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BEAUTIFUL LAND: the story of the Oklahoma Land Rush

It's April 22, 1889, and Annie Mae's family is beginning a new life -- a life where they can farm for themselves instead of for someone else, where Pa won't have to carry suitcases at the hotel or unload freight from the railroad. Thousands of settlers surge across the border of the newly-opened Oklahoma Territory in a race to claim some farmland of their own. Annie Mae and her family have been waiting years for this chance -- but even if they find their beautiful land, will they be able to keep it?


"Antle is skilled at weaving large historical events togther with smaller, more personal ones to create a convincing story of American frontier life. Her affable style, the realistic dialogue, and lively pacing will make this a good first novel for many readers and an excellent history lesson for all of them." Kirkus