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New Yesterdays

4.29  ·  Rating details ·  63 ratings  ·  12 reviews
A young boy stumbles into a portal that transports him back in time more than a hundred years. The longer he stays, the stronger the bonds of friendship grow. Soon, he finds himself faced with a challenge that could change his life, and the lives of the ones he loves most forever. Will he be able to meet this challenge? This story presents a unique view of the life of the ...more
Paperback, 177 pages
Published May 18th 2012 by Createspace (first published February 18th 2012)
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Jim Wright
This is my own book. I hope you'll read it and enjoy it as much as I enjoyed writing it for you.
Bob Atkinson
Oct 12, 2012 rated it it was amazing
The forced removal of the Cherokee Indians in 1838 from their ancestral homes in the South-Eastern parts of the USA has left a legacy of shame and bitterness, which stirs deep emotions even to this day.
But what if the Cherokee and Seminole Indians had forewarning of the white man’s plans for their future? How would they have reacted? What would have been the effect on the development of The United States?
Any rewrite of history is inevitably written in someone else’s blood. However, Jim Wright
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Diane Major
Sep 22, 2012 rated it it was amazing
Something you might want to buy for your older children or teenagers.
What an adventure. While this is a book for older children and young adults I have to say I thoroughly enjoyed it. Moving from an adventure in a spooky house back in time to the 1820’s when Jim is at first surprised to meet Dustu who becomes his friend and then Chief Tooantuh who are both Cherokee’s. Would the information Jim takes back with him about the Cherokee nation and their demise possibly change history? With a flavour
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Jess Sturman-Coombs
Sep 13, 2012 rated it it was amazing
I really enjoyed this book. I love experimenting with different genres and themes because you never quite know what little gem you're going to find or get a taste for next. New Yesterdays didn't disappoint in this regard. I really didn't know what to expect but I was more than a little intrigued by the synopsis; A young boy travels back in time and is suddenly faced with the power to change the face of the future...to include his own.

This story is written beautifully with lots of facts that I
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John Dolan
Jan 29, 2013 rated it it was amazing
'A Delight from Beginning to End'

Jim Wright's 'New Yesterdays' is a great read for YAs or for anyone that would like to be a YA again.

This time-travel/coming of age novel combines historical research with the rattling good yarn of a boy who discovers a mysterious portal in a 'haunted' house.

Written with charm through the eyes of a child, Mr Wright's first novel is a delight from beginning to end. Roll on the next book!
Anna Tan
Aug 22, 2012 rated it liked it
Shelves: review-copy
While exploring the old haunted house near his home, Jim stumbles upon a portal to the past. Stuck in the year 1828 for six months until the portal home reopens, Jim builds strong bonds of friendship with his new Cherokee friends. Realising that all he learnt in school about the history of the Cherokees in America, including the Great Removal and the Trail of Tears, would impact the lives of his friends, Jim is faced with the choice - to tell his new friends about their future and likely change ...more
P.J. LaRue
Dec 29, 2012 rated it it was amazing
Jim finds a time travel portal while exploring a creepy abandoned house. He’s transported from approximately 1960 to the early 1800’s. As he talks with the indigenous Indians, the portal closes and Jim is trapped. Jim makes friends with Dustu, an Indian boy his age. When they aren’t handling chores they explore the lands. Jim finds many landmarks that are familiar, but almost everything is different.

As their friendship grows, Jim grows troubled knowing that the Indians will be forced from their
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Amer Qasem
Jun 07, 2012 rated it it was amazing
" an amazing tale full of adventures, mystery and emotions ,it also shows u that no matter how small or weak u are if u believe in you,r self u can change the world , and that what i loved about little Jim :) i enjoyed every minute i spent reading this story , and i want to thank the author Jim L wright for giving me the opportunity to read his piece of art ,thank u buddy :)
Bob Atkinson
Oct 18, 2012 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
The forced removal of the Cherokee Indians in 1838 from their ancestral homes in the South-Eastern parts of the USA has left a legacy of shame and bitterness, which stirs deep emotions even to this day.
But what if the Cherokee and Seminole Indians had forewarning of the white man's plans for their future? How would they have reacted? What would have been the effect on the development of The United States?
Any rewrite of history is inevitably written in someone else's blood. However, Jim Wright
...more
Diane Major
Sep 22, 2012 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Something you might want to buy for your older children or teenagers.
What an adventure. While this is a book for older children and young adults I have to say I thoroughly enjoyed it. Moving from an adventure in a spooky house back in time to the 1820’s when Jim is at first surprised to meet Dustu who becomes his friend and then Chief Tooantuh who are both Cherokee’s. Would the information Jim takes back with him about the Cherokee nation and their demise possibly change history? With a flavour
...more
T.W. Dittmer
Dec 05, 2014 rated it really liked it
Shelves: american-indians
Nicely done tale of an alternate history for the Cherokee people, brought about by a boy who accidently steps through a doorway in time.

Well done, Mr. Wright.
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Feb 14, 2015 rated it liked it
Something light-hearted and fun - good book for summer reading on the beach.
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