Walk on Earth a Stranger, by Rae Carson
Publication Information: New York : Greenwillow Books, an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers, 2015
Summary: The first book in a new trilogy from acclaimed New York Times–bestselling author Rae Carson. A young woman with the magical ability to sense the presence of gold must flee her home, taking her on a sweeping and dangerous journey across Gold Rush–era America. Walk on Earth a Stranger begins an epic saga from one of the finest writers of young adult literature.
Lee Westfall has a secret. She can sense the presence of gold in the world around her. Veins deep beneath the earth, pebbles in the river, nuggets dug up from the forest floor. The buzz of gold means warmth and life and home—until everything is ripped away by a man who wants to control her. Left with nothing, Lee disguises herself as a boy and takes to the trail across the country. Gold was discovered in California, and where else could such a magical girl find herself, find safety?
Rae Carson, author of the acclaimed Girl of Fire and Thorns series, dazzles with the first book in the Gold Seer Trilogy, introducing a strong heroine, a perilous road, a fantastical twist, and a slow-burning romance, as only she can.
Bloody Jack: The Adventures of Mary Faber, Ships Boy, by L.A. Meyer
Life During the Gold Rush, by Victoria Sherron
A Northern Light, by Jennifer Donnelly
Prisoner of Night and Fog, by Anne Blankman
The Old West, by Stephen G Hyslop
The Oregon Trail: A Photographic Journey, by Bill & Jan Moeller
Under a Painted Sky, by Stacey Lee
Links of Interest:
Author website: raecarson.com
Educator Guide: HERE
The Oregon Trail:
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