Sarah Journeys West: An Oregon Trail Survival Story (Girls Survive)

by Nikki Shannon Smith (Author) Alessia Trunfio (Illustrator)

Reading Level: 4th – 5th Grade
Series: Girls Survive
In the midst of the California Gold Rush, twelve-year-old Sarah and her family are living in the North as free Black people. Seeking a better life, Sarah's parents decide they will venture west on the Oregon Trail. On the trail, Sarah and her family face all kinds of hardship, including racism, extreme weather, difficult terrain, and disease. But the journey will be worth it if they can find fortune in California. Will Sarah and her family endure the trail and make a new life out west? Nonfiction material on the Oregon Trail, a glossary, discussion questions, and writing prompts are also provided.

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Classification
Fiction
ISBN-13
9781496587183
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
JUV011010 - Juvenile Fiction | People & Places | United States - African-American
JUV016140 - Juvenile Fiction | Historical | United States - 19th Century
JUV001010 - Juvenile Fiction | Action & Adventure | Survival Stories
JUV014000 - Juvenile Fiction | Girls & Women
Library of Congress categories
History
African Americans
Family life
Frontier and pioneer life
California
Survival
Historical fiction
Overland journeys to the Pacific
Gold discoveries
West (U.S.)
African American families
Oregon National Historic Trail
1848-1860

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