Publish date: January 1st 2011
Publisher: Alfred A. Knopf Books for Young Readers
Edition language: English
Faced with the prospect of being trapped at home on a lonely farmstead helping her mother look after a new born baby and her other siblings Willie decides, despite being underage and under qualified, to pose as a school teacher and take a position at a school for wealthy Native American young ladies...
I picked this one up at the local library because I thought the cover was stunning. I'd never heard of Sonia Gensler before, so I went into it blind on her writing style. I've discovered that I kind of like that. I like not knowing anything beforehand, because it really lets me start with a clean sl...
Willie is 17 and she ran away after getting a letter from her mother telling Willie that she was needed at home. Willie took another girl's certificate and she's in Indian Territory to teach at a Cherokee girls school.Life in Indian Territory is definitely not like anything Willie expected. Some of ...
At one point I thought I was really going to dislike this book, and maybe even not finish it. But I perservered, and it paid off. In the end, Willie’s story was nicely told. I’m coming to realize that of the latest Victorian era books, I like the ones where the main character is an outsider, trying ...
Dang, that was fun!
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