Mary and the Trail of Tears A Cherokee removal survival story

Andrea L. Rogers

Book - 2020

It is June first and twelve-year-old Mary does not really understand what is happening: she does not understand the hatred and greed of the white men who are forcing her Cherokee family out of their home in New Echota, Georgia, capital of the Cherokee Nation, and trying to steal what few things they are allowed to take with them, she does not understand why a soldier killed her grandfather--and she certainly does not understand how she, her sister, and her mother, are going to survive the 1000 m...ile trip to the lands west of the Mississippi.

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Children's Room jFICTION/Girls Checked In
Girls survive.
Historical fiction
North Mankato, Minnesota : Stone Arch Books, a Capstone imprint 2020.
Physical Description
102 pages : illustrations, map 20 cm
Ages 8-12.
Main Author
Andrea L. Rogers (author)
Other Authors
Matt Forsyth (illustrator)
Review by Publisher Summary 1

Twelve-year-old Mary and her Cherokee family are forced out of their home in Georgia by U.S. soldiers in May 1838. From the beginning of the forced move, Mary and her family are separated from her father. Facing horrors such as internment, violence, disease, and harsh weather, Mary perseveres and helps keep her family and friends together until they can reach the new Cherokee nation in Indian Territory. Featuring nonfiction support material, a glossary, and reader response questions, this Girls Survive story explores the tragedy of forced removals following the Indian Removal Act of 1830.