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

by Andrea L Rogers (Author) Matt Forsyth (Illustrator)

Reading Level: 4th – 5th Grade
Series: Girls Survive
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.

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Classification
Fiction
ISBN-13
9781496587145
Lexile Measure
610L
Guided Reading Level
N/A
Publisher
Stone Arch Books
Publication date
January 20, 2020
Series
Girls Survive
BISAC categories
JUV039140 - Juvenile Fiction | Social Themes | Self-Esteem & Self-Reliance
JUV016140 - Juvenile Fiction | Historical | United States - 19th Century
JUV001010 - Juvenile Fiction | Action & Adventure | Survival Stories
JUV014000 - Juvenile Fiction | Girls & Women
JUV011040 - Juvenile Fiction | People & Places | United States - Native American
Library of Congress categories
History
19th century
Indians of North America
Survival
Historical fiction
Georgia
Southern states
Cherokee Indians
Trail of Tears, 1838-1839

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