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Read & Download I am Sacagawea ¶ PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook Á We can all be heroes That’s the inspiring message of this New York Times bestselling picture book biography series from historian and author Brad Meltzer Meet the series’ first Native American hero Sacagawea the Shoshone woman who accompanied Lewis and Clark’s exHase Each picture book in this series is a biography of a significant historical figure told in a simple conversation vivacious way and always focusing on a character trait that makes the person a role model for kids The heroes are depicted as children throughout telling their life stories in first pers. This book is a reminder of why it is such a hazard to write when one has an ax to grind and an agenda to push especially when sources are so limited  This book is demonstration of an author who wants to push someone as a hero in the wrong way  To be sure Sacagawea is an easy enough person to appreciate  She was a person of fairly obvious skill and bravery having married as a young captive in the savage wars of the plains to a French trapper and faithfully serving the Lewis and Clark expedition through her pluck and linguistic abilities  All of this would be easy enough to appreciate but the author does not appear interested in this sort of honest and sober appreciation placed in a context of difficult times  Instead the author goes in full SJW mode and tries to make it seem unfair that she wasn't paid directly by the expedition but her husband was paid on her behalf  While I will have some to say about this later I would like to say that the tone of the author and the aggrieved resentment he shows makes this novel a lot less enjoyable to readAdmittedly the story of Sacagawea is a short one and there is not a lot known about her  So the author mostly focuses on what is known  The author talks about her childhood in the Shoshone tribe her being kidnapped during intertribal wars with another people and her being given in marriage probably with little consent on her part to a trader who was hired on to the Lewis Clark expedition  The author talks a lot about that expedition and about various trials that were faced and her pluck it should be noted that the sources of the expedition were written by Lewis and Clark and others and that there is no known account by her in the historical record  The author's use of the written sources to cast aspersion on the courage and skill of those who wrote the sources is perverse to say the least  The author talks about the glory of her visiting the ocean and the poignant moment when she met her brother and found him as a chief of her people but seems not to understand why she would not want to stay with her brother after having met himThis book obviously has some problems  The author seems to lack understanding of Sacagawea's perspective and why it was that she would prefer to explore new lands rather than stay with her brother and her native tribe  Did her kidnapping and the fact that her people did not rescue her make a difference  Was she looked down upon for having been given in marriage to a French trapper  Did she simply want to explore new places and leave the scene of so much suffering behind  These would be natural explanations of her behavior including the fact that she had a job to do and wanted to do it well  Likewise the fact that the expedition gave her husband 320 acres and a certain amount of money was a sign of generosity to the family as a whole seeing as the trapper was the head of a household with a young wife she was a teenager at the time we must remember and a young child  Since the normal grant of land was 160 acres per person she was paid as part of the household  Why the author cannot see this as an act of efficiency by treating the head of household as a representative of the whole family and instead views it as unjust is yet evidence of why social justice warriors should leave writing to those who understand history and human psychology and everything else

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On present tense which keeps the books playful and accessible to young children And each book ends with a line of encouragement a uote photos a timeline and a source list Here readers will learn the story of Sacagawea and her journey as a translator with Lewis and Clark’s expedition to the Pacific Oce. FANTASTICThis is THE book I'd buy if I had child especially a daughter I'd read it to her as a small child then when she or he was older read it so they could ask uestions and we could talk about all the different issues touched on in the story Later it would become a book they read to themselves This book is perfect it imparts so many important messages at all stages of childhood growth PLUS it's the TRUE history

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I am SacagaweaWe can all be heroes That’s the inspiring message of this New York Times bestselling picture book biography series from historian and author Brad Meltzer Meet the series’ first Native American hero Sacagawea the Shoshone woman who accompanied Lewis and Clark’s expedition through the Louisiana Purc. Meltzer is my favorite Sometimes I read his books while watching his TV shows while also holding up a mirror