One Big Open Sky

ONE BIG OPEN SKY written by Lesa Cline-Ransome

Lesa Cline-Ransome’s ONE BIG OPEN SKY is a novel of free verse poems composed by 11-year-old Lettie, her mother and a woman, strong in body and feminist opinions, who is employed to help the African-American family who hires her. As the family makes its way west from Natchez Mississippi to Nebraska in 1879 where there is the promise of opportunities, there are no end of difficulties and tragedies. They face treacherous water crossings, unexpected weather and illness.  Find more information about this book in the purchase link below.