At age sixteen, Sacajawea is married, a mother, and has been taken from her Shoshone people. She has been asked to join Lewis and Clark in their expedition to explore the land from the Mississippi to the Pacific Ocean. As a translator, peacemaker, caretaker, and guide, young Sacajawea alone will make the historic journey of Lewis and Clark possible. This captivating novel, which is told in alternating points of view-by Sacajawea herself and by William Clark-is a unique blend of history and humanity. It proves an intimate glimpse into what it would have been like to witness firsthand this fascinating time in our history. This is Sacajawea's legendary journey...
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by Joseph Bruchac
by Joseph Conrad
by Kathryn Erskine
"The true beauty of this tape lies in the fact that these two voices resonate across time and cultures. Sacajawea's narrative is always prefaced by metaphorical native tales; Captain Clark's story follows excerpts from Meriwether Lewis's text of the ex-pedition. The readings of these cultural brackets are masterful, for we are made fully aware of the differences between oral recitation, reading text, and storytelling. Michael Rafkin eloquently distinguishes between the two Virginian explorers. Nicole Littrell gives us an apt storyteller and a reflective woman, never a stereotyped native voice. Hissing "s's" disrupt the flow but not the impact of this highly entertaining family narrative. P.R. (c) AudioFile 2003, Portland, Maine"
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