Synopses & Reviews
For students ages eight to fourteen, the MY AMERICAN JOURNEY
series presents a true history of the United States with a cleverly helpful
dose of fiction.
Each of the ten books recounts highlights from the life of a political,
creative, or cultural legend. But to engage a student’s interest from
page one, a fictional narrator—usually a school-age person who somehow
knew the main hero—tells the story with youthful vigor.
Adding to Deborah Hedstrom-Page’s unique lessons are illustrations
from Sergio Martinez (Max Lucado’s You Are Special). Each book also
contains study questions and activity pages for every chapter.
Charles Goodnight (1836–1929) was a trailblazing cattle rancher in
the American West and inventor of the chuckwagon, which carried
food and cooking equipment. His story as retold here teaches readers
about the core value of honesty—telling it like it is.
My American Journey series offers easy-to-read illustrated history books for grade-schoolers about inventors, social leaders, explorers, and government officials.
About the Author
Deborah Hedstrom-Page is the author of many books. She speaks at
women’s events and also teaches writing. After fifteen years of
widowhood and raising four children as a single parent, Hedstrom-
Page recently married a pastor and lives in Springfield, Oregon.
Sergio Martinez is best-known for his illustrations in books by Max
Lucado (You Are Special). His paintings are exhibited around the
world, and he lives in Mexico City.