Week 19: A historical book
The Story of Sacajawea: Guide to Lewis and Clark
by Della Rowland
I appreciated that this book is perfect for its target audience of young children, but still enjoyable for older ages. I'm well passed the intended audience and still learned a few things!
What I appreciated: fact is fact (as far as I know) because we have the extensive journals of the expedition to glean information from.
What isn't so great: Young children (target audience) will probably not catch the speculation of Sacajawea's early life (before she meets Lewis & Clark). As an adult, I caught the qualifiers of the author, but I feel certain that as a child I would have read right over them.
What I appreciated: There's not political agenda. This is just super abbreviated story of a historic expedition.
This is a great book for young children as an introduction to the exploration of the Louisiana Purchase. It's also a quick and easy read for adults looking to learn a few things about that expedition.
This review appears as part of the Reading Challenge 2016. To see other books in the challenge, click here.