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Little House on the Prairie by Laura Ingalls Wilder
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May 17, 10

bookshelves: ya, read-in-2010
Read from May 13 to 16, 2010

I love this book for what it is: a glimpse at pioneer life during the late 1800's, told through a child's eyes (and written in the 1930s, which I think is a fact worth remembering). I'm completely fascinated by all of the things that the Ingalls family does to survive - things that we completely take for granted these days. I love the simplicity: a small white flour and white sugar cake is a special treat! It's all so far removed from my own life that I find it enthralling.

That being said, I think it would be a good place to start a discussion with children about how the West was settled, the idea of manifest destiny, and what all of that meant to relations with Native Americans.
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