Dear America My Face to the Wind the Diary of Sarah Jane Price, a Prairie Teacher, Broken Bow, Nebraska 1881

dear america my face to the wind

Following her father's death from a disease that swept through her Nebraska town in 1881, teenaged Sarah Jane must find work to support herself and records in her diary her experiences as a young school teacher.---from the publisher

188 pages                                  978-0590438100                             Ages 9-13

Keywords:  diary, historical fiction, American history, survival, self reliance, teacher, 19th century, disease, 9 year old, 10 year old, 11 year old, 12 year old, 13 year old, part of a series, school issues, acceptance, women


In the late 1870s many young teachers traveled West to earn money and make a new life for themselves. However, the schools were inadequate at best. Some returned home, unable to endure the hardships of prairie life, but others were more committed. Jim Murphy's Sarah Jane Price stayed, braving the rough conditions of the West and the daily tasks that ensued.---from the publisher

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