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    My America: Our Strange New Land

    My America: Our Strange New Land

    by Patricia Hermes

    After 71 days at sea, 9-year-old Elizabeth Barker is thrilled to be on dry land, arriving in the first permanent English colony in Jamestown, Virginia. Lizzie keeps a journal for Caleb, her twin brother who stayed in England because of his weak lungs. In her buoyant entries, Lizzie tells of the abundant forests, trading with and learning from the Indians, and adventures with her new friends. Late on a May afternoon in 1607, three ships, the Susan Constant, the Discovery, and Godspeed, slowly made their way up the James River in Virginia. There in the midst of the marshes, they made land and hung their flag--England's flag--establishing America's first permanent English colony in Jamestown, Virginia. In 1609, the first ship carrying women and children arrived.

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    My America: Freedom's Wings

    My America: Freedom's Wings

    by Sharon Dennis Wyeth

    Corey Birdsong is a lively young boy in search of freedom in the same country that made an economy of slavery. He and is family are owned by the Hart family of Kentucky. When Coreyıs father flees to the North, Corey and his mother follow. Corey records his daily life on the farm with incredible insight, and later describes his difficult journey along the Underground Railroad to the North to be reunited with his father. With the help of many kind strangers, Corey, his mother, and his new baby sister arrive safely in Canada.

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Westward to Home

Joshua's Oregon Trail Diary  Book One

Author: Patricia Hermes

Series: My America

Interest Level:
2-5

Lexile Framework:
320L

Grade Level Equivalent:
3.1

Guided Reading Level:
O

Age:
7-10

Genre:
Diaries and Journals, Historical Fiction, Series

Subject:
American History, Westward Exploration and Expansion, Confronting and Resolving Fears, Early Exploration and Settlements

About This Book

It is 1848 when Joshua McCullough and his family leave their home in St. Joseph, Missouri, and set off for Oregon on a wagon train. During their seven-month-long journey, many of the other families on the trail suffer devastating losses, but Joshua's is spared. However, Joshua must conquer his fear of water during the many river crossings the wagon train must make. During one dramatic crossing, Joshua heroically dives into a rushing river to save his younger sister Becky. The battered wagon train reaches Oregon after traveling over two thousand miles.


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