Soft Rain: A Story of the Cherokee Trail of Tearsby Cornelia Cornelissen
In Soft Rain, a 9-year-old Cherokee girl finds herself in the same situation as Sweet Leaf as soldiers arrive one day to take her and her mother to walk the Trail of Tears, leaving the rest of her family behind. It all begins when Soft Rain's teacher reads a letter stating that as of May 23, 1838, all Cherokee people are to leave their land and move to what many Cherokees called "the land of darkness". . .the west. Soft Rain is confident that her family will not have to move, because they have just planted corn for the next harvest. Because Soft Rain knows some of the white man's language, she soon learns that they must travel across rivers, valleys, and mountains. On the journey, she is forced to eat the white man's food and sees many of her people die. Her courage and hope are restored when she is reunited with her father, a leader on the Trail, chosen to bring her people safely to their new land.
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I think this book is great because it gives you information about the trail of tears & it relates a lot about kids that are away from there families all the time.
I read this book because I am Cherokee and wanted to know what it was like on the trail of tears for a young person. I was about 10 when I read this book and read it again just recently. A great book for everyone...