Story Voyages Through History
In the mid-18th century, the colonies in America were set to become a place of great opportunity, wealth, and freedoms. But while some groups prospered quickly, many others faced difficult struggles to keep their rights, their lands, and their cultures. And throughout the next 150 years, children experienced all of these challenges.
Whether as drummer boys in the Civil War; Chinese immigrant workers on the Transcontinental Railroad; African-American students attending school for the first time; or families of factory workers in the industrial revolution, young boys and girls witnessed changes that would go on to change the country.
Author Rona Arato places readers into the shoes of children who are living in these influential times in American history. On an American Day Volume 1 allows children to witness a pivotal day in the life of a child just like them—searching for answers in a world that is very different from their own.