In 1838 a young girl named Soft Rain is among the thousands of Cherokee people forced out west. She leaves behind her school, her blind grandmother, and her beloved mountains to embark on a somber and cruel journey to an unknown land.
Though a witness to death and terrible suffering, she survives to tell her poignant story.
Kids probably wouldnât independently pull this book of the shelf â it is a sad story.
However, if you wish them to learn about this historic event, this would be a good book to have them read. Itâs short, and allows them a chance to âwalkâ along side a fictional first hand witness to a momentous exodus. Harsh, but also hopeful.
Combine with additional extended study to enhance the learning opportunity.