My Antonia is by Willa Cather. A classic tale of survival on the plains of Nebraska at the turn of the century. A young boy is sent to Nebraska to live with his relatives after the death of his parents. He tells the tale of life on the Nebraska plains and the friends he came to know there. His life becomes entwined forever with the immigrant children he grew up with on the plains, especially Antonia, the daughter of Bohemian immigrants. His tale illustrates the struggles and hardships that were the daily fare of the early settlers. A fantastic read for boys and girls.
Ratings: 8th grade - 8 out of 10.