Level 4 Unit 32
Theme: Social Studies: The Wild West


by Eve Bunting
In the 1800s Zoe and her family
journey to Nebraska Territory
and build a soddie.
Wagon Wheels
by Barbara Brenner
An African American boy
describes the adventures of his
family traveling to Kansas.


Dear Levi: Letters From the
Overland Trail
by Elvira Woodruff
Twelve-year-old Austin writes to
his brother back in Pennsylvania.
If You Traveled West in a
Covered Wagon
by Ellen Levine
Describes everyday life on a six-
month journey.


Buffalo Gals
by Brandon Marie Miller
Women who played vital roles in
the pioneering days of the West.
Going Home to Nicodemus
by Daniel Chu and Bill Shaw
How a Kansas town was settled by
African Americans.


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