Historical Fiction: Westward Movement
Recommended books for children on the westward movement.
James is only 14, but when his father dies, he sets out to join the rush for gold.
Unhappy about leaving her home, Addie accompanies her family to the Dakota Territory and begins adjusting to prairie life.
Emmy makes friends with a girl both different from and similar to herself, in this story set in Utah, 1885.
Twelve-year-old Annyrose is kidnapped by Joaquin Murieta and his band of outlaws.
This novel follows a day in the life of a ten-year-old homesteader in the Dakota territory.
Meet redheaded Caddie, a pioneer girl who loves to have adventures with her brothers.
Twelve-year-old Charlotte, a Welsh immigrant, carries a motherless baby along the Mormon Trail in 1856.
Young Otter faces adventure, danger, and hardship when he joins the crew building the transcontinental railroad.
Fayette, her brother, and her mother set out to establish library outposts in the mountains of California in 1916.