On January 12, 1888, a sudden blizzard sweeps the plains of central Nebraska. Schoolteacher Minnie Freeman, just 19 years old, gathers her 13 students, joins them together by tying one long rope around each of their waists and leads them through the deep, driving snow toward the warmth and safety of her home. Will they make it?
Find out in The Schoolchildren's Blizzard, from the popular On Your Own History series. Full of beautiful watercolor illustrations, this fictionalized account poignantly portrays the challenges of 19th century life on the prairie. This little slice of history is perfect for the early reader in your life.
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