Words West: Voices of Young Pioneers
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Words West: Voices of Young Pioneers

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Among the tens of thousands of pioneers who left home in covered wagons in the 1800s, headed for the West in hopes of fertile land, gold, or escape from religious or racial persecution, some forty thousand were children. Though the hardships and dangers of the trail were many, these children also witnessed the great and wild beauty of the untouched West and became an integ...more
Hardcover, 208 pages
Published November 17th 2003 by Clarion Books
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Lana Clifton
This book offers the child's perspective to westward expansion. Although this book is written from the European experience, the author does a fine job of objectifying information and exposing injustices on both sides of the cultural spectrum. The text includes personal stories of slavery, abduction, and crimes committed on children caught between conflicting cultures. Young readers should be made aware of some emotionally sensitive material before reading this text.
Didn't turn out quite as good as I thought it would be, but it was still good. The book didn't go into much depth, skimmed the surface quite often, but maybe because children's viewpoint. Covered all the old West trails. Interesting enough. Light read.
This is really good so far! I got it in third grade when the author, Ginger Wadsworth, came to our school to do a presentation, and she signed it for me!
A fascinating story from the young pioneers (children) who traveled with their families west to California or Oregon. The pictures were marvelous.
wonderful example of a historical book for young people. enjoyable for an adult also
Sep 12, 2008 Natasha rated it 3 of 5 stars
Recommended to Natasha by: library display
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I enjoyed the details about daily camp life. Very well researched.
Nov 19, 2012 PWRL marked it as to-read
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