Nine-year-old Josefina is a girl of heart and hope growing up in New Mexico in 1824 — a place of big skies and hard work, danger and dreams. Josefina and her four sisters are struggling after mama's death. But a surprise from Mexico lightens their hearts and brightens their future. In this exciting and popular series about American girls from days long ago, young readers can share in the worlds of girls from other ears — the friends they make, the struggles and successes they have in school, the excitement of their secrets, their celebrations and adventures. The important things that all American girls share — families, friendships, and feelings — are the traditions that come alive in these stories.