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I Am Sacagawea: Ordinary People Change the World

By Mary Eisenhart, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 5+

Strong Native American teen guide shines in lively history.

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The story of Lewis and Clark's intrepid Native American guide is a great addition to this series, with a strong female hero who faces many dangers and passes along wise insights to kids today. Like "Make your own path. Shatter expectations," a point brought home by the accomplishments of this brave woman, who played an essential role in historic explorations despite being born in a world that placed little value on girls or Native Americans.

This installment of the Ordinary People Change the World illustrated biography series encourages readers to blaze their own trails as well, and not let setbacks keep them from accomplishing their goals.

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