From the Series On My Own Biography
As the young daughter of a powerful Powhatan leader, Pocahontas befriended the English settlers in Jamestown, Virginia. Although she helped them survive their difficult first years, and she may have saved settler John Smith’s life, they took Pocahontas captive. After her release, Pocahontas married an English settler and journeyed to England. Although she was just twenty-one years old when she died, Pocahontas changed American history through her compassion and friendship.
|Interest Level||Grade 2 - Grade 4|
|Reading Level||Grade 3|
|Category||5 Kinds of Nonfiction, 5KN: Narrative Nonfiction, Diverse Books: Race & Ethnicity, Diverse Books: Social Justice, Diversity|
|Publisher||Lerner Publishing Group|
|Brand||On My Own Books|
|Imprint||First Avenue Editions ™, Millbrook Press ™|
|Number of Pages||48|
|Reading Counts! Level||2.1|
|Text Type||Narrative Nonfiction|
|BISACS||JNF007120, JNF007050, JNF007020|
|Dimensions||5.875 x 8.5|
|Guided Reading Level||O|
|ATOS Reading Level||3.4|
|Accelerated Reader® Quiz||66265|
|Accelerated Reader® Points||0.5|
|Features||Afterword, Reviewed, Teaching Guides, and Timeline|
School Library Journal
“An easy-to-read biography of the Powhatan Indian woman who played an important role in American history. The author is careful to give a disclaimer, stating that it is difficult to know the true story because of lack of documentation. Large print and limited vocabulary make the book quite readable by the younger set.” —School Library Journal
The Horn Book Guide
“This beginning-reader biography is laudably straightforward about the reliability of information about Pocahontas.” —The Horn Book Guide
Author: Shannon Zemlicka
Shannon Zemlicka has written books for young readers about Pocahontas, Neil Armstrong, Florence Nightingale, mallard ducks, and many other topics. She lives with her cat and her dog in Arizona. When she isn't writing, she likes to explore the desert and see how many of its plants and animals she can name.
Illustrator: Jeni Reeves
Jeni Reeves is a painter and children's book illustrator with a background in communication and fine arts. Her illustrated picture books include authors' stories about world culture, history, biography, and folklore. Travel and study fuel Jeni's work, as does an abiding interest in history and language.
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On My Own Biography
Engage readers’ interest and imagination! These award-winning biographies feature full-page illustrations. Written in story format, each book features pivotal episodes that reveal what kind of person the subject is (or was) and how he or she came to be famous. View available downloads →