To Be…….

The You Wouldn’t Want To …series is cool because the books are funny and weird.  It is an entertaining and educational way of looking at history.  These books are a great way to help children understand history.  The information that the books contain is relevant and interesting to children.  These non-fiction books are written in a way that puts the reader in the action, right in the middle of history.

I started with You Wouldn’t Want To Be a Chicago Gangster! : Some Dangerous Characters You’d Better Avoid by Rupert Matthews.  It has funny illustrations, captions, and sidebars that take away the glamor and romance of being a gangster in Chicago during the 1920s.  It illustrates the darker side of being a gangster.

Check out these titles and see why you wouldn’t want to live in these historical times, or maybe you would.

-Miss Mary


You Wouldn’t Want to be a Crusader!


You Wouldn’t Want to be at the Boston Tea Party!


You Wouldn’t Want to be in the First Submarine!


You Wouldn’t Want to be a Mammoth Hunter!


You Wouldn’t Want to be a Skyscraper Builder!


You Wouldn’t Want to be a Nurse During the American Civil War!


You Wouldn’t Want to be an Egyptian Mummy!

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