Three books to accompany the study of the last few hundred years, either of world history or American history. Joanna struggles to survive as an orphan in the Massachusetts Bay Colony. Pierre becomes a voyageur, one of those tough fur traders who travel thousands of miles between trading posts in the earliest years of European exploration. Jumping ahead a few hundred years, read a rare book that highlights not the soldiers but the soldiers' families, and how a teacher inspires her students at Young Oaks Elementary.
Readers / Literature
Every kid in Room 208 at Young Oaks Elementary is fighting for something. A middle-grade book about military kids and their personal homefront battles during the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, Operation Yes is a funny, poignant story about an amazing teacher and the students she inspires.
When his father has an accident, teenager Pierre La Page is forced to become a voyageur, paddling a canoe 2,400 miles through the French Canadian wilderness.
Joanna Sprague's life is upended when her father dies on the voyage that was to take them to a new life in the Massachusetts Bay Colony. Poor and alone, 16-year-old Joanna must summon uncommon courage to survive life as a bond servant in a strange new world. An unforgettable, captivating story.