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Sarah journeys west : an Oregon Trail survival story / by Nikki Shannon Smith ; illustrated by Alessia Trunfio.

Available copies

  • 1 of 3 copies available at Sage Library System.
  • 0 of 1 copy available at Union County Public Libraries. (Show)
  • 0 of 1 copy available at Cook Memorial Library - La Grande . (Show)

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0 current holds with 3 total copies.

Summary:

In 1851 twelve-year-old Sarah is a free Black, happy living with her parents, grandparents, and brother on their own farm in Iowa; but her father has been bitten by the gold bug and wants to take the trail west to California, and after some argument it is decided that the the grandparents will stay on the farm, but the rest of the family will go; the journey will be difficult and dangerous, but if they survive extreme weather, difficult terrain, illness, and the racism of others in the group there may be a better life waiting for them at the end of the trail. Includes nonfiction material on the Oregon Trail, a glossary, discussion questions, and writing prompts.
Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Circulation Modifier Age Hold Protection Active/Create Date Status Due Date
Cook Memorial Library - La Grande J Smith, N (Text) 35178001827586 Juvenile Fiction Book Branch_Only_3months 09/22/2020 Checked out 10/13/2020
Ontario Community Library j. SMITH, Nikki Shannon (Text) 33330004539799 Juvenile Fiction Book None 09/22/2020 Available -
Ontario Community Library j. SMITH, Nikki Shannon (Text) 33330004543577 Bookmobile None 10/02/2020 In process -

Record details

  • ISBN: 9781496587183
  • ISBN: 1496587189
  • ISBN: 9781496592187
  • ISBN: 1496592182
  • Physical Description: 105 pages : illustrations, map ; 20 cm.
  • Publisher: North Mankato, Minnesota : Stone Arch Books, a Capstone imprint, 2020.

Content descriptions

Summary, etc.:
In 1851 twelve-year-old Sarah is a free Black, happy living with her parents, grandparents, and brother on their own farm in Iowa; but her father has been bitten by the gold bug and wants to take the trail west to California, and after some argument it is decided that the the grandparents will stay on the farm, but the rest of the family will go; the journey will be difficult and dangerous, but if they survive extreme weather, difficult terrain, illness, and the racism of others in the group there may be a better life waiting for them at the end of the trail. Includes nonfiction material on the Oregon Trail, a glossary, discussion questions, and writing prompts.
Target Audience Note:
Ages 8-12. Stone Arch Books.
Subject: African American families > Juvenile fiction.
Overland journeys to the Pacific > Juvenile fiction.
Frontier and pioneer life > West (U.S.) > Juvenile fiction.
Survival > Juvenile fiction.
Oregon National Historic Trail > Juvenile fiction.
California > Gold discoveries > Juvenile fiction.
West (U.S.) > History > 1848-1860 > Juvenile fiction.
Adventure and adventurers > Fiction.
African Americans > Fiction.
Overland journeys to the Pacific > Fiction.
Frontier and pioneer life > West (U.S.) > Fiction.
Survival > Fiction.
Family life > West (U.S.) > Fiction.
Oregon National Historic Trail > Fiction.
California > Gold discoveries > Fiction.
West (U.S.) > History > 1848-1860 > Fiction.
Genre: Historical fiction.
Fiction.

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