__Written in Bone: Buried Lives of Jamestown and Colonial Maryland
When I was growing up, the lives of colonial Americans fascinated me. As my family visited places such as Williamsburg, Jamestown, and Valley Forge, I often imagined what it was like to live back then. I wondered what the people were like—how they looked and what activities they did.
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• American Library Association (ALA) Notable Book • Young Adult Library Services Association Excellence in Nonfiction for Young Adults (YALSA) Award Finalist • ALA/YALSA Top Ten Best Books for Young Adults • Benjamin Franklin Award 2010 winner • A Chicago Public Library Best of the Best Book • National Council of Teachers of English (NCTE) Orbis Pictus Award for Outstanding Nonfiction for Children Recommended Book • National Council for the Social Studies (NCSS) / Children's Book Council (CBC) Notable Social Studies Trade Book for Young People • National Science Teachers Association Outstanding Science Trade Books • Society of School Librarians International 2009 Honor Book – Social Studies • School Library Journal Best Book • Science Books & Films Best Books * Cooperative Children's Book Center (CCBC) Choices 2010 list • Cybils Finalist • Moonbeam Children's Book Award - Bronze Medal • Texas Library Association Lone Star Reading List • Tayshas Reading List
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