In West Virginia in 1859, an eleven-year-old slave is taken from her mother and sold, dreaming of the Underground Railroad her father taught her about, but never imagining that she will board it so soon.
Twelve-year-old Liam and his family must flee their home when a fire rages through Chicago in 1871. Includes notes on the Great Chicago Fire and suggests creative writing, scrapbook, and family history activities.
In 1901, thirteen-year-old Dimitri, his younger brother, and their parents are beginning to feel at home in New York City's Lower East Side, where they have lived since their Jewish faith led them to flee Russia thirteen months earlier.
Shortly before San Francisco's 1906 earthquake, a twelve-year-old orphan named Sung Li finds a box containing a locket with a photograph and an address, which lead her to a better life away from her demanding aunt and cousin.
Children will share the excitement of the heroine, Tay, when they read about the Wild West Show at Chicago's World Fair. They will see the show and meet its stars through Tay's eyes as she experiences the thrills of the Wild West Show and struggles to gain the respect of her older brother. From her stories, readers will learn details about the Columbian Exposition of 1893, the legendary Wild West Show, and the difficulties of life on the American...