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West to a Land of Plenty

West to a Land of Plenty

Series: Dear America
by Jim Murphy
While traveling in 1883 with her Italian-American family (including a meddlesome little sister) and other immigrant pioneers to a utopian community in Idaho, fourteen-year-old Teresa keeps a diary of her experiences along the way.
Ages
9, 10, 11, 12
Interest Level
Grades 6 - 8
Lexile Measure
1070L
Publisher
Scholastic Inc.
Number of Pages
208
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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