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What's Your Story, Sacagawea?
ISBN: 9781467779661
Author: Labrecque, Ellen/ Jones, Doug (ILT)
Publisher: Lerner Pub Group
Published: August 2015
Retail: $26.65    OUR PRICE: $2.99
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Binding Type: Library Binding

How did Sacagawea help the explorers Lewis and Clark? Where did she guide the expedition? Cub Reporter interviews her to find out! Learn how Sacagawea helped a group of explorers navigate through the American Northwest. Readers will see how to use interviewing skills and journalistic questions to reveal the story behind a famous American.

Additional Information
BISAC Categories:
- Juvenile Nonfiction | Biography & Autobiography | Historical
- Juvenile Nonfiction | Biography & Autobiography | Women
- Juvenile Nonfiction | People & Places | United States
Library of Congress Subjects:
Shoshoni women; Biography; Juvenile literature.
Shoshoni Indians; Biography; Juvenile literature.
Shoshoni women.
Dewey: 978.004/9745740092
LCCN: 2014044159
Lexile Measure: 640
Academic/Grade Level: Grade 1-2, Age 6-7
Series: Cub Reporter Meets Famous Americans
Book type: Easy Non Fiction
Target Grade: 1-2
Grade level: 1-2
Physical Information: 0.25" H x 25.00" L x 7.50" W
Bargain Category: Reference, History, Early Elementary, Biographies
Grade level(s): Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd
Descriptions, Reviews, Etc.
Reviewed by Horn Book Guide Reviews (Horn Book Guide Reviews 2016 Spring)
Cub Reporter "interviews" Sacagawea about her life and the Lewis and Clark expedition. Sacagawea responds to simplistic questions in her own hokey "voice" ("Captain Lewis said that if I hadn't done this, the trip could've been ruined!"). Cartoons of a microphone-holding bear cub alternate with captioned photos and illustrations that extend information. The premise may work for reluctant readers. Reading list, timeline, websites. Glos., ind.
Reviewed by School Library Journal Reviews (SLJ Reviews 2015 November)

Gr 1–3—Covering major figures in U.S. history, these titles present content in an interview format. The subjects are questioned by Cub Reporter, a cartoon bear journalist, which sometimes leads to unusual or odd responses (for instance, Abraham Lincoln saying, "I was killed by a man named John Wilkes Booth."). The tone is conversational and readable, if less useful for informational purposes. The level of detail ranges from extremely specific (Harriet Tubman's father taught her which berries to eat for survival) to bafflingly imprecise (Helen Keller's "illness hurt my eyes and my ears"). A simple layout incorporates historical photographs, painted illustrations, and, occasionally, stock images. VERDICT Though these are serviceable introductions to important historical figures, their value for research is limited.

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