Mary and the Trail of Tears: A Cherokee Removal Survival Story

Andrea L. Rogers (Author) Alessia Trunfio (Cover Design by)
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Twelve-year-old Mary and her Cherokee family are forced out of their home in Georgia by U.S. soldiers in May 1838. From the beginning of the forced move, Mary and her family are separated from her father. Facing horrors such as internment, violence, disease, and harsh weather, Mary perseveres and helps keep her family and friends together until they can reach the new Cherokee nation in Indian Territory. Featuring nonfiction support material, a glossary, and reader response questions, this Girls Survive story explores the tragedy of forced removals following the Indian Removal Act of 1830.

Product Details

$7.95  $7.31
Stone Arch Books
Publish Date
February 01, 2020
5.3 X 7.4 X 0.3 inches | 0.3 pounds

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About the Author

Andrea L. Rogers is a citizen of the Cherokee Nation of Oklahoma and a graduate of the Low Rez program at the Institute for American Indian Arts. She teaches art at an all girls public school and is the mom of three daughters. She grew up in Tulsa, Oklahoma, and she currently lives in Fort Worth, Texas, where she serves on the board for the Fort Worth Public Library.
Alessia was Born in southern Italy in 1990 but she grew up in Rome, where she still lives. She has wanted to be an illustrator since she was a child. After a Degree in the Animation course of the International School of Comics based in Rome in 2013, Alessia has worked as Background Artist for some of the most important roman animation studios. She currently works as a freelance artist on various Animation and illustration projects.