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Mormon Trail, The

Mormon Trail, The

Series: True Book, A
by Elaine Landau

In 1845, members of the Church of Jesus Christ of the Latter-day Saints, also known as Mormons, made their way west in order to flee from religious persecution and start a new life in the west. The 1,300-mile trip to reach their promised land would be a difficult one. This move out west would test their faith and unity as a group. This route would become known as the Mormon Trail. Over the next twenty years, about 70,000 more Mormons would embark on the trail to start a new life.

Ages
8, 9, 10
Interest Level
Grades 3 - 5
Grade Level Equivalent
5.6
Lexile Measure
880L
DRA
50
Guided Reading
U
Publisher
Children's Press (CT)
Number of Pages
47

About the Author

Elaine Landau Landau has a bachelor's degree in English and journalism from New York University and a master's degree in library and information science from Pratt Institute.

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