Karen Williams said on November 10, 2018:
Love what this book is about. Living in Oklahoma, I have Cherokee friends whose ancestors's experienced the Trail of Tears when they were transplanted by force to Oklahoma.
Holly Cupala said on November 9, 2018:
We are so excited for this book, Peggy! I bought a copy for the school and need you to sign it, then I gave mine to my best friend, so I need another! Hugs.
Kathleen Lapi said on November 7, 2018:
This was heartwarming, exciting, and spiritual all at once! A great read!
Elizabeth Varadan said on November 2, 2018:
This sounds like an important addition to any school library or classroom library. This is an issue that seldom is dealt with and is such a tragic part of our country's history.
Nancy Monroe said on October 31, 2018:
An absolutely amazing story of love, trial, sharing, division, unity, and forgiveness. All of our emotions are pulled into this story and our history comes alive in the telling of this journey. It is a must-read for all, no matter the age. It is about our humanity and our ultimately, of our coming together in peace as one. Thank you, Peggy King Anderson for bringing this to us and for sharing your heart.
Crystal Pham said on October 29, 2018:
A beautiful way to draw attention to an important part of our history.
Paula said on October 28, 2018:
I can imagine the terrible experience
Susan Campbell said on October 28, 2018:
This is a great site. I'm glad you're able to reach so many people with the story of the removal of an entire village of people, including my ancestors, from Indiana to Kansas. Migwetch!
Trey Hays said on October 27, 2018:
Wow! What an interesting book this must be!
eileen schnabel said on October 27, 2018:
What a moving and important story. I had heard of the 'trail of tears' but not this. I hope teachers encourage their students to read this! I also thought the road sign designed by the author's son was a BRILLIANT idea.
Jill Hedgecock said on October 25, 2018:
Such a tragic point in our history. Thanks for writing a book about it.
Diana Psyras said on October 25, 2018:
Thank you! I learned some new Native American history!
Linda said on October 25, 2018:
Amazing to travel along the Trail of Death with a group of Potawatomi, and see their enthusiastic response to this book.
Sarah Maury Swan said on October 25, 2018:
We just toured the American Indian Museum in Washington, D.C. and were astounded by the wealth of information they presented. The subject of your book will fit right in. I do hope the Smithsonian know about it.
RJ Mirabal said on October 25, 2018:
A point of view not often seen. Great idea!
Lisa L. Owens said on October 25, 2018:
I'm so happy you wrote this book, Peggy, especially knowing your very personal inspiration for it. Congratulations!
Patti Wisnom said on October 25, 2018:
This is a compelling story that successfully portrays a very sad part of history.
Kay Phillips said on October 25, 2018:
A very sad and compelling story.
Marcia Strykowski said on October 25, 2018:
Sounds interesting. Good luck, Peggy!
Mike Monroe said on October 24, 2018:
Fantastic, compelling book. It is a moving account of a significant part of American history that everyone should be aware of even if we are not proud of that portion of our American heritage. Every young American student should read this book to better understand the American Indian culture and American history.
Frank said on October 24, 2018:
Very readable with a plethora of resources Cited: A teacher's dream; Ms Anderson has done all the research, and the material in the book would make a great lesson plan for teaching this period of history. I was grateful that the author kept the issue balanced with equal support given to both sides of the conflict.
Scott Wisnom said on October 24, 2018:
This book is incredibly captivating and I can't recommend it enough. You'll fall in love with the characters, and you won't want to put it down!
Kristy said on October 24, 2018:
I will put this on my reading list. Historical fiction is a favorite of mine.
Ana Monroe said on October 24, 2018:
Beautifully written! I couldn't put this book down. I really connected with the characters and felt like I was on the journey with them. Truly a great way to learn.
Rachel F. said on October 24, 2018:
Sounds like a beautiful and important story.