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My Face to the Wind

My Face to the Wind

Series: Dear America
by Jim Murphy
In the late 1870s many young teachers traveled West to earn money and make a new life for themselves. However, the schools were inadequate at best. Some returned home, unable to endure the hardships of prairie life, but others were more committed. Jim Murphy's Sarah Jane Price stayed, braving the rough conditions of the West and the daily tasks that ensued.
Ages
9, 10, 11, 12
Interest Level
Grades 6 - 8
Lexile Measure
810L
Publisher
Scholastic Inc.
Number of Pages
192
Genre
Diaries and Journals, Historical Fiction

About the Author

Jim Murphy Jim Murphy is celebrated for his engaging and carefully researched nonfiction for young readers. His more than thirty-five books include two Newbery Honor Books, The Great Fire and An American Plague (which also won the Sibert Award), and Blizzard!, which was named a Sibert Honor Book.

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