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Nathan Hale’s Hazardous Tales: Donner Dinner Party

by Nathan Hale. New York, NY: Amulet Books, 2013

This is the story of America's Northwest expansion told around one wagon-train party and the hardships and obstacles they had to overcome. It addresses social studies themes such as: historical events and global connections.

Awards include YALSA Great Graphic Novel for Teens, Notable Social Studies Trade Books for Young People, and New York Public Library's Children's 100 Titles for Reading and Sharing (2013).

Grades 4+

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