Sacagawea (Sacagawea)

  • Interest Level: Grade 3 - Grade 6   ·  
  • Reading Level: Grade 3

Taking a rare look beyond the myths and legends surrounding Sacagawea’s life, this extraordinary illustrated history recounts the known facts about a remarkable women and her contribution to one of America’s greatest journeys of exploration. Combining beautifully wrought oil paintings, a moving true story, and a unique larger format, Sacagawea will captivate readers of all ages. Kidnapped from her Shoshone tribe when she was just eleven or twelve, Sacagawea lived with her captors for four years before being given in marriage to a French Canadian fur trapper, Toussaint Charbonneau. With him, she served as interpreter, peacemaker, and guide for the Lewis and Clark Expedition to the Northwest in 1805-1806. Braving hunger and fierce blizzards, Sacagawea traveled thousands of miles with a baby on her back. By the end of the legendary journey, Sacagawea’s steadfast courage and capable guidance had ensured her place in history.

Format Your Price
Interest Level Grade 3 - Grade 6
Reading Level Grade 3
Genre Nonfiction, Picture Books
Category Social Studies
Publisher Lerner Publishing Group
Imprint ediciones Lerner
Language Spanish
Publication Date 2005-08-01
BISACS JNF025200, JNF007050
Dewey 978.004'974574'0092
Graphics Full-color illustrations
ATOS Reading Level 5.3
Accelerated Reader® Quiz 77900
Accelerated Reader® Points 0.5
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“The life story of Sacagawea, the young Shoshone woman who assisted Lewis and clark as an interpreter and guide, is now available in a polished Spanish edition, with the original, striking full-page oil paintings, which poignantly convey a sense of time and place.” —Booklist

Author: Lise Erdrich

Lisa Erdrich was born in Breckenridge, Minnesota, and grew up in North Dakota. She is a member of the Turtle Mountain band of Plains-Ojibway. In addition to being a writer, she has worked in Indian health and education for many years.

Illustrator: Julie Buffalohead