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Book review: To Stay Alive, by Skila Brown

Brown, Skila. To stay alive. Candlewick Press, 2016. 277 pgs. $17.99. ISBN:978-0-7636-7811-1. Gr. 8+. P8 Q8

In 1846, Mary Anne Graves, her eight siblings, and their mother and father left their farm in Illinois to go to California. 190 more words

Book Reviews

To Stay Alive by Skila Brown

To Stay Alive: Mary Ann Graves and the Tragic Journey of the Donner Party by Skila Brown. October 11, 2016. Candlewick, 304 p. ISBN: 9780763678111.  Int Lvl: 5-8; Rdg Lvl: 5.3; Lexile: 860. 669 more words


Comics in school?!?

Yes. Comics, or Graphic Novels are here to and they are here to stay. You might find it unthinkable, but the kids love them, critics (sometimes) praise them and teachers endorse them. 532 more words

Children's Books

Donner Party Redefined

         The Donner Party was a group of people that had many problems; following false short cuts, looking for directions from strangers, and the huge gaffe when they decided to go through in the Sierra Nevada Mountains. 656 more words


11.11.16 Donner Party Movie Script

I have started writing a movie script about one of the most famous and tragic events of the American westward migration movement of the 1840’s, the ill-fated Donner Party. 2,667 more words

The Everyday Grind

New WIP - All That Glitters - With STEAM

I’m excited to move forward with my new middle grade historical fiction work in progress, tentatively titled, All That Glitters. Yesterday I visited Oak Hill Memorial Cemetery, the final resting place for several people from the Donner party, including Virginia Reed, who was thirteen when she came West with her mother, stepfather, and siblings. 397 more words

Historical Middle Grade Fiction