Our Strange New Land: Elizabeth’s Jamestown Colony Diary, Book One by Patricia Hermes

Arriving in a New World can be scary and exciting. Our Strange New Land is the fictionalized diary of a nine-year-old colonist, covering August to October 1609 (ending just before the Starving Time). The story is mostly lighthearted, though several deaths and problems with the Natives are mentioned. It is perfect for late elementary age kids to get an idea of what life was like as an early settler in Jamestown.

5 (out of 5) Stars

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