Nomination: The Daughter’s Walk

Kirkpatrick, Jane. The Daughter’s Walk. 2011. 385 p. WaterBrook Press, $14.99 (9781400074297). Gr. 7-12. [jw]

This is the story of Clara, one of two women who participated in an historic walk from Washington State to New York City in 1896 to try to save their farm from foreclosure. It is a dramatic telling of the walk itself and also of Clara’s life afterwards. Through her evolution as a business woman and her relationships with her family and other people we get a strong sense of her character and of the social climate of the time.

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