Voices of the Western Frontier

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Overview
Western expansion from a personal perspective. Sherry Garland created the Voices Series to provide personal narratives of moments in America's past. Her newest addition to the series does just that. Focusing on the explorers and settlers who extended the frontier to the western coastline, Garland narrates in the voices of figures from history including Sacagawea, Jedediah Smith, and Annie Oakley. She fleshes out the timeline with characters representing whole populations, including a girl traveling west in a prairie schooner, a Santa Fe merchant, a gold prospector, a Pony Express rider, and a Chinese railroad worker. Artist Julie Dupré Buckner carefully researched the historical details for her evocative illustrations. Each image furthers the storyline and reinforces the emotional connection to the chronicle.
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ISBN: 9781455619610
Format: Hardback
Publisher: Pelican Publishing
Date:
Series: Voices of History
Images: 37
Pages: 40
Dimensions: 10.5 (w) x 9.5 (h)
Author
Sherry Garland has written more than thirty books and won more than forty awards, including an American Library Association Notable recognition and a Reading Rainbow book selection. She enjoys writing about history and created her Voices Series to bring a personal note to pivotal moments in America’s past. Her writing career began as early as high school, when she won first place for her essay entitled "Why I Love Texas." This essay later served as inspiration for her much-acclaimed children's book Voices of the Alamo, which was named to the Children's Book Council’s Notable Social Studies Trade Books for Young People list and chosen as a Scholastic Reading Counts! selection. Garland received her BA in French and English from the University of Texas at Arlington and is a member of the Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators. Although she began her writing career by publishing adult novels, Garland quickly transitioned to children's and young adult literature. She has spoken at many schools across Texas and the United States and traveled to Asia three times to speak at international schools. A fifth-generation Texan, she and her husband reside in Bryan, Texas, amidst the wildlife of the countryside.
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