New Yesterdays

New Yesterdays A young boy stumbles into a portal that transports him back in time than a hundred years The longer he stays the stronger the bonds of friendship grow Soon he finds himself faced with a challenge th

  • Title: New Yesterdays
  • Author: Jim L. Wright
  • ISBN: 9781477494387
  • Page: 469
  • Format: Paperback
  • A young boy stumbles into a portal that transports him back in time than a hundred years The longer he stays, the stronger the bonds of friendship grow Soon, he finds himself faced with a challenge that could change his life, and the lives of the ones he loves most forever Will he be able to meet this challenge This story presents a unique view of the life of theA young boy stumbles into a portal that transports him back in time than a hundred years The longer he stays, the stronger the bonds of friendship grow Soon, he finds himself faced with a challenge that could change his life, and the lives of the ones he loves most forever Will he be able to meet this challenge This story presents a unique view of the life of the Cherokee Indians in the years leading up to the Great Removal and the Trail of Tears Factual historical information and characters are used to make the story real and entertaining.

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    1. The forced removal of the Cherokee Indians in 1838 from their ancestral homes in the South-Eastern parts of the USA has left a legacy of shame and bitterness, which stirs deep emotions even to this day. But what if the Cherokee and Seminole Indians had forewarning of the white man’s plans for their future? How would they have reacted? What would have been the effect on the development of The United States?Any rewrite of history is inevitably written in someone else’s blood. However, Jim Wrig [...]

    2. Something you might want to buy for your older children or teenagers.What an adventure. While this is a book for older children and young adults I have to say I thoroughly enjoyed it. Moving from an adventure in a spooky house back in time to the 1820’s when Jim is at first surprised to meet Dustu who becomes his friend and then Chief Tooantuh who are both Cherokee’s. Would the information Jim takes back with him about the Cherokee nation and their demise possibly change history? With a flav [...]

    3. I really enjoyed this book. I love experimenting with different genres and themes because you never quite know what little gem you're going to find or get a taste for next. New Yesterdays didn't disappoint in this regard. I really didn't know what to expect but I was more than a little intrigued by the synopsis; A young boy travels back in time and is suddenly faced with the power to change the face of the future include his own. This story is written beautifully with lots of facts that I found [...]

    4. 'A Delight from Beginning to End'Jim Wright's 'New Yesterdays' is a great read for YAs or for anyone that would like to be a YA again.This time-travel/coming of age novel combines historical research with the rattling good yarn of a boy who discovers a mysterious portal in a 'haunted' house.Written with charm through the eyes of a child, Mr Wright's first novel is a delight from beginning to end. Roll on the next book!

    5. While exploring the old haunted house near his home, Jim stumbles upon a portal to the past. Stuck in the year 1828 for six months until the portal home reopens, Jim builds strong bonds of friendship with his new Cherokee friends. Realising that all he learnt in school about the history of the Cherokees in America, including the Great Removal and the Trail of Tears, would impact the lives of his friends, Jim is faced with the choice - to tell his new friends about their future and likely change [...]

    6. Jim finds a time travel portal while exploring a creepy abandoned house. He’s transported from approximately 1960 to the early 1800’s. As he talks with the indigenous Indians, the portal closes and Jim is trapped. Jim makes friends with Dustu, an Indian boy his age. When they aren’t handling chores they explore the lands. Jim finds many landmarks that are familiar, but almost everything is different.As their friendship grows, Jim grows troubled knowing that the Indians will be forced from [...]

    7. " an amazing tale full of adventures, mystery and emotions ,it also shows u that no matter how small or weak u are if u believe in you,r self u can change the world , and that what i loved about little Jim :) i enjoyed every minute i spent reading this story , and i want to thank the author Jim L wright for giving me the opportunity to read his piece of art ,thank u buddy :)

    8. The forced removal of the Cherokee Indians in 1838 from their ancestral homes in the South-Eastern parts of the USA has left a legacy of shame and bitterness, which stirs deep emotions even to this day.But what if the Cherokee and Seminole Indians had forewarning of the white man's plans for their future? How would they have reacted? What would have been the effect on the development of The United States?Any rewrite of history is inevitably written in someone else's blood. However, Jim Wright ha [...]

    9. Something you might want to buy for your older children or teenagers.What an adventure. While this is a book for older children and young adults I have to say I thoroughly enjoyed it. Moving from an adventure in a spooky house back in time to the 1820’s when Jim is at first surprised to meet Dustu who becomes his friend and then Chief Tooantuh who are both Cherokee’s. Would the information Jim takes back with him about the Cherokee nation and their demise possibly change history? With a flav [...]

    10. Nicely done tale of an alternate history for the Cherokee people, brought about by a boy who accidently steps through a doorway in time.Well done, Mr. Wright.

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