Aurora Means Dawn Author:Scott Russell Sanders With bold strokes of color and detail, Scott Russell Sanders and Jill Kastner offer children a rich opportunity to participate imaginatively in history. Focusing on the hopes and hardships faced by one family, they provide a story that echoes the experiences of countless pioneers men, women, and children who left their homes in the East to trave... more »l to largely unknown and unsettled lands.
On the Ohio frontier in the early 1800s, with help from folks in a neighboring village, the Sheldons began a new settlement, which they called Aurora, the Latin word for dawn. There are many towns and great cities across America that arose, like Aurora, from such hopeful beginnings.
This resonant picture book gives children a vivid, personalized understanding of how our nation came to be.« less