In 1870 sixteen-year-old Rose Witherspoon leaves home to become a teacher in Iowa. This book presents the story of some of her students and their adventures in school during pioneer days on the prairie.
Little Eagle raises a baby buffalo as a pet and friend until he realizes what friendship means.
Li Ming and his father are lured to America after hearing about the wealth to be found in California.
David's grandmother raised him with songs about freedom, and when he is old enough he leaves the plantation where he is a slave to make his way north to Canada with the help of the Underground Railroad.
Returning home after his violin recital, wealthy Philip Thorpe and his father become separated during the Great Chicago Fire in 1871, and Philip tries to find his way home.
In 1777 Massachusetts, after his parents are killed because of their loyalty to Great Britain, eleven-year-old Timothy is taken in by a parson and his wife.
Kelly is excited to learn that a new family is moving next door with a boy his age, but when he meets his new neighbor Alex, he is surprised to see him in a wheelchair.
An eighteenth-century schoolteacher encounters resistance from the community when she allows a former slave to join the children in her class.
A young boy tries to convince his friend, a slave, that liberty and freedom is worth fighting for. Moses, an African-American slave boy, tells the story of his friendship with the son of the farm's master during the Revolutionary War.
Ten-year-old Pepa and her family face many challenges when they leave their home in Mexico to find work in the United States.
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.
Willa dreams of driving a stagecoach when she grows up, but when an accident forces her to take over a stage, she wonders if she can handle the challenge and keep her passengers safe.
Calvin panics when he is caught in the 1924 Lorain, Ohio, tornado and races to find his family and make sure they survived.
Unhappy living on a plantation after being sent to Virginia in 1858 on an "orphan train," Danny Murphy decides to return to New York City and accompanies two runaway slave children on their dangerous journey north.
James and his family leave their oceanside home to travel in a covered wagon through the forests of the East to the prairies of the Midwest. Cover-to-Cover Book.
Presents a fictionalized account of the early life of Kit Carson and his travels throughout the West.
Little Fish learns to jump over the rocks so she can follow Old One, who has come to lead the rainbow trout to warmer waters before the river freezes.
Twelve-year-old Jacob and his family face many hardships when they leave their home in Germany to start a new life in Texas.
A boy from New York is sent west on an "orphan train" to Illinois, where he becomes an indentured servant to a family who teaches him how to be a farmer.
Gina Mendoza is not happy about having to cancel her weekend plans when Ricky Vargas, the son of her mother's old friend Lupe, comes for a visit, especially when she finds out that Ricky is blind.
A young Cuban boy and his family leave Cuba secretly after the failed Bay of Pigs invasion, and use the family fishing boat to make their way to a new life in Florida.
Elizabeth is a girl who might have lived next to the boardinghouse where President Lincoln died after being shot at Ford's Theatre. This book is the story of what Elizabeth saw that fateful night.
After Daniel Purcell's mother dies in childbirth, his father soon brings home a young woman, named Katherine, as his new wife.
Profiles the self-educated man who arose from poverty to become the sixteenth president of the United States.
This fact-based account tells how Mary Read spent a year working and fighting side-by-side with pirates.