It is 1848 when Joshua McCullough and his family leave their home in St. Joseph, Missouri, and set off for Oregon with a wagon train. During their seven-month-long journey, many of the other families on the trail suffer devastating losses, but Joshua's is spared. However, Joshua must conquer his paralyzing fear of water to cross the many rivers on their way and rescue his sister from drowning.
Original title: Westward to Home: Joshua's Oregon Trail Diary, Book One
Genre: Fiction→ Children & Young Adult→ Historical Fiction