After Daniel Purcell's mother dies in childbirth, his father soon brings home a young woman, named Katherine, as his new wife.
Twelve-year-old Jacob and his family face many hardships when they leave their home in Germany to start a new life in Texas.
To escape his troubled life in 1717 Dublin, Richard Ellis is sent to live with relatives in the American colonies, but once the ship makes landfall in Massachusetts, he is sold as an indentured servant to pay his passage.
An eighteenth-century schoolteacher encounters resistance from the community when she allows a former slave to join the children in her class.
This book tells the story of a slave girl who learns that her father was a wealthy slave owner. When he refuses to help her escape, his wife become the girl's ally.
Eleven-year-old Elinore Frey and her older sister, Phoebe, share their experiences in letters as they both adjust to new lives in the West, Elinore in California, and Phoebe on the plains of the Nebraska Territory.
The Great Depression forces a brother and sister to live with their hated cousins on a farm in North Dakota when their father loses his job.