Girls Survive: Mary and the Trail of Tears: A Cherokee Removal Survival Story

may and the trail of tears

Twelve-year-old Mary and her Cherokee family are forced out of their home in Georgia by U.S. soldiers in May 1838. From the beginning of the forced move, Mary and her family are separated from her father. Facing horrors such as internment, violence, disease, and harsh weather, Mary perseveres and helps keep her family and friends together until they can reach the new Cherokee nation in Indian Territory. Featuring nonfiction support material, a glossary, and reader response questions, this Girls Survive story explores the tragedy of forced removals following the Indian Removal Act of 1830.---from the publisher

112 pages                  978-1496592163                     Ages 8-12

Keywords:  historical fiction, Native Americans, part of a series, family, perseverance, 8 year old, 9 year old, 10 year old, 11 year old, 12 year old

Other books in the series:  Ann Fights for Freedom:  An Underground Railroad Survival Story;; Ruth and the Night of Broken Glass: A World War II Survival Story; Lucy Fights the Flames:  A Triangle Shirtwaist Factory Survival Story;  Charlotte Spies for Justice:  A Civil War Survival Story; Sarah Journeys West:  An Oregon Trail Survival Story;

Noelle at Sea:  A Titanic Survival Story;  Emmi in the City: A Great Chicago Fire Survival Story;  Alice on the Island:  A Pearl Harbor Survival Story;

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