Streams to the River, River to the Sea


By Scott O'Dell

Reading Level: Late Elementary School, Middle School
Genre: Fiction
Awards: Scott O'Dell Historical Fiction Award
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin 1986

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This novel brings to life the mysterious Shoshone girl Sacagawea, interpreter and guide for Lewis and Clark. Told from Sacagawea's point of view, this is an honest, unsparing account of Indian life and the approaching whites.


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Caldecott Medal

Most distinguished American picture book for children (annually).

Coretta Scott King Award

Distinguished books by authors and illustrators of African descent which promote an understanding and appreciation of the American dream (annually).

Golden Kite Award

Outstanding examples of text, illustration, fiction and nonfiction (four awards annually).

Newbery Medal

Most distinguished contribution to American literature for children (annually).

Scott O'Dell Historical Fiction Award

Outstanding work of historical fiction published by a U.S. publisher set in the New World.