Mary and the Trail of Tears - Grades : 3 - 7
12-year-old Mary and her family are Cherokee, and they've lived in Georgia for her whole life — but that's about to change. In May 1838, U.S. soldiers arrive and force them out, telling them they'll be directed to a new Cherokee nation in Indian Territory. Mary's father is separate from her family, and they face violence, disease, imprisonment, and more, but she is determined to help her family and friends survive to make it to someplace they might be able to call home again. 2020 . Paperback . Rogers, Andrea.