Blood on the River

Author: Elisa Carbone
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 9780142409329
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Traveling to the New World in 1606 as the page to Captain John Smith, twelve-year-old orphan Samuel Collier settles in the new colony of James Town, where he must quickly learn to distinguish between friend and foe. Reprint.

Blood on the River

Author: Elisa Carbone
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 9781440684388
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Twelve-year-old Samuel Collier is a lowly commoner on the streets of London. So when he becomes the page of Captain John Smith and boards the Susan Constant, bound for the New World, he can’t believe his good fortune. He’s heard that gold washes ashore with every tide. But beginning with the stormy journey and his first contact with the native people, he realizes that the New World is nothing like he imagined. The lush Virginia shore where they establish the colony of James Town is both beautiful and forbidding, and it’s hard to know who’s a friend or foe. As he learns the language of the Algonquian Indians and observes Captain Smith’s wise diplomacy, Samuel begins to see that he can be whomever he wants to be in this new land.

Stealing Freedom

Author: Elisa Carbone
Publisher: Yearling
ISBN: 0307560198
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Twelve-year-old Ann Maria Weems works from sunup to sundown, wraps rags around her feet in the winter, and must do whatever her master or mistress orders--but she has something that many plantation slaves don't have. She has her wonderful family around her. To Ann, her teasing brothers, her older sister, and her protective and loving parents are everything. And then one day, they are gone. Separated from her family by her master and shipped off as a housemaid, Ann learns something about independence and about love before the opportunity for escape arrives. A white man risks his life for Ann, cuts her hair short, dresses her like a boy, and launches her on her journey on the Underground Railroad to Canada, her family, and finally to freedom. Until she was a teenager, Ann Maria Weems lived in the mid-1800s near the author's home in Maryland. This fictionalized account of her extraordinary life is ideal for students, teachers, and parents hungry for interesting and informative reading in African-American history and the Underground Railroad. From the Hardcover edition.

Written in Bone

Author: Sally M. Walker
Publisher: Carolrhoda Books
ISBN: 1467737313
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Bright white teeth. Straight leg bones. Awkwardly contorted arm bones. On a hot summer day in 2005, Dr. Douglas Owsley of the Smithsonian Institution peered into an excavated grave, carefully examining the fragile skeleton that had been buried there for four hundred years. "He was about fifteen years old when he died. And he was European," Owsley concluded. But how did he know? Just as forensic scientists use their knowledge of human remains to help solve crimes, they use similar skills to solve the mysteries of the long-ago past. Join author Sally M. Walker as she works alongside the scientists investigating colonial-era graves near Jamestown, Virginia, as well as other sites in Maryland. As you follow their investigations, she'll introduce you to what scientists believe are the lives of a teenage boy, a ship's captain, an indentured servant, a colonial official and his family, and an enslaved African girl. All are reaching beyond the grave to tell us their stories, which are written in bone.

1609 Winter of the Dead

Author: Elizabeth Massie
Publisher: Tor Teen
ISBN: 1466856106
Format: PDF
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America comes of age--as seen through the eyes of its young founders Nat and Richard are two orphaned thieves on the streets of London. When John Smith offers them passage as laborers on a merchant ship bound for the New World they jump at the opportunity. What luck! The land of Virginia is rumored to be paved with gold. They will be rich! But quickly the boys learn the awful truth: blinded by greed and arrogance, the settlers of the new English colony at Jamestown are unprepared for the brutal reality of frontier life. Inadequate supplies, illness, petty squabbling, malarial summer heat, and bitter winter cold decimate the colony. Those who escape death are reduced to chewing roots and shoe leather to survive--and, in one horrific instance, cannibalizing a corpse. Yet by spring more colonists arrive, dreaming of paradise but finding a colony on the brink of starvation. Through it all Nat and Richard must fall back on their wits to survive. At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.

Jamestown

Author: Carole Marsh
Publisher: Gallopade International
ISBN: 9780635063236
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Jamestown, America's first permanent English settlement, was established 400 years ago. Neither the Old World, not the New World (America!) was ever the same again! ... This book includes: Virginia company, Captain John Smith, Godspeed, Discovery and the Susan Constant, John Rolfe, James Fort, Christopher Newport, Lord De La Warr, Starving time, Pocahontas, Chief Powhatan, Historic Jametown today.

New Beginnings

Author: Daniel Rosen
Publisher:
ISBN: 9780792282761
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A story of the hardships and achievements of the settlers of Jamestown.

Jamestown

Author: Olga Hall-Quest
Publisher: Sterling Publishing Company
ISBN: 9781402751226
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Traces the settlers' dangerous expedition, including their battles with the Indians who were determined to keep them out of their lands.