The Trail of Tears (We the People: Expansion and Reform)

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Describes why the Cherokee Native Americans were forced from their native lands and the journey they experienced to the Indian Territory established by the U.S. government in Oklahoma.

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Michael Burgan has written numerous books for children and young adults during his nearly 20 years as a freelance writer. Many of his books have focused on U.S. history, geography, and the lives of world leaders. He has also written fiction and adapted classic novels. Michael has won several awards for his writing, and his graphic novel version of the classic tale Frankenstein (Stone Arch Books) was a Junior Library Guild selection.  Michael has also worked as an editor at Weekly Reader, the classroom news magazine used in schools across the United States. Michael graduated from the University of Connecticut with a bachelor’s degree in history. When not writing for kids, he enjoys writing plays, and his works have been staged across the United States. He lives in Santa Fe, New Mexico, with his cat, Callie.

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Gr 3-5-Well laid out and attractively formatted with a large, clear typeface and ample period reproductions and photographs, this introductory work gives a concise, blow-by-blow account of the events leading up to the Cherokee Removal. Beginning with an overview of early Cherokee contact with whites, the author intensifies the focus through a series of broken treaties beginning with the inception of the United States as a nation and continuing unabated through the Removal of 1838. The brief text makes the full impact of the injustice amply clear without losing objectivity. Although the glossary and "Did You Know?" sections are too brief to be useful, the appended chronology, list of important people, source list (books, Web sites, places to visit), and index are all added pluses. Less detailed than David K. Fremon's The Trail of Tears (New Discovery, 1994; o.p.) or R. Conrad Stein's book of the same title (Children's, 1993), this introduction is well suited to the informational needs of younger students.

Ann Welton, Terminal Park Elementary School, Auburn, WA

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