Historical Fiction: Westward Movement

Recommended books for children on the westward movement.

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Sarah, Plain and Tall
Artist/Author/Cast:
MacLachlan, Patricia
Call Number:
JF MacLachlan
Description:

When their father invites a mail-order bride to come live with them in their prairie home, Caleb and Anna are captivated by their new mother and hope that she will stay.

Save Queen of Sheba
Artist/Author/Cast:
Moeri, Louise
Call Number:
JF Moeri
Description:

Surviving a Sioux Indian raid on the trail to Oregon, two children set out to find their fellow travelers.

The Second Bend in the River
Artist/Author/Cast:
Rinaldi, Ann
Call Number:
YP F Rinaldi
Description:

In 1798, Rebecca, a young settler in the Ohio territory, meets the Shawnee called Tecumseh and becomes his friend.

Stop the Train!
Artist/Author/Cast:
McCaughrean, Geraldine
Call Number:
JF McCaughrean
Description:

The settlers of Florence, Oklahoma, are determined to make their town a station stop for the railroad.

A Tale of Gold
Artist/Author/Cast:
Wyss, Thelma Hatch
Call Number:
JF Wyss
Description:

James is only 14, but when his father dies, he sets out to join the rush for gold.

Weasel
Artist/Author/Cast:
DeFelice, Cynthia C.
Call Number:
JF DeFelice
Description:

Alone in the wilderness in 1839, Nathan seeks to avenge the victims of a brutal murder.

West to a Land of Plenty: The Diary of Teresa Angelino Viscardi
Artist/Author/Cast:
Murphy, Jim; Scholastic, Inc. Staff (Contribution by)
Call Number:
JF Murphy
Description:

While traveling in 1883 with her Italian American family, fourteen-year-old Teresa keeps a diary of her experiences along the way.

Worth
Artist/Author/Cast:
LaFaye, A.
Call Number:
JF LaFaye
Description:

When Nate has an accident, his father must bring home an orphan boy to help out around the homestead.

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