Bring history to life with compelling stories,
sweeping scope, and a welcoming sense of diversity
- Historical fiction helps students connect to their middle school
social studies classes
- Reading skill instruction and cross-curricular connections improve
comprehension of historical fiction
- Strong multicultural flavor reflects the rich tapestry of our shared
Jamestown's American Portraits, a saga of American families and friends,
traces the history of America from the founding of Jamestown to the Civil
Rights Movement. This is a unique, enriching series designed to teach
reading strategies appropriate for historical novels used in middle school
reading, language arts, or social studies classes.
- Reading Level 5-8
- Interest Level 6-8
|Product dimensions:||5.20(w) x 5.80(h) x 0.80(d)|
|Age Range:||8 - 12 Years|
About the Author
James Lincoln Collier has written many books for children, including Give Dad My Best and Planet Out of the Past. Mr. Collier has also contributed more than five hundred articles to the New York Times Magazine, Reader's Digest, and Boy's Life.
Table of Contents
Life for indentured servants in pioneer Virginia is hard. It is doubly hard for Richard Ayre, a London orphan who had been scooped off the streets as a child and sent to the Jamestown Colony. But a chance encounter with an Indian boy his own age gives him a friend, the first real friend he has had in years-until his master's plan to raid an Indian village for corn turns Richard's world upside down.
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