Captured by her enemies, married to a foreigner, and a mother at age sixteen, Sacajawea lived a life of turmoil and change. Then, in 1804, the mysterious young Shoshone woman met Meriwether Lewis and William Clark. Acting as interpreter, peacemaker, and guide, Sacajawea bravely embarked on an epic journey that altered history forever. You can hear her extraordinary story, in the voices of Sacajawea and William Clark in alternating chapters, with selections from Clark's original diaries.
- Paperback | 208 pages
- 127 x 187.96 x 15.24mm | 158.76g
- 01 Oct 2008
- Harcourt Children's Books
- United States
"The greatest strength of the novel . . . is Sacajawea's voice, enhanced by the lyrical repetition of traditional storytelling. . . . The author [creates] characters who are both lifelike and compelling, at a fascinating juncture in history". -- Publishers Weekly [star] "An engaging book to share with young adults, who will find it all the more fascinating to learn that Sacajawea was a teenager when she made history with Lewis and Clark."--School Library Journal (starred)"A grand adventure and an inspiration that is not to be missed."--Kirkus Reviews [star] An engaging book to share with young adults, who will find it all the more fascinating to learn that Sacajawea was a teenager when she made history with Lewis and Clark. School Library Journal (starred) A grand adventure and an inspiration that is not to be missed. Kirkus Reviews"
Back cover copy
At age sixteen, Sacajawea is married, a mother, and has been taken from her Shoshone people. She has been asked to join Lewis and Clark in their expedition to explore the land from the Mississippi to the Pacific Ocean. As a translator, peacemaker, caretaker, and guide, young Sacajawea alone will make the historic journey of Lewis and Clark possible.This captivating novel, which is told in alternating points of view -- by Sacajawea herself and by William Clark -- is a unique blend of history and humanity. It provides an intimate glimpse into what it would have been like to witness firsthand this fascinating time in our history. This is Sacajawea's legendary journey . . .