My Way West: Real Kids Traveling the Oregon and California Trails Author(s): Goss, Elizabeth ISBN: 9781513267302 Format: Hardcover Publisher: West Margin Press Year: 202106


Debut author and connected-and-respected artist illustrated this book with her unique and vivid paper-cut art. Provides a valuable “you are here” perspective for children in a fascinating biographical and nonfiction form. Source material is actual letters and memoirs of children on the trail. Young emigrants played large roles ranging from hunting animals, to gathering buffalo dung, or caring for babies. Includes SEL traits like perseverance, and diverse voices, as well. The Oregon Trail is a 2,170-mile historic east-west, large-wheeled wagon route and emigrant trail in the United States that connected the Missouri River to valleys in Oregon. Most American fourth grades have a unit about their home state. Westward trails went through Missouri, Kansas, Nebraska, Wyoming, Idaho, as well as Oregon, California, Nevada, and Washington.


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