Historical Fiction: Westward Movement
Recommended books for children on the westward movement.
After his family dies of consumption in 1849, twelve-year-old Lucas becomes a doctor's apprentice.
California, who renames herself Lucy, is upset when her family moves from Massachusetts to a rough California mining town.
Eliza, disguised as a boy, is searching for her missing father when she falls in with the Gentleman Outlaw.
Twelve-year-old Jimmy is sure that if he only had a horse, he could have great adventures.
In 1798, Rebecca, a young settler in the Ohio territory, meets the Shawnee called Tecumseh and becomes his friend.
The Nez Perce chief's courageous daughter tells the story of her people's relocation onto a reservation in 1877.
Alone in the wilderness in 1839, Nathan seeks to avenge the victims of a brutal murder.
While traveling in 1883 with her Italian American family, fourteen-year-old Teresa keeps a diary of her experiences along the way.