Kids Indie Next List

Kids Indie Next List Great Reads


Staff Picks

Staff Pick Logo
Walk on Earth a Stranger Cover Image
$9.99
ISBN: 9780062242921
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Greenwillow Books - September 6th, 2016

For fantasy fans who want a more historical tale, or historical fiction buffs who want something a little more fantastical this genre-bending book is the perfect choice! It follows Lee Westfall, a young woman living in 19th century Georgia who has a secret: she is a gold diviner. When tragedy strikes her family, her only option for escape and opportunity seems to be joining a wagon trail west to strike it rich in California’s gold rush. But the journey is more harrowing than she can imagine… she must disguise herself as a boy and face all manner of tribulations on the trail. This book is incredibly engrossing… not only is the story suspenseful, but the characters and fantastical elements are portrayed in such an intimate way it feels almost like reading real history.