Sacajawea (Children’s Book)

Joseph Bruchac, Harcourt, $5.95, Softcover.
Joseph Bruchac, Harcourt, $5.95, Softcover.

Ages 12 and Up: Abenaki author Joseph Bruchac has written more than 100 books for adults and children about Indian experience. This time he honors the contribution made by the Shoshoni woman, Sacajawea, to the Lewis and Clark Corps of Discovery. The 16 year old was a brilliant guide, translator and peacemaker on this historic mission. The fictionalized story alternates between her point of view and William Clark’s. They each tell the story of the journey to Sacajawea’s son Pomp Charbonneau, who traveled the expedition as an infant on his mother’s back.

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