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Soft Rain: A Story of the Cherokee Trail of Tears
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A Story of the Cherokee Trail of Tears
Read reviews that mention child school west historical grade forced journey girl culture move horrible younger americans mother young soldiers class indians told native. There was a problem filtering reviews right now. Please try again later. It is the spring of , and nine-year-old Soft Rain lives with her parents, younger brother Hawk Boy, blind Grandmother, and dog Pet, in their Tsalagi Cherokee community of North Carolina.
However, soon after, while Father and Hawk Boy are away, soldiers arrive to take Soft Rain and her mother to be held in a stockade and then walk the Trail of Tears, leaving the rest of her family behind. Will they make it all the way? Do they ever get to see Father and Hawk Boy again? And what happens to Grandmother and Pet? Author Cornelia Cornelissen is a former elementary school teacher whose great-grandfather experienced this journey when he was about ten years old.
It would have been better if everyone had just learned to get along. There were good and bad on both sides.
The book does show some kindness by whites to Indians along the way. One person found this helpful. Library Binding Verified Purchase. This is a very sad story about an even sadder event in the history of this country. This young girl endeavored to survive a horrible time in her life. If you enjoy walking is someone else's shoes for a while, learning about their life and its hardships, this book is well worth reading. It is geared for the younger reader but it is still worth the effort.
Really good book that brings to like the pain, agony suffered by an already established civil society at the hands of greedy European settlers. It is a Trail of Tears for those who endured it and for those who read its history.
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It is written by an elementary teacher whose grandfather experienced this journey in his youth. It is very well written and would be good for children. This book was listed in our curriculum as a recommendation during our historical fiction unit I teach 4th grade. The story really captivated the kids and it was a great resource to use when identifying the characteristics of historical fiction. I also liked that this book came on Kindle - I bought the Kindle version and then projected it onto my board so we could all read along together.
My fifth grader came home with a question about the trail of tears]. This book answered her questions and she loved it. It is a good read for grade school children.
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We all need to read about the Original Americans and how we as a country treated them. Purchased as a gift for my 9 year old niece. At one point the grandmother tells a story; at that moment, the book becomes more than just the record of a trip but a glimpse of a disappearing culture. However, there aren't enough of these stories to bring readers closer to this girl and her world. Still, this novel is a readable version of a shameful episode in U. Thank you for using the catalog. Soft Rain, a nine-year-old Cherokee girl, is forced to relocate, along with her family, from North Carolina to the West.
Trail of Tears, -- Juvenile fiction. Cherokee Indians -- Juvenile fiction. Summary Soft Rain is 9 years old when her life changes. Publisher's Weekly Review In what PW called "an eye-opening introduction to a painful period of American history," a Cherokee girl recounts the hardships of leading up to and including the journey along the Trail of Tears. Make this your default list. The following items were successfully added.
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