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Soft Rain: A Story of the Cherokee Trail of Tears

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In Soft Rain, a 9-year-old Cherokee girl finds herself in the same situation as Sweet Leaf as soldiers arrive one day to take her and her mother to walk the Trail of Tears, leaving the rest of her family behind. It all begins when Soft Rain's teacher reads a letter stating that as of May 23, 1838, all Cherokee people are to leave their land and move to what many Cherokees called "the land of darkness". . .the west. Soft Rain is confident that her family will not have to move, because they have just planted corn for the next harvest. Because Soft Rain knows some of the white man's language, she soon learns that they must travel across rivers, valleys, and mountains. On the journey, she is forced to eat the white man's food and sees many of her people die. Her courage and hope are restored when she is reunited with her father, a leader on the Trail, chosen to bring her people safely to their new land.

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This novel recounts the relocation of the Cherokee people in 1838 and their forced march westward across the Trail of Tears, as witnessed through the eyes of a nine-year-old girl who is forced to leave behind her blind grandmother, her father, brother, and even her puppy.

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SOFT RAIN IS NINE YEARS OLD when her life changes. Without warning, white soldiers arrive at her house. They command Soft Rain and her mother to go with them, taking only the possessions they can instantly pack and carry. They are forced to leave behind Soft Rain's blind grandmother, her father and brother, and even her puppy. No one will answer Soft Rain's questions: Where are they going? What will become of her family?<P>It is 1838, the year of the enforced relocation of the Cherokee people from their southern homes to the unknown West. The long and dangerous journey there, across rivers and over mountains, through rain and snow, is an unwelcome adventure for Soft Rain and her people. Soft Rain's inspiring story of strength and hope is a testament to all those who lived through the Trail of Tears.

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Cicibear, April 15, 2009 (view all comments by Cicibear)
I think the book Soft Rain is a great piece of historical fiction and teaches a lot of great history! I really enjoy reading the book Soft Rain.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780440412427
Author:
Cornelissen, Cornelia
Publisher:
Yearling Books
Author:
Cornelia Cornelissen
Location:
New York :
Subject:
Fiction
Subject:
Children's fiction
Subject:
Indians of north america
Subject:
Ethnic - Native American
Subject:
Historical - United States - 19th Century
Subject:
Rain and rainfall
Subject:
Children's 9-12 - Fiction - Historical
Subject:
Cherokee Indians
Subject:
Trail of Tears, 1838
Subject:
Trail of Tears, 18
Subject:
People & Places - United States - Native American
Subject:
Indians of North America -- Southern States.
Subject:
Juvenile Fiction : People & Places - United States - Native
Subject:
Children s-General
Subject:
Children s-Historical Fiction-Other
Subject:
Children s Middle Readers-General
Subject:
Children s Nonfiction-Native America
Edition Description:
Includes bibliographical references.
Series Volume:
106-372
Publication Date:
19991131
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
RL 4.5
Language:
English
Pages:
128
Dimensions:
7.72x5.28x.32 in. .21 lbs.
Age Level:
08-12

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Product details 128 pages Random House Children's Books - English 9780440412427 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by , This novel recounts the relocation of the Cherokee people in 1838 and their forced march westward across the Trail of Tears, as witnessed through the eyes of a nine-year-old girl who is forced to leave behind her blind grandmother, her father, brother, and even her puppy.
"Synopsis" by , SOFT RAIN IS NINE YEARS OLD when her life changes. Without warning, white soldiers arrive at her house. They command Soft Rain and her mother to go with them, taking only the possessions they can instantly pack and carry. They are forced to leave behind Soft Rain's blind grandmother, her father and brother, and even her puppy. No one will answer Soft Rain's questions: Where are they going? What will become of her family?<P>It is 1838, the year of the enforced relocation of the Cherokee people from their southern homes to the unknown West. The long and dangerous journey there, across rivers and over mountains, through rain and snow, is an unwelcome adventure for Soft Rain and her people. Soft Rain's inspiring story of strength and hope is a testament to all those who lived through the Trail of Tears.
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