Soft Rain

Soft Rain

A Story of the Cherokee Trail of Tears

by Cornelia Cornelissen
Publisher: Yearling
Mass market paperback, 115 pages
Price: $6.99

Historical Setting: North Carolina to Oklahoma, 1838 A. D.

Soft Rain is nine years old when her life changes. Without warning, white soldiers arrive at her house. They command Soft Rain and her mother to go with them, taking only the possessions they can instantly pack and carry. They are forced to leave behind Soft Rain's blind grandmother, her father and brother, and even her puppy. No one will answer Soft Rain's questions: Where are they going? What will become of her family?

It is 1838, the year of the enforced relocation of the Cherokee people from the their southern homes to the unknown West. The long and dangerous journey there, across rivers and over mountains, through rain and snow, is an unwelcome adventure for Soft Rain and her people. Soft Rain's inspiring story of strength and hope is a testament to all those who lived through the Trail of Tears.

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